Derby, bootie, loafer, sabot, pumps – in the world of shoes, there is an endless number of names for different shoe models. However, what is really behind these names? What is a monk, what is the difference between a T-strap and a Mary Jane? THE SHOE PEOPLE from NAVYBOOT give you a helping hand – and explain the most important models to you. The star of the first part of the NAVYBOOT shoe lexicon is the Derby.
The Derby is a classical shoe model. A characteristic feature of the Derby is the special cut of the upper with open lacing and two side parts fastened to the vamp, the so-called facings. The classical line of the seams that ends in the sole is also typical; this is known as the “Derby curve”.
On the shelves, you will find the Derby in different variations and featuring various details. It is suitable both as an elegant companion and as a sporty model. The special cut of the upper makes the Derby the ideal choice for people with a high instep – the lacing can be opened wide, which makes the shoe easy to step into.
By the way, the Derby is very likely named after the English Earl of Derby, who, due to a high instep, had difficulties putting on and fastening his shoes. To solve this problem, his shoemaker developed the special cut of the upper.
In addition to the classical model, the Derby comes in various variants, namely the pointed Derby, the high Derby, the moccasin Derby and the Norwegian.