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    This is the most common way of attaching soles for shoes with a rubber sole. Once the upper is shaped and completed around the last, the sole is attached with an adhesive, and no welting is used. B...

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    The vulcanised shoe construction process is the classic, expensive way to make a sneaker. The upper and rubber sole are "cooked" in a vulcanising oven for several hours to cure the rubber. The shoe...

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    Blake Welt (Half-Welt)

    In a Blake construction, the outer sole is directly stitched to the insole so it is like a half welt. Benefits: It has a more discreet profile and is generally used on finer boots and shoes, this a...

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    Goodyear Welt

    The Goodyear welt construction involves stitching a welt to the upper and a strip of preformed canvas like a "rib" that runs all around the edges and bottom. It is cemented to the insole of a shoe ...

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    Leather and Suede have minor flaws and imperfections as they are natural materials. These characteristics are important and only add to the beauty of the product. You can use our Leather Feed and C...

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    Beech Buffing Brush

    You can use our Beech Buffing Brush to buff and polish your leather footwear after you've applied the leather cream or feed.  The user-friendly large handle and long horse hair bristles provide g...

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    Beech Mud Brush

    You can use the Beech Mud Brush to remove any dried mud and dirt from your boots before you apply any creams or wax.  Make sure the mud and boots are dry before using, if your boots are wet we'd re...

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    Oiled Leather Cream

    You can use the Saphir Oiled Leather Cream to provide deep conditioning and protection to Oiled Leather. The cream thoroughly penetrates the leather and restores the finish while also concealing sc...

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    Leather Cream

    You can use the Saphir Leather Cream on Smooth or Full Grain Leather boots every couple of months to keep the leather supple. Saphir Medaille D'Or 1925 Cream is enriched with animal (beeswax) and v...

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    Eraser Block

    You can use the Saphir's Gommadin Suede & Nubuck Eraser Block to remove spot stains, salt and watermarks, and other localised soiling from footwear made of Suede and Nubuck.  The colour and finish ...