Originally Posted by gettoasty
I did not keep up with that convo so I'm assuming it is bad since you said 'fish'
Will go read now and be even more crushed.
The fish part was a joke.
The problem with making those types of posts is that people interpret them wrong; all I was doing was describing the different construction processes and dispelling the myth that Goodyear welting is the superior construction method. I don't think Goodyear is a bad construction method, it has just somehow managed to become a buzzword and erroneously assumed to be the best. I was just trying to show that it's not inherently more secure than the other factory shoemaking methods.
Blake, cemented, goodyear, blake rapid, they each serve a purpose and can be good options. Even bespoke makers will sometimes employ cemented construction when appropriate. Margiela sidezips would look weird with welted construction.
To me, those look like blake-rapid construction. IMO, it is probably the sturdiest of the machine made methods.