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post #736 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I find that the sizing of some Loakes vary. I have UK size 9 Chesters and UK size 8.5  Strands. I have to wear arch supports in both. I have to wear these supports in all my shoes except for one pair. I am still trying to find out what is different about these particular shoes. Finally, I have shoes that fit well that are UK size 10.

 

If you do have to wear arch supports, it is a good idea to take them along to the shoe shop when you buy new shoes. Then you can see whether or not you are going to need them and  also what size of shoe you are going to need. 

The Chesters and Strands are on different lasts (024F and Capital, respectively). 

post #737 of 1043

Yes, I know that Chesters and Strands are made on different lasts. This doesn't automatically, address the issue of changes in size, If last shape always did affect size, we would be getting different sized shoes everytime we bought different shoes from different shops. Most of us, I  imagine,wear the same size shoes however they are made. I was just indicating that I thought it odd that I could wear shoes from UK 8.5 to UK size 10.  I think the answer lies in my earlier buying of shoes - the 10s - when I didn't really pay enough attention to 'fit'.

post #738 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

If last shape always did affect size, we would be getting different sized shoes everytime we bought different shoes from different shops. Most of us, I  imagine,wear the same size shoes however they are made. 

In fact I think many people do have to get different sizes of shoe depending on the manufacturer and last. I know I do. There are many, many posts on styleforum asking "I am size X in last Y from manufacturer Z, what size would you recommend in last A from manufacturer B?" In an ideal world, I agree it would be nice to be able to wear the same size regardless of manufacturer or last, but alas--I do not think that is the case for most people. There is obviously enormous variation in foot shape and equally enormous variation in last shape, instep height, etc.


Edited by breakaway01 - 4/30/14 at 9:16am
post #739 of 1043

Yes, fair enough, Breakaway. I seem to be arguing against myself, here, when I note that I have shoes in different sizes!  Thanks for your comments. Munky

post #740 of 1043

Just a thought. I have a box full of different shoe products, from Saphir, Lexol, Collonil, Woly, Dr Martens and so on. What I have settled on, though, for my Loake's shoes is using their own creams and wax polishes. The reason for this is that they exactly match the colours of Loake's shoes. Other products are a good approximation but it is good to have the clear match. Obviously, someone makes the shoe care products for Loakes but I would imagine that the shoe company, themselves, use these creams and waxes.

 

Both the cream and the wax are available - at the least in the UK - from Amazon and are not expensive.  

post #741 of 1043

In Allen Edmonds Strands I'm US 10E, what would that roughly translate into in Loake? I'm looking for a couple of sleek and affordable looking oxfords, Loake 1880 series seems like a good choice, but I have no way to test them. 

post #742 of 1043
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

In Allen Edmonds Strands I'm US 10E, what would that roughly translate into in Loake? I'm looking for a couple of sleek and affordable looking oxfords, Loake 1880 series seems like a good choice, but I have no way to test them. 

It depends on the last of the shoes. Could you pick a model/last? It is easier to help you with your size that way.
post #743 of 1043

I guess the Aldwych looks like my best choice. 

post #744 of 1043
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

I guess the Aldwych looks like my best choice. 

For Aldywch, I would shoot for 9F. Loake run a little bit big and will fit your 10E.

My foot measured around 10-10.5US in the brannock and i have a slightly low instep. Loake on Capital last such as Aldwych fit me best on 9F.

I have the Cannon in 9.5F (same last as aldwych) and it's a half size big for me. Needs to strap it really tight and needs an insole to offset.

I have my Churchill in 8.5F (elongated last and the Loake person told me it rather fit like G width, the fit would be similar to a Capital last in 9F). Fits me perfectly.

Hope this help. I would suggest you contact with the site you are buying from, if you are ordering online. They could give you their suggestion again based on your foot size and the AE you wear. If you are still not sure, contact Loake themself. They are quite useful but not as responsive in my experience.
post #745 of 1043
Loake Churchill on my final exam week smile.gif

post #746 of 1043

Those are great looking shoes!

post #747 of 1043
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Originally Posted by AL FINK View Post

For Aldywch, I would shoot for 9F. Loake run a little bit big and will fit your 10E.

Is this a common opinion? That Loake run a little big.
I'm wearing a 7 in the Loake Capital last, but 8.5 in Allen Edmonds.
post #748 of 1043

The Capital is a generous last compared to most others. Those who like it snug may need to size 0.5 down

post #749 of 1043

Wearing black Gladstones today from the 1880 range.
Edited by thebov - 5/5/14 at 7:24pm
post #750 of 1043

I have Chester shoes for 2 weeks now and I find their colour bit too light. Therefore I took bit of tan leather dye and tried on a heel. 

 

 

 

Not too bad I think. Let's try it on the front. 

 

 

 

and then the rest. 

 

 

 

For the next time I will try to find chestnut brown colour and burnish details a bit. 


Edited by Normunds - 5/6/14 at 12:19pm
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