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The Derby Shoe is a streamlined and minimal plain toe blucher. Refined enough to dress up, yet substantial enough to be worn as a routine casual shoe - the Derby is an incredibly versatile style. Our in-house last offers a nicely rounded toe, a mid-length vamp, and a sleek toe box. Produced at our Portuguese factory, each pair is made with genuine blake stitch construction. It breaks in quickly and we believe you'll find them to be some of the most comfortable shoes that you have ever worn.
Underneath the classic lines of its upper, the Derby's sole is a brilliant combination of rubber and leather. The natural leather mid-sole and welt is stitched through to a sturdy St. Moritz front and heel rubber lug panel. This sole delivers great traction, long wear, and a comfortable ride. The lugs are fairly low-profile, so it keeps a sleek overall look on the foot. A handsome antique edge finish compliments the upper nicely.
Couro Cromo means "Chrome Leather" in Portuguese. Starting with a thick, sturdy cowhide, the leather is tanned over the course of a month. This tanning process imparts a high oil and wax content to the skin, giving it a supple hand and a rich aniline finish. It breaks in quickly and comfortably, easily maintains a gorgeous sheen, and it will gain exceptional character as it ages. On the practical side, it resists water stains, cleans very easily, and wears tough.
Our signature leather-wrapped insole provides excellent arch support and can be removed for orthotics or inserts. A kidskin glove leather full liner extends throughout the interior. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit. When needed, this shoe can be resoled by a trusted cobbler.
This particular colorway matches black Couro Cromo to an antique sole.
Epaulet Derby Shoes run true to size. If you typically wear a 10D in dress shoes, then we recommend ordering a US10 in these. For a comparison to our dress shoes, this size would correspond to a 10D in the Alden Aberdeen last, a 9.5D in the Alden Barrie or Tru-Balance last, and a 9UK in most Carmina lasts. Many of our customers also tend to wear the same size in these as they would in a Converse Jack Purcell or Vans Authentic - which can be a useful comparison for getting fitted locally.
For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing your typical size.