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.
edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 3/30/15 at 8:46pm