These shoes are hand sewn from top grain leather and feature a sewn sole and iron nailed heel. The shoes are lined in leather as well, and feature a double thickness sole for durability. Very comfortable and will require little break in period. Latchets are 1.5 inches wide. Please order one or two sizes SMALLER than you normally wear due to these shoes consistently running large on customers. For example, if you wear a 12, but are are truly between 11.5-12, order a 10 in these shoes. Also consider the thickness of the stockings you'll be wearing with the shoes. If your size happens to be out of stock at the time of order, please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to be completed. As always, we are happy to answer questions about stock or status at firstname.lastname@example.org.