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Question for all Loake fans in the United States, where are you buying your Loakes from nowadays? I tried to read/search through the various posts in the thread about the US shipping restrictions and alternatives but didn't find useful info. If I overlook this info please reference me to the post. 

post #2297 of 2390

New from Loake this autumn is the Anglesey on the capital last with what looks to be a victory rubber sole for bad weather. What do you think??

 

 

 

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post #2298 of 2390

It looks nice. My local Loake shop doesn't have them in stock so I haven't seen it in person. I'm currently mulling over both the new Anglesey and the new Bosworth -- both shown below.

 

 

 

Here are a few more pics I found online.
 

[Loake Anglesey pics] (Click to show)

 

 

 

(The colour in this one strikes me as blatantly false advertising. The 'oxblood' colour seems much less red in reality.)

 

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[Loake Bosworth pics] (Click to show)

 

 

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post #2299 of 2390
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Originally Posted by inno View Post
 

It looks nice. My local Loake shop doesn't have them in stock so I haven't seen it in person. I'm currently mulling over both the new Anglesey and the new Bosworth -- both shown below.

 

 

 

Here are a few more pics I found online.
 

[Loake Anglesey pics] (Click to show)

 

 

 

(The colour in this one strikes me as blatantly false advertising. The 'oxblood' colour seems much less red in reality.)

 

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[Loake Bosworth pics] (Click to show)

 

 

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Nice boots, really like the Anglesey very classy boot on offer in a couple of places online depending on size 

post #2300 of 2390
I am interested in a pair of apron derby boots, in my radar Loake's Anglesey and Cheaney Richmond. I wonder if any SF member has checked them and can share any comments.

Here my experience with Loake, I own several Loake shoes, my first goodyear welted shoes where a pair of Oxfords from the "Shomaker" line which I still use. Loake shoes are not only well made, but some of their designs are nicer than similar from more expensive brands and can stand on their own not just as an "entry level brand".

- I find the Capital last a fantastic standard last.
- For more comfortable lasts or country shoes, the 024 and 026 are great, some people might need to use a smaller size, not in my case.
- The 1880 line is a very safe bet, the shoes are very well made and strudy as I like my shoes. I have never been disappointed. For long distance shoppers that can't return shoes is an excellent option due to their consistent quality.
- I hope they could offer the Royal Brogue in calf leather in Capital last, for my taste the Royal has one of the best proportions for a longwing, but I don't like polish binder.
- The Cannon monkstrap is an excellent example of good ratio quality/price, I own them in black and brown. Not the most sleek double monk, great for not trendy tastes.
- The Richmond full brogue oxford is a fantastic shoe, I find the design nicer than more expensive brands.
- The Burford boot and the Chester brogue are classics among classics.
- I don't own the Aldwych but I saw them in Basel and Paris and might be an option once my current stock of plain toe oxfords stop being wearable.
- Several Herring's brand shoes are made by Loake, the Keswick boot might be my Christmas gift, I hope they could make them in grain black.

Most of my Loakes where purchased from Herrings.

Here my two apron boots options. Comments will be highly appreciated and a one on one picture will make my day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Edited by JUAN MANUEL - 10/9/16 at 9:20am
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Originally Posted by JUAN MANUEL View Post

I am interested in a pair of apron derby boots, in my radar Loake's Anglesey and Cheaney Richmond. I wonder if any SF member has checked them and can share any comments.

Here my experience with Loake, I own several Loake shoes, my first goodyear welted shoes where a pair of Oxfords from the "Shomaker" line which I still use. Loake shoes are not only well made, but some of their designs are nicer than similar from more expensive brands and can stand on their own not just as an "entry level brand".

- I find the Capital last a fantastic standard last.
- For more comfortable lasts or country shoes, the 024 and 026 are great, some people might need to use a smaller size, not in my case.
- The 1880 line is a very safe bet, the shoes are very well made and strudy as I like my shoes. I have never been disappointed. For long distance shoppers that can't return shoes is an excellent option due to their consistent quality.
- I hope they could offer the Royal Brogue in calf leather in Capital last, for my taste the Royal has one of the best proportions for a longwing, but I don't like polish binder.
- The Cannon monkstrap is an excellent example of good ratio quality/price, I own them in black and brown. Not the most sleek double monk, great for not trendy tastes.
- The Richmond full brogue oxford is a fantastic shoe, I find the design nicer than more expensive brands.
- The Burford boot and the Chester brogue are classics among classics.
- I don't own the Aldwych but I saw them in Basel and Paris and might be an option once my current stock of plain toe oxfords stop being wearable.
- Several Herring's brand shoes are made by Loake, the Keswick boot might be my Christmas gift, I hope they could make them in grain black.

Most of my Loakes where purchased from Herrings.

