Silvano Sassetti Derby Boots Bottalatino Rough Out Natural
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The "Derby" is a style of boot or shoe characterized by quarters, with shoelace eyelets that are sewn on top of the vamp. This construction method is also known as "open lacing“. Made from rough-out calf leather (“Bottalatino”: the leather is processed using specialised machines and then tumbled to maintain its softness. This is a very robust, easy to clean leather, making it ideal for everyday use.), lined with calf leather - suede is used on the heel to prevent slipping.
Double-stitching involves welting onto the insole from the side instead of from below. This shoe production method is primarily used to make very sturdy shoes. As a result, the welt stitch isn’t located on the insole inside of the shoe, but rather on the outside of the shoe, on the wide welting by the double seam. This method therefore gets its name from the fact that the shaft and the bottom of the shoe are connected by two visible seams. Double-stitched shoes are significantly sturdier and more waterproof than Goodyear-welted men’s shoes.
Cork is a very important natural material in this process because in addition to performing a technical function of filling the cavity created between the insole and the sole, it also performs the task of isolating from heat and cold and absorbing humidity. This material remains soft over time and thanks to body heat, skin moisture and body weight is shaped according to the pressure exerted by the foot thus creating a customized anatomical insole.
Handmade in Italy.
Upper Leather: Calfhide
Lining: Calf leather
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