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They did when we were allowed to order them to the US.

 

Yes, sorry; that was tactless of me. My apologies. 

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Need some help here. I got this Kempton 8UK and pretty much they fit great, quite true to size but problem is there is too much room around the vamp area. You can quite see that in the photo. 

 

I wonder if it would help to insert some (thick) insoles to solve this issue? 

 

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X-Post from Rock your Socks.  First outing this spring for my much-loved Kews:

 

 

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Yes, sorry; that was tactless of me. My apologies. 


If you can't praise Loake shoes on a Loake Appreciation thread then we're in trouble

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post
 

Need some help here. I got this Kempton 8UK and pretty much they fit great, quite true to size but problem is there is too much room around the vamp area. You can quite see that in the photo. 

 

I wonder if it would help to insert some (thick) insoles to solve this issue? 

 

Yeah I've got this problem too, some boots, especially chukkas can have more room in the vamp than what its size suggests. Thicker insoles as well as thicker socks should help, otherwise tighten it a bit to minimise possible sliding. 

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Yeah I've got this problem too, some boots, especially chukkas can have more room in the vamp than what its size suggests. Thicker insoles as well as thicker socks should help, otherwise tighten it a bit to minimise possible sliding. 

I assume this is the problem with the last and it would not help to size down right? 

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Shameless plug for a pair of Loake 1880 Kempton 8UK I listed.

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Traveling to Dublin this week from the US. Does anyone know of a shop I can score some Loakes? Any help is appreciated!

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Traveling to Dublin this week from the US. Does anyone know of a shop I can score some Loakes? Any help is appreciated!

I don't know Dublin but if no-one more knowledgeable comes back, you can always try Debenhams. They sell Loake, though they're not a specialist and you may need to research their website based offerings. I'd take a look at what they list, see if anything looks like what you're after and then you can order them to the local store and try them there I think. I know I ordered for collection, and I expect they'll do the same for you to try before you buy, probably in a few sizes.

Have a good trip!

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Traveling to Dublin this week from the US. Does anyone know of a shop I can score some Loakes? Any help is appreciated!

 

There's not a lot of great options. A few shops carry Loake but most have a small selection, especially if you're looking for the 1880 line. They are also quite expensive compared to UK prices (though maybe cheaper than the US, from what I've read on SF).

 

On the southside, Thomas Patrick on Grafton Street has a few. On the northside, Arnotts and Debenhams (both beside each other on Henry Street) carry Loake. Again, the selection isn't massive. You could try ordering a pair to be delivered to Debenhams as @PhileasFlash suggested, but even then, I think Debenhams.ie has a much smaller range than Debenhams.co.uk.

 

Actually, I just checked for stockists. There are a few more shops that stock Loake but I'm not sure which models they have. Search for 'dublin' on this page to see the list.

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Traveling to Dublin this week from the US. Does anyone know of a shop I can score some Loakes? Any help is appreciated!

If you know what you want try contacting Robinson's shoes in Northern Ireland and get them to ship to your address in Dublin

 

I've purchased from Robinson's, they have an extensive range of Loake shoes and good people to deal with

 

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/mens-shoes/brand/loake.html

 

 

Carl.

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There's not a lot of great options. A few shops carry Loake but most have a small selection, especially if you're looking for the 1880 line. They are also quite expensive compared to UK prices (though maybe cheaper than the US, from what I've read on SF).

On the southside, Thomas Patrick on Grafton Street has a few. On the northside, Arnotts and Debenhams (both beside each other on Henry Street) carry Loake. Again, the selection isn't massive. You could try ordering a pair to be delivered to Debenhams as @PhileasFlash
suggested, but even then, I think Debenhams.ie has a much smaller range than Debenhams.co.uk.

Actually, I just checked for stockists. There are a few more shops that stock Loake but I'm not sure which models they have. Search for 'dublin' on this page to see the list.
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If you know what you want try contacting Robinson's shoes in Northern Ireland and get them to ship to your address in Dublin

I've purchased from Robinson's, they have an extensive range of Loake shoes and good people to deal with

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/mens-shoes/brand/loake.html


Carl.


Agree on both counts.
The selection of Loake in Dublin retailers is small, and compared to the UK they are very expensive.
There is another stockist in the Dundrum Shopping Centre. Maybe it's another branch of Thomas Patrick. Can't remember the name.

Work out what a train ticket to Belfast costs and a taxi out to Robinsons in Carrickfergus.
Although looking at their shop on Google Streetview it doesn't look too big. Maybe they are mainly an online business.

Perhaps you could get them to post to a Dublin address.
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post
 

If you know what you want try contacting Robinson's shoes in Northern Ireland and get them to ship to your address in Dublin

 

I've purchased from Robinson's, they have an extensive range of Loake shoes and good people to deal with

 

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/mens-shoes/brand/loake.html

 

 

Carl.

Hi dohare

 

If you do contact Robinson's please remember to use code BANK15  ( 15% off everything up to midnight Monday May2nd  including sale item's )

 

Cheers

 

Carl.

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The mystery around Loake's export restrictions seems to have been cleared up - Loake are now selling their shoes direct to Aus at an extortionate price - $559 AUD for Aldwych (thats about 290 GBP.... :bored:)  

 

Fully expect other regional websites to start launching soon as well.

 

https://www.loakeshoes.com.au/

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Still cool enough in the UK at the moment to justify wearing my 1880 boots still...
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