Not just another classic
The iconic mens leather shoe reaches just below the ankle, boasting a simple style, and robust versatility. These shoes are a classic and can easily be dressed up or down, although most common in the workplace. Being one of the most versatile footwear pieces, the leather shoe is an essential for the modern man’s wardrobe.
This is a Derby-style inspired shoe and is based on a classic design. 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 fit and space for expansion of the foot. Therefore, this brown leather shoe style is ideal for men with broader feet, looking for a wider fit. An open lacing system means that the shoe has a three panelled 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 stitch 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.