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Herring Boots (made by Loake) sizing advice


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Jun 25, 2012
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I'm looking into getting a pair of the Herring George jodhpur boot which is made by Loake on their 026 last and I'm seeking some advice on what size to order. I generally wear a 10.5US/44EU. On the Herring website they recommend sizing down one half size from your US size, however, other places I have read you should size down a full size. My only other pair of traditionally made English shoes is a pair of Alfred Sargent Eton boots in a 9.5UK, which ended up being too tight. Given this, a 10UK might seem like the obvious choice but I know that different lasts can have a dramatic effect on the fit not to mention different manufacturers. Also, I did purchase the Alfred Sargents in person and the sales rep said the 9.5 seemed like a better fit for me than the 10. Any advice regarding whether these Loake shoes made for Herring, or shoes made on the 026 last, tend to run large or small, and whether it's better to size down one or one half would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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