How are Awl & Sundry shoes made?
All of Awl & Sundry’s shoes are meticulously handcrafted by seasoned craftsmen. Each shoe goes through more than 200 different steps from clicking, sewing, hand skiving, hand drafting, toe lasting and many more.
What is the difference between Oxford and Debry
The Oxford: The Oxford, also known as Balmorals, is to be recognized by its closed lacing. The laces are threaded through five pairs of eyelets and fasten up the shoe so perfectly that only the upper edge of the tongue can be seen. This lends itself to a sleeker, more elegant appearance that takes the look of your shoe up by a few notches and is the perfect finishing touch to a sharp tailored suit. This type of shoe looks particularly good on narrow feet with a low instep.
The Derby: The Derby is characterized by open lacing. It also known as “Bluchers” after the Prussian field marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Duke of Wahlstady (1742 – 1819), who joined forces with Wellington to defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and ordered laced shoes of this type to be made for his soldiers. The Derby offers pure comfort to shoe-lovers who have a wide foot or an unusually high instep. The open lacing mean that it is easier to slip into this shoe than an Oxford, and the distance between the two quarters is easier to adjust.
What is a shoe last?
A shoe last is a wooden mold that gives the shoe its shape. See the informational drop-down above any product designer fore more information.
What kind of leather do you use?
Awl & Sundry employs full grain leather for all their uppers; it maintains its shine longer and is naturally porous allowing your pair to breathe and providing a well-balanced temperature within.