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Enjoy the comfort of a Goodyear-welted Norwegian in black. The stitched-on forepart and the typical seam accentuate the fine, dyed calfskin. The open five-hole lacing guarantees a comfortable instep and foot entry and exit. more Details
Durable
Exquisite
leathers
Goodyear-
welted
Easy to
repair
Perfect fit
Maintains its shape
£ 249.00
Lieferzeit 3-4 days
Incl. VAT
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  • Delivery Time: 3-4 days
Art.-No.: 597

N° 597 details

Our No. 597 stands in the tradition of Inuit craftsmanship and is a Goodyear-welted Norwegian in black. The front shows the traditional seam, splitting the upper on the toecap. The open five-hole lacing is perfect for men with a higher instep.

The undecorated cut of the Norwegian is similar to the Derby style. Like this famous men’s dress shoe, it boasts the traditional open lacing with side panels stitched on to the vamp. Typical for the Norwegian shoe is the vertical seam, which runs down the forepart to the sole and splits the toecap.

Black Norwegian – elegant and robust

Originally the seams of the Norwegian working shoe ran underneath the leather upper. This construction was first intended to create a shoe that was truly waterproof, through and through. The Inuit used these “invisible seams” to protect their shoes against water. Later, Norwegian fishermen copied the special seam for their own footwear. Today, it is mostly used as a decorative touch for in-the-know shoe lovers.

The leather upper of our No. 597 is stitched to accentuate its more rustic appearance. Its shiny black calfskin though, forms a wonderful contrast to the robust shoe last. The inner linings and the outsole are made of vegetable-tanned cow leather; the inner sole and heel are manufactured of finest leather as well. 15 brass pins hold the rubber heel on to the inner sole. In case of damage, the welt-sewn outsole can be easily exchanged.

As smooth black leather shoes go, our No. 597 is the ideal companion for a casual date with friends or a walk through the city. Of course, you can also wear the Norwegian in black with a smart-casual outfit in the office and not only on “dress-down Friday”.

Norwegian

Norwegian

A rustic and robust men’s shoe in black, harking back to Norwegian fishermen’s footwear. Traditionally, a vertical seam splits the vamp on the toecap. It is the ideal choice for men with a higher instep.

Norwegian Last

Norwegian Last

This type of last is known for its solidity. It projects further upward than the lasts used to make Oxfords and Derby shoes—as such, it is less delicate in appearance. Shoes made with a Norwegian last are an excellent choice for those with a strong build and high insteps.

French Calf

French Calf

This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft calfskin. The technical term for this type of leather is ‘French calf.’ This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.

General information about our formal shoe collection

Goodyear-Welted

Goodyear-Welted

The gold standard when it comes to shoe manufacturing. Goodyear welting is a painstaking process that involves stitching the shaft and outsole to a thin strip of leather. Shoes made this way are extremely stable, durable, breathable, and easy to repair.

Handcrafted

Handcrafted

Mass-produced shoes are glued together on assembly lines. All of our premium, full-leather shoes, on the other hand, are handcrafted to the finest standards of quality. You can see and feel the difference.

Full-Leather Shoes

Full-Leather Shoes

The high quality of these shoes is reflected in their high leather content. Their uppers, lining, insoles, and outsoles are made from the finest leather. They even have leather heels, made by painstakingly stacking thin layers of leather on top of one another.

Construction

Construction

These shoes consist of roughly 65 separate parts. They took about 210 steps to assemble. We rely upon premium materials and traditional production methods to ensure that our footwear is of the absolute highest quality.

Gentleman's Corner

Gentleman's Corner

These shoes come equipped with a so-called "gentleman's corner". This is a small notch cut from the inside corner of the heel. This has a practical purpose—it prevents your trouser leg from catching on your shoe.

Breathable

Breathable

This shoe boasts a high proportion of leather, and has been assembled without the use of adhesive bonding—both of these factors ensure proper air circulation and prevent moisture from penetrating the surface. Dry, well-ventilated feet are healthy feet.

Delivery Content

Of course, our focus is on your new pair of shoes. But to underline our passion for our products, we enclose a few extras in your shipment. We hope that sparks your excitement about your new footwear.

Delivery
Shoebox

Shoebox

Our passion for our products is reflected in their packaging. All of our shoes come in an elegant black shoebox emblazoned with the SHOEPASSION.com logo. Said shoebox is easy to open, thanks to a special opening on the side, and comes with a note on our philosophy.

Spare Shoe Laces

Spare Shoe Laces

Should you find yourself in need of new shoelaces, look no further: this pair of Goodyear-welted shoes comes with a spare pair of shoelaces. Made of 100% cotton and treated with wax, these shoelaces are of the very best quality.

Shoe Bag

Shoe Bag

These shoes come stored inside two shoe bags, packed into a shoebox. Shoe bags are a great way to maintain their condition—they protect your footwear from soiling and scratching. They also let you transport your shoes in style.

Shoe Care Guide

Shoe Care Guide

Goodyear-welted shoes last far longer than mass-produced models. A dedicated cleaning and care routine is an indispensable part of keeping your shoes in mint condition. An introductory guide to shoe care is included with your order.

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Made in EU

While most of our peers in the shoe industry are still unable to guarantee shoes that are »made in the EU«, we’re able to prove that our shoes are just that. We use leather from France and Germany, manufacture our shoes in Spain, and run distribution and logistics in Germany—our shoes are 100% made in Europe.

Environmentally sustainable

For many companies, all that matters are the profits; they fail to take notice of the disastrous conditions under which hides are taken in Bangladesh, or shoes are manufactured in China. We turn instead to traditional European tanneries and Spanish craftsmanship, to the benefit of man and nature alike.

Pricing

Our promise: since you’re purchasing directly from the manufacturer, you’re spared the typical high margins. You’re also spared the additional cost of paying for a brand name. Thanks to our advantageous wide reach and our low cost structure, we’re able to offer sensationally low prices.

Transparency

From the provenance and treatment of the leather we use, to the conditions in our Spanish factory, to delivery with our logistics partner, we don’t leave any stone unturned. We provide copious, transparent information on every step in our supply chain.

Our team

SHOEPASSION.com was founded by a pair of shoe lovers, and each and every employee focuses on satisfying our shoe-loving customers. Whether it’s graphic design, sales, marketing, editorial, or customer service, we handle all aspects of our business internally, ensuring our total control over all processes. We’re also owner-managed.

Your feedback

Your opinion is important to us; that’s how we define our business. If you’d like to express your satisfaction with our products and services, let us know. You can read reviews from other customers as well as experts in the shoe industry on the SHOEPASSION.com site. Your satisfaction is our top priority!

The values we live by

Lots of brands are quick to conceal the production methods behind their products, as well as the origins of the materials they use. We, on the other hand, have nothing to hide. From the very beginning, our products have been »Made in the EU«, in the classic sense. As such, we treat both our fellow man and the natural environment in a way that’s ecologically sustainable and ethically responsible. Each step on our supply chain is entirely transparent for you to see—that’s a promise we’re happy to stand by.

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