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post #196 of 10187
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

To be 100% clear: Does this mean they use a leather welting strip which they handstitch to the lasted upper and then use the goodyear welting machine to attach the insole to the welt?

no.

goodyear welt machine is for attaching the welt, not stitching the sole as far as i know.

I think they're handwelted and sewn. The reason i say goodyear is to clarify the style i.e. not norwegian, goyser or bentivegna
post #197 of 10187
Thanks - I'm still learning how this stuff works.
post #198 of 10187
Gents,

please see Meermin's Vimeo page for reference about their manufacturing methods:

http://vimeo.com/meermin
post #199 of 10187
For those that have this brand, how are they holding up?
post #200 of 10187
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Gents,
please see Meermin's Vimeo page for reference about their manufacturing methods:
http://vimeo.com/meermin

Thank you,

This one leads me to understand that they use a stitched leather welt, no?

http://vimeo.com/27819226

So this is not a gemmed shoe?

Or is the gemming that band of white material under the welt strip?
post #201 of 10187

I second Gdot's last question. Link to the French thread that DWF posted some years back is dead, I have a rough sense of what gemming might be like but I've yet to see a live example.

post #202 of 10187

Sorry for double post- is this it?

 

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post #203 of 10187
Has anyone tried the Terry last?
post #204 of 10187

Some of our current lasts.

 

MeerminLasts.jpg

 

Kind regards,

 

- Meermin - 

 

 

post #205 of 10187
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Originally Posted by lysandar View Post

Sorry for double post- is this it?

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woah that gemming has come unglued from the insole. That shoe is fucked.

handwelting vs. gemming:
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Traditionally, shoes were handwelted - a "feather" or "holdfast" was cut into the insole, then the welt and upper could be sewn onto this ridge This process can only be done by hand:
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the welt is massive in this picture and would get trimmed down. The outsole would then be stitched to the welt. You can see by the black piece of leather that the welt stitching runs through the upper into the insole - i.e. it holds the shoe together.
Gemming is a factory technique for attaching the welt and upper to the insole using a glued on piece of canvas. It happens in goodyear welting, which is not actually the indicator of quality the internet would have you believe.
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See the strip of canvas? that's glued to the insole, and is effectively what holds the shoe together, since the welt stitching goes through the upper.
post #206 of 10187
Unbelievable, that Pepe

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post #207 of 10187
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post #208 of 10187
I like the Ama and New Ray biggrin.gif
post #209 of 10187
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

I like the Ama and New Ray biggrin.gif

You must have excellent taste. As I agree with you. nod[1].gif
post #210 of 10187
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

You must have excellent taste. As I agree with you. nod[1].gif

Working on the taste, I just need confirmation on how well these babies are holding up to wear and tear. I have MTO visions.
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