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This is honestly great info, I didn't think to look that far back into the thread. I thought Goodyear welt just referred to that welt in general, didn't think a certain kind of machine had to be involved in order for it to be considered a "Goodyear welt".Seems like this has been up for debate before:
Last sentence is so over the top. It reads like a sketch out of Seinfeld. Imagine sitting there with a pocket knife cutting up 1,000 pairs of shoes while Chinese workers around you are crying. Lol. If this is Visvim though, why are they even using a factory in China that would have a 66%...www.styleforum.net
Well, as people already pointed out back then, the GYW could in theory of course also be done by hand. But in that case the handmade variable doesn't add anything more in terms of construction or quality compared to the standard machine made GYW.This is honestly great info, I didn't think to look that far back into the thread. I thought Goodyear welt just referred to that welt in general, didn't think a certain kind of machine had to be involved in order for it to be considered a "Goodyear welt".
Again, yeah it might be done by hand, but if it's the same construction as a regular GYW then the handmade component doesn't add more quality.If you owned a pair it's pretty obvious the welt is done by hand. The spacing is too sporadic to be machine controlled. And yes, back to the other comment, is why they still manufacture the boots in China
The good year stitching is done by hand, you are confusing it with the welt stitch to the outsole. Goodyear stitch is the one linking the welt to the upper/insole and that is done by hand in all folk models (without canvas rib which is necessary when stitched by machine) . On top of that, they do the welt stitch by hand as well (rapid stitch is done by machine).I stand corrected. Seems as though, in that video, they are doing hand welts. I am not persuaded that they do it in general stock footwear though.
Anyway, thats still not a goodyear welt, it's a hand sewn welt.