Introducing the limited-edition Khangai Mountain Brogues
Tengri and heritage shoemaker Joseph Cheaney & Sons have created a new interpretation of the classic brogue.
Khangai Mountain Brogues are the world’s first sustainable footwear made with Khangai Noble Fibres®, the result of a collaboration that celebrates global heritage, innovative craftsmanship and uncompromising sustainable style.
Making shoes for five generations, Cheaney was founded in 1886 in Northamptonshire, renowned as the home of English shoemaking. With a long-established reputation for British craftsmanship that produces timeless, classic lines, Joseph Cheaney & Sons also pursues innovative new ways to create quality, design-led products.
Just 150 limited-edition pairs will be made to order for both men and women, incorporating performance and material innovation with natural and sustainable noble fibres.
Designed for discerning, pioneering men and women, the Khangai Mountain Brogues combine form and function. With trainer-like comfort and an elegant look, they are engineered for taking on mountains yet smart enough for a boardroom meeting.
The collection comprises three styles: the Apex brogue shoe, the Vertex brogue boot and Pinnacle Chelsea boot, each crafted in ethically and responsibly sourced, single-origin, undyed leather. A layer of Mongolian sheep wool replaces the traditional rigid cork resin in the soles, while a lightweight Vibram Gumlite sole enhances the shoes’ grip, cushioning and durability. It takes 200 hand-crafted operations to make a single shoe, incorporating heritage craftsmanship with the fundamentals of longevity.
For a truly unique style accent, we work with a patina artist to offer a custom colouring service. The ancient process of patina-staining uses natural pigments to colour the shoes, a technique dating back to the early 1900s.
Functional performance and sustainable style
Natural, sustainably sourced yak-hair insole for comfort
Enhanced shock-absorbing and cushioning Mongolian sheep wool sole
Ethically sourced, single-origin, undyed leather
Vibram Gumlite outer sole, engineered for performance
Reduced weight, enhanced grip, durability and cushioning for sustained wear
Handmade with Goodyear welt construction, designed to be easily re-soled and repaired
£50 from each purchase will be donated to support local wildlife conservation efforts in Mongolia. This will help to monitor and develop educational materials, training and outreach to support nomadic herder families in the Khangai Mountains.
“Brogues were a classic outdoor shoe, worn by British farmers in the fields. The process of broguing helped water drain out of the shoe and improved ventilation of the foot. Over the years, this style became an iconic status symbol. Creating a brogue with Joseph Cheaney & Sons is a perfect complement for our new Autumn / Winter collection, entitled ‘Sky’. Working with the prestige shoemakers who also created boots for British paratroopers in the Second World War was a natural collaboration.”
– Nancy Johnston
Founder & Creative Director
House of Tengri
“The partnership between Cheaney and Tengri is an exciting adventure for us where we can combine the very best of English shoemaking with much passion and enthusiasm. Most importantly, we are introducing new and exciting sustainable materials through our partnership with Tengri, which is so important in today’s world.”
– Jonathan and William Church
Joint Managing Directors, Joseph Cheaney & Sons
Shop the Khangai Mountain Brogues Collection
Please note these shoes are made to order and only available until 24 May 2019, for delivery in August 2019.
Fittings and pre-orders are also available from 11 April at Joseph Cheaney & Sons, 26 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8NA.
Please call 020 7240 7030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Tengri x Cheaney Shoe Refurbishment Service
With proper care, Tengri x Cheaney shoes will give comfort, value and service over a considerable time. However, if after wear you wish to extend the life of your Tengri x Cheaney shoes, we are able, because of the quality of the materials used in the original manufacturing process, to offer a full refurbishment service.