Details about 150
No. 150 is a classic black women’s brogue made of fully-dyed calfskin. Men’s full brogue oxfords are a traditional favourite, prized since the early 20th century for their sporty yet elegant style. The oxford, or so-called »trotteur«, crossed over into women’s footwear in the late 1910s. Today, women usually pair black variants of this lace-up shoe with office attire.
Classic women’s brogue in black with modern perforation
The classic full brogue oxford is known for its decorative perforation; this consists of two holes positioned atop one another, alongside a larger hole. This decoration, known as ‘Lyra perforation’, lies along the edges of No. 150’s shaft and toe cap. Additional distinguishing characteristics include a shaft made of several pieces and a curved wing cap and counter. Closed five-eyelet lacing perfectly complements this shoe’s stylish, elegant appearance.
Brogues are considered timeless full-leather shoes. Originally, though, their signature perforation served a functional purpose rather than an aesthetic one. In the 18th century, natives of the craggy, swampy Highlands of Ireland and Scotland wore similarly perforated footwear; the perforation allowed water that may have collected in the shoe to drain.
Goodyear-welted full-leather shoes lend poise – black women’s brogue
These black women’s brogues are made using the centuries-old Goodyear welting production method, whereby the shoe upper and soles are welted to a strip of leather. This special production method, combined with the shoe’s full-leather construction and high-quality Rendenbach sole, guarantees breathability, durability, and a perfect fit.
The modern black full brogue oxford is the perfect shoe for all seasons. It provides better protection from sudden rainfall and cold than do sandals and is also lighter and more comfortable than heavy boots. These black lace-up shoes pair wonderfully with suits worn to the office and are more discreet than court shoes. Whether worn to a meeting or to leisure activities, No. 150 follows in the footsteps of dandy style.
This shoe is known for a shaft consisting of several pieces and the addition of a wing cap and counter. The edges of the shaft are adorned with elaborate Lyra perforation. This shoe walks a fine line between sporty chic and discreet elegance—hence its versatility.
Gently rounded towards the toe, with a toe box that rises slightly from the ground. This last lies close to the foot at the instep, and is of an average width at the middle. Significantly narrower than the classic last, the elegant last is recommended for average and low insteps.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.
For the past 140 years, Rendenbach has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. These soles are renowned for their extreme durability and natural water repellency. Women’s shoes with Rendenbach soles are a real novelty.