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post #1981 of 2395
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Originally Posted by yoshiwaan View Post
 

I think I'm going to have to rely on your eyes, because in the photos the cedar colour Barker belts look much lighter and thus closer to my eye (especially the Barker cedar grain belt, is it really that much lighter than the grain or is it just a trick of the light).

 

So is the John Spencer really a closer match? Because the Dovedales are a light, yellowy tan and the John Spencer belt in the photos seems like a darker, redder brown.

 Please forgive my hastily assembled photo. Now that I have looked at the actual boot along with the belts I am inclined to agree that the John Spencer is not the best match.  The belt at the top is the Barker conker belt, followed by the Barker Cedar, but the best match would appear to be the British Belt Company Miller in Tan . The grain isn't exactly the same but it is a pretty close match. I don't think it is essential for the colours to be exactly the same.  Let me know if I can be of any further assistance!

post #1982 of 2395
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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post


Looks good, how does one cut it and add the holes!?

Please see my post above - I don't think the John Spencer belt is a good match now that I have compared it in the flesh.  However, if you were interested in the JS belt anyway, we provide full written instructions on how to cut to size.

post #1983 of 2395
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Originally Posted by pediwear View Post

 Please forgive my hastily assembled photo. Now that I have looked at the actual boot along with the belts I am inclined to agree that the John Spencer is not the best match.  The belt at the top is the Barker conker belt, followed by the Barker Cedar, but the best match would appear to be the British Belt Company Miller in Tan . The grain isn't exactly the same but it is a pretty close match. I don't think it is essential for the colours to be exactly the same.  Let me know if I can be of any further assistance!

 

Brilliant! Looks like a very close match indeed. I'll be picking one of those up shortly. Thanks very much for your help

post #1984 of 2395

Hey Loake experts, wondering what size to go with for the snuff suede Kemptons? Ordering from Pediwear to Canada so trying to get it right the first time. Any chance of getting the Loake Club discount on my first order?

 

I am 12D Brannock, 11.5D Barrie, 11.5E AE 5 last, 12E Rancourt Ranger Moc, 11D Wolverine 1K, 11D Red Wing Beckman

 

Edit: And a 11F UK in the Loake Chester (024 last), 10.5F UK Capital last.


Edited by chiggyv - 1/20/16 at 5:56pm
post #1985 of 2395
Officially part of the Loake club. Just got my order from Pediwear, bought the Hyde boot in brown.
post #1986 of 2395
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Originally Posted by chiggyv View Post
 

Hey Loake experts, wondering what size to go with for the snuff suede Kemptons? Ordering from Pediwear to Canada so trying to get it right the first time. Any chance of getting the Loake Club discount on my first order?

 

I am 12D Brannock, 11.5D Barrie, 11.5E AE 5 last, 12E Rancourt Ranger Moc, 11D Wolverine 1K, 11D Red Wing Beckman

Firstly your choice of both shoe brands and retailer are beyond reproach :slayer:

 

Unfortunately we are not familiar with the brands you discussed (though we did have a good look at AE at Pitti) and there is quite a wide range of sizes. Perhaps someone on the forum more familiar with AE last 5 might be able to help. We generally suggest half a size down from the US size - and the Kempton tends to fit quite true to UK size. However, with such a range of sizes it is difficult to know what to suggest.

 

We can also email you some instructions on measuring your feet?

 

Regards

 

Mike

post #1987 of 2395

Thanks, Mike.

 

I updated my post with some new information: I tried on a 11F UK in the Loake Chester (024 last) today, this fit maybe a tiny tiny bit snug in width, but otherwise perfect. I also remember trying on 10.5F UK Capital last (Aldwych) sometime ago and found they fit well. Perhaps you could suggest a size for the Kempton?

post #1988 of 2395
I've read that Loake's lasts run big and I've a boot model in my crosshair to boot, so I could use a little help. What's the sizing on Loake's last 024 like?
post #1989 of 2395


Maiden Voyage of my first Loakes.
post #1990 of 2395
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I've read that Loake's lasts run big and I've a boot model in my crosshair to boot, so I could use a little help. What's the sizing on Loake's last 024 like?

