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Whether or not to do anything to new shoes, before you wear them, is controversial. Some support the idea of a complex conditioning/cleaning routine (see Carl's pointer to a example). Others suggest just wearing them I tend to favour the latter. A good brushing is all I give them. It's a case of 'some do and some don't'!  It probably isn't a critical issue.

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Here are Strand's pictures as promised ;)

The color is accurate...close to reality (and it is veryyy nice!!!!).

I think that there is a subtle difference between each shoe...

This is after 6 hours of wearing. Are these crumples normal???? I'm worrying...

Size is definately correct for my feet...

 

 

 

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Here are Strand's pictures as promised wink.gif
The color is accurate...close to reality (and it is veryyy nice!!!!).
I think that there is a subtle difference between each shoe...
This is after 6 hours of wearing. Are these crumples normal???? I'm worrying...
Size is definately correct for my feet...

Nice horizontal creases confined to the front of the vamp indicates a well fitting shoe. Congratulations. Now put some trees in.
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Now put some trees in.

 

+1

 

Really stretch them out.

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Good selection of other brands too. But they don't ship out beyond the Nordic countries.
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Good selection of other brands too. But they don't ship out beyond the Nordic countries.

There's always a catch.

I'm intrigued though why Loake do all these MTOs for the Swedish market, and seem to release new models or variations of existing shoes there first.
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There's always a catch.

I'm intrigued though why Loake do all these MTOs for the Swedish market, and seem to release new models or variations of existing shoes there first.

I think you have it a little mixed up, MTO'S are the choice of the retailer. So this website would have specifically asked Loake to make these styles for them, not that Loake have decided to make some exclusive models and then sell them to the Swedish Market only.

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There's always a catch.

I'm intrigued though why Loake do all these MTOs for the Swedish market, and seem to release new models or variations of existing shoes there first.

I seem to remember reading that Sweden is Loake's biggest market outside the UK. They have a serious local presence that works closely and actively with a number of retailers here on MTO models. Their Instagram account is often the first place to see these - check out loakesverige.

Here's a pic of a couple of great new models available through a Stockholm Cobbler:
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Originally Posted by BingoLiddle View Post

I seem to remember reading that Sweden is Loake's biggest market outside the UK. They have a serious local presence that works closely and actively with a number of retailers here on MTO models. Their Instagram account is often the first place to see these - check out loakesverige.

Here's a pic of a couple of great new models available through a Stockholm Cobbler:


Thanks.
There is also Loake's own Swedish site, and it's blog, where they feature a lot of new shoes and MTO versions too.

http://www.loake.se/blogg
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Just got a few sizing issues in the design range I really hope someone could clarify for me.

 

I bought a pair of Loake Clint- which is obviously based on the elongated Ridge last and I now have to wear it with heel cushion :( Even though it's quite cheap I don't want to waste it. Plus returning's a hassle when you buy from Denbenams. So my bad for overlooking this obvious feature.

 

http://www.loake.co.uk/row/byrange/design-loake/clint.html

 

However I recently also bought a pair of Errington boots and found it to be slightly longer as well.

 

http://www.loake.co.uk/row/byrange/design-loake/errington.html

 

I'm a standard size 7 and have had a pretty good run with most other lasts from other brands, so is it that the Design Loakes are simply slightly longer overall?

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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

Just got a few sizing issues in the design range I really hope someone could clarify for me.

 

I bought a pair of Loake Clint- which is obviously based on the elongated Ridge last and I now have to wear it with heel cushion :( Even though it's quite cheap I don't want to waste it. Plus returning's a hassle when you buy from Denbenams. So my bad for overlooking this obvious feature.

 

http://www.loake.co.uk/row/byrange/design-loake/clint.html

 

However I recently also bought a pair of Errington boots and found it to be slightly longer as well.

 

http://www.loake.co.uk/row/byrange/design-loake/errington.html

 

I'm a standard size 7 and have had a pretty good run with most other lasts from other brands, so is it that the Design Loakes are simply slightly longer overall?

 

Overall length of a shoe (longest point) is generally there for cosmetic reasons, think about the dead space at the end of any shoe. However if your foot isn't wide enough to create a natural barrier you will slide more into the toe. Loakes shoes vary in fit from style to style, it isn't anything to do with the range and I personally find the Claridge last a really good fit. It is longer but also more tapered. It's that taper that should hold your foot. 

From what you have said I would presume that either you have feet that are quite narrow or the other shoes you have had are on the small fitting side.

 

Try not to get bogged down with sizing, the more you over think it the more you will get it wrong. Fit is personal to you, your foot is unique so it is always going to be hard to anticipate the fit of any untried last shape.

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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post
 

 

Overall length of a shoe (longest point) is generally there for cosmetic reasons, think about the dead space at the end of any shoe. However if your foot isn't wide enough to create a natural barrier you will slide more into the toe. Loakes shoes vary in fit from style to style, it isn't anything to do with the range and I personally find the Claridge last a really good fit. It is longer but also more tapered. It's that taper that should hold your foot. 

From what you have said I would presume that either you have feet that are quite narrow or the other shoes you have had are on the small fitting side.

 

Try not to get bogged down with sizing, the more you over think it the more you will get it wrong. Fit is personal to you, your foot is unique so it is always going to be hard to anticipate the fit of any untried last shape.

Will probably get my feet measured again to see if this is the case. Last time I measured myself was two years ago, so who knows :/ Thanks for the input, ya learn something new everyday.

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Yeah, I hustled home and madeit to my local shop just before they closed. I am very pleased to and am now sure that a pair of herring branded two-tone suede brogue shoes I got a few years ago are from the same loake line. I will post a photo of mine in daylight tomorrow, they are rather darker than I expected, pretty much a bang on mid brown colour rather than tan, but I like them and for £63 they are amazing. I would quite like to see a snap of yours if you don't mind!

Edit -
The Herring site shows a good colour representation.
Here are the nice new Winchesters parked alongside their cousins, the Herring Bonnies which are a few years old, with a crepe sole. The Herrings are a size 9 1/2 which made me wonder if the Winchesters would come up a bit big but they don't feel it.

Hi Phileas Flash

 

Finally got round to taking a few picks of the Loake 1880 boots I picked up in the Debenham's sale you requested a few snaps of

 

Not bad considering they were reduced from £210 to just £63 as were your Tan boots

 

Regards

 

Carl

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Has anyone tried on the Loake suede Tassel Loafers I think that are called the Lincoln? Any experience? Am looking to get a suede tassel loafer and they seemed interesting. :slayer:  or any experience with Loake suede shoes and how they wear/durable/last?

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