Miyagi Kogyo Corporation The Goodyear Process Tells a Story
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Since the founding of our company 60 years ago, we have consistently continued to be keen on the production process called “Goodyear Welted”. “The machine doesn’t exist that can beat the hand of an experienced person,” , “The material doesn’t exist that can beat real leather” - our philosophy of shoe-making was learned from England, was given the unique aesthetic eye of the Japanese, using well-chosen materials, and polished techniques. These shoes are completed after under-going more than 200 production steps. We constantly strive to make the best shoes ever.


Step 1. Cutting

Step 2. Sewing

Step 3. Pulling Over

Leather is a natural material. Different skins have their own peculiarities, and different parts have their own orientations. We diligently check each piece of leather and mold it into shape, then proceed to cut.

The point is to bring it more into 3 dimensions. Stitch is a part of design. Stitch by stitch, we sew it with all our heart.

The last step (in forming the shoe) is to conform the sewn upper to the placed inner sole. This process is important in determining comfortable wear. We fit the last 1 step so that there is no additional slack in the hand.

Step 4. Chainstitching

Step 5. Outsewing

Step 6. Edge Grinding

The rib standing between the pulled over upper and inner sole is sewn together with welt (fine leather). That the sewing eye does not protrude is a basic feature of the Goodyear process, and this construction gives an outstanding stability and sense of comfort.

We sew fine leather to the sole. The cork and shank which act as a cushioning material and can be thought of as performing the function of the backbone as thoroughly sanded. This is a process that greatly affects the outer appearance.

The edge of the sole is ground down with a blade revolving at high speed. As there is no ruler the sense of the craftsman is paramount. The technique shines as volume is given by drawing it out and delicacy is perfected by grinding.

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Japan 992-0472
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Step 7.
Applying Coating

Step 8.
Finishing Touches


Hot coating is applied to the ground out leather and a face is made, ink is the applied and polished. The bottom can be ornamented or decorated with various types of coatings.

Oil and dirt which attached themselves during the manufacturing process are washed off, and the shoe is polished with cream. After this, the insole is put in, and we finish by attaching the laces. Finally, the shoes undergo a rigorous check.

The brand is proof of confidence in quality.
We are determined to make good shoes using the name (Japanese-made Good Shoes). The character stands for Japan, and also for harmony between people.

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