German shoemaker AKOG has unveiled a new derby shoe combining over 350 years of expertise with a clean, modern aesthetic.

The timeless shoe features visible double-seam stitching to create a durable construction, suitable for heavy outdoor use. This technique, known as the Goodyear welt, was developed many centuries years ago for the footwear of mountain farmers and lumberjacks high up in the Alps whose boots had to be robust, durable and comfortable.

Each new derby shoe was handmade in Bavaria, Germany and created using only the best materials and precise workmanship to ensure that they are not merely footwear – they are companions for life.

The Derby shoe is available now in AKOG stores and online.

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