The Blake shoe construction is the most common tried and true technique used by the high-end Italian shoe industry. It is named after Lyman Reed Blake, and American inventor who patented the way the shoes were stitched on the inside.
The Blake construction is created by stitching the outer sole directly to the insole, this provides maximum flexibility and ensures the shoe is lightweight.
Against opinion held by some shoe peddlers out there, Blake constructed shoes can be re-soled and fully repaired whenever that day comes.
Shoes made employing the Blake technique tend to mold to your feet slightly quicker than other shoe constructions due to this flexibility. Gone are the sore-footed days of wearing in your new dress shoes.