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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

......it looks like the welt continues to 270 degrees, but it is cut tight and is essentially non functional beyond 180 degrees - there's no stitching from welt to sole at this point. It's justs glued.

The classic English bevelled waist on a handmade shoe utilizes a ‘blind welt’ in the waist section. The welt goes from (heel) ‘breast to breast’, but the welt in the waist section is further off the edge, cut narrower and, I believe, also thinned out in the waist section (not 100% sure about that).
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Welt prepared for a bevelled waist.

When it comes to the stitching (or more correct ‘sewing), it is wider in the waist section (about 4/inch) than the actual sole (about 10/inch). It is also pulled very tight and boned down to sink into the leather.
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I have no actual photograph that shows the stitches within the waist, but they are present. Then the stitch pattern changes for the actual sole from ‘ball to ball’, until the shoemaker has come to the other side, where he utilizes again the sewing.

Once the shoe gets finished, the waist section is cut very narrow, pressed-in (hiding the welt) and shaped. In a skilfully made bevelled waist, you will neither see any stitches, nor a gap. The sole closes very tightly to the shoe, but nevertheless the connection does not rely on glue or on wooden pegs.
post #14297 of 20693
Thanks for the clarification

I've just read it again and it seems that the Carreducker explanation is talking specifically about a Spade sole. I should have clarified.

As you can see at the welt in the waist of the spade-soled shoe, it's too narrow for any welt-to-outsole stitching to occur. This wouldn't be the case with a normal beveled welt.

With my bentivegna constructed shoes, the welt runs 360 degrees and is stitched to the midsole. Following that the midsole is stitched to an outsole but only 180 degrees. I'm pretty sure that the waist from the midsole to the outsole is only glued, and I can see a very small degree of separation in this area.

It hasn't compromised the shoe at all because it's only for the midsole, but it does show why stitching is preferential to glue.

In cowboy boots the welt only runs 180 degrees and I'm pretty sure that the pegging is what maintains the integrity of the waist.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Thanks for the clarification
I've just read it again and it seems that the Carreducker explanation is talking specifically about a Spade sole. I should have clarified.
As you can see at the welt in the waist of the spade-soled shoe, it's too narrow for any welt-to-outsole stitching to occur. This wouldn't be the case with a normal beveled welt.
With my bentivegna constructed shoes, the welt runs 360 degrees and is stitched to the midsole. Following that the midsole is stitched to an outsole but only 180 degrees. I'm pretty sure that the waist from the midsole to the outsole is only glued, and I can see a very small degree of separation in this area.
It hasn't compromised the shoe at all because it's only for the midsole, but it does show why stitching is preferential to glue.
In cowboy boots the welt only runs 180 degrees and I'm pretty sure that the pegging is what maintains the integrity of the waist.

No, unless Carreducker is doing something idiosyncratic, a spade sole would still be handled the way Bengal describes. A very narrow waist can be accomplished simply by cutting the feather/outside channel deeper in towards the middle of the insole.

Let's say that around the forepart the "feather" is cut 4mm inward from the edge of the insole, in the waist the feather might be cut 6 or even as much as 10mm in from the edge of the insole. That, combined with a narrowing and a thinning of the welt through the waist, leaves both the entire width of the welt and the stitches well under the edge of the insole. The welt would not be visible in some cases.

Some of the photos of Anthony Delos' work show the waist being cut exactly in this way.

Since the outsole channel is cut into the edge of the outsole nearly horizontally the channel in the waist becomes literally invisible.

And yes you're correct, some...most high end bespoke...cowboy boots are welted waist to waist (180 degrees) and then the waist itself is pegged.
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bengal, you never stop amazing me. You really ought to write a book in the style of Vass, just with more technical porn for us shoe nerds.

Are there any advantages in a very tight waist other than the obviously cleaner look?
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Cross post from Cliff Roberts thread.

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post #14303 of 20693
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No, unless Carreducker is doing something idiosyncratic, a spade sole would still be handled the way Bengal describes. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
A very narrow waist can be accomplished simply by cutting the feather/outside channel deeper in towards the middle of the insole.
Let's say that around the forepart the "feather" is cut 4mm inward from the edge of the insole, in the waist the feather might be cut 6 or even as much as 10mm in from the edge of the insole. That, combined with a narrowing and a thinning of the welt through the waist, leaves both the entire width of the welt and the stitches well under the edge of the insole. The welt would not be visible in some cases.
Some of the photos of Anthony Delos' work show the waist being cut exactly in this way.
Since the outsole channel is cut into the edge of the outsole nearly horizontally the channel in the waist becomes literally invisible.
And yes you're correct, some...most high end bespoke...cowboy boots are welted waist to waist (180 degrees) and then the waist itself is pegged.

Ah, cool thanks.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

bengal, you never stop amazing me. You really ought to write a book in the style of Vass, just with more technical porn for us shoe nerds.
Are there any advantages in a very tight waist other than the obviously cleaner look?

(DW or B-S can correct me here) I think I read somewhere in the Carreducker blog that if anything it's not as structurally secure as a square waist. I also think I read somewhere that the stitches are spaced slightly wider at the waist.
post #14304 of 20693
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Shoes&Shirts?
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first pair of crispins - thx to the guys at the armoury!

 

 

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post #14306 of 20693
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first pair of crispins - thx to the guys at the armoury!



Great pair, looking for detailed pics.
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C&J and AS

 

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Nice pictures of the thin welt.  Doesn't look like something that my neighborhood cobblers can properly resole...

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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Cross post from Cliff Roberts thread.
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post #14310 of 20693
Got me these modified ravellos recently : )
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