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What is Sacchetto Shoe Construction?

What is Sacchetto Shoe Construction?

23 May 2024

What is Sacchetto Shoe Construction?

By Aquila

The Sacchetto Construction is a type of shoe stitching that draws on our Italian heritage – it focuses on creating a shoe design that both looks AND feels incredible. To explain it in short – Sacchetto translates to ‘little bag’ – so basically it feels like a slipper but it looks like a shoe you can wear outside of the house. Sold yet?

How are shoes with the Sacchetto Construction made?

Rather than using the standard technique of wrapping the upper around a rigid insole – the Sacchetto shoe construction involves stitching the upper to a supple piece of lining to form a ‘sock-like’ sack, a soft piece of foam is then inserted for comfort – to finish it off, the sole is then stitched on. This makes the shoe super soft and flexible under foot.

The stitching is then positioned at the very edge of the shoe – this avoids any discomfort from irritating seams. Another plus of this construction is we also get shoes with high flexibility, giving them that ‘already worn in’ feel.

Types of shoe construction methods

How does the Sacchetto Construction feel?

As one of many types of shoe construction methods, the Sacchetto Construction gives our shoes a unique softness, without depriving the structure; the lining covers the whole foot and is made of a piece of soft leather - imagine stitched leather shoes like a bag covering the foot.

The Keegan Chelsea Boots - Sacchetto shoe design

So, whats the difference between Sacchetto construction and other shoe construction methods?

Regular shoemaking, usually requires an insole, glue and metal attachments to construct their shoes. These separate elements require rigid fixing – all of which reduce flexibility, softness and wearability of the shoe.

With the Sacchetto Construction, stitching on shoes allows us to remove all of those rigid elements and create a soft slipper like shoes - that looks just as good as your favourite shoe.

Light and flexible, Sacchetto shoes allow for a more natural foot movement, making them ideal for walking or wearing for long hours. Breathability is also a benefit of having no synthetic insole fabrics or glues in contact with the foot.

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