Our historic bespoke shoe collection Foster & Son/ Henry Maxwell
Our last few posts have featured some elegant pieces from our bespoke collection. We thought it was time to show something a little more rugged and heavy duty. This is our 360° Storm Welted Country Derby. Designed for use in the countryside, this is the perfect weekend shoe for all seasons.
Perhaps the most striking characteristic of the shoe is the unique punching on the upper. The curved patterns seem unconventional but then this shoe wasn’t built for its conformity. Quite the opposite!
The challenge in taking this photo was to try and give a sense of durability and thickness. The sole itself is 0.5 inches and adds considerable weight to the shoe.
The welt gives the shoe its masculinity, it has 10 stitches to the inch and even after all these years there is still a waxy finish to the stitching. We have no doubt this shoe could face the prospect of an English Winter.
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