Here’s a question you should be asking of your shoes: what’s good for the sole? Although most often hidden from sight, this part contributes massively to a shoe’s design and quality. And soles are enhanced by one very simple, effective thing. Stitching.
This superior technique of attaching the sole to the shoe upper has been perfected over generations, unlike the more modern, commonly used method, cementing. Yes, it’s exactly like it sounds, a fairly crude technique that glues the two together. Not only does this result in an inferior product, but the soles also can’t be replaced once damaged. Hardly sustainable.