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post #1816 of 2390
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Originally Posted by shiroang View Post
 

Hi all,

I'm currently looking to get the Loake Strand, but locally I don't know anyplace that carries it, only managed to find a shopping mall that carries about 5 models from Loake, but none from the 1880 line.

But I digress, point is they don't have Strand. So I've tried something closest to what I can compared to Strand, which is a Stitch.

Stitch: F fitting, Ridge Last.
Strand: F fitting, Capital Last.

I tried UK 8 size, width is alright, but the length is a bit long, I'm thinking maybe a UK 7-7.5 would be my size, but the smallest size they have are UK 8. (BTW, I wore a medium thickness socks to test.)

So asking here for any advice on my situation, or should I just try my gut feeling and order online say a UK 7.5 for Strand.
(I did emailed Loake asking for advice too, though still waiting for their response.)

 

I did asked the same question on a local forum, one of the users there suggested me to go and try out a pair of Carmina Oxfords on Rain Last and get the Loake Strand in the same size. (As there is a Carmina boutique store locally)

Thanks!

The Ridge is designed to be true to size although it is on an elongated last, so the extra length is supposed to be purely cosmetic. What people tend to find is that with some lasts the width/shape of their own foot isn't large enough to create the barrier that prevents the foot from sliding forward and as such the "cosmetic" length becomes occupied.

 

You should find that Strand is a tiny bit more narrow and possibly not as long but if you felt that the Ridge last was noticeably large then my advice would be take the 7.5 over the 8 and not to think about a 7.

post #1817 of 2390

Just nagging. Almost all of my shoes, Loakes, Trickers, Sanders and so on, fit me perfectly in size 8.5.  The only size 9s that I have are the Chesters and Burfords. Just to note that I tried on the 8.5 Burfords. My toes jammed up against the front of the toe box as if they were a bunch of bananas. I couldn't walk across the shop with them on. The 9s fit very well. I know you shouldn't generalise from a sample of one but others might find this worth noting. 

post #1818 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post
 

The Ridge is designed to be true to size although it is on an elongated last, so the extra length is supposed to be purely cosmetic. What people tend to find is that with some lasts the width/shape of their own foot isn't large enough to create the barrier that prevents the foot from sliding forward and as such the "cosmetic" length becomes occupied.

 

You should find that Strand is a tiny bit more narrow and possibly not as long but if you felt that the Ridge last was noticeably large then my advice would be take the 7.5 over the 8 and not to think about a 7.

 

Yeah, I'm only considering either UK 7 or 7.5.

The Stitch model UK 8 was rather noticeably large for me (even when I have slightly wide feet, US E width I believe), but still hoping to find a Strand to test locally by this couple of weeks, if not most likely going for a UK 7.5.

Not sure how's the return policy is for either Pediwear or Robinson Shoes though, incase I will ever need to use that route.

 

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Just nagging. Almost all of my shoes, Loakes, Trickers, Sanders and so on, fit me perfectly in size 8.5.  The only size 9s that I have are the Chesters and Burfords. Just to note that I tried on the 8.5 Burfords. My toes jammed up against the front of the toe box as if they were a bunch of bananas. I couldn't walk across the shop with them on. The 9s fit very well. I know you shouldn't generalise from a sample of one but others might find this worth noting. 

 

Definitely would love to test the shoe before buying if it's possible.

post #1819 of 2390
x-post from Herrings thread..TIA

Loake 26 last fit questions..

- I wear 6.5D Barrie, 7D Leydon, 5.5 UK 341/348 C&J, 7D #5 AE; any sizing suggestions, between 5.5 and 6 UK ?
- Loake Kempton (Brown Suede) vs. Herring Gosforth (Cigar Suede); Color seems similar, no? Which one is close to snuff lighter color?
post #1820 of 2390
Just curious, have you noticed a big difference quality-wise between the 1880's and the Design brand? I know someone who bought Designs and has had serious quality issues with them so it's making me second guess splurging on some 1880s.
post #1821 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

x-post from Herrings thread..TIA

Loake 26 last fit questions..

- I wear 6.5D Barrie, 7D Leydon, 5.5 UK 341/348 C&J, 7D #5 AE; any sizing suggestions, between 5.5 and 6 UK ?
- Loake Kempton (Brown Suede) vs. Herring Gosforth (Cigar Suede); Color seems similar, no? Which one is close to snuff lighter color?

As to size, if you are a US D on the AE 5 last, you should be fine dropping down a full size, which in your case would mean Loake's UK 6F (standard width).

As to color, I'd say indoors the Herring branded cigar is noticeably darker that Loake branded brown. The latter is getting close to "snuff." Outdoors the Cigar lightens up considerably.

post #1822 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Dwhitman View Post

Just curious, have you noticed a big difference quality-wise between the 1880's and the Design brand? I know someone who bought Designs and has had serious quality issues with them so it's making me second guess splurging on some 1880s.

 

Loake's 1880 brand are their best quality shoes. In my view, they are very much better than the Design line.The 1880's  are extremely well made and finished and always look good. When I buy Loake shoes, I only buy from the 1880 range.

post #1823 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

 

Loake's 1880 brand are their best quality shoes. In my view, they are very much better than the Design line.The 1880's  are extremely well made and finished and always look good. When I buy Loake shoes, I only buy from the 1880 range.

How about the Shoemaker line? Still produced in the U.K. Curious to see what the feedback is on those. Some models in that line look amazing.

post #1824 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Dwhitman View Post
 

How about the Shoemaker line? Still produced in the U.K. Curious to see what the feedback is on those. Some models in that line look amazing.

 

I would still recommend that you pay the extra money for the 1880s. They are certainly Loake's best. Buy the Shoemaker's and you might look back and think, 'I wish I had gone for the 1880s!' I have seen and felt both ranges and there really is little comparison. 

post #1825 of 2390
Thanks. It wasn't a question of $$$ I just find the 1880's very classic while the Shoemaker line has some more trendy styles. I'll keep your comments in mind though.
post #1826 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Dwhitman View Post

Thanks. It wasn't a question of $$$ I just find the 1880's very classic while the Shoemaker line has some more trendy styles. I'll keep your comments in mind though.

I'm pretty sure that the Shoemaker range is made of corrected grain leather. The 1880s are calf leather. 

post #1827 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I'm pretty sure that the Shoemaker range is made of corrected grain leather. The 1880s are calf leather. 

 

This is incorrect.. I have the Langdale and it's of equal quality to the 1880 I have (Aldwych). One of my favorite shoes..

 

I believe it depends on the model, and read somewhere there was another range that was absorbed in to the Shoemakers Range that was of higher quality.

post #1828 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I'm pretty sure that the Shoemaker range is made of corrected grain leather. The 1880s are calf leather. 

The shoemaker collection contains both corrected and non corrected leather shoes. Basically if it's described as "polished" leather then those are your corrected grains, any described as calf leather are as advertised.
post #1829 of 2390
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Originally Posted by SimplyStylin View Post

This is incorrect.. I have the Langdale and it's of equal quality to the 1880 I have (Aldwych). One of my favorite shoes..

I believe it depends on the model, and read somewhere there was another range that was absorbed in to the Shoemakers Range that was of higher quality.

That was the evolution range, look for Waterloo and Bailey. The evolution range became so small it wasn't worth separating them.
post #1830 of 2390

Thanks for the comments, gents. They should be useful to DWhitman, too. 

Best wishes

Munky

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