This time we will talk about the Derby shoes from WANT les Essentiels, a Canadian brand founded in 2006. It is famous for combining minimal designs with functionality. Their products are also made with premium materials, which make them perfect for traveling or daily use. Click here to know more about WANT les Essentiels.
As a Derby shoes, the Montoro has an “open lacing” construction. It means that the shoelace eyelets are sewn on top of the vamp. This is in contrast to Oxford shoes, which have a “closed lacing” and the shoelace eyelets are under the vamp. Thus, the Derby shoes give you better comfort more degree of movement. And indeed, it has been used as hunting or sporting boots in the 1850s. The Montoro also uses premium calf leather for upper and lining. And they are made in Portugal with high quality craftsmanship.
For insole, it features both leather and foam for comfort and durability.
Furthermore, it has a reinforced heel loop, which means it is easier to be put on. And It has a signature rivet on heel with the WANT les Essentiels’ logo.
And you can see the WANT les Essentiels’ high performance white midsole for extra comfort and cushioning.
As for outsole, it uses non-marking rubber, which will give you better grip.
And if you take a closer look, the shoelace is waxed for better durability. The top eyelets are also in contradicting gold and silver color – which is the signature of WANT les Essentiels.