The beauty of a wholecut shoe is its clean smooth silhouette and unbroken lines. The Newbury is made from a single piece of leather that wraps around the feet like a baby’s swaddling blanket. As a result, the fit is so comfortable you may never want to wear another style of shoe.
This pair is made on Edward Green’s new 890 last. Based on the 888 last, it has a chiseled toe box that’s been slightly extended for a modern look.
890 Last, Dark Oak Calfskin, Single Leather Soles
Edward Green Newbury, Dark Oak
The only thing simple about Saint Crispin’s “Simply” wholecut is the clean, smooth design of the shoe. Other than that it’s a complicated piece of footwear construction.
Made from a single piece of leather the only cut is the hole in the center that becomes the place you insert your feet. Wholecut shoes are special but almost all have a seam in the back, which makes lasting them easier.
The Simply is made without a seam something, which is quite unique. The shoe is stretched on the last with as much tension as is possible not to tear the leather. There it remains and is tightened over a period of 8-9 weeks in order to take on its smooth form.
To some this may not be a big deal but to men who truly appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of a finely hand-made pair of shoes it is something really special.
Our client G.D. in Montreal who ordered this pair is a bonafide shoe maven. He understands and appreciates it and we congratulate him on this wonderful pair of shoes.
Saint Crispin’s Simply, Chiseled Last – MTO