An Oxford shoe is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp, a feature termed "closed lacing". This contrasts with Derbys, or Blüchers, which have shoelace eyelets attached to the top of the vamp. Originally, Oxfords were plain, formal shoes, made of leather but they evolved into a range of styles suitable for both formal, uniform, and casual wear. They are normally black or brown, and may be plain or patterned (Brogue).
Oxfords first appeared in Scotland and Ireland, where they are occasionally called Balmorals after Balmoral Castle. However, the shoes were later named Oxfords after Oxford University. This shoe style did not appear in North America until the 1800s. In the United States, Oxfords are called "Bal-type" as opposed to "Blucher-type". In France, Oxfords are known as Richelieu.
Balmorals shoes featuring a leather sole. Crafted from finished bovine leather. The soft leather interior and thick leather sole will cushion your stride and keep things comfortable no matter what the day brings.
Upper: 100% Leather
Lining: 100% Cow leather
Sole: Leather sole
Handcrafted in Italy
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