The manufacturing process for Cowboy Boots called Goodwear Welted!

What is the GOODYEAR sewing system?

It is the shoe manufacturing process invented in England by Charles Goodyear Jr. in 1872.

Charles Goodyear inventor of the Goodyear manufacturing system

Today, shoe experts claim that the unique "GoodYear" sewing process remains the best method for achieving excellence in the manufacture of good shoes.

The Goodyear construction is characterized by the sewing (insole) of a leather strip (welt) to the cut (upper part of the shoe) and the assembly insole, with the welt sewn again to the midsole and/or sole (stitched). The space created between the mounting insole and the midsole/sole is filled with a reinforcement in the plantar arch area (soul) and a filling material (normally cork), thus providing unparalleled comfort.

The numerous manual operations and the use of quality raw materials give this type of footwear a superior, almost artisanal quality.

The total process for manufacturing a pair of boots with the Goodyear system can require up to 250 steps, with 92% of the manufacturing done entirely by hand.

 The advantages achieved with this manufacturing are among others:

Comfort: The cavity that creates the seam between the insole and the sole is filled with flexible natural cork, which after an initial period of wearing the shoe, "the footprint of the foot" is engraved into the cork. There is a perfect adaptation of the insole and cork to the morphology of the user's foot, providing maximum comfort.

Insulation: This flexible cork padding inserted between the insole and sole provides effective thermal insulation and protects the foot against irregularities in the ground.

Flexibility: The construction with turn is highly adaptable to all types of footwear, uses and fashion.

Resistance: Due to Goodyear's turn properties, unparalleled strength and durability are combined.

This sewing method adds value to our cowboy boots and is the only internationally recognized seam.