Originally Posted by Wildsmith
no it doesnt mean that they were made in st. james's street, all it means that the inner sole that was used id from that era, not the whole shoe!
I think that proves that our new member "˜wildsmith' is not descended from a long line of distinguished English shoemakers.
Nobody in England, who knows a little bit about shoes would confuse "inner sole", "insole" and "sock". The "˜Insole' is the inner sole and the foundation stone of the shoe. That little leather bit, bearing the manufacturer's or retailer's name is called the "˜Sock'. It usually covers the heel area (occasionally the entire insole, but that's not a very English) and it's main purpose is to hide the nails, that hold the heel in place. Any member of the Wildsmith family would have learned that, on his father's or grandfather's knees.
Please write one hundred times in your best hand writing:"The sock is not the inner sole."