After over 2 years of preparations our own collection of goodyear welted shoes is now ready. The shoes is produced by leather and suede from tanneries in Europa like D'Annonay and all of the shoes in our own collection is equiped with a slim city rubber sole to maximum the durability but still offer the same thin sleek look and design like a leather sole. The shoes are produced in Spain / Mallorca and the heel stiffener is made out of leather board wich makes the shoe adapt nicely to your feet. The price will be 199 euro or 239 usd inc vat (191,2 usd ex vat). Our own collection will be an addition to our range of shoes and we will continue to have Yanko in our stock as well. We will also introduce TLB Mallorca within the next few weeks.
Since we started selling quality shoes for men we have noticed an increased interest for menswear and quality shoes, we have also received a lot of suggestions and feedback over the years. A lot of people take the step from their old cemented shoes to goodyear welted quality shoes, but for some the increased cost (for the first purchase) and to go from cemented rubber sole to leather sole might causes a lot of questions. We have worked hard to develop our own slim city rubber sole wich we feel will give both the slim profile of a leather sole but the strenght and durability of a rubber sole.
Material and construction
The leather and suede comes from leading European tanneris like D'Annonay for example. The tanneries can switch over time depending on where we find the best leather at the moment, but we will only use european leather / tanneries. All the shoes in our collection will be equipped with our own thin city rubber sole. The heel stiffener is made of leather board wich makes the heel of the shoes adapt to your feet instead of the opposit. A lot of brands offer heel stiffener in plastic wich unfortunately sometimes comes with a lot of pain. Our shoes are produced in Spain / Mallorca in a factory we have visited several times and they have all the proper insurance for the employees and follow all rules and regulations to ensure good working conditions for the employees.
Models and fit
Our stock collection will consist of 8 models. Cap toe oxford in black and dark brown leather, Brogued capo toe oxford in light brown leather, medium brown suede and dark brown suede, and double monk in black leather, dark brown leather and dark brown suede. All shoes are equiped with our slim city rubber sole. In terms of fitting they are comparable with other goodyear welted shoes like Yanko, Crockett & Jones, Carmina etc.
We will display the shoes at the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show in London den 7/4 for the first time. The Shoes will be in stock from the end of april and from the 7/4 it will be possible to buy the shoes and get them delivered as soon as we get them in stock.
How awesome is this?! VERY!
I'm writing from Guayaquil-Ecuador and already bought 1 pair, I can't wait 'till the moment you offer this new collection on the web...the best of all better price
Which suede tannery is used, Stead?
Intressant med den nya kollektionen! Lycka till !
Dennis: Thanks a lot! Very happy you like it! Pablo: you are always welcome back! Derrick: it Will vary a bit over time depending on who can supply the best Quality at this price point from time to time. Mr grono: Thanks! :-)
Fantastic idea. Great price point. I think you've found a compelling niche here. And rubber sole too!