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Totally agree with this. Crown quite appeal to me as when spending that much on sneakers using decent full grain leather you would end up having to a worn out sole but with a perfectly decent upper that has many years left.I want some Crown ones as they are resoleable. I hate the idea of buying decent shoes which one has to chuck when the soles wear even if the uppers are fine.
Hi, Barker sneakers use a stitched sidewall in addition to bonding. I suspect the other sneakers we sell (Grenson and Jeffery West) use the same construction based on the observation of the row of stitching around the top of the rubber sole. I have asked Grenson for confirmation of this.I cant provide much help, but I've been thinking similarly. There seems to be more sneakers made by 'quality' shoemakers from Northampton and similar. Makers also like Crown, Barker.
Id be keen to know what the construction is like. Given the price you would expect the soles to be well made, even with rubber soles. Hopefully more than just glued together cardboard and dodgy foam.
Maybe @pediwear could provide an opinion.