One pair of John Lobb Chapel double monkstrap shoes, size 8.5E (UK), which translates to about 9.5D in the North American metric. Lobb 8000 last. Dark Brown. Brand new; never worn, except to try on.
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Originally Posted by videocrew
Tons of non-welted shoes have stitching on the sole. Weejuns, almost everything Cole Haan makes, etc.
Of course, like any Blake-stitched shoe, for example. However, xm80 conjectured that the soles were cemented.
Originally Posted by xm80
I work for a welted firm based in Northampton....in my opinion they are not welted.
They are more than likely cemented with a "rand" which is stuck to the edge of the sole.
Hope this helps
What about the stitching that is evident on the sole?
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Originally Posted by wetnose
In the second picture it doesn't appear welted. But the third picture says otherwise...as I can see the channel outlining the sole. Ask for more pictures.
If by that you mean the line of stitching, this wouldn't guarantee a welt, just a stitched-on sole. From the distance in from the edge that the stitching appears, they could be Blake stitched. However, my guess is that they are reverse-welted.
They appear to be reverse welted--i.e., having a "storm welt" (C&J) or "fudge welt" (EG). I've seen this occasionally simulated (without any welt), but here it appears to be the real thing. Who is the maker (I can't make out the label)? That would probably give us the answer.
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