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post #136 of 384

Just placed an order for the Herring Gosforth II with dainite soles: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=3468&colourid=1886&brandid=6

 

I've been looking for a black shoe to wear on rainy days instead of the older pair of leather-soled oxfords I tend to use. These chukkas should fit the bill with flannel trousers in various shades of grey and possibly also with some suits, especially the somewhat more casual ones.

 

Interestingly, the Gosforth II appears identical to the Loake 1880 Kempton (same last, style, etc), except it's £15 less. And there's a 10% off discount code on Herring's twitter page that was accepted so still seems active (only for non-sale items though, I think). Not too shabby!

 

I've got a few pairs of 1880s and they've held up very well over the years (in fact, the black pair I wear on rainy days is from that range). The last time I bought a pair of Herring shoes was a couple of years ago but I was pleased with both customer service and the value, so hopefully this continues. smile.gif

post #137 of 384
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Just placed an order for the Herring Gosforth II with dainite soles: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=3468&colourid=1886&brandid=6

I've been looking for a black shoe to wear on rainy days instead of the older pair of leather-soled oxfords I tend to use. These chukkas should fit the bill with flannel trousers in various shades of grey and possibly also with some suits, especially the somewhat more casual ones.

Interestingly, the Gosforth II appears identical to the Loake 1880 Kempton (same last, style, etc), except it's £15 less. And there's a 10% off discount code on Herring's twitter page that was accepted so still seems active (only for non-sale items though, I think). Not too shabby!

I've got a few pairs of 1880s and they've held up very well over the years (in fact, the black pair I wear on rainy days is from that range). The last time I bought a pair of Herring shoes was a couple of years ago but I was pleased with both customer service and the value, so hopefully this continues. smile.gif

congrats mate - i bought these in the chukkas and love them! they have a nice presence on your foot and i never fail to get comments from others.

just a word of warning, i have the herring knightsbridge (oxford) in 8.5UK and the gosforth in 8.5UK and found the gosforth roomier.

on another note has anyone purchased herring belts? keen to buy a new dress belt and saw these.
post #138 of 384

I have just positive experiences with dealing with Herring Shoes and Adrian Herring, the proprietor of Herring Shoes.

 

I've ordered in total 5 pairs of shoes, shoe trees and one belt from them.

 

G-banger: I got the Herring Degree belt on the sale for about 25£ on sale. For that price it's an OK looking and feel (in terms of quality) but I don't think it's great. It's just OK. I would rather go with the Chelsea belt if you're looking for a belt in brown at about the same price range.

 

I've been very pleasantly surprised by the shipping time, responsiveness when emailing them with questions and so forth. As long as you know what you are shopping for (e.g. avoid low-end shoe lines and corrected grain) I think they carry some really nice shoes at a decent quality for the price they are asking.

 

So far I've bought; Sebago Arlington, Loake Mitchum and Herring Hampstead, Langdale and Knightsbridge from them with the Langdale being the most recent purchase.

post #139 of 384

After a disappointing experience trying to buy a pair of AE strands that didn't have multiple defects, I'm looking at other options. One that I cam across was the Herring Rockingham (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&catid=50&shoeid=6258&selectedsizeid=10&selectedfitid=2&stype=1) or the Loake Buckingham (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=7&shoeid=2392) (a wingtip, not a captoe, I know, but I like it!).

 

Does anyone have any comments on either of these shoes? Or the sizing for the lasts? (Herring 205 and Loake Capital, respectively) I'm nominally a US 10.5, was a 10E in the AE 5 last.

 

Thanks!

post #140 of 384
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After a disappointing experience trying to buy a pair of AE strands that didn't have multiple defects, I'm looking at other options. One that I cam across was the Herring Rockingham (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&catid=50&shoeid=6258&selectedsizeid=10&selectedfitid=2&stype=1) or the Loake Buckingham (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=7&shoeid=2392) (a wingtip, not a captoe, I know, but I like it!).

Does anyone have any comments on either of these shoes? Or the sizing for the lasts? (Herring 205 and Loake Capital, respectively) I'm nominally a US 10.5, was a 10E in the AE 5 last.

Thanks!

why not go the herring richmond instead of the loake? http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colourid=420&brandid=6&catid=42&shoeid=450&sizeid=&fitid=

i wear 9D in AE Strands and 8UK in Herring Loakes.
post #141 of 384
^the richmond is on a bulkier last, I've tried on a wingtip oxford on the 026 and I felt that it's not the best last for oxfords... OTOH my chelsea boots on the 026 look good.
post #142 of 384

Like kashmir said, the Richmond looked to be a bit bulkier than the Loake. The more I look at the shoes, the more I like the Herring Rockingham... the wholecut brouge looks great IMO!

