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cerneabbas

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Jeanstore have some Cheaney shoes reduced by 25% ! rude not to buy some at the price so I bought a pair of Avon's in dark leaf...
They just arrived,very nice,lovely colour and a great fit.
 

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I know that as they get polished and worn the shoes look better but the burnishing is a bit slapdash on these Avons.
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Although I like the dark leaf colour I am not a fan of the dark brown gunk in the Brogue holes so I have started to remove it from one shoe in the picture.Once its all removed I will use Saphir Cognac and give them a nice shine.
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My first pair of Cheaneys. Wow. I definitely see why their prices are set higher than say AE or Alden. The finer details and QC are tighter.

I bought these from Mehra Shoes in Vancouver, for almost half off the regular price. Very smooth transaction and dealing with Gaurav Mehra was a pleasure. He helped me with sizing.

I've always found English lasts and sizing to be challenging. I did a lot of research, and spoke to many who have experience with Cheaney fit.

The first pair is Churchill boots on the 12508 last. They are 8.5F and fit me as I desire. There is some wiggle room for my toes, but otherwise my feet are secure when wearing thicker wool socks. These were originally designed for the British military. You can see the stitching work is well done and they are incredibly light. These will get lots of wear.

The second pair is the rare and coveted Pennine II on the 4436 last. Though a G width, I stuck to 8.5 size given what others told me about the shorter toe box. They fit very similar to the Churchill pair. Why is this pair rare? Very few shoemakers use veldtschoen construction method, making these extremely water resistant. They will be perfect for the winters.

I can't wait to start wearing these!

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My first pair of Cheaneys. Wow. I definitely see why their prices are set higher than say AE or Alden. The finer details and QC are tighter.

I bought these from Mehra Shoes in Vancouver, for almost half off the regular price. Very smooth transaction and jdealing with Gaurav Mehra was a pleasure. He helped me with sizing.

I've always found English lasts and sizing to be challenging. I did a lot of research, and spoke to many who have experience with Cheaney fit.

The first pair is Churchill boots on the 12508 last. They are 8.5F and fit me as I desire. There is some wiggle room for my toes, but otherwise my feet are secure when wearing thicker wool socks. These were originally designed for the British military. You can see the stitching work is well done and they are incredibly light. These will get lots of wear.

The second pair is the rare and coveted Pennine II on the 4436 last. Though a G width, I stuck to 8.5 size given what others told me about the shorter toe box. They fit very similar to the Churchill pair. Why is this pair rare? Very few shoemakers use veldtschoen construction method, making these extremely water resistant. They will be perfect for the winters.

I can't wait to start wearing these!

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Good luck with the Pennines. I assume you tried them on in the shop.

The Cheaney supplied laces are notoriously short. So you will need to unthread them to get your foot in and then rethread them before you knot the lace. This will be even worse if you have a high instep.

The classic solution was longer laces that wrap around the ankles and don’t require to be unthreaded from any of the holes.

The other issue is the lace holes are close together. So lace clutter will be an issue. You can mitigate that by using a different lacing technique.

In the end, I switched to Lock Laces for ease of putting on and removing the boots. It is not particularly elegant but it does the job. I also used Army lacing pattern to reduce clutter between the lace holes.
 

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Good luck with the Pennines. I assume you tried them on in the shop.

The Cheaney supplied laces are notoriously short. So you will need to unthread them to get your foot in and then rethread them before you knot the lace. This will be even worse if you have a high instep.

The classic solution was longer laces that wrap around the ankles and don’t require to be unthreaded from any of the holes.

The other issue is the lace holes are close together. So lace clutter will be an issue. You can mitigate that by using a different lacing technique.

In the end, I switched to Lock Laces for ease of putting on and removing the boots. It is not particularly elegant but it does the job. I also used Army lacing pattern to reduce clutter between the lace holes.
Thanks for your input! I already swapped out the laces. I agree they are ridiculously short. All of my boots eventually convert to at least 3 speed hooks at the top. It makes my life so much easier and less nerve wracking.

I also like using paracord laces. I use the double Ian knot, which seems to always hold and never requires me to retie them while wearing.

What other Cheaney boots do you own?

I actually never tried either pairs. Few stockists in Canada. I did a lot of research, asked a lot questions, and ultimately gambled. If I had followed Cheaney's recommendation, I should have bought 7.5G and 8F. There is no way I could've squeezed my feet into those sizes. There's wiggle room for my toes, but I like it that way. Otherwise, feet and heels are secure and no slippage. They will work with thicker socks.
 

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Good luck with the Pennines. I assume you tried them on in the shop.

The Cheaney supplied laces are notoriously short. So you will need to unthread them to get your foot in and then rethread them before you knot the lace. This will be even worse if you have a high instep.

The classic solution was longer laces that wrap around the ankles and don’t require to be unthreaded from any of the holes.

The other issue is the lace holes are close together. So lace clutter will be an issue. You can mitigate that by using a different lacing technique.

In the end, I switched to Lock Laces for ease of putting on and removing the boots. It is not particularly elegant but it does the job. I also used Army lacing pattern to reduce clutter between the lace holes.
I simply decided not to use the last holes, easy solution for short laces and too much holes. 👌
 

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I bought these Hoggs of Fife Rannoch last year,made by Cheaney I think that they are the Penine with speed hooks. View attachment 1724599
Herring also sells the same model as the Windermere:

 

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