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Looking for derby recommendations

ggtk

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I'm in the market for a simple 2 or 3 tie derby shoe in a dark brown/reddish brown shade. My range is around 150-250gbp. So far I'm come up with the Barker Exeter :
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...lectedFitID=0#
and Cheaney Newman:
http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/cheany...230-93-899.php
How is the quality/price of these particular companies? I noticed that the Cheaneys are "matrix welted" vs trad. Goodyear welting on the Barkers.
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tim_horton

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I like the look of the Cheaney. I've never owned a pair and can't comment on the quality.
 

luk-cha

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i perfer the Barkers nicer last shape
 

retozimmermann

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That's a tough call based on these pictures. I find it very difficult to compare the actual shape of the shoes here. I'm leaning towards the Cheaney at the moment but that could change with the perspective...
 

Russ_H

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I've got two pairs of Barker shoes that are now about 15 years old. They've been soled and
heeled a few times, but they are now nicely broken in.
 

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