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post #1651 of 2529
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Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post

Hi all

I'm looking to purchase either the Loake Burford (dainite sole) OR Fisher MTO (commando sole).

Those that own Allen Edmonds, how does the width measure up on the Loakes? Reason is after owning both the AE Dalton and Strands for a month, I couldn't get a perfect fit on my feet and the constant discomfort wasn't worth keeping the shoes. It was more in the toe area that feel squished after 2 hrs of wearing. If I went one size up, it'd be too loose.

I've read somewhere where English boots run a little wide so hoping the Loake Burford would be a perfect replacement for my AE walnut Dalton (loved the boot/color but couldn't stand the fitting issue).

Also, I typically wear size 9 for all my dress shoes so per Pedigree guide, I should order a UK size 8?

Thanks in advance.

I don't own any AE shoes but the Burford is effectively the loake Chester in boot form so perhaps you should ask how the Chester compares to AE widths and that might give you the possibility of more replies.
post #1652 of 2529
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Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post
 

Hi all

 

I'm looking to purchase either the Loake Burford (dainite sole) OR Fisher MTO (commando sole).

 

Those that own Allen Edmonds, how does the width measure up on the Loakes? Reason is after owning both the AE Dalton and Strands for a month, I couldn't get a perfect fit on my feet and the constant discomfort wasn't worth keeping the shoes. It was more in the toe area that feel squished after 2 hrs of wearing. If I went one size up, it'd be too loose.

 

I've read somewhere where English boots run a little wide so hoping the Loake Burford would be a perfect replacement for my AE walnut Dalton (loved the boot/color but couldn't stand the fitting issue).

 

Also, I typically wear size 9 for all my dress shoes so per Pedigree guide, I should order a UK size 8?

 

Thanks in advance.

Hi

 

I bought a pair of the Loake 1880 Burford boots in Black with the Dainite sole in May of this year, that initially and still are a bit tight on my foot width wise, I've tried "breaking them in" and used cream on a number of occasions to try and make the Leather a bit more supple but to no avail.

They are wearable (just!) but not comfortable, width wise I'm between an F and G UK size, I'm led to believe the 024 Last allows for a thicker sock to be worn.

 

Carl.

 

post #1653 of 2529

Thanks guys! Carl...yeah...boots look gorgeous but you have the same issue that I did with my Daltons ;-). I just decided it wasn't worth living with discomfort on a $300 pair of boots.

 

And this is why I keep getting back and forth on the Loakes..I LOVE the tan color and seemingly good built but don't want to deal with exchanges from here in US :-(.

 

I had emailed Pediwear CS and they responded today stating I should opt for UK size 8F (USA 9) so I might order it today.

 

And keep my fingers crossed for the right fit!!

post #1654 of 2529
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Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post

Hi all

I'm looking to purchase either the Loake Burford (dainite sole) OR Fisher MTO (commando sole).

Those that own Allen Edmonds, how does the width measure up on the Loakes? Reason is after owning both the AE Dalton and Strands for a month, I couldn't get a perfect fit on my feet and the constant discomfort wasn't worth keeping the shoes. It was more in the toe area that feel squished after 2 hrs of wearing. If I went one size up, it'd be too loose.

I've read somewhere where English boots run a little wide so hoping the Loake Burford would be a perfect replacement for my AE walnut Dalton (loved the boot/color but couldn't stand the fitting issue).

Also, I typically wear size 9 for all my dress shoes so per Pedigree guide, I should order a UK size 8?

Thanks in advance.

Since the AE Strands (5 last) and the Daltons (1 last) are made on 2 different lasts, it's hard to make a general comparison on size and fit. I don't get a good fit in any 5 last size, but the 1 last works best for me as it's wider and much roomier in the toe box.

I wear a 10.5e on the 1 last (I own Daltons, Dundee's and Leeds) and a 9.5f in Loake which fit perfect.
post #1655 of 2529
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Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post

Thanks guys! Carl...yeah...boots look gorgeous but you have the same issue that I did with my Daltons ;-). I just decided it wasn't worth living with discomfort on a $300 pair of boots.

And this is why I keep getting back and forth on the Loakes..I LOVE the tan color and seemingly good built but don't want to deal with exchanges from here in US :-(.

I had emailed Pediwear CS and they responded today stating I should opt for UK size 8F (USA 9) so I might order it today.

And keep my fingers crossed for the right fit!!

