- Jul 9, 2007
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I saw this in a Japanese shoemaker blog, what kind of construction is this?
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^ It's just whip-stitched in preparation for a cement sole or a pegged sole.
In England this is called 'braced'. It is also possible this shoe was prepared for a trial. - A 'braced' trial shoe is easier altered (if it is necessary), than a trial shoe that is fully welted.