Toe cup reinforcement, heel counter: Made of hardened paper and cotton. They give the heel and toe structure in accordance with the shape of the last. In addition, they protect the heel and toe from any impact. The heel counter creates a cup like a grip that secures the heel in the shoe, preventing movement within the heel.
Goodyear welt stitching: The thick special thread sews (stitches) together the insole, midsole, & welt.
Rapid stitch: Another special thick thread that brings everything together: insole, midsole, welt, & outsole.
Blake stitch: Similar to Good Year Welt construction, upper is sewn to the sole, but in this construction there is no welt. Therefore, the structure in addition to being much more durable than cemented, is more sleek and dressy than GoodYear Welt. It is a perfect adaptation for our dressier Sutro sisters collection. Blake Stitch boots can be resoled, though not many times.