Sanders Aintree Derby boots - Black


Nothing combines design and pragmatism better than an English "brogue boot" made old school. Brogues (from Gaelic bows, "shoes") are hardwearing country shoes, which hide all reinforcements on the toe, heel and upper side with artificial punched holes and border.

"Derby" means that the side panels (which tie the shoe together) are sewn on top. This method is typically used for casual shoes that should be easy to repair, perfect for locals and hikers. Sanders Aintree is padded with leather across and is softer and lighter than work shoes and mountain boots.

The so-called Storm welt sole is a thicker variant of Goodyear welt where the welder, that's the leather strip that connects the sole with the leather, crabs longer on the upper end, thus keeping water and wind out to a greater extent. Welted shoes are far more durable than shoes where the sole is only glued. The sole is made of thick leather with rubber stopper in the heel. If the boot is to be used everyday, we recommend to dress the sole with rubber at a shoemaker. Use the leather sole a little first to ensure that the rubber has a good grip.

Handmade at Sanders & Sanders traditional workshop in Rushden in Northamptonshire. Sanders has produced some of the best shoes in the UK since 1873.

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