Hi, My name is Max and I've been lurking around for a few months. I'm just starting to build a decent wardrobe and I'm looking to buy a decent quality shoe. I've read alot about construction methods and I've decided to buy a goodyear shoe. The trouble is that I live in Brazil, so I can't buy the brands that people talk about here, and I'm a noobie, so I can't really tell if the shoes that are being sold on the stores really are goodyear welted, and if the leather used is any good. I asked the clerk who works at the brazilian Brooks Brothers of sorts and he told me that the shoe's soles are stiched AND glued, so I was left wandering if goodyear shoes soles are glued to the insoles at all or if the outsole is held in place exclusively by the stiches... All responses are apreciated, and excuse my English.