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Lyman Reed Blake
The Reed Blake brand is a tribute to the American inventor Lyman Reed Blake.
Lyman Reed Blake, an American inventor born in Massachusetts in 1835, created a sewing machine that could be used to join the sole of a shoe to the upper part. He thus gave his name to the famous Blake stitching that is so well loved for its comfort, durability and elegance.
This invention, which was patented by the American government in 1858, helped industrialize a previously artisanal manufacturing process by establishing an innovative and precise assembly technique.
Reed Blake shoes are designed in Switzerland and manufactured exclusively in Europe.