Stefano Bemer’s shoemaking technique is based on the classic English Good Year method, that Stefano himself has tweaked to accomplish very specific quality and aesthetic goals. Nowadays, his method is considered to be one of the most refined in use and it’s taught to students joining our Academy from all over the world.
Although Good Year (rigorously hand-lasted and hand-welted, of course) is our elective construction, on occasion we also use Norwegian (and we privilege the braided version) or Storm Welt construction, especially for more casual boots and shoes.
Blake, when used in our creations, serves the very purpose of creating “floating” shoes, in which the sole serves merely as a separation from the ground and lays barely visible underneath the shoe.