Blake welted shoes

This technique was named after its inventor, Lyman Reed Blake, and is dated 1858. Thanks to the famous Blake machine, the upper is mounted on an insole and fixed with glue.

Blake welt

The Blake stitching

In the Blake construction : the sole, the insole and the upper are sewn together. The main specificity of this shoe construction is that the lining is wrapped around the insole and attached between it and the outsole. A single stitch attaches everything together that is visible inside the shoe.

Blake welt

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