TYPES OF SUEDE
The best suede is made from reverse calf – a full piece of leather, except with the skin’s underside facing outwards. This is characterised by a finer, softer nap than split-suede.
After ensuring the quality of your uppers focus on how the soles are attached to the uppers. In a nutshell, there are three common types of shoe construction – Goodyear welting, Blake stitching, and cementing.
THE SOLE OF THE MATTER
Leather soles, on the other hand, are naturally suited for professional settings. They’re sleek, they’re handsome, and they produce a reassuring thud when walking.