Originally Posted by bl@ster
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 =]