Blake construction

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Blake construction is a method of making shoes invented in 1856 by Lyman Reed Blake.[1]

It is especially popular in Italy.[2] In a Blake construction, the outer sole is directly stitched to the insole with a chain stitch this allows more flexibility and lighter weight as compared to the sturdier Goodyear construction.


  1. ^ blake construction (a.k.a. Mckay Method)
  2. ^ BLAKE Archived July 31, 2014, at the Wayback Machine SCARPE DI BIANCO