Created by Charles Goodyear in 1869 during the industrial revolution as a manufacturing process that would replace the traditional hand sewing process, it is considered to this day as the best construction process, giving the shoes a much higher robustness, quality and durability.
The process itself makes it possible to change the soles of shoes or boots at any time, without affecting in any way the quality or appearance of the shoe, making the repair easier and possible to do several times.
The Goodyear Welt process makes shoes increasingly more comfortable to wear, providing perfect breathability of the foot.
Each of our pairs of shoes or boots takes about 4h30 minutes of hard work and a lot of soul to produce.


To understand the benefits of Goodyear Welted construction, one must understand a bit of the background involved in its evolution.
When all shoes were handmade before the industrial revolution of the 1800s, the cost of quality shoes or boots was so high that the only way to make the investment reasonable was to keep replacing the soles as they were worn, which of course happened quite often since you usually walked to get where you wanted to go.
For comfort we should choose a supple leather upper, but for durability and to hold a stitched sole, the desired characteristics are strength and firmness.
Thus, repeated stitching of soles directly onto the softer upper of a shoe or boot would soon make the leather both unbearable and unrecoverable.
Placing a strip or turn of firm leather sewn to the supple upper leather, and then to the sole, created a superior combination of materials, allowing a stronger, renewable attachment point for the soles.
Over time, Goodyear shoe construction methods have improved, and the emergence of the all-equalized leather turn provides superior lateral stability than any other construction method, which is extremely important in helping ankle and knee joints remain in proper alignment.
The strength of a Goodyear construction is also great for maintaining proper balance and support for the feet, making this improvement felt in the back of the legs and lower back especially combined with the excellent fit and support of the insoles used in Labuta.