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@NOBD - 


Any noteable differences from Loake? They look the same but darker. Price diff?


Nice pair.

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Thanks. Different construction: these are Blake-rapid, Loake is Goodyear. The suede of these is softer and smoother. The whole shoe feels lighter. The most notable difference in shape is the sloped shaft of the Velasca's, as you can see in the pic above: a sloped line from top right to the nose bottom left. I like that. Apart from that, the Velasca's have a bit wider nose, but the shoe itself is a bit narrower.


(Loake UK8, Velasca 42.)

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These Velasca seem to be very nice for the price and well made, but the eyelets position is completely wrong, it ruins the look.
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What's completely wrong about them? If you're referring to the picture in which I'm wearing them: I have wide feet and high arches. They will look different on more 'standard' feet.
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Oh yes that. 


@NOBD , throw them out.


They're disgusting to me now. :-P

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I eat ugly vegetables then if he doesn't want them , I will wear them.
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And would look much nicer as a 2-eyelet IMO.

Still, interesting brand, I might pounce on a pair from them come spring. 

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Ah, hadn't really noticed that. Doesn't bother me.
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Trying to be like @Cleav.

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Very comfortable, custom venetians from Luxire, x-posted from their thread:

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Trying to be like @Cleav.

Looking good PofP, knocks me in to a cocked hat!
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