Derby shoe

Image from 'Shoe Design: A Handbook for Footwear Designers'

When you book your 5-day Shoe workshop we'll ask you to tell us which style you'd like to make. Your ideas can be very simple - to begin with at least! We spend the first day of your workshop editing and refining your design, (this basically means making a wonderful mess with all our lovely leathers). 

Derby shoes are a Shoe School fav! Derby shoes are characterised by side the panels (quarters) which sit over the forepart (vamp) of the shoe. 'Brogueing' (decorative punch-work) is also popular with this style.

If you google search 'Derby shoes' you'll be rewarded with lots of inspirational examples! Our INSTAGRAM is also a great place to look for examples.