ROBERT PLAIN DERBY SHOE
Robert - A 5 blind eyelet, plain derby shoe. For Spring/Summer 2020 we have made a few alterations to create a streamlined version, which is extremely lightweight and perfect for the summer months. Completely unlined and placed on our Ultra Flex sole.
Avaialbie in Caribou and Indigo Castorino suede, and also Espresso Burnished.
Robert is comfortable and hard-wearing and has the timeless look of a stylish derby shoe. The Robert Derby shoe can be identified by its “open” lacing system, meaning that its eyelet tabs are stitched on top of the shoe’s vamp. With its “open lace” construction, the Robert is suitable for a wider fit and higher in-step. This ensures more comfort compared to an Oxford shoe which has a tighter lacing system.
The Robert is classic and comfortable and like many of our styles they are very suitable for formal occasions and their sleek and simplistic appearance lends itself well to casual and smart casual outfits. As such, derby shoes can work just as well with a pair of jeans as they can with wool trousers.
A deep, rich brown just like a really good espresso should be. Our Espresso Burnished colour way is the perfect tone for those not wanting to wear black. Perfect for all occasions and beautiful when ages and full of the character gained from plenty of wear.
This Robert is made from calf leather. Calf leather is finer grained, and lighter in weight than the hide of older cattle. This means that it is also more supple. It is also very durable in comparison to its thickness.
We advise using a Brown polish to help care for these. As you put the polish on, darker patches will appear which is the burnish. Don't be afraid, this is the effect of the shoe.
Built to Last
As with all of our shoes and boots, each pair of Bourton shoes are handmade within our Northampton factory in England by craftsmen and women using traditional methods, and to the same exacting standards that first established our reputation. There are 260 construction processes used to make each pair from start to finish.
Our story is one of uncompromising standards of craftsmanship and use of honest materials, are values that have been preserved and developed through five generations and are observed as resolutely today as they were in 1829. When you choose Tricker’s, you never have to choose between practicality, durability and style.
Since 1989, Tricker's has held a Royal Warrant for shoe manufacturing awarded by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.