A bit more casual than the oxford, the derby features an open lacing system, with the quarters sewn on top of the vamp. The derby is a classic style that never goes out of style. The derby is perfect for any casual look and can also be dressed up with a suit and tie.
These shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort. Most companies will only partially line their shoes, but we go the extra mile because it means a more comfortable shoe and less break-in time.
This style is constructed using the Blake method. It’s characterized by a double binding (blake and rapid, precisely): while the first attaches upper, lining and insole; the second one secures the insole and outside sole together. The shoes are therefore easy to resole, and have greater flexibility.
Meet the Leather + Mountain Rubber Injections Sole
There are many reasons why leather has been used for centuries for soles: it's hardwearing, flexible, practical, long lasting and beautiful. But leather soles might be slippery on wet conditions. That's why rubber injections in the shape of lugs or treads –like a tire– are added for extra grip performance and durability. Although they are seen as formal soles, they also provide an outdoorsy look.
Our main factory is located in Almansa, a small village in the heart of La Mancha, Spain, known for its traditional shoemaking and leather working history. Here in Almansa, things happen at a different scale and pace to the rest of the world. We work to the natural pace of human labour, with the same team overseeing the same pair of shoes from start to finish.