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I am planning to buy a pair of Burford Rubber Sole boots. We are rapidly approaching winter, here in the UK. Given that I plan to wear the boots in the bad weather, how best to look after them?  I have plenty of Loake's, Tricker's and so forth, pairs of shoes and can take care of them well. I have never had boots and are there specific things I should bear in mind to see them through rough weather? In the past, I have worn a pair of Dr Marten's shoes, as 'weather beaters', but this time, I want to be able to wear the boots in whatever conditions. I would still like to think that they would look good, whatever is thrown at them. 

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I'd say the traditional wisdom applies to boots as it does to shoes. More than one pair to rotate and rest them to prevent them taking too much of a beating in the foul weather. I have more boots than shoes for this reason as they fair better in the summer ( maybe not the 'summer' just gone tho eh?)

Rubber soles are without doubt the way to go. I have those Hydes and some Haydocks which do surprisingly well in the wet despite being suede. Tougher than I thought and nice red soles too :-) 

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Thanks for that, Muddy. I do all the usual things; trees, rotation, brushing, being sparing with the polish. What I really wanted to know was if I could do anything to them that would make them (reasonably) weather proof.

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Not that I'm aware of. The rubber soles are the only concession really. 

Galoshes excepted :-)

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Son of a stag offers good prices on a few Loake 1880 models, including boots. Mostly odd sizes, and there are no pictures or text information, so a bit of detective work is needed. I bought a pair of boots from them and their service was good.

 

http://www.sonofastag.com/collections/footwear

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Thanks for your comments, gents - very helpful. 

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Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know if pediwear or herringshoes ever holds discounts for the loake 1880s range? more specifically the loake aldwyches. I was thinking around winter sales or black friday but are the 1880s excluded? I've only found out about pediwear and hreringshoes this year.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if pediwear or herringshoes ever holds discounts for the loake 1880s range? more specifically the loake aldwyches. I was thinking around winter sales or black friday but are the 1880s excluded? I've only found out about pediwear and hreringshoes this year.

Thanks in advance!

Herring have two big sales every year, usually starting mid June and mid December.
Loake 1880 are often included.

I think they may have had some deals last year on "Black Friday", but you should check their twitter the time for info.

Don't know a lot about Pediwear, but have heard that once you buy a pair of Loake from them they put you in some sort of club, and you can then get discounts of any more Loakes you buy.

If you're in the UK you should also check Loake's ebay outlet store.
1880 shoes rarely come up, but I got my own pair of black Aldwychs there for just £85.
Edited by Odradek - 9/19/15 at 11:50pm
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if pediwear or herringshoes ever holds discounts for the loake 1880s range? more specifically the loake aldwyches. I was thinking around winter sales or black friday but are the 1880s excluded? I've only found out about pediwear and hreringshoes this year.

Thanks in advance!
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Herring have two big sales every year, usually starting mid June and mid December.
Loake 1880 are often included.

I think they may have had some deals last year on "Black Friday", but you should check their twitter the time for info.

Don't know a lot about Pediwear, but have heard that once you buy a pair of Loake from them they put you in some sort of club, and you can then get discounts of any more Loakes you buy.

If you're in the UK you should also check Loake's ebay outlet store.
1880 shoes rarely come up, but I got my own pair of black Aldwychs there for just £85.

 

 

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Originally Posted by a12341324 View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know if pediwear or herringshoes ever holds discounts for the loake 1880s range? more specifically the loake aldwyches. I was thinking around winter sales or black friday but are the 1880s excluded? I've only found out about pediwear and hreringshoes this year.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

It's unlikely that you would get more than 10% off an Aldwych as its a core style, Loake frowns greatly upon the discounting of their premium lines as with any manufacturer. You may find the occasional one either in Herrings clearance section thats been sent back from a customer or in Pediwears Ebay section that may have a slight fault with greater discounts. You can generally ask Herrings or Pediwear directly for a discount at anytime and you'll generally be offered 10% as standard. 

 

In honesty I think you're being incredibly cheeky trying to get more off, if you cant afford them then get a cheaper product or stump up the cash like everyone else.

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Loake Factory Outlet on ebay have some good offers at the moment including 4 pairs of Loake 1880 Chesters for £99.95 a pair

Brown Grain Dainite sole - size 9

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loake-Mens-Chester-Brogue-Shoes-Brown-Grain-ex-samples-size-9-only-/171942651121?var=&hash=item280894a4f1

 

Carl.

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In honesty I think you're being incredibly cheeky trying to get more off, if you cant afford them then get a cheaper product or stump up the cash like everyone else.
This. Loakes are an incredible deal to start with. Their quality at the price is second to none.

My Kemptons today. (Not cleaned/polished)


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It's unlikely that you would get more than 10% off an Aldwych as its a core style, Loake frowns greatly upon the discounting of their premium lines as with any manufacturer. You may find the occasional one either in Herrings clearance section thats been sent back from a customer or in Pediwears Ebay section that may have a slight fault with greater discounts. You can generally ask Herrings or Pediwear directly for a discount at anytime and you'll generally be offered 10% as standard. 

In honesty I think you're being incredibly cheeky trying to get more off, if you cant afford them then get a cheaper product or stump up the cash like everyone else.

What are you talking about? The Aldwych was 20% off last week.
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