Not just another classic
The iconic leather shoe reaches just below the ankle, boasting a simple style yet robust versatility. These shoes are a classic cut and can easily be dressed up or down, although most common in the workplace. Being one of the most adaptable, easy-going footwear pieces, the leather shoe is an essential for the modern person’s wardrobe.
The leather shoe is a Derby-style inspired design and is based on a classic cut. The open lacing system is what most obviously defines the leather shoe as a Derby. Essentially an open lacing system is one that allows for a much more flexible fir and space for expansion of the foot. Therefore, these leather shoes are ideal for those with broader feet, looking fir a wider fit. An open lacing system means that the shoe has a three paneled construction. There are two quarters, which wrap around the heel and side of the shoe. These are stitched on top of the vamp – the toe section of the shoe – and together form the upper. The two quarters do not get stitched closed above the vamp, thus they allow for open lacing. Subsequently, the shoe has a far larger instep and is far more flexible and comfortable.