How to recognise an original friulana
First of all, it must be said that the terms friulana, scarpet, furlana do not indicate a model as one might think, but the type of workmanship used to create such a shoe.
A fundamental characteristic of Friulian workmanship is that the upper and the midsole are joined together thanks to a stitching carried out exclusively by hand, with needle and thread using a 'T' stitch.
No glue is used, the sole is sewn, not glued, as is the internal reinforcement on the heel, to increase durability and comfort.
The same goes for the insole, no glue, but an external stitching is made exclusively by hand, between the midsole and the upper.
All these steps make a Friulana original. Finally, the stitching of the contrasting white soles is machine-made for aesthetic reasons only.
A tip/test: pull the sole slightly with your thumb and if you see a seam joining the sole to the upper, you have found a true Friulana.
And since I too am a true Friulian woman , and if you don't want to make a mistake in buying, ask me, I will be happy to reveal other secrets of the trade: