The excellence of Goodyear construction
You can count on the elegance and quality of our fine footwear range, made in Portugal from the most noble of leathers and patent leathers
Explore the Goodyear Welt Shoes from Bobbies
The various Goodyear welt shoes from Bobbies benefit from a highly prestigious and acclaimed manufacturing process, which has been in use since the 1800s. This classic method of crafting shoes helps to provide them with a clear sense of elegance and sophistication, while also vastly improving their lifespan.
Explore the full range of Bobbies' Goodyear welt boots and shoes. In addition to the presence of the Goodyear welt itself, these footwear items are all crated from the finest leathers and are made in our traditional workshops in Portugal. Colour options for these shoes and boots include black, brown and cognac.
Feel the Benefits of Goodyear Welt Construction
Goodyear welt construction is a process that involves sewing a strip of leather or rubber to the bottom edge of a shoe. This strip is known as the welt and is folded out, so that it can be used to attach the outer sole. The sole is then attached to the welt, while a small cavity formed by the welt is filled with a cork material.
This manufacturing process involves the use of a machine and was regarded as one of the major steps forward in shoemaking. It helped to usher in a new era, where shoes could be made to last. The primary benefit of the Goodyear welt is the ability to resole a shoe multiple times, without causing damage to the upper section of the shoe.
You can purchase Goodyear welt shoes or boots in full confidence, knowing they will last you for years to come.
Goodyear Welt and How to Tell
Goodyear welted shoes go through a specialised manufacturing process, which means they can only be manufactured with the right level of expertise and the use of the correct equipment. It is a traditional shoemaking method and there are telltale signs that a pair of shoes has been crafted in this way.
The easiest way to tell if a pair of shoes has a Goodyear welt is to examine the shoe and look for the presence of visible stitching on the bottom of the shoe and the top of the welt. Some companies try to create the appearance of a Goodyear welt without using the underlying method, so you should check shoes for signs of this, such as frayed, disconnected or uneven stitching. You should also look for signs that the sole is glued to the upper of the shoe.
All shoes in our Goodyear welt collection are manufactured in the traditional way and we welcome close examination of our shoes. You can purchase your shoes from Bobbies in full confidence that you are getting the real deal.
Committed to Quality, Sustainability and Service
At Bobbies, all of our Goodyear welt dress shoes and boots are created by expert craftspeople in a specialist workshop located close to Lisbon. We are committed to creating high-quality products, which allow our customers to access luxury fashion at an affordable price point. However, we also feel that our responsibilities go much further than this.
We strive to behave as sustainably and environmentally responsibly as we can, which is why our warehouses are located close to our workshops and why we only work with European partners. This allows us to minimise travel and keep our carbon footprint low. Our packaging is also all made from paper sourced from FSC-certified forests.
Bobbies also believes in doing right by you, the customer. This is why we offer free shipping on orders over £200, free returns worldwide and are available to contact via telephone, email or WhatsApp.