Jack Reacher in Cheaney



Capped Derby Semi-Brogue in Mahogany Grain Leather

“Chapter Thirty Seven – The Hard Way by Lee Child”

Lee Child’s book ‘The Hard Way’ a Jack Reacher thriller features a description of our very own Tenterden.

“His shoes were bench-made by a company called Cheaney, from Northampton in England. The style Reacher had chosen was called Tenterden, which was a brown semi-brogue made of heavy pebbled leather. Size twelve. The soles were heavy composite items bought in from a company called Dainite. Reacher hated leather soles. They wore out too fast and stayed wet too long after rain. Dainites were better. Their heels were a five-layer stack an inch and a quarter thick. The Cheaney leather welt, the Dainite welt, two slabs of hard Cheaney leather, and a thick Dainite cap. Each shoe on its own weighed more than two pounds”.
Found on page 234

Author Lee Child in a pair of our Tenterden
Lee Childs in Tenterden 


1 thought on “Jack Reacher in Cheaney”

  1. Lee Child/Jack Reacher’s endorsement of Tenterdens brought me to Cheaney over 18 months ago. Since then, I’ve bought 5 pairs of Cheaneys and had them shipped to my home in Tennessee (USA). Best shoes I’ve EVER worn – and my Tenterdens are STILL my favorite pair. I build my wardrobe every day from the bottom up – which pair of Cheaneys today, which pants, which shirt, which jacket… I even built a beautiful bench that resides inside my home where my Cheaneys live when not being worn – with their cedar shoe tree, in their Cheaney bag, on their own shelf. Yes, a little dramatic, but they are worth it. Thanks for making the BEST shoes on the market anywhere.

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