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post #1711 of 2399
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Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post

@ Odradek,

Please find attached photos of my Burgundy Burfords. I've worn then around the house and on the patio to date and am expecting to  get serious with them in the coming weeks. So far, so good.










Thanks a million for the photos. The boots look great and I think I'll have to get a pair.'
Oxblood AE Daltons are top of my wish list, but they have a leather sole and are far more expensive, and the Dainite is far better for the rough footpaths I gave to walk in winter
Edited by Odradek - 8/29/15 at 9:24am
post #1712 of 2399
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Oxblood AE Daltons are top of my wish list, but they have a leather sole and are far more expensive, and the Dainite is far better for the rough footpaths I gave to walk in winter

 

Has anyone compared the 2 side by side, AE Dalton vs Loake Burford?

 

Would be interested to see how they stack up.

post #1713 of 2399
Typing this on my phone so not convenient to look up specs, but off the topog my head the Dalton is a slightly taller boot. With 7 eyelets compared to 6 on the Burgord. Dalton looks a bit more substantial from photos I've seen anyway. Haven't seen any in the flesh so to speak., and AE are hard to come by on this side of the Atlantic.

Dalton has a double leather sole with no Dainite option but can be had with the combo tap sole for $40 extra
post #1714 of 2399

It's a good looking boot... I love my Daltons, but the Danite sole would be a major plus for winter time and will consider the burgundy boot for this... Would be nice if they had a chocolate brown option too.

 

Now to decide what comes first as the winter gets closer, Hyde or Burford!

post #1715 of 2399
I've found Hyde to be a very different kind of boot than most, in that it's very sleek and almost not casual enough for some situations. I think you should pick based on your needs, but I really really love my hydes even if I don't wear them much.
post #1716 of 2399
I have the Hydes and think they're great. Maybe a bit more dressy. Quite a thin sole on them and I have insoles in mine.
Edited by Odradek - 8/29/15 at 11:31pm
post #1717 of 2399

I've never had a pair of boots, but love the look of the Burford's.  When you wear boots, do you have to wear thick socks or are ordinary ones OK?

post #1718 of 2399
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

I have the Hydes and think they're great. Maybe a bit more dressy. Quite a thin sole on them and I have insoles in mine.

 

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I've found Hyde to be a very different kind of boot than most, in that it's very sleek and almost not casual enough for some situations. I think you should pick based on your needs, but I really really love my hydes even if I don't wear them much.

 

Being on the Capital, I can see them leaning towards the more dressy side by default... and they do appear to have a thinner sole then a Danite sole'd Burford judging by the pictures.

 

I'm thinking I could probably use a boot in my collection on the dressier side, since I only have Wolverine 1000 Miles and walnut Daltons.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I've never had a pair of boots, but love the look of the Burford's.  When you wear boots, do you have to wear thick socks or are ordinary ones OK?

 

I don't feel it's necessary to wear thicker socks, but there is sometimes extra space built in to allow for this during the winter months.

post #1719 of 2399
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I've never had a pair of boots, but love the look of the Burford's.  When you wear boots, do you have to wear thick socks or are ordinary ones OK?

It will all just depend on fit and of course some boots are actually more generous in width and then again some retailers actually sell boots in wider fittings specifically for this purpose if selling a boot intended for cold weather use. But as stated it has more to do with fit than anything else.
post #1720 of 2399
This is not strictly a Loake question, but has anyone here ever bought shoes from the Scottish shop, Colin White Menswear?
They stock Loake shoes and boots and usually have prices about 10% less then anywhere else.

I first came across them about two years ago, but still haven't bought anything from them. Posted a query about the store either on Styleforum or AAAC but nobody had any information about them.

For example, the have the Loake Burford boot for £211.50, not £235, and the Loake Woodstock for £117, not £130.

I usually buy from Herring Shoes, but a 10% discount is not to be sniffed at.

And, on a related matter, has anyone ever called Pediwear on their Price Pledge.
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If you observe a website advertising, the same name styled footwear in the same size and colour at a lower combined price please advise us (below) and we will offer you a further 5% off their combined price.

As a well known retailer maybe they'd be a better bet than an unknown one. Just wondering if there's a catch.
post #1721 of 2399
I've only bought online from Pediwear and found them to be very good. They operate a 10% discount for repeat purchasers of Loake, making the Burfords £211 as well. So I can't imagine there being a problem matching the price quoted, if it's your first transaction with them. I was charged shipping, being outside the UK, but I think it's FOC within the UK.
post #1722 of 2399
Hey guys,

Just wanted advice on whether I should add topy soles to the Loake Aldwych's that I've bought. I've heard both good and bad things and the man that sold the shoes to me advised me against getting a topy because although it provides better grip it affects the durability of the leather sole underneath the topy.

Is this true?

Thanks!
Edited by a12341324 - 8/31/15 at 4:27am
post #1723 of 2399

I've never really needed it, but ymmv.

post #1724 of 2399

alright that's all i needed to know thanks :)

post #1725 of 2399

Spurred on by comments on this page, I am planning to buy a pair of Burfords. My Chester brogues are size 9 but almost all of my other shoes are 8.5.  Given that Burfords and made on the same last as Chesters, would it be sensible to go for Burfords in size 9?  I don't want to wear thick socks with the boots and - having never worn boots before - I am uncertain as to how closely fitting the top half of the boots are. I would like a snuggish fit around the ankles.  With best regards, Munky. 

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