Blucher shoes, sometimes also called Derby shoes, feature very distinctive characteristics::
-A tongue integrated into the shoe's structure
The main difference from other types of shoe is the width of the last, which allows the shoe to fit more easily. This results in greater comfort, further reinforced by the characteristic open lacing. It is very robust footwear, and can therefore withstand continuous use. A type of shoe, in short, that is clearly functional and has been built upon over time with details and finishes that give it that touch of distinction, making it a go-to in footwear today.
Types of Blucher shoes
The variations in our Blucher shoes are mainly visible in the decorative details. In broad terms, we can thus distinguish between:
The semi-brogue Blucher is easily identifiable by the perforated holes (broguettes) that run across the toe and along the sides. Meanwhile, as you may have guessed, full-brogue Bluchers include more broguettes: on the toe, along the sides and also on the back of the heel. The range of women's Blucher shoes is very extensive with many different types, including braided shoes, and models which are less robust, lighter and slimmer.
How to wear women's blucher shoes?
Women's Blucher shoes can be combined more flexibly than men's Blucher shoes and can be worn with all sorts of garments: suits, blazers, leather jackets, dresses, jeans and even skirts. Just like loafers, women's Blucher shoes can be worn with or without socks. We do not, however, recommend combining this type of footwear with leggings.
As far as their formality goes, the more decorative the shoes are, the more appropriate they will be for less formal situations, and vice versa. With regard to the finish of the leather, women's Blucher shoes in suede are very appropriate for elegant yet informal events.
How to combine women's Blucher shoes
Black and dark brown Blucher shoes are most suitable for combining with sober, elegant dresses, or with suits. If they are to be worn with a leather jacket, the shoes should be in a similar colour to that of the jacket. If, on the other hand, you prefer a colourful look, the wide range of women's Blucher shoes in different colours can provide a perfect combination.
And, the more audacious among us can combine them with some brightly coloured socks. As you can see, Bluchers are a great addition to any wardrobe, adding an unmistakable touch of elegance.
The history of Bluchers
Although it is often thought that the Blucher, together with Oxford shoes, is quintessentially British, the fact is that their origins are continental. Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher commissioned robust, durable footwear for the Prussian army during the Napoleonic Wars in the first decade of the nineteenth century.
Their functional and pragmatic origin is the reason why these shoes kept their basic style for so long. However, throughout the nineteenth century the design was enhanced with the decorative details that have made them a contemporary classic for both men and women.
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