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post #286 of 988

Hi,

 

I interested in purchasing a pair of Loake Cannon, however it is problematic to decide which shoe size to choose and I want to consult with you. 

Currently I have 7.5F UK Loake Gladstone which fit me well (a bit wider in front part of foot that should be, but acceptable), however I heard that their last differs (bigger) from other Loake shoes. Should I order 8F UK or stay with 7.5F UK?

P.S

I can't try them in shop since I live in Israel and we don't have Loake's retailer.

 

Thanks in advance

post #287 of 988

I haven't tried the swing last yet, but in comparison to other Loake lasts I find the Capital is quite big, so I've had to size down from 10.5 to 10.

post #288 of 988
I got in my Strands and Savoy. The Strands have to go back to Herring and exchange for a 8 UK (from an 8.5), for anyone who is interested that means I take a US 9 in the AE 333 last and an UK 8 in the Loake Mayfair and Capital last. The Burgundy strands were REALLY nice looking and its a shame I had to send them back to exchange frown.gif

Pictures of my new pick up:

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and my small collection so far (burgundy Strands incoming):

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post #289 of 988
nice shoes.

why it seems that everyone enjoys the capital and mayfair last in the same size, but not me?? cloud.gif
post #290 of 988

I would suggest staying with 7.5 UK, I just purchased a pair myself and they fit very comfortably on my usual shoe size.

I typically wear 6.5UK size on Tricker's.

post #291 of 988

Thanks guys,

I will try as you recommended the 7.5F and will update you with results ASAP.

Hope they will fit fine.

post #292 of 988
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jobojolo View Post

nice shoes.

why it seems that everyone enjoys the capital and mayfair last in the same size, but not me?? cloud.gif

Everyone's feet are different, enjoy being different, haha
post #293 of 988
So bad news, my strands that do not fit are going to cost $60 to return. Does anyone want to trade/purchase them?
post #294 of 988
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Originally Posted by StephenB View Post

I got in my Strands and Savoy. The Strands have to go back to Herring and exchange for a 8 UK (from an 8.5), for anyone who is interested that means I take a US 9 in the AE 333 last and an UK 8 in the Loake Mayfair and Capital last. The Burgundy strands were REALLY nice looking and its a shame I had to send them back to exchange frown.gif

 

Nice how does quality/comfort of Rutledge compare to Loake? I found the sheep skin and poron insole made independence shoes much more comfortable than regular AE.

Did Herring suggest that you get the two different sizes on Capital/Mayfair

 

I'm also trying to figure out Loake sizing, I wear US 9.5 on AE 333 UK 8 on C&J on the 348 last and I'm inclined to go with 8 UK on capital too

post #295 of 988
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Originally Posted by RingTail View Post

Nice how does quality/comfort of Rutledge compare to Loake? I found the sheep skin and poron insole made independence shoes much more comfortable than regular AE.
Did Herring suggest that you get the two different sizes on Capital/Mayfair

I'm also trying to figure out Loake sizing, I wear US 9.5 on AE 333 UK 8 on C&J on the 348 last and I'm inclined to go with 8 UK on capital too

Nah the capital/mayfair size difference was my "experiment" I thought I had enough anecdotal evidence to warrant two different sizes. The 333's were definitely too large on me in 9.5 but the 9's are perfect, with the way the 8.5 UK capital last fit I think the 8's will be great. So maybe you should go with 8.5 UK? Check out SizeAdvisor.com

Its hard to tell which is more comfortable yet, I haven't gotten the Savoy's worn in yet but I am very happy with my rutledge's they are extremely comfortable and may be hard to beat.
post #296 of 988
Visited the Loake Factory a couple of weeks ago, and wrote a long report on my blog, which might be of interest. You get to read about Loakes unique steam room which has reduced the number of rejects drastically, about a new agent in USA, and about plans for a new top line, for example: http://shoegazingpunktse.blogspot.se/2013/10/reportage-besok-i-loake-fabriken.html

The blog is written in Swedish, but you can use the translation tool on the upper right of the web version of the page, to make it understandable.
Edited by j ingevaldsson - 10/23/13 at 2:57pm
post #297 of 988
Thread Starter 
cheers for that, great write up.
post #298 of 988
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

cheers for that, great write up.

Thank you Wurger!
post #299 of 988
Very interesting piece; thanks for posting.

I think a higher grade Loake line could give C&J a run for its money. I think the sweet spot quality wise would be something between CJ hand grade and bench grade.
post #300 of 988
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Very interesting piece; thanks for posting.

I think a higher grade Loake line could give C&J a run for its money. I think the sweet spot quality wise would be something between CJ hand grade and bench grade.

and also Alfred Sargent and Carmina.
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