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Originally Posted by syss View Post
 

Apologies for my lack of clarity - I was referring to JE's goodyear line re. clunkyness (GYW = Goodyear welt). The shoes I have are from JE's blake welted line and are not clunky at all.


Question - what's a "blake welt"?

post #47 of 50
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Question - what's a "blake welt"?

Not a shoe construction expert, you can google this info easily.  The short answer is that it is a method of attaching the upper of the shoe to the sole.  It is a less sturdy (some would say more elegant as a trade off) method than Goodyear welting.  

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From this put this on article, which links to a thread about shoe construction.

post #49 of 50
Thanks for the shoe construction links. Honestly, I was just being a jacka$$, as I understand Blake stitching. Just trying to point out that no welt is involved, therefore there is no such thing as a "Blake welted" shoe.
post #50 of 50

I haven't tried Jack Erwin's blake-stitched shoes, but I do have the burgundy Carter boots which are goodyear-welted and I can tell you they are crazy heavy duty. They take some breaking in, but the construction seems bulletproof so far.

 

My full review and photos can be seen here: http://www.prakticala.com/2015/08/review-carter-wingtip-boots-by-jack-erwin/

 

I should be getting their new boat shoes soon too. I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have any. Thanks!

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