Goodyear welt is a shoe construction technique used in the manufacturing of footwear with stitched soles. This construction method uses a narrow strip of leather called welt which is first sewn to the upper and inner sole of the shoe, then stitched to the outsole creating a stronger bond between the parts. Goodyear welt construction allows multiple sole replacements as well as better air flow through the shoe.
About Wide Width Boots:
Based on the standards of width fitting set by the footwear industry, wide width boots are described as broad boots measuring 3.8" to 4.4" at the ball of the foot for men sizes 6 to 11. Wide width boots are given the letters E and W. Letters or numbers in front of the main letter will indicate a wider width. For example, EE or 4E indicates a wider width than E.