Black Label Monks
Our very finest shoe - the Black Label Monks style only in classic dark brown. We think you deserve a pair.
A pair of Goodyear Welted shoes can take up to eight weeks to make using up to 75 shoe parts and over 200 different operations to create. The origins of this method go back over three hundred years. The method is generally regarded throughout the shoe industry as the very best way of making superior shoes.
The “welt” is a strip of microfiber which is sewn around the bottom edge of a shoe. This stitching (the welt seam) attaches the welt to both the insole and the upper of the shoe. The welt is folded out to form a point of attachment for the outer sole. The outer sole is sewn to the welt, with a heavy-duty lock-stitch seam. Crucially, this stitching runs around the outside of the sole (rather than piercing the part under the foot) to maximise the sole’s water-resistance.
As the shoe is worn the fit of the shoe just gets better as its components mould to the shape of your foot and therefore the shoe just gets more comfortable.
A Goodyear Welted shoe can be re-soled by stitching the new sole to the welt extending the life of the shoe.
- Dark brown burnished soft faux leather microfiber uppers.
- Water resistant and breathable.
- Durable, grippy rubber soles.
- Soft breathable linings with hand stitched PU insoles.
- Ethically made in Portugal and PETA approved Vegan.
TOE SHAPE: Round
SIZING: Order your usual size. If you are a half size order up.