The insole

The origin of the name "insole" for high-quality men's shoes has not yet been exactly proven, so different explanations are possible. A common explanation goes back to a mistake in tanning the sole. The sole of the foot begins to "burn", which is felt when there are tanning defects in the leather. The foot sweat releases tanning agents and additives from the leather and causes a burning sensation on the skin. Another explanation of the term insole goes back to the nth century, in that the sole of the shoe was made from a non-high-quality leather. Another theory is the frequent wear and therefore the fragility of the leather due to sweat, heat or pressure.

The insole in the shoe - a load-bearing element

The insole in high-quality men's shoes is called the insole on which the foot is placed. With the sole, the upper part of the shoe, i.e.. the shaft, and the bottom of the shoe are attached and are therefore the load-bearing foundation of the shoe. This gives the shoe stability and the fit is maintained. Before the shoes are made, a leather insole will have to prepare for a variety of preparations. Insoles are punched or cut from the leather skin according to shoe size and shape. If the bottom leather shows unevenly, it is additionally balanced. The comfort and durability are given by this precise production.
High quality material for the insole
High-quality men's shoes receive the important and resistant insole from vegetable-tanned leather. The leather from the transition pieces of an animal promises the best properties in terms of comfort and high durability. In the standard, the leather for the sole is treated with vegetable fat, then the leather is gently dried before being cut or punched out. The time-consuming treatment pays off for you, the carrier. You will experience the process of tanning in the high quality of the leather and the long durability.