Goodyear Welt is one type of shoe construction, it´s usually regarded as the best method for assembling shoes; it makes shoes way more comfortable, durable and easier to repair.
The Goodyear welt process is done by shapping the uppers of the shoe over the last and sewing the welt to the sole using a Goodyear machine, and applying a cork footbed between them.
A Goodyear welted shoe has many benefits over cemented shoes:
- It can be resoled on numerous ocassions
- As you use the shoes, the cork foot bed will mold to your feet, giving you an almost custom fit
- The ventilation is superior over other shoes constructions
- They are relatively waterproof