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The Art of Goodyear Welt manufacturing by Robert August

For more than 300 years, the Goodyear Welting process has been associated with excellence and superior workmanship. More than 60 craftsmen are involved in the process of manufacturing one of our Goodyear shoes, and they use between 25 and 50 ...

The New Full Punched Wholecut

The New Full Punched Wholecut We are pleased to announce the introduction of the new “Full Punched” Wholecut pattern.  Bring On The Dapper Look Made from one single piece of leather, it features a unique brogue / punch detailing, making it a ...

The Octavian Boot, a new member of the Robert August Family

Say hello to the new Octavian Boot! The Octavian blends the elevated style of a distinguished monk dress shoe with the durable and relaxed vibe of a boot. Featuring a double buckle monk and side zip fastening, these smart boots will allow you to ...

Introducing the New “Camo” Patina

Introducing the New “Camo” Patina We are glad to announce the introduction of the new Camo Patina, a new finishing texture for our Hand Painted Patina Workshop which extends our current offer of Regular, Marble and Papiro finishing (See The Art of ...

The Jodhpur Boot, a new member of the Robert August Family

We are proud to announce the latest addition to our shoe family: The Jodhpur Boot, an equestrian-inspired ankle boot with a strap-and-buckle fastener that wraps around the boot’s shaft. A Brief History of The Jodhpur Boot The Jodhpur Boot ...

The Art of Hand Patina Finishing

The Art of Hand Patina Finishing You might have seen the word “patina” before, or maybe you have come across some amazing pictures on our Instagram account and wondered what is behind the scenes. The technique used to achieve this artwork is ...

New Configurable Welt Options for Our Men’s Dress Shoes

The Welt of a Men’s Dress Shoe. What is it? In well-constructed shoes, the welt is a strip of leather which runs along the perimeter of the outsole. Its primary function is to attach the upper to the outsole and create a greater durability.   ...

What is Burnishing on a pair of handmade shoes?

In shoemaking terminology, burnish is the term for adding an antiqued effect on leather shoes to create a variation in shades. The process of burnishing is meant to bring out the highs and the lows of the shoe, strongly focusing on drawing out the ...

INTRODUCING THE DARK PATINA. HOW TO USE THE NEW PATINA INTENSITY SELECTOR

You already know about our Hand Made Patina Workshop. The Hand Made Patina finishing is available in all our shoe styles and it comes in three different finishings: Regular, Marble and Papiro. We are proud to introduce the new Patina Intensity ...

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