Firstly, hello to one and all. I'm a long-time lurker but first-time poster.
I want to add a pair of suede desert boots to my collection. However, I have seen plenty of crepe or rubber soled boots from the likes of Grenson, Cheaney, Church etc that appear to have a welted construction, but no stitching is visible on the underside of the sole.
Is this a standard construction for desert boots? Is the welt just for show, with the sole being glued in place, or do crepe soles have some sort of hidden stitching? I don't want to spend several hundred £ on a boot with glued soles, so any advice on this would be most appreciated.