Boots (derby)

Edward Green

Established 1890

Based in Northampton, England, and founded in 1890, Edward Green makes the finest shoes in the world ‘for the discerning few’. Using only the finest leathers, the level of handwork involved in production is painstakingly high. That is why Edward Green manufactures a mere 250 pairs a week. During the 1930s Edward Green was the supplier of officers boots to the British Army. Famous Edward Green enthusiasts were the Duke of Windsor, Ernest Hemingway and Cole Porter.

A derby boot is a lace-up boot where the eyelet facings are stitched on top of the vamp (in contrast with the oxford or balmoral boot, where the eyelet facings are stitched underneath the vamp), and is often called an open front boot. The Edward Green Galway on the 82 last is simply an object of beauty. Elegantly shaped, the Galway toggles between a classic country- and a dress boot, making it the ‘one boot’ in every gentleman’s wardrobe.

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