I'm not disappointed by the quality. I always find it hard to compare them to other brands, especially since I've only had them for a couple of hours . And it's my first pair of Loake's.
But, I think I'm getting the Kempton's instead... Three pairs of red brick soled suede shoes is just a bit too much, even for me. And I hoped they were quite a bit shorter than my Tetbury's (which feel too big/long), but they're not. Sizing down isn't an option, since the width is fine. Also, though I like the colour, I would have liked them to be a bit more brown; they remind me too much of my grey suede Walk-Over's.
I wish this model had dark Dainite soles (like the Kempton's) and were slightly more brown; then I would have kept them.