North American culture has influenced the shape of the West model. These are shoes inspired by the interwar period. The large width has been designed to give comfort to wide feet.
Knowledge of the stitch
To lighten the large effect of this model the stitches have been hidden. This requires regularity and perfect know-how. The ‘House of Malinge’ is one of the rare companies that continue to do this type of assembly in France.
The famous Goodyear assembly
This type of assembly responds to the needs of the model: resistance and hold when worn. This construction remains the most reliable in terms of shoe longevity. It allows a good hold of the sole as well as resistance to water and cold.
Upper Patinated calf leather from the PUY tannery in France
Assembly Goodyear stitch
Sole Stitched leather
Material Sourcing France
Manufacturing France – La Tourlandry (Maine and Loire department 49)