A New Interpretation of an Old Style.
This shoe is immediately recognizable by virtue of its unusual welt stitching – one single row of hand-stitching at the heel. The upper is made out of one single piece of calfskin leather, smoothed by brushing in wax. Hence its name ‘One Cut’! Pressure points on the foot are virtually excluded thanks to the one-seam design. The shaft has been given all-round padding of the same quality leather with an inside layer of natural rubber. The sturdy gentlemen’s shoe with the great fit is rather reminiscent of the traditional style of Alpine work shoes. The calfskin leather looks best if it is kept regularly polished to preserve its shiny, smooth appearance and texture.
Handcraft from Budapest. Heinrich Dinkelacker.
Shoes from the workshop of Heinrich Dinkelacker have been made in Budapest since the 1960s and prior to that from 1879 in Sindelfingen in southern Germany. What makes these shoes outstanding is their fit, accomplished by means of exceptional craftsmanship. Each Dinkelacker shoe requires 300 different procedures. At first, stencils are made that correspond to the model design. After careful examination and selection of the upper leather, the templates for cutting the shaft parts are applied to the leather, and the cut is executed. This leather is then steamed and the shaft is stretched over the wooden shoe lasts, nailed and the following day re-pinched. After a week the leather is taken from the last – machine-made shoes usually only stay on the last for 30 minutes! This prolonged period of rest guarantees that the shoe maintains its form. It will fit for many years to come. The insole is crafted by hand to the shape of the last, uppers, lining and welts are then sewn to it – there is no better way to connect these parts of a shoe.
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