A derby shoe (also called bucks or Gibson) is a style of shoe characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs that are sewn on top of a single-piece vamp. This construction method, also known as "open lacing", contrasts with that of the Oxfords.
The derby shoe is sometimes referred to as a Blucher.
The derby became a popular sporting and hunting boot in the 1850s. By the turn of the 20th century, the derby had become appropriate for wear in town.
- Flusser, Alan. "Dressing the Man" Harper Collins, 2002, pg 195.
|This shoe-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|