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This Goodyear-welted, dark brown women’s quarter-brogue derby features stylish perforation. A modern women’s lace-up shoe, it has open four-eyelet lacing and discreet broguing along the edges of the shaft. Drawing upon classic men’s shoe design, the flat heel and the straight cut of the shaft combine to form a modern, sporty women’s shoe. more Details
Durable
Exquisite
leathers
Goodyear-
welted
Easy to
repair
Perfect fit
Maintains its shape
$ 345.00
Lieferzeit 3-6 days
Incl. import taxes & duty
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Art.-No.: 159

N° 159 details

For years, flat shoes were reserved for men. Today, women’s shoes with a boyish or boyfriend look are a chic mainstay of footwear fashion. No. 159 is a dark brown women’s quarter-brogue derby that harmoniously combines masculine and feminine elements: the clean lines, flat heel and open four-eyelet lacing correspond to classic men’s shoe models, whereas the classic last comes from the world of women’s footwear.

A sporty, modern women’s lace-up shoe

No. 159 is distinguished by its traditional derby cut, whereby the quarters are stitched to the upper. This creates open lacing, which allows the wearer to adjust shoe fit as desired; this model features four eyelets. The shoe’s perforation is unique in that it’s only featured along the toe cap seam and the edges of the shaft, and doesn’t decorate the toe of the shoe.

The upper portion of these women’s quarter-brogue derby shoes is made entirely of fully-dyed, dark brown French calf. The lining and insole are made of vegetable-tanned cowhide. The outsole is a high-quality Rendenbach model, here featured alongside a Rendenbach heel. Thanks to Rendenbach’s famous oak pit tanning method, the heel is water-resistant and highly durable. No. 159 is also special because of its Goodyear-welted construction.

Goodyear-welting enhances women’s footwear

The centuries-old Goodyear-welting production method—here used for the first time to make women’s shoes—entails stitching together the sole and shoe upper with a five to eight millimetre wide strip of leather, known as a welt. The result: a breathable, flexible and long-lasting full-leather shoe with a comfortable footbed and cork filler. This construction method means that when the shoe shows the first signs of wear it’s incredibly easy for a skilled cobbler to repair.

This dark brown women’s quarter-brogue isn’t a classic women’s shoe in the usual sense. Its cut and subtly decorated upper hearken back to the tradition of classic men’s footwear. This masculine influence is precisely what makes No. 159 special, providing a welcome alternative to typical women’s footwear.

Quarter-Brogue Derby

Quarter-Brogue Derby

Originally designed as a playful men’s shoe, the heel cap, toe cap seam and seam edges on this quarter-brogue feature elaborate decorative perforation. Since the 20th century women have been wearing these as well. Unlike the half-brogue, the quarter-brogue doesn’t feature decoration on the toe of the shoe.

Classic Last

Classic Last

Subtly narrows at the front of the shoe. Features an elegantly rounded toe and a slightly elevated instep arch. The marked rise of the toe from the ground and the average-width middle portion of the shoe ensure wearing comfort. Ideal for average and high insteps.

French Calf

French Calf

This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft calfskin. The technical term for this type of leather is ‘French calf.’ This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.

Finish

Antique Finish

The upper has been fully-dyed dark brown, while an intricate finish at the toe lends a final decorative touch. This special refinement at the tip of the shoe imbues the leather with a darkly gleaming shimmer.

Rendenbach Sole

Rendenbach Sole

For the past 140 years, Rendenbach has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. These soles are renowned for their extreme durability and natural water repellency. Women’s shoes with Rendenbach soles are a real novelty.

General information about our women's 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.

Delivery Content

Of course, our focus is on your new pair of shoes. But to underline our passion for our products, we enclose a few extras in your shipment. We hope that sparks your excitement about your new footwear.

Delivery
Shoebox

Shoebox

Our passion for our products is reflected in their packaging. All of our shoes come in an elegant black shoebox emblazoned with the SHOEPASSION.com logo. Said shoebox is easy to open, thanks to a special opening on the side, and comes with a note on our philosophy.

Spare Shoe Laces

Spare Shoe Laces

Should you find yourself in need of new shoelaces, look no further: this pair of Goodyear-welted shoes comes with a spare pair of shoelaces. Made of 100% cotton and treated with wax, these shoelaces are of the very best quality.

Shoe Bag

Shoe Bag

These shoes come stored inside two shoe bags, packed into a shoebox. Shoe bags are a great way to maintain their condition—they protect your footwear from soiling and scratching. They also let you transport your shoes in style.

Shoe Care Guide

Shoe Care Guide

Goodyear-welted shoes last far longer than mass-produced models. A dedicated cleaning and care routine is an indispensable part of keeping your shoes in mint condition. An introductory guide to shoe care is included with your order.

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Made in EU

While most of our peers in the shoe industry are still unable to guarantee shoes that are »made in the EU«, we’re able to prove that our shoes are just that. We use leather from France and Germany, manufacture our shoes in Spain, and run distribution and logistics in Germany—our shoes are 100% made in Europe.

Environmentally sustainable

For many companies, all that matters are the profits; they fail to take notice of the disastrous conditions under which hides are taken in Bangladesh, or shoes are manufactured in China. We turn instead to traditional European tanneries and Spanish craftsmanship, to the benefit of man and nature alike.

Pricing

Our promise: since you’re purchasing directly from the manufacturer, you’re spared the typical high margins. You’re also spared the additional cost of paying for a brand name. Thanks to our advantageous wide reach and our low cost structure, we’re able to offer sensationally low prices.

Transparency

From the provenance and treatment of the leather we use, to the conditions in our Spanish factory, to delivery with our logistics partner, we don’t leave any stone unturned. We provide copious, transparent information on every step in our supply chain.

Our team

SHOEPASSION.com was founded by a pair of shoe lovers, and each and every employee focuses on satisfying our shoe-loving customers. Whether it’s graphic design, sales, marketing, editorial, or customer service, we handle all aspects of our business internally, ensuring our total control over all processes. We’re also owner-managed.

Your feedback

Your opinion is important to us; that’s how we define our business. If you’d like to express your satisfaction with our products and services, let us know. You can read reviews from other customers as well as experts in the shoe industry on the SHOEPASSION.com site. Your satisfaction is our top priority!

The values we live by

Lots of brands are quick to conceal the production methods behind their products, as well as the origins of the materials they use. We, on the other hand, have nothing to hide. From the very beginning, our products have been »Made in the EU«, in the classic sense. As such, we treat both our fellow man and the natural environment in a way that’s ecologically sustainable and ethically responsible. Each step on our supply chain is entirely transparent for you to see—that’s a promise we’re happy to stand by.

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