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post #706 of 1023
Wore the cannons at my desk today to evaluate fit. Floor is carpeted so I don't worry about marring the sole.

Unfortunately the side of the shoe bothered the bone in my ankle. I have an insole with arch support I can try, but I think that'll cause heel slip. Not sure if the issue would be fixed by break in. I have the same issue with AE Park avenues but those broken in a bit.

Such a shame. The cannons are super nice and look pretty well built as well.

Shame to have to pass them up at $155, so I'm hoping the arch support insole works. I tried a simpler insole today after it started hurting and it was promising!
Edited by ridethecliche - 4/18/14 at 2:32pm
post #707 of 1023

Just some thoughts on shoe cream containing turpentine. Some of us are allergic to turpentine. For some time now I have been using creams and polishes that contain it, outside of the house. A couple of days ago I got a bit too clever and used Saphir cream on my shoes, inside the house, wondering if I had exaggerated the problem. Within minutes, my eye lids were drying up and I had breathing problems. As a result, I have decided only to use shoe products that do not contain turpentine. This seems to rule out many of the Saphir shoe care creams and polishes. 

 

I know, from experience, that Collonil Creme de Luxe, neutral cream conditioner does not contain turpentine - although some other Collonil products do, I plan to use Creme de Luxe as a cleaner and conditioner. A recent find, though, was that I can smell no turpentine in Loake's own creams (and of course, these are directly matched with Loake shoes). However, Loake's wax polish does contain it.

 

I prefer the deep sheen that can be achieved by shoe creams rather than the shine that comes from using wax polish. So my 'no turpentine' kit will be the Creme de Luxe and a tin of tan and of burgundy Loake's shoe cream - (most of my shoes are tan). Presumably Loake's creams must be made for them by some other company and branded 'Loake's and I wonder if that would be Collonil. Woly is another company that produce a wide range of non-turps creams. It may also be worth noting that Creme de Luxe also comes in various colours, including tan and burgundy but I have not tried these. 

 

An alternative approach to the non-turps issue is to buy GlenKaren products, but they are not easy to come by here in the UK. 

 

I hope this helps those who, like me, have a real problem with turpentine products. 


Edited by Munky - 4/19/14 at 10:10am
post #708 of 1023

Sorry if I have brought this thread to a halt. :embar:

post #709 of 1023
When is the best time to purchase loakes at a great price? And where?

I would presume anything < 220 is a great deal for Loake's 1880 line.
Edited by JezeC - 4/25/14 at 12:14pm
post #710 of 1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

When is the best time to purchase loakes at a great price? And where?

I would presume anything > 220 is a great deal for Loake's 1880 line.

 

I think you mean <220.


If you have small feet, gilt has some right now for 209. I added a discount coupon and the price was like 175.

post #711 of 1023
fixed. I wear 9D (US) or 8 (UK)
post #712 of 1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

When is the best time to purchase loakes at a great price? And where?

I would presume anything < 220 is a great deal for Loake's 1880 line.

There is a shop in Scotland called Colin White Menswear, that sells Loake shoes for a good bit less than anyone else I can think of.
I've never bought anything from them myself, but it's worth a look.


http://cwmenswear.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_102
post #713 of 1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

When is the best time to purchase loakes at a great price? And where?

I would presume anything < 220 is a great deal for Loake's 1880 line.

Excluding special deals, I think that standard best price for eu customers is from http://www.bradshawandlloyd.com/
Free shipping within EU and a gift included or additional 10% off with '"exclude gift'" code.
post #714 of 1023

Yesterday tried to renew a bit my Dark Brown Loake Cannon's (used Saphir renovateur and Médaille d'Or Pommadier Cream).

 

 

post #715 of 1023
^^ looking nice. Loake cannon seems to have crease in the toe cap area.
post #716 of 1023

I just bought the kemptoms, my first Loake 1880, I think they have great quality for the price and very nice suede.

post #717 of 1023
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Originally Posted by Mills View Post
 

I just bought the kemptoms, my first Loake 1880, I think they have great quality for the price and very nice suede.


Pics or it didn't happen :)

post #718 of 1023

Just got my Loake Cannon in 9.5F from Herring Shoes.

For the fit, length and width is okay but i have a low instep. Much room to be filled in the vamp and a little loose on the heel; needs to use the last strap hole to make them feels okay. They are wearable but a little loose. An insole makes the toe too tight.

I've tried 9F and overall, the fit was snug and a bit tight on the little toe. Should've gotten them instead but I didn't feel like taking the risk of it not stretching enough. Would definitely take 9F in my future laced-up Loake in Capital, preferably Strand.

For further reference, I tried the Kempton in 9.5F in my local mall before ordering. It feels perfect and thought 9.5F in capital would be a great fit. Not quite so for a person with low instep. I couldn't afford to return as the import duty and tax is huge in where I live.

:(

Here's the pic

 

 

post #719 of 1023
All this Cannon talking...and you've made me want to wear mine today.

After lots of wear and some winter rainy days as beaters, they still look like new, with a simple saphir routine.

post #720 of 1023
Did you say Cannon ? How about in suede ??
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