Pronunciation of 'Cheaney'
I had the same experience earlier this year in Manchester. I pronounced it like former veep (Dick) Cheney, & the salesman corrected me--chee-nee, rhymes with "genie."
quite frankly, thats bs. Cheaney makes a damn fine shoe. They may not have the best lasts or leathers, but they build a solid, attractive shoe at a decent price point.
my biggest complain is the upper's leather.
attractiveness/lasts is a to great extent a personal thing so who i am to tell you they are not attractive. but as my experience of shoes has progressed i never looked back to cheaney in that respect
solid shoes they are, hence me using them as beater shoes
retail price is too high for what you get, but they can be had for little as seconds/sales, so again, good beater shoes
I'm literally writing up a review of the Cheaney recrafting process as we speak, and I have to say that I'm very pleased.