We are excited about the future of online purchasing, and are working hard to create a better and more educational experience for the customer. Talking with our valued customers, whether it be through direct message, email, or a now “old-fashioned” phone call, has become one of our most enjoyable parts of the business. Here are some thoughts about the online movement and why we chose to sell direct to consumer.
Goodyear-welt construction consists of many steps which can vary depending on the footwear being made as well as on the materials. In this article, we touch on one of the first processes and why we feel it’s so important.
The Grant Stone Leo last was derived from Randy's experience fitting various classic-dress and orthopedic lasts made for an assortment of foot shapes. His goal was to combine specific features of comfort and orthopedic lasts with upper silhouettes of time honored Ivy League shoe patterns. This article discusses proper fit and a recommendation for our customers.
Even though chrome leathers are predominately used in the footwear industry today, there are still select tanneries around the world producing vegetable-tanned hides using calf and cow. We discuss the benefits of veg-tan leather and show some before and after photos of our veg-tanned blucher.