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Channeled sole?


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May 14, 2006
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I have some shoes where a fine line is visible on the surface of the sole where I understand a channel would have been opened for the welt stitch to sit. This channel is then filled with glue and closed.

Other shoes appear to have an additional piece of leather glued on top of the main sole which hides the stitching but perhaps is not really in keeping with my understanding of a 'closed channel'.

I started wondering as I recently ordered some EG's in their sale and I have no previous experience with this shoemaker. I also have several C&J handgrades (as yet unworn) & began to wonder about their construction.

How do EG & C&J HGs compare in this particular area?

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