Brand new Corthay Arca. The two eyelet Derby, with it’s inverted lacing, is complex to construct yet so simple and beautiful to the eye – a rare achievement in the bootmaking universe. The shoe was designed in 1991 to embody a desire for the absolute. Sharp like the needle in a compass, the Arca is focused on its course – an elegant long body naturally aligned to the stars as it sets sail – embodying all the elegance of a streamlined yacht. is the quintessential Corthay shoe: simple, sleek, and painstakingly detailed. The Arca is surprisingly versatile while remaining highly distinctive. Pair with with anything from a casual look to a suit and you will look sharper than ever.
Arca, a Two Eyelet Derby by Maison corthay. The Arca from legendary Maison corthay, an avant-garde superstar of shoe design and icon of the contemporary school of French shoemaking: undubitably extravagant and detailed, yet streamlined, simplistic and sleek. A two eyelet Derby with a subtly beveled.
Perched atop the mast of L’Arca, Pierre felt he could touch the stars… His grandfather taught him the art of navigating by the stars during the long summer crossings on the Mediterranean Sea. The star became the symbol of Maison Corthay.Pierre Corthay’s atelier in Paris still considers crafting shoes to be an art. Sleek designs, top-notch leather and the skill of Corthay’s artisans ensure that each pair is a hand-made masterpiece. Shoes from Corthay are elegant and sophisticated. They are extremely carefully hand-finished which results in shoes with rich, dynamic and intense patinas. Only a limited number of pairs is made each year, therefor shoe enthusiasts have to wait for months for their special order to be completed.
These Corthay Arca are sold with Lasted wooden shoe trees included.