Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
A traditionally handmade ‘split-reverse’ (‘stormwelt’ in English) looks something like this:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The leather strip is partially split; the lower section is stitched underneath while the upper section forms a lip
against the shoe. Unlike the Goiserer/Bentivegna, you won’t see any additional stitching on the outside of the shoe:[
Yes, the stormwelt/split reverse is quite different from goiserer and bentivegna. It's essentially just a normal welt with a lip running around the outside.
Funnily enough, if you look at Alden's storm welt, they have faux stitching on the top split lip, which makes it look like it's Bentivegna construction, when it's really just a normal welt with a lip (i.e. the stitching does not run through the upper to the insole). I think this is called "fudge" stitching.