- Oct 13, 2003
- Reaction score
I imagine that you could tell by seeing and feeling the top of the insole along the edges of the inside of the shoe. Since, according to the diagram, the Norwegian construction uses a feather skived into the insole, you should be able to see and feel the dimpling caused by the stitch pulling against the feather. Based on the diagrams, I believe the inside of a Norwegian shoe would look similar to the inside of a Hand-sewn Welted shoe.Also, is there a way to differentiate between Norvegese and Norwegian constructions via a visual/tactile inspection? Or is the only method ripping the shoe apart?
In the case of the Norvegese, I'm not sure what effect, if any, appears by having the stitch horizontally sewn into the side of the insole. Assuming that the insole doesn't dimple the way that a Norwegian does, we should be able to discern the difference between the two constructions. Unfortunately, I've never (knowingly) seen a Norvegese constructed shoe, so I'm not sure what to look for on the insole. Does anyone else know what to look for?