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Common Projects Derby Shine Shoes


These Common Projects Derby Shine shoes are nothing short of elegant. Made of 100% leather, it features a burgundy polished upper and a rubber wedge sole with stormwelt construction. Available now.

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Our Legacy Derby Shoe


Our Legacy have introduced this impressive, updated version of their derby shoe most notably with the wedge crepe sole being replaced with a natural storm welt leather sole. The waxy leather is switched to a dark, smooth anthracite suede with black laces providing a minimalist look for the warmer months of the year….pretty damn nice

Sanders Archie Derby’s

Sanders, the Northampton based shoe makers that are responsible for Mark McNairy’s footwear range have got together with The Mandon Store to produce these Derby shoes with crepe soles exclusively for the shop.

Established in 1873 by William and Thomas Sanders, this shoe company is a proper English institution and one that’s stood the test of time. The offices and factory are still under the original roof, and the company has been kept in the Sanders family for generations. This however doesn’t mean that they’re a stuffy old fashioned shoe makers though. Indeed, as the McNairy collaboration has proved they’re more than happy to try different soles on different styles and this is something they’ve also done here.

The Archie shoe is one of Sanders’ more contemporary offerings. It’s still your classic Derby upper, but one that comes in a flat napped tan suede, which compliments the lighter leather of the Goodyear welt and that lovely light crepe sole unit perfectly. The darker laces add further contrast and the shoes are finished off by being fully lined in natural leather. And thanks to that crepe sole the shoes are incredibly light and comfortable – perfect for the summer months.

If you fancy a pair of these they’re available here: The Mandon Store. For more information on the brand, or to look at other shoes in the collection go here: Sanders

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Taka Hayashi X VANS Vault Derby TH LX

In a very abstract sense, this seems like a recipe for disaster: take a brogue and add native inspiration. Brogue shoes are one of the breakout hits of the past year, and native design influence is obviously a huge trend that isn’t yet dead – yet these two trends come from entirely disparate worlds. VANS Vault has done justice to both influences in the Derby TH LX – with ample help from Taka Hayashi. As a brogue, it has the quintessential suede upper (with a standard brogue cut), and a layered crepe sole. The native influence – and specifically the triangle pattern – are Taka signatures, which we’ve seen throughout his design for Vans, notably on the Akat, for example. In the Derby TH LX, the triangle pattern is very reserved, and mimics the perforated suede that might be found on a Prada or Bruno Magli loafer. The Derby TH LX is entirely unique though, with inspired details, and Taka has created another beautiful shoe for Vans.