Well I finally got my plain derby shoes with rubber soles yesterday,Loake Waverleys the same last as the Royal and although I have wondered about the toe shape of the Royal in the past I think that it looks good on the plain version.
A pity that Loake only do the Waverley in black though,I think that if they did it in Tan grain leather it would be a very nice looking shoe,and I would definitely buy a pair.
Had a google for Loake Waverleys and they look fine if a bit on the rugged side with the soles. I'm trying to resist searching for a pair of Cleav's black pebble-grain Crockett & Jones boots, as seen early on in this thread.
Edited by covskin - 10/23/14 at 12:31pm