In shoe artistry for our Men's Dress collection we offer 3 methods of handmade shoe construction: Blake Stitch, Goodyear welting and Goodyear flex. Each of them has its advantages, and defines how the sole is attached to the upper. Goodyear welting is the oldest, most labor intensive, and most durable of these 3 methods of construction. When we are talking about high-end and superior footwear, the Goodyear Welt is often contrasted with the Blake stitch. If we have the Blake stitch, the upper is sewn directly to the sole, and it generally creates a more flexible type of shoe. On the other side, Original Goodyear Welting process has been associated with excellence and superior workmanship.