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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.

I don't own a pair, but I have heard that the Loake Tweed is top quality and in the Shoemaker range.

Anyway, here's a bit of a PSA.
After standing in a cold field at my daughter's football practice on Saturday morning, I was contemplating a pair of Loake Wolf lined sheepskin boots, and did a quick search.

Robinson's in Northern Ireland had a great deal on them. £211 instead of the usual £265, and they also had great reductions on a number of other popular Loake shoes and boots. Pimlico, Kempton, Ashby, Thrisk etc....

Needless to say I deliberated too long, and prices have jumped back to normal this Monday morning, but maybe worth keeping an eye on the Robinsons site if you're thinking of new shoes.
I've no connection to Robinsons and have never bought from them.
post #1832 of 2396

I used Robinson's or Northern Ireland for the first time in May of this year, I bought a pair of Barkers shoes and they we're approximately £62 cheaper than anyone else online and the communication & service from them was first class.

 

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them and using them again.

 

Regards

 

Carl.

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Hi

 

Some Loake Wolf & others on ebay (slight seconds) at good prices

 

Check out - http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEFSXS%3AMESOI&_ssn=loakesecondsbynorthshoes&_sop=10

 

Chhers

 

Carl.

post #1834 of 2396

I am very pleased with my new Burford boots but they are taking a bit of breaking in. Apart from going slowly with the wearing of them, is there anything I can do to aid the process?  This is my first pair of boots. 


Edited by Munky - 10/20/15 at 11:27am
post #1835 of 2396
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I am very pleased with my new Burford boots but they are taking a bit of breaking in. Apart from going slowly with the wearing of them, is there anything I can do to aid the process?  This is my first pair of boots. 


I wore mine around the house initially and then outside , only on dry days , initially until they had "gritted-up". On many modern surfaces an ungritted-up sole could be lethal . .

post #1836 of 2396
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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.

 

I believe the 1880's are still fully made in the Uk , whilst the others are not. .

post #1837 of 2396
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I wore mine around the house initially and then outside , only on dry days , initially until they had "gritted-up". On many modern surfaces an ungritted-up sole could be lethal . .

Thanks for this, Saint. I have done this - as I do with all the shoes I buy. The Burford's that I bought have Dainite soles, so don't need so much gritting up. They do squeak a bit, though!  

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
 

 

I believe the 1880's are still fully made in the Uk , whilst the others are not. .

 

The 1880's are certainly Loake's best line. They are made in the UK and worth paying for. Some shoes, in other of Loake's ranges, are also made in the UK, you have to read the specs. I have the Chester's, Buckingham's, Strand's and (most recently), the Burford's - along with other shoes by Tricker's and Herring. It is, in my view, difficult to fault the 1880 range. 

post #1838 of 2396
Loake 1880 and shoemakers are made in the UK, the design range is made in India, the l1 range and lifestyle are made in India or Portugal.
post #1839 of 2396
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Thanks for this, Saint. I have done this - as I do with all the shoes I buy. The Burford's that I bought have Dainite soles, so don't need so much gritting up. They do squeak a bit, though!  

 

 

 

 

 

The 1880's are certainly Loake's best line. They are made in the UK and worth paying for. Some shoes, in other of Loake's ranges, are also made in the UK, you have to read the specs. I have the Chester's, Buckingham's, Strand's and (most recently), the Burford's - along with other shoes by Tricker's and Herring. It is, in my view, difficult to fault the 1880 range. 

 

Indeed, the 1880's are first class footwear and I honestly don't think they are expensive for what you get . Squeaking shoes can be a little annoying but can sometimes be handled by applying a right good coat of polish to the boots. I always polish mine before and after use , however I do have the leather sole , also . .

post #1840 of 2396
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Thanks for this, Saint. I have done this - as I do with all the shoes I buy. The Burford's that I bought have Dainite soles, so don't need so much gritting up. They do squeak a bit, though!  

 

 

 

 

 

The 1880's are certainly Loake's best line. They are made in the UK and worth paying for. Some shoes, in other of Loake's ranges, are also made in the UK, you have to read the specs. I have the Chester's, Buckingham's, Strand's and (most recently), the Burford's - along with other shoes by Tricker's and Herring. It is, in my view, difficult to fault the 1880 range. 

Squeaking shoes are generally caused by one of two things, 

 

Either there is some trapped air in the sole which normally rectifies itself.

 

or

 

Your shank is broken and will not stop squeaking, that would be considered a manufacturing fault and needs to be replaced.

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Just picked up a pair of mahogany Chesters at Woolridge Shoes downtown Toronto before dinner.
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Just got an e-mail from Pediwear which may be of interest to potential Loake buyers in certain countries.....
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Dear Customer

We are sorry to announce that due to changes in Loake's distribution policies, all UK retailers will be unable to accept Loake orders for the countries listed above, after November 1st.

We will honour all orders placed before 1st November.

I can't cut and paste their graphic with a number of flags, but the countries are Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Chile, Russia, and Switzerland.
post #1843 of 2396
^Me too. Any idea why?

post #1844 of 2396
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^Me too. Any idea why?

Loake have agents within those countries who retail at a higher price, as such customers are importing from the UK to save money and as a result the businesses within said countries are suffering. As the businesses have invested more money than online retailers, restrictions are placed to protect these sellers and their investments.

post #1845 of 2396

Since I discovered Loake (particularly 1880) I've collected 2 pair of Aldwychs in leather, 2 pair of the same in dark brown suede, 2 pair of Cannons, 1 pair of Shoemaker Dainite soled bal oxfords (Scafell) and am now eyeing the Pimlico...

 

This thread has been bad on my wallet...

 

That said, I've gotten some really nice shoes for almost half the price per pair than I used to spend, and am blown away by the quality/value.

 

Oh, and I saw the Cannons available in suede dark brown (as opposed to the standard polo brown) with brass buckle on some website I bookmarked and need to pick up those too... :)

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