So for you, a shoe can't be truly bespoke unless it uses the construction method that provides a better fit than all other construction methods? That seems a weird definition of "true bespoke" to me. Lots of Savile Row bespoke tailors use machine sewing and machine padding to make a coat, and they know that the coat would fit a bit better if all that were done by hand. But no one accuses them of not being bespoke because they use the machines in making up. So what does "true" bespoke mean here?
Thanks for chiming in on G&G bespoke. Amazing that it takes north of 5000 USD to get G&G to make a hand-welted shoe in England, while Enzo Bonafe will retail one made in Bologna Italy for 500 USD.
I would define it as achieving the best fit possible by whatever means make the most sense. In other words, not sacrificing quality for expediency. I may be mistaken, as DW said, and it may be possible to achieve the same fit using Goodyear-welting, but it doesn't seem likely or people would be doing it.