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Blake and Goodyear, what are the differences ?

Finsbury, an expert in Goodyear hand-sewn shoes, now also offers Blake sewn shoes for its shoe models. But what are the differences between ...

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Finsbury, an expert in Goodyear hand-sewn shoes, now also offers Blake sewn shoes for its shoe models. But what are the differences between these types of soles?


Invented by Charles Goodyear Jr. in 1869, the Goodyear upright, or welt, connects the insole, shoe upper and welt. This horizontal seam reinforces the strength of the shoe, while maintaining its flexibility.

This assembly is particularly appreciated for its long life.

montage cousu goodyear Finsbury


Created by the American Lyman Reed Blake in 1858, the Blake assembly is a unique seam that takes the insole, outsole and upper of the shoe together.

Blake assembly lovers appreciate the thinness of the sole.

montage blake Finsbury

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