SHOE CONSTRUCTION

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We use two methods of shoe construction: cemented and sewn.

In cemented construction, the soles are glued directly to the insole. This method is the most widely used as it makes for a more flexible and lighter shoe, suitable for most people.

Sewn down construction is when a narrow strip of leather, called a welt, is sewn to the insole and the sole is then stitched to this welt. The welt is sewn by hand and is a very time consuming operation, making these shoes more expensive. This method makes a more rigid sole, which is very strong and prolongs the life of the shoes. Welting is a dying art, mainly because of the cost involved, but we offer this construction for heavy-duty footwear and men's dress shoes.

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ELEVATIONS

INTERNAL

Internal elevations are made of Multicork (a blend of cork granules and rubber)

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INTERNAL / EXTERNAL

Internal/External elevations

are split inside and outside

of the shoe.

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EXTERNAL

External elevations are made

of EVA, and are blended

into the sole.

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FLARES

Flares are used to help correct for heel inversion and eversion.

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Heel Flare
Buttress Flare
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ROCKERS

Fore-part
Lisfranc
Metatarsal
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Semi Wedge
Sole and Heel
Wedge 

Athletic Sole

Casual - Sport     3 mm      Available in Black only

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TOE SHAPES

Extra depth: approximately 6 mm deeper than the standard.

Stiffening: thin flexible (ladies) thick flexible (mens) carbon fibre (safety).

Earth
Earth
Spade
Spade
Square
Square
Semi-Square
Semi-Square
Round
Round
Pointed
Pointed