Welted shoes have the rare ability to have the sole removed several times, allowing the wearer to retain the highly desirable “patina” effect over time. Depending on the care and condition of the uppers, this type of construction and the material product quality used will result in shoes lasting up to 20 years or longer.
Price to Restich Soles – Welted
Welted shoes are made the old-fashioned way, with the sole attached to a welt (a leather strip that runs along the outside of the shoe) rather than the lining. This can seem meaningless, but it results in shoes that are more durable, waterproof, and long-lasting.