goodyear welt

noun

good·​year welt
ˈgu̇dˌyi(ə)r- also ˈgu̇ˌji(ə)r-
: a method of shoe construction in which the insole, upper, and welt are sewed together and the welt is then stitched to the outsole so as to leave the upper surface of the insole free of tacks and stitches

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from Goodyear Welt, a trademark

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“Goodyear welt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodyear%20welt. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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