How are soles attached to shoes?
The sole is attached with glue. After this the last is taken out and the insole is stitched onto the lasted upper edges, (midsole) and top of the outsole (a groove is made into the top of the outsole where the stitch goes through).
What does Blake stitched mean?
Shoes that have been Blake stitched are characteristically close cut, as there are no external stitches, the outsole can nestle tightly to the upper, making the shoe less rigid and large.
What are the main parts of a shoe?
At its most basic, a shoe consists of heal, toe cap, insole, and outsole that covers the foot. But other secondary parts make up the rest of the shoe anatomy too. They include upper, eyelets, quarter, vamp, lining, tongue, topline and top edge, and these give the shoe more detail and structure.
What is shoe welting?
Welted shoes are made in the most traditional fashion—by attaching the sole to a welt (a strip of leather that runs around the outside of the shoe) rather than the lining. This seems minor, but it makes shoes that are more durable, waterproof and lasting.