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The construction and design of a shoe are two entirely different aspects. If you want a shoe to last for a while I would not recommend glued shoes. Also, there is this consideration that a better constructed shoe would likely have better materials as well.
 

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Are glued shoes ever acceptable? Do people here ever consider glued shoes or only Goodyear/ Blake construction.
Acceptable for what? The vast majority of people are not going to be able to tell how your shoe was made. It is often the case that makers of glued shoes attempt to cut costs in other ways. Often, that means that glued shoes tend to look cheaper, but not necessarily because they are glued.
 

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Are glued shoes ever acceptable? Do people here ever consider glued shoes or only Goodyear/ Blake construction.
All quality, serious shoes that I'm familiar with use some form of stitching in addition to gluing. That said, I'm not omniscient. But if I'm shopping an inexpensive casual shoe, it's less of an issue. I've got any number on cheap Dexter shoes that I know were made in their factory in Dexter, Maine before they closed and sold the name that are glued and which I've still been wearing for at least 10 years.
 

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A lightly constructed shoe that is glued can be very comfortable and may perform very well. The fact that it probably is not going to be eligible for resoling may be inconsequential. Indeed, it's rare that I have ever resoled any of my shoes since by the time the soles are shot so are the uppers.
 

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If it’s more or less a disposable shoe sure. If it’s a long term purchase prob not. Goodyear construction is the way to go. I’ve got some glued shoes that are great for travel. I’ve got many Alden Shell Cordovan that have a steel shank so they set off the metal detectors. Both can have their place.


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Some shoe designs are glued. Some are glued and then stitched, but to my knowledge, none are 'just' stitched. Even the soles on my beloved Alden's were first glued and then stitched on! ;)
 

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Glued shoes are a mystery to me. I assume that my running shoes are glued (they certainly aren't stitched) and I have never had a pair come unglued in over 40 years of running. On the other hand, I've had glued boots come apart after only a couple of rounds of mowing the lawn. Go figure.
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Glued shoes are a mystery to me. I assume that my running shoes are glued (they certainly aren't stitched) and I have never had a pair come unglued in over 40 years of running. On the other hand, I've had glued boots come apart after only a couple of rounds of mowing the lawn. Go figure.
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This is no mystery. Running shoes are designed for performance not cheapness; they are a quality product. Glued boots are designed for cheapness and that's it; they are not a quality product. Quality control on running shoes is assuredly much higher. In addition, they're designed from the ground up to work as glued shoes.
 
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