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Catesby All Leather Brogue Shoe

£65.99

Rated /5 based on customer reviews
CW 154 1

Catesby Leather Sole Rich Brown Brogue

Our hand crafted shoes are fully 'Goodyear Stitch Welted'
with a substantial Leather sole

A robust shoe with traditional "broguing" cut leather Brogue pattern

All Leather Upper, Leather Sole, Gripping Rubber Heel section,
Half leather lined interior

Hand manufactured, but not in the U.K. - hence the outstanding value!
Expect to pay three times as much for a similar U.K. manufactured boot

In much sought after distinctive Rich Brown

Classic Rounded toe for comfort - not narrowly pointed.

A quality traditional shoe at a very competitive price!

The Brogue (derived from the Old Irish bróg) is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges. Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations, allowing water to drain when crossing wet terrain such as a bog. Brogues were traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

WHAT IS A GOODYEAR WELT, AND WHAT DOES THE TERM GOODYEAR WELTED MEAN
- A welt is a strip of leather, rubber, or plastic that is stitched to the upper and insole of a shoe, as an attach-point for the sole. The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork or some other filler material (usually either porous or perforated, for breathability), and the outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt. This process of making shoes is referred to as Goodyear welt construction, as the machinery used for the process was invented in 1869 by Charles Goodyear, Jr. the son of Charles Goodyear. Shoes with other types of construction may also have welts for finished appearance, but they generally serve little or no structural purpose. The Goodyear welt is highly regarded for a number of reasons including being relatively waterproof by not allowing water to get into the insole due to the welt-sole construction, the relative ease in which the sole can be replaced, and the fact that the boot can last up to 20 years or longer depending on the treatment and condition of the upper. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)