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The origin of the name Derby is shrouded in mystery. According to legends, the Earl of Derby wore shoes with open lacing in the 19th century to accommodate his very wide feet. Inspired by hunting shoes, the plain Derby became one of the most famous men’s shoes in world.
Plain Derby – the foundation of modern men’s footwear
Embrace comfort and class with the plain Derby in black, a shoe lent extra distinction by a square-toe last. The sleek five-eyelet shoe is handcrafted and Goodyear-welted, with an upper and sole of quality calfskin. All in all, this formal shoe offers cushioning and support, breathability and durability.
The Derby’s characteristic open lacing allows its wearer to easily open it and slip it on. Derby shoes also provide first-class comfort throughout the day, while the open lacing makes them a less formal option than their Oxford cousins. Whether for the office or a museum visit, the square-toe plain Derby in black is the right choice. This elegant men’s shoe will never lead you astray.
Please note: Open lacing is more comfortable for men with wider feet than closed lacing.
The favourite men’s shoe in Europe. Smooth and undecorated, the black plain Derby is a comfortable all-rounder. With the traditional open five-hole lacing this formal men’s shoe is the ideal companion for almost any occasion.
Italian Square-Toe Last
First developed in the 1930s by Italian shoemakers, this square-toe last was designed as a response to England’s classic last. Marked by a boxy toe, this type of last is particularly popular in Germany. It is perfectly suited for average feet.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.