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The plain Derby in black is one of our formal men’s shoes. It is made from high-quality leather and Goodyear-welted. The elegant but simple design makes our plain Derby the perfect footwear for business events and casual settings, too. Versatile and understated, it is an indispensable part of any man’s wardrobe. more Details
Durable
Exquisite
leathers
Goodyear-
welted
Easy to
repair
Perfect fit
Maintains its shape
£ 249.00
Lieferzeit 3-4 days
Incl. VAT
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  • Delivery Time: 3-4 days
Art.-No.: 530

N° 530 details

The term “Derby” characterises shoes with an open lacing. The tongue of this men’s shoe extends from the vamp under the five eyelets. Hand polished leather meanwhile adds comfort to the welted footwear classic. A timeless leather shoe, No. 530 is the perfect foundation to a modern gentleman’s wardrobe.

Take advantage of our optional additional features. After you have selected classic shoes in the proper width, you can opt to have them fitted with a high-quality Rendenbach leather sole, or with winter-proof features. Please note that this option is not available for models made with wide or extra-wide lasts.

Optimum comfort throughout the day – Plain Derby Shoes

Inspired by hunting shoes, Derby shoes first became popular in England in the middle of the 19th century. According to legend, the Earl of Derby wore shoes with front lacing and an open toe, because he had problems slipping his shoes on. Today, the plain Derby in black is one of the most popular pieces of men’s footwear in the world. The high quality leather upper and welted leather sole on ours are both made of calfskin.

Traditionally, the lacing is open and the tongue is part of the same piece of leather as the vamp. These open laces allow the plain Derby shoe to open much wider, thus making it easier to put on. Derby shoes provide optimum comfort throughout the day.

The Plain Derby radiates simple elegance

Our hand made plain Derby is an elegant design. Less formal than a traditional Oxford, it is ideal for both informal settings and the office, too. If you are looking for a leather shoe to wear in a causal environment, this is it: a Derby always looks great, but never stuffy.

Simply style the plain Derby in black with jeans, T-shirt and a nice coat for a simple and refreshing look. Sometimes a classic plain Derby shoe can be the most elegant option of all!

Classic shoes in different varieties

Our classic Goodyear-welted men’s shoes are made with quality outsoles. We also offer a special alternative—you can choose to have your new shoes fitted with world-renowned Rendenbach leather soles, which are incredibly scuff- and water-resistant. Please note that Rendenbach soles cannot be added to models made with wide or extra-wide lasts.

Men with wide forefeet and/or elevated insteps can also enjoy this elegant, classic shoe—it is now available in a wider option. It features a greater overall width, providing wider feet with plenty of room for comfort.

For the cold, wet season, we recommend our classic shoes with winter-ready details. They are lined with soft and cuddly lambskin, which keeps feet comfortably warm, as well as a non-slip rubber lug sole, which guarantees secure traction on slippery surfaces. You can choose between a classic variety and a winter-ready model. Please note that winter-ready details cannot be added to models made with wide or extra-wide lasts.

Plain Derby

Plain Derby

The favourite men’s shoe in Europe. Smooth and undecorated, the black plain Derby is a comfortable all-rounder. With the traditional open five-hole lacing this formal men’s shoe is the ideal companion for almost any occasion.

Classic Last

Classic Last

The standard British last form. Subtly and elegantly narrows at the front of the shoe, without sharply rising from the ground. The average width at the ball of the foot provides a great fit for average feet.

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.

Rendenbach Sole

Rendenbach Sole

For the past 140 years, the traditional Rendenbach tannery has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. The resulting soles are prized worldwide for their durability and water repellency.

General information about our formal 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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