What's your opinion about inseaming being tightened and potentially sunk into the upper when there's no braiding?
It does provide additional reinforcement to the weak upper leather, not unlike a leather Strong-Tie.
Otherwise the very slim section where upper connects to the outsole might fail after a few resoles.
Another solution is to use a midsole, and have the outsole sewn onto the midsole away from the upper/midsole joint.
English welt? Are you adopting Mrsan's terminology? Or that's traditionally how its called in UK/US? Do you call blind welt "German welt" as well?
Norwegian type constructions has its inseaming exposed outside whereas welted constructions has inseaming hidden inside of the shoes.
Yeah that makes sense, tho spinning stitches could also be welded together but bulkier. Afterall the hole punched for the inseaming on the upper is the same size with or without spinning stitch.
Well, remember that one time you discredited the French guild system on the other thread, questioning who is giving out those awards and recognitions. Now if I use your type of reasoning, "certified" by whom???
Or that one time where you righteously correcting the Italian way of saying handmade Goodyear welted construction.
Just curious as to which part of hand sewn welted construction is so English that it is called English welt, or which part of the blind welt construction is so German that its being called German welt.