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Catesby Black All Leather Dealer / Chelsea Boot

£49.95

3013 Black-1

Catesby Black Leather Elastic Gusset Boots

Top Quality all leather Dealer Boot

Men's Catesby soft all leather chelsea boots
with original Goodyear Welted leather sole

These comfortable and durable boots are perfect for any occasion; smart or casual, practical and stylish

With a twin elasticated gusset they are easy to get on and off without tiresome lacing

Classic All Black

Upper Material: 100% Leather

Sock: 100% Leather

Lining: 100% Leather

Sole: Original Goodyear Welted Leather

Fastening: Pull on

 

Goodyear Welted construction gets its strength, durability and repair qualities by stitching the leather upper, leather lining and welt (a specially prepared piece of leather) to the ribbing that has already been bonded to the insole.

The welt is then stitched to the leather or rubber sole. It is this final stitch, holding the sole in place, which can be cut through enabling complete removal of the sole without causing damage to the upper.

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.[1] 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)