The Imperial wholecut represents the pinnacle of English shoemaking. Expertly handcrafted from a single piece of leather, the skill of our craftspeople is displayed in what is the sleekest of all the designs available. Combined with oak bark tanned leather soles , in-channel stitching and hand painted fiddle waist, it's hard to imagine a shoe that takes more time and effort to produce, whilst giving unique support and pleasure in wear.
Oak bark tanning is a traditional method of leather preservation, dating back to at least medieval times. The hides are steeped in oak bark extract, usually for between nine and twelve months, to give a natural, hard wearing, flexible sole. The Cheaney Imperial Collection features in-channel stitching of oak bark soles, when the edge of the sole is delicately split open and grooved so that the stitching of the sole to the welt can be embedded discreetly within the depth of the sole. The split edge is then carefully stuck back down and hand-painted for a distinctive finishing touch.
DPD Standard Delivery - 1-2 days - £4.95 - Free over £150.
Saturday Delivery - Not currently available
We ship worldwide to over 175 countries.
European - DHL- Estimated Delivery 3-4 days - £20.00
Rest of World - DHL - Estimated Delivery 4-5 days - £20.00
USA - DHL - Estimated Delivery 2-3 days - £20.00
Russia - FEDEX - Estimated Delivery 5-6 days - £30.00
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If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, or if you simply change your mind, you have 30 days in which to return the item(s) to us.
The item(s) must be unworn and undamaged and returned in the original packaging. We recommend you try on the shoes on a carpeted surface to avoid any damage to the soles.
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