Eligius

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Hi, crossposting as I originally put this on the Trad Forum:

I have some Mephisto shoes that I have collected over the years due to some serious plantar fasciitis. They are extremely comfortable. I have more recently become interested in shoe construction and am revisiting some of my older shoes. Mephisto generally says all of their shoes are resolable, but only a few are listed as GYW. This is prominently displayed on those models. Questions on these 2:

Shoe 1: wingtip; it seems to have a welt and has stitches along the top of the sole. But it has none that I can see inside on the insole or the bottom of the shoe. There even seems to be a welt joint. This shoe (Waldo) is not listed under they GYW collection. It does not appear to be a Blake stitch. Any ideas on whether this is all fake welting? And if it’s glued how can it be resoled?

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Shoe 2: moccasin; I believe this is a Blake stitch from what I have read online? But there is stitching visible on the bottom of the shoe that I have not seen described.

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Last, both say genuine leather. Does that mean the lowest quality as I associate with belts?

Thanks to all for any insights!
 
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