Hi

 

I have a pair of Loake 1880 Burford boots and I've also recently purchased a pair of Loake 1880 Winchester suede boots both of which are on the 024 last

 

I have a fairly wide foot between a  UK -  "F" & "G"  fit width wise, I did initially find the Burford boot very tight, but after a number of applications of cream and about 20 ( yes 20 ) wears they now fit like a glove and I'm very impressed with the quality,style & fit. I haven't worn the Winchesters yet apart from a couple of times around the house.

 

Loake's 024 last is a an "F" width last that allows for a thicker sock 

 

 

024 last is the third pic from the left on the top line.

 

Regards

 

Carl.

post #1991 of 2395
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I've read that Loake's lasts run big and I've a boot model in my crosshair to boot, so I could use a little help. What's the sizing on Loake's last 024 like?
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi

I have a pair of Loake 1880 Burford boots and I've also recently purchased a pair of Loake 1880 Winchester suede boots both of which are on the 024 last

I have a fairly wide foot between a  UK -  "F" & "G"  fit width wise, I did initially find the Burford boot very tight, but after a number of applications of cream and about 20 ( yes 20 ) wears they now fit like a glove and I'm very impressed with the quality,style & fit.

I too had a pair of Burford boots, in suede, but had to sell them as they were just too tight across the toes.
I wear a 7F in Loake's Capital last and a 7.5F in most other shoes.
Since everyone says the 024 is made to wear with thinker socks, I went for the 7 in that too, but it was just too small and gave me a corn on my little toe.

So now I have 3 pairs of Loake on the Capital in a 7, and everything else is a 7.5.
Also have a pair of Loakes in a size 7 on the Swing let, but I could probably have gone with 6.5 on those, the Swing let is so big.
post #1992 of 2395

I don't really understand Loake 024 sizing. My usual size for most shoes is 8.5.  The Chesters I tried on, in that size, were too small and I opted for the 9. That needs an insole to be comfortable. More recently, I bought a pair of size 9 Burford boots with Dainite soles They only work if I wear thick socks. They still make a farting noise, at the front, when I walk, though, which suggests to me that there is still something wrong in the 024 fitting department. I'm not really happy with the vagaries of the 024 last. 

 

No one will be sympathetic towards my next comment. The only shoes that really fit me and did straight out of the box, are my two pairs of Dr Marten 1416 shoes. Just to add to the mix, they are size 8. They are more comfortable than my Trickers.   Best wishes, as always, Munky.

post #1993 of 2395
Alrighty, thank you for these answers. I took a gamble with the sizing still, but I can always get rid of the pair on SF's marketplace and similar places.
post #1994 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I don't really understand Loake 024 sizing. My usual size for most shoes is 8.5.  The Chesters I tried on, in that size, were too small and I opted for the 9. That needs an insole to be comfortable. More recently, I bought a pair of size 9 Burford boots with Dainite soles They only work if I wear thick socks. They still make a farting noise, at the front, when I walk, though, which suggests to me that there is still something wrong in the 024 fitting department. I'm not really happy with the vagaries of the 024 last. 

No one will be sympathetic towards my next comment. The only shoes that really fit me and did straight out of the box, are my two pairs of Dr Marten 1416 shoes. Just to add to the mix, they are size 8. They are more comfortable than my Trickers.   Best wishes, as always, Munky.

On the contrary, I wore nothing but Dr. Marten boots for years, and you cannot beat the comfort.
The quality did go into a steep decline after the 1980's though. Soles in particular would crack or wear through very quickly.
I had one pair replaced by the company because the sole split and leaked water after 6 months of wear.

Today I'm wearing Herring Langdale boots, made by Cheaney, and they are very substantial and comfortable.
post #1995 of 2395
Just a caution - I am a 11.5 on the brannock, 11.5 in AE, pediwear advised the 11 UK on the Claridge and Capital last (supposed to be true to size), which makes sense based on the brannock comparison showing 11.5 US and 11 UK are nearly identical.

I got the shoes - they are enormous, probably at least a half size too big. I can't make up the space with the thickest insole I can find. Now I have to pay $65 to send them back.
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