The Double Monk
The Monk Strap was developed by the alpine monks in the 15th century and would have been warn in monasteries around Europe. The closed shoe was an evolution from the double straps sandals warn by the monks, whom wanted a footwear that offered more protection from the weather and the terrain of the mountains. The solution came about as a closed version of their traditional monks strap sandal, thus came about the monk strap shoe.
The Double Monk uses the same construction as a derby with the addition of a tongue finished with two silver buckles closing. The Monk has a very comfortable fit on the foot, with however, less adjustment due to the absence of laces.