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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

I'm not sure they ship to the US anymore, as of about this time last year. However, there are some Loakes rebranded by Herring - same shoe and same last - that you can buy from Herring and they'll ship to the US. I wanted a suede chukka with a flat welt (AE's Dundee has a split welt) and Herring has a rebranded Loake that works well for me. Herring was a big help with sizing questions, too.

BB carries Loake under the Peal and co. Brand.
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Damn, I ordered the 7.5 E already and I guess I'll wait till it arrives to see how it fits. Hopefully I don't have to return it for the 2nd time.

 

Lobster, I feel like we fit the 5 last very similar. If I do get the 8 D,  I don't see how the V will close that much more compared to the 7.5 D which looks very wide.


IMO the gap is certainly too wide on the 7.5D all the way down to the first pair of eyelets.  I think in an 8D you won't get full closure right off the bat, but once you settle into the footbed, you should be fine.

 

 I wouldn't worry too much about it.  7.5E might work out.  In my experience with the 65, ±.5 and simultaneously ∓ a single letter width makes less difference than ±.5 within the same width, i. e. a 7.5E and 8D are more similar overall than 7.5D and 8D.  Then again I'm borderline D/E so YMMV.

 

Wait and see an euro lace.

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BB carries Loake under the Peal and co. Brand.

 

Pediwear (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake.php) has a good selection of Loake, and they ship to the U.S. I bought my Loake Hyde boots from them with no problems.

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The suede Acheson is b-e-a-utiful in person, believe me.  I wasn't a huge fan of the suede strand the previous go around and still am not - the suede really masks out the captoe detail too much for me.

This is true...the Acheson is awesome in person...and im not even a loafer guy....but its the one loafer I actually want. (In olive suede)..incredible looking shoe.
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Pediwear (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake.php) has a good selection of Loake, and they ship to the U.S. I bought my Loake Hyde boots from them with no problems.

 

I just checked and actually considered buying a pair of Aldwych shoes, but then the checkout said that they stopped shipping to the US as of February 2016.  Bummer. 

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I just checked and actually considered buying a pair of Aldwych shoes, but then the checkout said that they stopped shipping to the US as of February 2016.  Bummer. 

 

That's too bad, but good to know.

 

Count de Monet's tip about Herring shoes that are really re-branded Loakes might also be good. The Herring Babbacombe model is a dead ringer for the Loake Aldwych, but with a slightly different heel, and Herring definitely still ships here. http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring/babbacombe_oxford/


Edited by gm928 - 8/16/16 at 10:29pm
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I just checked and actually considered buying a pair of Aldwych shoes, but then the checkout said that they stopped shipping to the US as of February 2016.  Bummer. 

I emailed with Loake about this and they claimed to be trying to establish a list of US "stockists" so they were restricting exports. Allegedly Robinson's Shoes out of Ireland will still ship Loakes to the US. Haven't tried though. BTW Robinson's sells what looks to be one of the prettiest pair of brogues I have ever seen. I also like the Barker Indiana. Maybe some day...

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com
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HA HA!  I was at Nordstroms one day and a guy brought back a pair of Ferragamos and said to the SA "these sound like jingle bells as I walk"  ever since then I have been very aware of the sound they make.  If you've ever had a backpack that doesn't have plastic zippers, same feeling and sound. People can hear you coming. smile.gif

This being Texas, it's like the dress shoe version of spurs lol.
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I ended up ordering an 8.5 D in merlot this year.  The V started at 1/2 inch but now it is less than 1/4 inch. It fits perfect in the heel, and there's no heel slip, but the excessive volume in the front is a bit noticeable.  My big toe barely gets past the cap line.   I eventually ordered a 7.5 E in oxblood and it fits perfectly.

Sounds like how my 9D Strands fit. I measure a 8.75 D-ish with what I am concluding is a narrow heel. Perhaps I should have tried an 8E.
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post
 

 

That's too bad, but good to know.

 

Count de Monet's tip about Herring shoes that are really re-branded Loakes might also be good. The Herring Babbacombe model is a dead ringer for the Loake Aldwych, but with a slightly different heel, and Herring definitely still ships here. http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring/babbacombe_oxford/

 

I just tried Herringshoes and it gives me a message that they cannot ship to America. Robinsons it is, if I decide to order.  Amazon.co.uk has them too, but is too expensive.

 

EDIT:   Sorry, I mis-read your post the first time.   

 

The Aldwych is about 280 right now with free shipping.   Tempting.  Going to wait and see if the pound drops some more.:lol:


Edited by Lobster33 - 8/16/16 at 11:04pm
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Visited my local AE retail establishment this evening for a quick try-on session. I know I'm new around here, but the suede Strand is a beauty in the snuff color.

Tried on Shelton, Hopkinson, and Exchange Place. Hopkinson fit the best. Shelton, in spite of being on the same last, had too much room for me up front and didn't close up very well at all. Don't know what to make of that. Exchange Place fit OK in the instep, but crowded the toes on old righty where the shoe starts to taper. Would consider trying a larger size, but didn't care for the creasing on the cap portion of the toe.

The newer casual options looked nice but the clock ran out. I especially liked the looks of the Neumok 2.0 in Kudu and the Academy and Alumnus looked good in person as well. All three looked like great shoes to wear with denim and will be the focus of my next visit.

They did not have the funky new Leidens.
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In my experience, yes.  Usually that means the sole/heel isn't broken in.

Could it also be a narrow heel? Seems to happen most in my Fifth Aves which are my next to oldest pair but to a lesser degree in other pairs. To me, the Fifth Ave soles feel quite flexible at this point. Certainly not out-of-the-box stiff. In fact, except for this issue that can creep up, they are quite a pleasure to walk in. But of course as soon as the soreness occurs, all of that is canceled out.
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I recently compared a pair of country grain Malverns to the country grain on Allen Edmonds's current line of shoes.  The Malvern's leather appeared to be a lighter shade of brown, and the graining, if that is the word, was less fine than that of their newer line of shoes.  There is a slight difference between the Malvern's sole and the standard Dainite sole, but I do not believe that it is a meaningful difference.  Otherwise, they are the same pattern and constructed on the same last.  A very good find for the price.

 

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Haven't really seen these discussed here, but I recently picked up these Malverns from eBay that as far as I can tell have only been worn outside a couple of times for $41.

I know next to nothing about this model, but the country grain uppers and dainite sole should provide an excellent shoe for wet weather in the fall/winter. Very happy with these.
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Regents Streets today, from 2012. My first AEs. Holding up quite well, I think.

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Could it also be a narrow heel? Seems to happen most in my Fifth Aves which are my next to oldest pair but to a lesser degree in other pairs. To me, the Fifth Ave soles feel quite flexible at this point. Certainly not out-of-the-box stiff. In fact, except for this issue that can creep up, they are quite a pleasure to walk in. But of course as soon as the soreness occurs, all of that is canceled out.

 

Could be, yes.  Could also be that your shoes are either too wide or too long.  How old are the Fifth Aves?  How many times have you worn them?

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