The Derby Shoe was originally designed decades ago by our founder Edwin Viberg, but never put into production. After finding his original paper patterns we spent a year sampling and reworking his concept. This shoe is our most refined product to date and is true to Ed's original vision.
- Brown Classic Calf (UK)
- Dainite Sole
- Blind Eyelets
- Kip Lining
- 2030 Last
- Natural Leather Midsole
- Natural Flat Welt
- Channelled Insole
- Goodyear Welt Construction
Britain's C.F. Stead has been producing some of the finest leathers in the world for over a century. Their smooth full grain Classic Calf offers a slightly more formal option while still being distinct from traditional dress leathers and durable enough to wear in any conditions. While we choose to celebrate the natural grain and character of the leather, it is also easily burnishable for those looking for a more formal look. With a classic gloss finish and visibly subtle grain, we believe it to be some of the highest quality calfskin available and excellently suited to footwear.
Use our rough brush and venetian cream to keep the leather soft and shiny. View our step-by-step guide for all leathers here.
For over 85 years we have been handcrafting some of the world’s best footwear. Third generation family owned and operated and proudly made in Canada.
Our most popular last. Based on a Canadian military boot with a low profile and almond shaped toe.View Last Guide