Some shoes made by Nico Nerini are using the traditional Goodyear Welted construction synonymous with quality handmade English shoes. This technique, invented by the American Charles Goodyear Jr, he has been mastered for over 100 years by the craftsmen and women at the factory in Northampton, England.
Goodyear Welted construction gets its strength, durability and repair qualities by stitching the upper leather, lining leather 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 we can cut through enabling complete removal of the sole without causing damaging the upper.