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No. 452

Exotic

One of the most luxurious men’s shoes in the world – this is our full-brogue Cordovan Shoe in black. Goodyear-welted, it is crafted from genuine shell cordovan, produced by the acclaimed Horween tannery. The high-quality Rendenbach sole and intricate perforations turn this classic Derby shoe into an extraordinary piece of footwear. more Details
$ 895.00
Lieferzeit 3-6 days

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Number 452 details

At first sight, our No. 452 is a classic full-brogue Derby in black. On closer inspection though, the feel of the vamp reveals all. The extraordinary character of these men’s shoes comes from the upper, which is crafted from shell cordovan leather by the famous tannery Horween. Furthermore our full-brogue cordovan shoes boast an outsole from the historic Rendenbach factory.

Equipped with a traditional five-hole lacing our No. 452 guarantees an easy entry into the shoe, while its tastefully patterned vamp is a real eye-catcher. The punched leather upper reduces the formality of this full-brogue cordovan shoe for a more sportive elegance.

Full-brogue Shell Cordovan Shoes in black


Cordovan shoes are made from horsehide. Often called shell cordovan, this leather is crafted from the “shell” – a special membrane on the part of the horse that goes over the fence last and is the most nonporous leather in the world. Each horse provides two shells, enough to produce only one pair of shoes. Besides that, the vamp, insole, inner linings and heel are all made of high-quality cordovan leather as well.

Genuine shell cordovan shoes offer an astonishing shine, flexibility and durability. The word „cordovan“ goes back to Córdoba, a city in Spain, where the natural vegetable tanning of these hides originated. The remaining American factory producing shell cordovan is Horween. Experienced craftsman produced the special leather in a traditional and painstaking manner, hence why cordovan shoes remain expensive.

Our full-brogue cordovan shoes are the ideal choice for casual wear, but they also look great with a black suit. Thanks to their open lacing, our No. 452 is more comfortable for men with a higher instep.

Full-Brogue Derby

Full-Brogue Derby

This special shoe style is characterised by multiple pieces of punched leather, serrated along the seams, combined with a pointed counter and wing cap, hence the name “wing tip”. Sportive chic and understated elegance define the versatile character of a full-brogue men’s shoe.

Classic Last

Classic Last

The standard British last form. Subtly and elegantly narrows at the front of the shoe, without sharply rising from the ground. The average width at the ball of the foot provides a great fit for average feet.

Shell Cordovan

Shell Cordovan

The demand for this premium equine leather is much higher than the available supply. Fully-dyed and smooth as glass, shell cordovan becomes even more supple with age. It is virtually scuffproof and highly water-repellent. It can take up to six months to produce.

Rendenbach Sole

Rendenbach Sole

For the past 140 years, the traditional Rendenbach tannery has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. The resulting soles are prized worldwide for their durability and water repellency.

General information about our exotic shoe collection

Goodyear-Welted

Goodyear-Welted

The gold standard when it comes to shoe manufacturing. Goodyear welting is a painstaking process that involves stitching the shaft and outsole to a thin strip of leather. Shoes made this way are extremely stable, durable, breathable, and easy to repair.

Handcrafted

Handcrafted

Mass-produced shoes are glued together on assembly lines. All of our premium, full-leather shoes, on the other hand, are handcrafted to the finest standards of quality. You can see and feel the difference.

Full-Leather Shoes

Full-Leather Shoes

The high quality of these shoes is reflected in their high leather content. Their uppers, lining, insoles, and outsoles are made from the finest leather. They even have leather heels, made by painstakingly stacking thin layers of leather on top of one another.

Construction

Construction

These shoes consist of roughly 65 separate parts. They took about 210 steps to assemble. We rely upon premium materials and traditional production methods to ensure that our footwear is of the absolute highest quality.

Gentleman's Corner

Gentleman's Corner

These shoes come equipped with a so-called "gentleman's corner". This is a small notch cut from the inside corner of the heel. This has a practical purpose—it prevents your trouser leg from catching on your shoe.

Breathable

Breathable

This shoe boasts a high proportion of leather, and has been assembled without the use of adhesive bonding—both of these factors ensure proper air circulation and prevent moisture from penetrating the surface. Dry, well-ventilated feet are healthy feet.

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