- Mar 10, 2006
- Reaction score
I believe the stitching is functional. It would be foolish for a company to go to the trouble to cut the channel in the sole and then hide non-funtioning stitching inside the channel. The only time I saw non-functioning stitching on a shoe it was prominently located on the (faux) welt where it could do it's job of making the shoe appear more expensive and better made than it really was.