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GY:




This is not mine.....rather C&J and is for another something I had to work on. Anyway, typical GYW, although this particular model uses a double sole. I know I've read here over and over how the feather can come loose and all, but based on this cut up I find it hard to believe it's a common issue on a well made shoe. Of course, I'm not a shoe repairman or anything, so TIFWIW.

Interesting...the cork filler is nearly twice as thick as the insole.

The Norvegese seems to be the only one with more than a token insole. You see these thin insoles all the time. It's hard to believe that such a thin insole can provide the kind of footbed or the structural integrity that one expects of high end shoes.

At some point one has to ask why even use a real insole? Maybe all you really need is a lot of filler and something more akin to a sockliner. From what I understand, some B/R is already little more than that, so maybe I'm just stating the obvious.


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Edited by DWFII - 3/30/15 at 8:46pm
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BlakeX:



This is an interesting one....and many here seem to think that constructions are straight forward XYZ always the same type work, so here is maybe something new.....we were able - IMO - to improve the typical Blake construction by adding a full layer of a combo recycled leather/cushion rubber 'lining' (instead of the decorative rand) which eliminated the occasional objection of this type of construction 'leaking' while still maintaining the light, flexible, close trimmed nature of a Blake shoe.
 

 

Thanks for posting!  Can you explain this one a bit more?  I'm not entirely sure I'm following how this will prevent the typical Blake construction complaint of moisture wicking.  I see that dark layer that you are saying is leather/cushion rubber.  But, aren't the stitches still going all the way through to the insole from the bottom?  It appears that the row of stitches I see on the inside are set a bit deeper than the notch I see on the outsole, so maybe there is more than one stitch present?

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Thanks for posting!  Can you explain this one a bit more?  I'm not entirely sure I'm following how this will prevent the typical Blake construction complaint of moisture wicking.  I see that dark layer that you are saying is leather/cushion rubber.  But, aren't the stitches still going all the way through to the insole from the bottom?  It appears that the row of stitches I see on the inside are set a bit deeper than the notch I see on the outsole, so maybe there is more than one stitch present?

Sure. They actually do not.....and it is a lockstitch -



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Interesting...the cork filler is nearly twice as thick as the insole.

The Norvegese seems to be the only one with more than a token insole. You see these thin insoles all the time. It's hard to believe that such a thin insole can provide the kind of footbed or the structural integrity that one expects of high end shoes.

At some point one has to ask why even use a real insole? Maybe all you really need is a lot of filler and something more akin to a sockliner. From what I understand, some B/R is already little more than that, so maybe I'm just stating the obvious.


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Token? Hardly......

I know it's 'hard to believe', but here is a 10+ year old worn example....my own shoe -



So, there's that.
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