Our Craftsmanship

What is Goodyear welt? How do we make shoes in Goodyear construction?

A Goodyear welt is a strip of leather that runs along the perimeter of a shoe outsole. "Goodyear welt construction" involves stitching a welt to the upper and a strip of preformed canvas like a "rib" that runs all around and bottom (known as "gemming") cemented to the insole of a shoe as an attach-point for the out sole or midsole (depending on the Goodyear welt variant). The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork or some other filler material (usually either porous or perforated, for breathability), and the outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt. 

What is the pro. of shoes with Goodyear Welt construction?

Shoes with Goodyear Welt construction is definitely a sign of high quality. First of all, because it requires extra layer, Goodyear Welt shoes are much more water resistant and supportive than other designer leather shoes, more impressive is that it obtains this without sacrificing any breathability. Secondly, shoes with Goodyear Welt are usually easy to resole. The welt acts as a buffer between the insole and the outsole, removing the old sole and attaching a new one can be done by machine or by hand and without a specific machine.   

How do we make a fine pair of shoes.

Our philosophy 

Because the extra layer costs more material and additional labor required, Shoes with Goodyear Welt is usually much more expensive than shoes with other construction. Here at UGo Vasare, we want to offer customers the finest dress shoes at affordable price. So enjoy your walk in every single day!