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.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.Are glued shoes ever acceptable? Do people here ever consider glued shoes or only Goodyear/ Blake construction.
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.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.