The beauty of a wholecut shoe is it’s clean smooth silhouette and unbroken lines. These are shoes made from a single piece of leather, which 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.
Wholecuts are more commonly made by English and European shoemakers, not so much by American manufacturers. Here are a few examples of some of the best in class.
Gaziano & Girling Cooper, Deco Last, Vintage Chestnut
Edward Green Newbury, 888 Last, Burgundy Crup
Corthay Casanova, Sculpted Last, Vieux Bois Box Calf
St. Crispin 546, Riva Last, Dark Brown/Beige Piping
Corthay Belphegor, Sevres Last, Lie de Vin Box Calf