Cheaney Edwin Dark Leaf / Sand Canvas Brogues
The Edwin Two tone Oxford brogue is one of the most popular, decorative brogues at Cheaney. Striking in design and featuring the typical contrasting characteristics of a classic spectator shoe, Edwin is available on the 125th Anniversary last, one of the longest standing Cheaney last shapes.
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- Last: 125
- Width Fitting: F Fitting
- Lining: Fully leather lined with full leather insole
- Sole: Goodyear welted leather sole & stacked leather heel
What is the origin of Spectator Shoes?
Although they were too striking for the taste of the British gentlemen, it was in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s that spectator shoes achieved their greatest popularity. Typically constructed from two contrasting colours and also referred to as the co-respondent shoe, this style had a great presence in the Jazz music scene, later influencing gangster movies and finally, leaping in to mainstream gentlemen’s fashion around the globe.
The term ‘Oxford’ refers to any style of footwear with a ‘closed’ lacing system, where the facings are stitched flush with the rest of the shoe.
The word ‘brogue’ refers to the punched detailing, which at one point was used to let water out of country shoes; these days, they are purely decorative and add a more casual edge. A pair of oxford brogues can be dressed up or down and should be a staple style in anyone’s wardrobe.