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Cheaney Norman Derby in Bronzed Espresso Calf Leather

  • £595
  • Last: 15216
  • Width Fitting: F (Average)
  • Lining: Fully leather lined with full leather insoles 
  • Sole: In-channel stitched oak bark leather soles & heel
  • Laces: 428/65 Brown

Norman Derby in Bronzed Espresso Calf Leather is part of the new Imperial Collection which has been updated on a new last to offer an elegant, sophisticated shape. 

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The Derby, also known as a Gibson, is considered a little more casual than an Oxford or classic Brogue. That being said, the style is extremely versatile, with Derby's often being paired with suits, chinos or jeans, making them a multifunctional investment piece. They are described as having an open lacing system and, as such, are suitable for a wide foot or a foot with a high in-step.


Last 15216
Last 15216

The 15216 has been developed specifically for the Imperial collection. Taking reference from the finest shoe makers around the world its elongated chiselled toe offers a very chic, elegant appearance. It fits a little tighter under the arch yet still offers the usual F (Average) fitting across the vamp.


  • Stay true to size
  • Not as fitted as 208, but still fits nice and snug under the arch


Highest Grade Leather
Highest Grade Leather

Higher grades of leather are softer, stronger and unparalleled in terms of consistency. For our Imperial collection, we have sourced the very best leathers from some of the most revered and established tanneries to ensure that the wearer enjoys comfort and quality for many years to come.


Tanning leather with oak bark can be traced back to medieval times and requires the leather to be steeped in oak bark for up to a year. This intensive tanning process creates a durable sole unit which represents the highest level of English craft and tradition.


Otherwise known as closed or hidden channel stitching, this process involves delicately lifting the very top layer of leather around the outside of the sole, ensuring the welt stitching is embedded discreetly, before gluing . The split edge is then carefully stuck back down and hand-painted for a distinctive finishing touch. This time-consuming process can only be done by hand and is a testament to our talented craftspeople, resulting in a finer sole unit with added protection


A fiddle waist refers to the distinctive carved section under the arch of the shoe. Combined with the slim profile of our Imperial lasts, this further accentuates the elegant shape and extra level of handwork that goes into these exquisite sole units.


With proper care, Cheaney shoes will give comfort, value and service over a considerable time. However, if after wear you wish to extend the life of your Cheaney shoes, we are able, because of the quality of the materials used in the original manufacturing process, to offer a full refurbishment service.