Here my two apron boots options. Comments will be highly appreciated and a one on one picture will make my day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Hi JUAN MANUEL

 

I own the Cheaney Richmond R Derby boot in Mahogany Grain Leather that you've pictured, here are a couple of my pics in real life, I also own 2 pair of Loake 1880 boot's, the Burford in Black and the Loake 1880 Winchester Blue Suede 

 

 

 

Frankly you can't compare the quality of Loake to Cheaney IMHO, the leather, finish,style and comfort of the Cheaney's is far better than Loake, OK Cheaney's are more expensive but hey you get what you pay for!

 

Regards

 

Carl.

post #2302 of 2390

Anyone interested in a pair of worn once Chester 9.5 in Mahogany before I eBay them?

 

They aren't making in my rotation, so I'm looking to move them out for a pair of Hyde's for the season.

post #2303 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi JUAN MANUEL

I own the Cheaney Richmond R Derby boot in Mahogany Grain Leather that you've pictured, here are a couple of my pics in real life, I also own 2 pair of Loake 1880 boot's, the Burford in Black and the Loake 1880 Winchester Blue Suede 

Frankly you can't compare the quality of Loake to Cheaney IMHO, the leather, finish,style and comfort of the Cheaney's is far better than Loake, OK Cheaney's are more expensive but hey you get what you pay for!

Regards

Carl.

Hello Carl

Thank you for your post. I agree with the quality observation, in general Cheaney has better leather; as you said, in shoes you get what you pay (until you reach the diminishing returns curve). I am evaluating more the esthetics; the Richmond looks sleeker with a shorter toebox (nice pics of your boots, congrats), I am looking for a jeans / chinos boot.

I am going to take a walk in boots with similar lasts and see how my feet behaves. Here the sole that gives an idea of the heft of the boot (both boots).

Thank you

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Originally Posted by JUAN MANUEL View Post


Hello Carl

Thank you for your post. I agree with the quality observation, in general Cheaney has better leather; as you said, in shoes you get what you pay (until you reach the diminishing returns curve). I am evaluating more the esthetics; the Richmond looks sleeker with a shorter toebox (nice pics of your boots, congrats), I am looking for a jeans / chinos boot.

I am going to take a walk in boots with similar lasts and see how my feet behaves. Here the sole that gives an idea of the heft of the boot (both boots).

Thank you

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Hi JUAN

 

A pair of Loake Anglesey on ebay would work for you with thick socks?! and save you £90

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/191983581827?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=aud-133395220626%3Apla-75952154106&adtype=pla&poi=20343&googleloc=1006626&device=c&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0

 

Carl.

post #2305 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi JUAN

A pair of Loake Anglesey on ebay would work for you with thick socks?! and save you £90

Carl.

Hello Carl

Thank you for the tip; but I an 10.5UK and they don't deliver to Peru. The pictures where useful, that is the boot I want.

Have a great day!
post #2306 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi JUAN

A pair of Loake Anglesey on ebay would work for you with thick socks?! and save you £90

Carl.

Hello Carl

Thank you for the tip; but I an 10.5UK and they don't deliver to Peru.

Have a great day!
post #2307 of 2390

Quick shot of the maiden voyage of my first pair of Loake shoes.  I went with the Buckingham in dark brown.  Very happy with the shoes overall.  Prefer the styling to AE McAllister (sleeker last, more subtle broguing).  Leather similar, although not as thick as AE to my unsophisticated hands.  Time will tell how the leather wears.  Also very happy with the finishing, no noticeable flaws.   

 

For the sizing folks out there, here's me:

Brannock: ~10.25 D

AE 65: 9.5D

AE 1943: 9.5E

Loake Capital: 8.5F fits very well.

 

Hard to beat <$200 for these on the Robinson's sale.  Considering burgundy strand as my next move.  Cheers.

 

post #2308 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Lucho View Post
 

Question for all Loake fans in the United States, where are you buying your Loakes from nowadays? I tried to read/search through the various posts in the thread about the US shipping restrictions and alternatives but didn't find useful info. If I overlook this info please reference me to the post. 

Not sure if anyone answered this for you, but http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/ ships to US at "normal" prices, and shipping is free.  Another option is getting rebranded Loake shoes from other retailers, e.g. Herring.

post #2309 of 2390

Can anyone comment on the Legend Last / F fitting. I'm getting conflicting advice with sizing, some say to go a half-size down from your TTS so US 8 = UK 7.5 ---> UK 7. Others have said to go 2 sizes down to UK 6 since its a big boot. I wear 8 US in most shoes.

 

The particular model im interested in is the Loake Mitchum chealsea boot. 

 

Any help or advice is much appreciated.

post #2310 of 2390

Just checking in to reaffirm how sublime Loake is... received my Cannons and Strands and there are 0 noticeable defects on either shoe after careful inspection. The leather is extremely supple and tightly creased over the vamp. Leather quality on the 1880 line has never let me down, and blows all other shoes at the same price point out of the water. For 150 GBP for a pair of 1880, there is no other shoemaker that can even come close in value. 

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