George Split Toe Derby Dark Brown Utah Calf
Because of the enormous interest in this model, we have this model in continuous production at the factory. Demand from our customers far exceeds the supply, especially as the leather is scarce and takes more than 2 months to tan. This represents a unique opportunity as we currently have a large batch of the Sons of Henrey George in Dark Brown Utah calf in stock, ready for immediate delivery!
The iconic split toe derby, with its beautiful, fine stitched edge along the vamp and at the toe, will make you feel perfectly at ease both in a casual and business setting. Made from supple Dark Brown Utah calf with a genuine Dainite rubber sole, these shoes will quickly become one of your favourite pair of shoes. Made on the Contemporary Almond last, specifically designed for this model.
Split Toe Derby
The split toe derby model presumably originates from Norway, where it was worn by fishermen. Fishermen needed a sturdy, water resistant shoe, which required a pattern with as few seams as possible. The original split toe derby would have had no heel counter and a skin stitched toe, leaving only a single stitch line at the back where water could potentially pass.
Our version, the George, takes a slightly different approach. There is the presence of a heel, and the vamp and upper pieces are stitched together in a raised manner. Together with the inside-out stitching of the toe, this balances the pattern and makes for a very striking shoe, especially in grained leather or suede.
Utah calf is truly unique. Only the finest hides are used, and a mixture of 9 different fats and oils are added to the leather, which gives Utah calf its famous suppleness.
Authentic Dainite rubber studded sole. First introduced in 1910, The Dainite sole answers formal needs with smooth rubber and practical needs with recessed studs that help the wearer grip to the ground. Manufactured by the Harboro Rubber company (United Kingdom).
Our Contemporary Almond last, with its slightly finer toe and more symmetric shape, is the ideal last for our Split Toe derby, and the elegant Wholecut Chelsea boot.
The last features a narrow waist, medium instep height and medium width across the ball. The heel to ball dimension, critical for a good fit, is the same for all Sons of Henrey lasts.
In terms of fitting, we recommend that you take your standard UK size. Feel free to contact us for more fitting advise.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we ship worldwide, and have successfully sent shoes to over 80 countries. We use DHL Express for the bulk of our shipments, but on request can use Bpost National Post.
I live outside of the EU, is VAT refundable?
VAT is deducted automatically from the final order price during checkout. Once you have reached the Shipping information page, the price will update in the next step and 21% Belgian VAT will be deducted from the total order amount. It's as easy as that!
How do these shoes fit?
How about returns?
We accept returns on all items that have been unworn, and are in perfect condition. Returns must be sent back to us within 30 days after receiving your order, and we will refund you order within 14 days after delivery. Please know that all return costs are the responsibility of the customer and will be deducted from the final refund amount.