The Martin Wholecut
This order exceeded my expectations.
For its sheer style alone, wholecuts are undeniably very stylish. And even though it is stylish, it is also very comfortable. My purchase is so easy to put on and take out. I ordered the size 6 (US 7, EUR 40), and it is true to size. Straight away, it fit my feet like a glove.
This product usually retails for 399 USD but I was able to purchase it for 300 USD as I was given a 26% discount. I think the sale price is a good bang for your buck.
The leather quality, I think, is superb. The marrone colour has a very good patina and burnishing on the toe area. There is no factory error that I can find.
Like all Paul Evans’ shoes, this shoe is made through a blake-stiched construction, which means that the outer soles are directly attached to the uppers through a single blake stitch. A product of the Industrial Revolution, this technique is evident in Italian shoemaking. Because it only has an insole (also called blake welt) attached between the outers and uppers, it is often criticised as more susceptible to getting wet (from rain for example) than its Goodyear welted counterparts. If the outer soles become damaged, it is also harder to resole because it requires a specialised Blake machine to reattach the outers and uppers. In this shoe, the outer sole is a single piece of leather, which although provides a sleeker look, does not look very sturdy.
Personally, I don’t mind the blake construction…Loading...
Rated 5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large