 

Re: sizing -- are UK shoes wider than US shoes in general? I'm having a little trouble discerning the sizing chart, but would a 10.5D (US) be about the same as a 9.5F UK?

post #143 of 384
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Just placed an order for the Herring Gosforth II with dainite soles: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=3468&colourid=1886&brandid=6

I've been looking for a black shoe to wear on rainy days instead of the older pair of leather-soled oxfords I tend to use. These chukkas should fit the bill with flannel trousers in various shades of grey and possibly also with some suits, especially the somewhat more casual ones.

Interestingly, the Gosforth II appears identical to the Loake 1880 Kempton (same last, style, etc), except it's £15 less. And there's a 10% off discount code on Herring's twitter page that was accepted so still seems active (only for non-sale items though, I think). Not too shabby!

I've got a few pairs of 1880s and they've held up very well over the years (in fact, the black pair I wear on rainy days is from that range). The last time I bought a pair of Herring shoes was a couple of years ago but I was pleased with both customer service and the value, so hopefully this continues. smile.gif

congrats mate - i bought these in the chukkas and love them! they have a nice presence on your foot and i never fail to get comments from others.

just a word of warning, i have the herring knightsbridge (oxford) in 8.5UK and the gosforth in 8.5UK and found the gosforth roomier.

on another note has anyone purchased herring belts? keen to buy a new dress belt and saw these.


Thank you!

 

Safely arrived today, superbly packaged and in perfect condition. Herring remain ultra-reliable, and they even accommodated my cheeky request that they use a Royal Mail service instead of DHL (I keep unpredictable hours, and it's easier to collect from the RM depot instead of the DHL one if they try to deliver when I'm out).

 

They do feel very slightly roomier on the foot than other shoes I've got on the same last in the same size (maybe an eighth to a quarter size different, not more than that) but that might just be a reflection of the different lacing arrangement. They're fine, anyway. You're absolutely right about them having a good solid presence on the foot (without them drifting at all into Doc Marten/"shitkicker" territory). I think they'll be great for both grey tweedy suits and flannels, especially on damp days, which was my main intent for getting them with the dainite rubber sole. Chukkas always take me a few wearings to get them fully comfortable (ie for the top of the sides to soften up), so I'm going to wear them them around the house later on to get that process going.

 

Very happy both with the shoes, and Herring's service!

post #144 of 384
I have the 205 desborough. The 205 last is quite narrow. I am 9 in most British shoes and a 10 for most US, but the 9 on the 205 last is a bit too thin for my foot
post #145 of 384
I just received my Herring Chiswick II in Cobalt Suede that I purchased in the Herring sale. Well packed, included shoehorn and suede protector in the box and arrived promptly. Overall excellent service and I'm enjoying my shoes - although it's currently not really blue suede weather...
post #146 of 384

I've seen a number of coupon codes mentioned throughout the forum... anyone know if there are still any active out there? :)

post #147 of 384
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I've seen a number of coupon codes mentioned throughout the forum... anyone know if there are still any active out there? :)

 

The one on their twitter page from just before Christmas was still active when I ordered the pair of chukkas I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Only way to know for sure if it still works now is to give it a whirl & see.

post #148 of 384
I ordered a pair of Loake 1880s from Herring Shoes on Saturday 2/9, got a shipment notification on 2/14, and received them in the US today 2/18 via DHL. I was home when they were delivered and I did not have to pay a customs fee.

The discount code on twitter from Xmas worked for me.

After reading the threads I was unsure what size to order. I wear a US10 in some dress shoes and others a 10.5. I emailed the Herring customer service team asking for advice. They were nice enough to send me measurements of various sizes in the shoe I wanted. I went with a UK9.5 based on their guidance and they fit great.

The box also came with a shoehorn and tin of polish.
Edited by CousinDonuts - 2/19/13 at 6:36am
post #149 of 384

This pair of Loakes just arrived.

 

 

Quick shipping by DHL, but got the F-U-L-L  working over in duties and taxes, which always happens when a courier is used.  A Vass pair received the same week and sent by Royal Mail with local Canada Post delivery arrived unscathed.

 

Shoes are very nice - quite comfortable right out of the box.

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