Have you ever wondered what the difference is between safety footwear that costs less than $100 and those that cost more than $300? While elements like quality of leather, name brand and where it was made factor into the final cost, the largest differentiator is the quality and type of construction.
Construction is the method by which the outsole is attached to the upper part of the shoe. Today, there are more than 800 known ways to attach an outsole to a shoe, but most are variations of four basic methods of construction. Different methods of construction offer different benefits in flexibility, weight, comfort and durability.