Cemented or just Flat assembly is one of our main lasting systems and is the most used
around the world in the footwear industry.
Blake Stitched combines flat assembly with sole stitching, in this system after the sole is cemented,
the insole is stitched to the sole. It’s a a type of construction that adds more resistence to the bound
between sole and upper and it’s normally used in classic shoes.
Blake Stitched Flex combines flat assembly with sole stitching, in this system after the sole is cemented,
the insole is stitched to the sole. At the same time that this construction adds more resistence to the bound
between sole and upper, it adds flexibility to the shoe, which is the opposite of the normal stiffness that
is associated to normal Blake assembly
Strobel is the most used construction for cup sole sneakers. It’s a little weight construction of
a pre molded upper to the last with a cup sole that is side stitched to the upper.
With the proper materials in place it can be a very soft and flexible construction.
Inner strobel was for some time mainly used to do sneakers where the sole was directly injected
to the upper. This days this construction tecnology is also used on several types of sneakers and in
several types of soles. It transports the softness and flexibility of normal strobel to the most varied
types of soles.
Espadrilles are a typical form of Spanish summer footwear, with strong historical ties to the regions of
Catalonia and the Basque Country. Inspired in the long and ancestral ways of spanish basketry, it was used
manly for slippers in the past. This days this type of construction as evolved to several other types of shoes
due to it’s sturdiness and handcrafted hand stitched details.