Nord Platform Brogue
Design & Maker Notes
This style has been handmade in Agra, India by a family owned and operated factory. They have been in business for over 60 years and specialise in making shoes for the European market. We visit the factory two to three times a year to see our products being made, to assess working conditions, source materials and learn new techniques. Each design is tested at Elk HQ where the shoes are worn for a period to consider comfort, wear and style. The leather upper is made using EU REACH standards and is a bi product from the meat industry.
Size & Fit
Platform height: 58 mm
A platform style shoe has less spring than most due to the stacked sole. This style is extremely comfortable but has less flex than a regular shoe so you can expect some movement when wearing - especially the first few times. As the leather relaxes you can tighten the laces to keep the shoe in place. A small internal elastic has been added inside the heel which helps with grip. We recommend wearing a low cut sockette for comfort.
These leather Derby shoes should be sprayed with a waterproofing spray prior to use. The upper should be carefully cleaned and conditioned with a neutral cream polish. Apply with a soft cloth and gently rub into dry or scuffed areas. paLeather is a natural material and will age with wear. It is imperative that you avoid wetting or soaking these shoes in water as this will greatly affect the quality and appearance.