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Product Reviews for Albany R Derby in Black Calf Leather | Dainite Rubber Sole

Elegant, yet sturdy

This is my second pair of Cheaney’s, so I am already an admirer of their quality and workmanship. The shoe itself is quite elegant when looking down at your feet. Build quality is very good. The leather supple. The biggest winner for me is the Dainite sole - a must for English conditions. The usual leather and bark sole lets the damp in as it gets older. No such issues here. I only walk from the car park to my office in the wet but that’s enough for them. The Dainite sole also keeps my feet shock free to some extent.

January 19, 2019
Great Gibsons

First time I bought shoes from Cheaney on line, but not my first shoes from the company. I knew my size and the shoes sent fitted perfectly, they are warm and comfortable with absolutely no pinching and I walk at least three miles a day wearing them. Bonus was they were reduced in the Black Friday sale.

December 7, 2018
My favourite Cheaneys ever

These shoes are the most comfortable I've ever had. The last 125 seems to suit my feet and the styling is great. Fitted like a glove straight from the box. Also wanted rubber soles as leather isn't so good over the winter. Glad they're not made abroad: we need to keep these skills going in the UK. Will get them refurbished when the time comes. Would definitely recommend. Thanks to all those involved in the manufacturing process at J Cheaney and Sons.

September 8, 2018
Great fit straight out of the box

Love these, really comfortable straight out of the box and have been wearing these for a few months now. The Dainite soles were excellent in the winter. I have found that you need to shop around even amongst quality Northampton manufacturers. I have found a couple of Cheaney last shapes that really fit me well and will confidently be buying more styles from the same lasts.

April 14, 2018
Terribly uncomfortable!!

I generally do not write reviews but I just need give Cheaney feedback on these Derbys. They are absolutely the worst and most uncomfortable pair of shoes (any kind) that I have ever worn! I bought a pair of these in November 2017 and they were uncomfortable within the first couple of weeks. I thought I would just break them in but it's been 4 months in now wearing them to work and it just got more and more uncomfortable. Due to their reputation, I thought I would give them the benefit of the doubt and break them in after the first couple of weeks. It's gotten to a point the past month now that it is just painful to wear them, even in the office on carpeted ground. It's my first pair of Cheaney's and I had done some research on the brand and thought it was a good time to try out their shoes. Made in England, Dainite soles, nice black leather and leather lined – it ticked all the boxes….however, absolutely regret that decision everyday. Just a terrible pair of shoes and I feel like I wasted my money on these. Never had a problem with any other pair of shoes in my life but with these, I will never buy another pair of shoes from them again.To clarify, the pain in my feet are just on the side. The size is my usual and fits however the leather or the shape of the shoe just sends sharp pains to the outer sides of my feet with each step. Walking to and from work via tube (and even around the office) is a painful experience.The shoes look good and I do not doubt the make and craftsmanship of them are excellent, but if it looks good but doesn’t serve one of the most, if not, the most essential function in being comfortable on feet then why pay all that money in the first place.Utterly disappointed.

March 12, 2018

I do love these shoes. I took them out of the box and started wearing them every day, no problem. They just fit and feel great.

March 2, 2018
Great Cheaney's!

Excellent quality, great fit, true to size, comfortable straight out of the box.I will now be looking at other Cheaney shoes in the 125 last.

January 6, 2018
Excellent Shoes

Great quality shoes which fit to size (unlike some other Cheaney lasts which I have to buy 1/2 size up as tight around toes). Very comfortable and stylish and now my daily office wear.

February 13, 2017
Excellent as always- the best as always.

There is simply no substitute for quality- I am the proud owner of 3 pairs and they never disappoint. Getting this pair in a sale just put the cherry on the top!

February 11, 2017
Lovely quality and style

Superb quality and style not had Cheaney shoes for a while, seems like the quality has gone up. Good value products!

December 6, 2016