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Experience with this Loake(Hickstead Waxy) Boot?

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Wondering if anyone has had experience with this Loake boot, whether it's good/bad/ugly?

It's the Hickstead, in 'Brown Waxy Leather.' It looks attractive, and I found a good deal on Herring in my size. But I don't want something with nasty leather.

 

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Well, I went ahead and bought it...I tell everyone how it is when I get it with piccy goodness.
 

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I own them and so do afew other members I believe. They are good boots and served me well the last two winters. I had a very thin rubber sole attached and this allowed me to not worry about the sole in inclement weather.
 

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Originally Posted by drink8648
I own them and so do afew other members I believe. They are good boots and served me well the last two winters. I had a very thin rubber sole attached and this allowed me to not worry about the sole in inclement weather.

Do you mean worry about slipping or about destroying the soles of the boot?
 

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I like that boot a lot -- may I ask where you purchased? (Are more available?)
 

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Herring Shoes - herringshoes.co.uk. They sell factory seconds and remainders/discontinues for about 2/3 to 1/2 the price of regular shoes - Church's, Loake, Barker.
 

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I like the look - but how do you guys polish them - or maintain them? Polishing looks like it would get rid of the waxy look - is there a waxy look polish?
 

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Well, they fit perfectly and have a nice finish. So this is my first pair of brown, leather-soled, english shoes.

As you can see they ARE seconds - not perfect.



I like the last and the shape of the gussets.




Looking good with jeans.




And finally, a closer look at leather quality - pretty good.




 

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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
I like the look - but how do you guys polish them - or maintain them? Polishing looks like it would get rid of the waxy look - is there a waxy look polish?

I use Paraboot Beeswax in dark brown (Marron Fonce)
 

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