I went through this last year. I bought a set of Hydes.
1) If I recall, they were narrower than my Allen Ds throughout.
2) The leather quality was thinner and stiffer than Allens. Leather quality is far more important in boots than shoes. I bought a set of First Aves, and the leather quality was much better, but still not good enough.
post #1656 of 2529

Hey folks, what, what's the general consensus on the 1880 suede shoes, such as Downing?  I'm quite keen to try a pair, but would appreciate any feedback (good or bad) first.

 

Also, what's the sizing like on the 1880s?  I have a fairly average width foot in a 9.5, though I've been up to 10 and can just about get away with a 9 with some brands (though that's pushing it).  Is the suede that Loake use typically quite 'stretchable'?

 

Thanks.

post #1657 of 2529

Langdale's first day on the streets... Love them.

 

 

post #1658 of 2529
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi

I bought a pair of the Loake 1880 Burford boots in Black with the Dainite sole in May of this year, that initially and still are a bit tight on my foot width wise, I've tried "breaking them in" and used cream on a number of occasions to try and make the Leather a bit more supple but to no avail.
They are wearable (just!) but not comfortable, width wise I'm between an F and G UK size, I'm led to believe the 024 Last allows for a thicker sock to be worn.

Don't believe all that talk of the 024 last being made for thicker socks.
Like you I bought Burford boots in the same size as my 3 pairs of boots and shoes on the Capital last, that is 7F.
After wearing them about 5 times I realised it was never going to work and I had a corn on my little toe.
Currently for sale on ebay.

Thinking of buying Burfords again in burgundy, but I'd go up half a size.

Of course I'd really prefer the AE Daltons in Oxblood, but that won''t happen anytime soon.
Edited by Odradek - 8/9/15 at 6:09am
post #1659 of 2529
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Don't believe all that talk of the 024 last being made for thicker socks.
Like you I bought Burford boots in the same size as my 3 pairs of boots and shoes on the Capital last, that is 7F.
Indeed. Same experience.
post #1660 of 2529

Could you guys please help me out with Loake sizing. I'm in the US and can't try on Loake shoes in person. I'm wondering what size Loake Aldwych shoes to get. I'm debating between a UK 6 or 6.5. I've read that the Capital last runs true to size, maybe slightly large. Since my feet are different sizes it's makes it more difficult to get the right size and I understand that it's hard to recommend a size based on measurements. If people think the 6 would definitely be too small for my left foot I'm not opposed to putting in inserts into a 6.5 which would help with comfort as well. My foot is average width. If anything it's more towards the wide side of average. I've emailed Pediwear, Herring and Loake this same question. I figure the more opinions I get the more accurate it'll make my guess.

 
Left foot: 25.1cm length, 10.2cm width across joint, 18.1cm from heel to joint on inside of foot, 16.1cm heel to joint on outside
 
Right foot: 24.3cm length, 9.8cm width across joint, 17.2cm heel to joint inside, 14.8cm heel to joint outside
 
post #1661 of 2529

I ended up pulling the trigger on the Loake Downing suede shoes I had my eye on, and they're here and (thus far) I couldn't be happier.  I'm discovering that taking photos of your own feet is a bit hit-or-miss, but hopefully these will give you an idea.  In terms of sizing, 9.5 was spot on, which means that the Loake 1880s are comparable in sizing to the C&J sizes I have tried:

 

 

 

post #1662 of 2529
Anyone here own the Loake Wolf boot?

Wondering if you have to allow for the sheepskin lining with regard to sizing, or does it just squash down after a few wears?

Thanks
post #1663 of 2529

 

This was sent to me by Loake. This should be helpful for people that aren't sure what size to get.

post #1664 of 2529

Received my tan Burfords today with the Dainite sole. LOVE IT.

 

After being disappointed with the fit on the Allen Edmond Dalton, I was skeptical on these. Also, the UK size was a leap of faith. As it turned out, shoes turned out to be a HIT, especially the 8UK size (my Daltons were US9, which is same as my other boots). Love the small touches like free can of polish, extra laces and personally signed QC card.

 

So it does seem that English boots run just a little bit wider than American boots .....I love the Dainite sole as well. Very hard to tell from the side and the added traction will be a life saver come winter.

 

My 1st Loakes and already looking at another pair now!!

 

post #1665 of 2529

UK G is generally wide, which what your Burfords likely are. What width are you in Allen Edmonds?

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