Pattern Making / Cutting
For Goodyear welt assembly, Joseph Malinge starts by putting a canvas rib under the first leather piece.
This rib is used for stitching the upper to the inner sole. This method makes resoling easier and also allows your shoes to be nearly waterproof.
Goodyear welt shoes have an amazing life span and adapt to your feet for an unequalled comfort.
The leather inner sole on a Norwegian welt uses a double chain stitch
to assemble the inner sole, the rib, and the upper, using one thread. This method makes the shoe more flexible for the foot.
The Norwegian welt is reserved for shoes that are more upscale and resistant to all types of surfaces.
Well known for the elegance it gives to shoes, the Blake stitch, consists of attaching the upper to the outsole and insole with 2 solid threads.
Joseph Malinge adds a leather reinforcement and a wooden shank to even out the shoe. The sole is glued to make a discrete, sleek shoe.
Finally, the shoe is stitched from the inside (the insole side) to the outside (the outsole).
Shoes stitched small points are made using a double stitch. The method consists of tying the inner thread with the outer thread.
The 2 threads are lightly treated with a glue in order to prevent them from slipping and untying. This outside stitch fastens the leather to the sole.
Thanks to the small points stitch, your shoes have an impressive resistance over time.