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Derbies Casual - Black
To know your size for this model, we advise you to take a look at our « Sizing guide » below.
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- Smooth cowhide leather Casual Derbies in black
- Fully lined with cowhide leather
- Genuine cowhide leather sole with an added layer of rubber
- Cowhide leather from Northern Italy
- Almond shape toe
- Blake Sewn
- Waxed cotton laces
- Made in Portugal by Ruben
- Delivered in a paper box. The paper is made from FSC certified forest trees.
This pair comes with temporary sole protecting pads, so you can enjoy them as soon as you receive them!
- Sizing guide
We adise you to order your usual size.
The team's advice : Olivier's size is a 41, he ordered his Casual Derbies in 41.
Between two sizes? Choose the larger one!
Returns and exchanges are free from France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Free delivery for purchases of 90€ and over and free returns for Metropolitan France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
30 days window to return your order.
For more information, read Delivery & Return section.
- Shoes care
For this model in smooth leather: an efficient and simple task !
Here are the 4 golden steps to follow: first, apply a care cream to nourish the leather (the most important), then a brush stroke to shine it. Next, apply the same colour wax to the leather to revive its colour. And if you still have 30 seconds: waterproof to avoid rain and mud stains. We have everything we need in our shoemaker's shop at more than fair prices, don't hesitate.
And for your leather soles: we give you a temporary skate, so you don't slip everywhere the first few times. But we recommend you to drop them off at your shoemaker's when you receive your pair so that you can have real skates put on them. Your shoes will only last longer.
And don't forget to put on a shoe tree when you're not wearing them, which is essential to keep your shoes in place.
Fully lined in cowhide leather
All Pied de Biche shoes are fully lined with cowhide leather! These leathers are soft and durable.
This small luxury is a guarantee of softness and longevity, and therefore of comfort.
The top insole is also made of cowhide leather. It is doubled with a comfort insole that is 2mm thick as well as an additional 2mm thick cushion in the heel area.
The leathers used for the shoe upper are smooth cowhide leathers or suede leather.
Our artisans are extremely careful and cautious during the cutting phase, in order to select the most beautiful parts of the skin to ensure you enjoy the most beautiful, soft and comfortable shoes.
Leather sole, Blake sewn
The leather sole is attached to the upper by a Blake stitch. This technique guarantees both flexibility and finesse. Blake stitching also guarantees great longevity, since your cobbler is able to re-sole your Derbies.
Leather is also a naturally breathable material ,this is the reason why we chose it for our soles!
The 2.5 centimeter heel is made out of leather. The heel block top piece is beveled with at the back a natural rubber pad and at the front a leather layer.
The little doe (Biche) is beautifully embossed, hot stamped in the leather, at the back of this model. Discreet, the doe will accompany you everywhere!
Handcrafted for your feet
Our shoes are the keepers of a precious craftsmanship that we found right within the European capital of the shoe in Portugal: Porto. It is there, that our artisans invest their whole selves to insure the high quality of the shoes throughout the year.
At Pied de Biche, we make a point of highlighting the hard work provided by those incredibly talented hands, without which we would be nothing, or at least, not much.
Derbies and Oxford, our essentials for men's wardrobe
This season we have worked hard to revisit our iconic pair of shoes for man : the lace Derbies. A staple of the masculine wardrobe, we could not stop at what we already have ! In black smooth cowhide leather, with laces, you now have an iconic pair of shoes to dress up any one of your outfits. Classic and timeless, this emblematic pair of shoes is now part of our permanent collection, which means you will be able to find it every season.
A bit of history
Having atypical feet, the 14th Count de Derby, allegedly asked his shoe maker to create a pair of shoes more comfortable which would adapt to the shape of his feet. The Derbies were born !
Full grain leather for our black casual derbies for man
Premium material and fabric
Just like its 200 years old history, we desired to make our Garance Derbies just as durable and timeless, so that you are able to wear them for a lifetime.
To do so, we have carefully selected every components of the Derbies. The black upper of the casual Derbies is entirely made with smooth cowhide leather chosen within the Trentin region, in the North-East if Italy. The heel is made of a leather piece and natural rubber pad. Both the sole and the lining are fully made in Italian cowhide leather. Finally, a 4 point lacing insures a complete adaptability for your feet.
There are no high quality shoes without precious know how ! The Derbies are a complex pair of shoes. This is why the fabrication process has been carefully thought out. To reach our required standard of quality we went for the search of a specific expertise. It is in the south of Porto, the European capital of shoe making, that we found what we wished for : Ruben. Ruben is in control of every step of the the fabrication and is ready to answer to all of our demands.
Numerous hours of work and a hundred of prototypes later, the Derbies matched our expectations perfectly !
How to wear our smooth cowhide leather casual derbies
Chic and casual shoes
With a slight almond toe, it is not too round not too pointy, in order to completely adapt to you foot's shape for maximum comfort.
In black, our casual Derbies can provide a casual or formal look. You can wear them with a pair of rolled up chinos or jeans for a casual look, or with a costume for formal events.