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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

 

Don't shoot the messenger!  Of course I haven't tried locating a Loake stockist in the US. I was just passing on what has been suggested. 

 

Munky, apologies I wasn't intending to shoot the messenger or be literal in trying to find a US store, I was merely stressing how difficult the situation was, perhaps with a little too much verve! This is an oncredibly frustrating position and I can't see anybody benefiting from this situation besides Loake who are probably counting their money with glee as we speak.

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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post
 

 

Munky, apologies I wasn't intending to shoot the messenger or be literal in trying to find a US store, I was merely stressing how difficult the situation was, perhaps with a little too much verve! This is an oncredibly frustrating position and I can't see anybody benefiting from this situation besides Loake who are probably counting their money with glee as we speak.

 

Thanks for your message, P. I was being a bit too sensitive, I think!  The Loake situation certainly is odd and clearly very difficult for those who want to buy their shoes. 

post #2118 of 2385

Well. last week end it was -27C in my neck of the woods for about 4 days it varied between -22 and -27C.

 

I got Meermin shearling MTO boot that is "Galway" model in dark brown scotch grain leather for days like these (on Ridgeway sole), but prior to that I seriously considered Loake Wolfe. THe reason being, is that I did not want broughues/puched leather as it is a bitch to clean when we have salt /slush up to the ankles. 

 

Wearing regular shoes (even with rubber galoches) in the weather like this is out of question your ankles freeze off.

 

 

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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post


Also how cold does it need to be for this?
I've never felt my feet were that cold in good shoes.
post #2119 of 2385

Cross posting my Cannons from another thread:

 

 

 

The Capital last is generous so I had to size down 0.5. In suede at least, I find Loake 1880s every bit as good as the shoes from the higher-end makers. I got these for £120 in a sale two years ago and they are nowhere near needing repair. They always get comments.

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My Loake shoes after applying Saphir shoe care products

 

P.S.

Sorry for bad image quality

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Anyone own a pair of Loake Chester? I'm in the market for a pair tan brogues and deciding between Grenson Archie and Loake Chester, it is true to go a full size down for loake? Thank you!

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Originally Posted by hindi ako View Post
 

Anyone own a pair of Loake Chester? I'm in the market for a pair tan brogues and deciding between Grenson Archie and Loake Chester, it is true to go a full size down for loake? Thank you!

Hi hindo ako

 

I own a pair of Grenson's Archie in Burgundy on a commando sole, I don't own a pair of Loake 1880 Chester's but do own a pair of Loake 1880 Burford's which are on the same last.

 

I'm a UK size 9 in both shoes, the Loakes being a slightly tighter fit width wise as the Gensons are a "G" fit.

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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post
 

Hi hindo ako

 

I own a pair of Grenson's Archie in Burgundy on a commando sole, I don't own a pair of Loake 1880 Chester's but do own a pair of Loake 1880 Burford's which are on the same last.

 

I'm a UK size 9 in both shoes, the Loakes being a slightly tighter fit width wise as the Gensons are a "G" fit.

 

I have a pair of Chester's and a pair of Burford's (which are made on the same last).  Oddly enough, I had to take a half size up.

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Right, so an update on my factory repair. 

I complained by email last week, Thursday lunchtime. I had no response so I called yesterday Tuesday morning and it's now 24hrs later and still no response to either my call or email.

Pretty poor customer service and it's starting to really affect the way I think of Loake :confused:

post #2125 of 2385

Further update; they contacted me at lunch time today and have offered me a replacement pair.

They have turned what was starting to become a very negative experience in to a positive one!

Going a few steps further than they needed to, with my particular circumstance, I'm now very happy.

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Is replacement desirable? I thought these had sentimental value to you.
post #2127 of 2385
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

Is replacement desirable? I thought these had sentimental value to you.
They do have great sentimental value, read between the lines and it will make sense.
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Finally arrived from Pediwear. Hyde boots.

 

 

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My mahogany Strands from robinshonsshoes.com arrived yesterday...

They are really a versatile pair of shoes...and they have a nice brown color...(but hard to match it with my existing brown belts, I need a mahogany one)

Sorry no pictures yet, promise to post in a day or two.

May I ask if I need to polish them with Saphir Médaille d'Or Renovateur before use it? (I already have this product)

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Originally Posted by abadlot View Post
 

My mahogany Strands from robinshonsshoes.com arrived yesterday...

They are really a versatile pair of shoes...and they have a nice brown color...(but hard to match it with my existing brown belts, I need a mahogany one)

Sorry no pictures yet, promise to post in a day or two.

May I ask if I need to polish them with Saphir Médaille d'Or Renovateur before use it? (I already have this product)

This may help

 

https://www.hangerproject.co.uk/shoe-care-guide/how-to-shine-new-shoes/?SID=n71ak7f4tn6qeb0p22nb9akd87&___store=uk_default

 

Carl.

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