The code was working on sale items last night... but no longer is. The details do state that it's on regularly priced items. Must have been a glitch last night as it worked on both my sales purchases. Anyone have a new code that works on sale items?
I am by no means an expert, but I don't think welt stitching needs to be necessarily visible on the sole for it to be considered Goodyear welt construction.
Based on the price of those shoes alone, $120, I wouldn't say that they are Goodyear welted.
It's not necessary, but sometimes a clue. When you see the stitching stop like it does in the picture it's often a way for lesser shoe makers to fool people into thinking it's a proper stitch. Often the stitch like this isn't even't connected to anthing, it's all aesthetic. Edited by bl@ster - 2/24/12 at 1:20pm
Sorry, but that statement is false. It's visible on many Allen Emonds, Alden, etc.
Well I'm no expert either, but it's typical to have 2 separate threads. Upper sewed to welt, then sole sewed to welt. Check out one of the many shoe construction videos (Allen Edmunds has a few on youtube) to see how this is done.
A 360 degree welt'd shoe isn't going to have threads showing out of its 2" heel, anyway, that'd be silly. Heels are cemented/nailed to the sole after it's attached.
This is neither here nor there though, as Johdus says, don't buy shoes from LEC =]