First launched in Spring Summer 2021, the SUPERFLEX sole is our most flexible leather sole (ever) and is exclusive to Crockett & Jones. Permeated with waxes during the lengthy and highly scientific tanning process it is hardwearing and offers extreme levels of comfort and grip. With a firm handle on what has been, our SUPERFLEX leather sole represents what is to come. Leather is not a sole of the past and remains a core sole for the overriding majority of our customers, whom rightly or wrongly prefer their fine footwear to be shod in leather.
Beginning its life within our own sole and heal department, the SUPERFLEX sole follows a near identical process around our factory to its single leather sole brother. Sole stitchers intricately stitch into the groove of the sole in our Making Room, so that the stitching is visible from the underside of the shoe. Once in our Finishing Room the soles are stained a deep dark brown, polished multiple times and finished with a unique SUPERFLEX Crockett & Jones stamp.
Our Men’s Main Collection now sports 17 style choices with our SUPERFLEX sole, with the collection growing each year. First introduced alongside our ‘Unstructured Collection’, consisting of a trio of loafers Seaton, Salcombe and Solent, are our most flexible styles to date. The collection remains Goodyear welted using flexi-welts and lightweight ribbing. Utilising the high quality and flexible nature of shoulder insoles (for their comfort and tight fibre structure), we have also removed the toe box support whilst not affecting the excellent fitting qualities of our lasts.
Spring Summer 2023’s Riviera Collection also benefits from the comfort of the SUPERFLEX leather sole, complimenting our new Milled Calf leather which offers a glove-like texture. The ideal summer collaboration!
Alongside the Unstructured and Riveria Collection we introduced an unlined plain fronted Derby shoe Waterford, available in Dark Oak and Khaki Suede. And for those wishing to add a bit of personality to their Crockett & Jones collection, our combination Richmond 2’s are the perfect style choice set on the SUPERFLEX leather sole.