Herring Shoes - Experiences?

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  1. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    What's the deal with their pictures? Are they using size 7 wides as models or something? The shoes all look boxy and stubby.


    I, for one, am happy if they are! I wear 8.5M in North American sizing which is equaivalent to 7.5F in UK sizing.

    Do you mean UK size 7 or North American size 7? UK 7 equals North American 8.
     
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    I wear a US 9.5D. I don't know, maybe it's the angles, but I don't get favorable impressions of their shoes' purported sleekness.
     
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    I'm considering buying this pair of desert boots but I have no idea how ordering from the UK to the US works. Would someone mind explaining it to me? After conversion rates, would I still end up with a good deal? And do I have the option to return if they don't fit?
     
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    I'm considering buying this pair of desert boots but I have no idea how ordering from the UK to the US works. Would someone mind explaining it to me? After conversion rates, would I still end up with a good deal? And do I have the option to return if they don't fit?


    I've ordered a total of 13 (!!!) pairs of shoes from Herring during the past three months or so.

    Just remember that since you do not live in the E.U. (European Union), they will deduct the 17.50% European VAT (Value Added Tax) from the price of each item. For example, if a pair of shoes is 100.00 GBP, then your price is 82.50 GBP.

    To find out the currency conversion rate, use this website . . . http://www.xe.com/ucc/ . . . it's pretty easy to figure out.

    Herring charges a minimum shipping fee of 20.00 GBP and the maximum shipping fee they charge is 35.00 GBP. For example, if you order, let's say, only one pair of shoe laces worth 2.00 GBP (well, not that they sell shoe laces but you get the idea), your shipping fee is 20.00 GBP minimum. The shipping fee increases as the value of the merchandise you order increases as you add to your shopping basket but the maximum shipping fee you'll be charged is 35.00 GBP. Even if you order 100 pairs of shoes, you won't be charged more than a maximum of 35.00 GBP for shipping.

    Herring ships via UPS and I always receive my orders (I live in Canada) anywhere between three to four days (!!!) from the day I placed the order. I'm serious.

    Yes, you can return any shoes back to Herring but you are responsible for paying for international shipping. Just mark on the shipping form "RETURNING UNSATISFACTORY GOODS TO ORIGINAL SENDER". Herring insists that you do this so that they (Herring) won't be charged duties by the international courier.

    Herring will send you information on how to return shoes to them when they send you your order confirmation via email. If you need further information, then simply email them and they will respond within one business day.
     
  5. Champagnelifestylenomoney

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    Great customer service. I would buy from them again.

    +1.
     
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    "Just remember that since you do not live in the E.U. (European Union), they will deduct the 17.50% European VAT (Value Added Tax) from the price of each item. For example, if a pair of shoes is 100.00 GBP, then your price is 82.50 GBP."


    Sorry, but your math is off. The E.U. prices include VAT. Therefore, if the price of the shoe is 100.00 GBP, the price without VAT is 85.11 (100 divided by 1.175,) the inverse of which is 85.11 times 1.175 = 100 GBP. The way you did the calculation, you are calculating VAT on the VAT, which isn't what is done.
     
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    Anyone know much about sizing when it comes to Loake and other similar UK brands?

    I take an 8.5EEE in the AE McClain and the Everetts, but AE seems to run long and narrow. I think I measure in between an 8.5 and a 9. But in Sperry canoe shoes I take a 9E, and in PF Flyers I fit into a 9D (even though it's a bit snug). I'm not sure if I'd need an H or a G or something even smaller in Loakes, and I have no idea if I should go for the equivalent to a 9 or an 8.5. Anyone have any experience?
     
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    Any shops in London selling Herring? Specially thinking about the Shakespeare model.
     
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    Anyone know much about sizing when it comes to Loake and other similar UK brands?

    I take an 8.5EEE in the AE McClain and the Everetts, but AE seems to run long and narrow. I think I measure in between an 8.5 and a 9. But in Sperry canoe shoes I take a 9E, and in PF Flyers I fit into a 9D (even though it's a bit snug). I'm not sure if I'd need an H or a G or something even smaller in Loakes, and I have no idea if I should go for the equivalent to a 9 or an 8.5. Anyone have any experience?


    The best thing to do is to email herring and ask. They're very accomadating with inquiries. Great people to deal with.
     
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    I've got a pair of Hawkshead brogue boots that are really fantastic.
     
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    Anyone know much about sizing when it comes to Loake and other similar UK brands?

    I take an 8.5EEE in the AE McClain and the Everetts, but AE seems to run long and narrow. I think I measure in between an 8.5 and a 9. But in Sperry canoe shoes I take a 9E, and in PF Flyers I fit into a 9D (even though it's a bit snug). I'm not sure if I'd need an H or a G or something even smaller in Loakes, and I have no idea if I should go for the equivalent to a 9 or an 8.5. Anyone have any experience?


    I would first suggest that you get your feet properly measured. Many people are wearing the wrong size (9 out of 10 females are wearing the wrong size!)se this to measure length, instep and width
    http://www.brannock.com/
    AE makes different models on different lasts (shape of foot) and some styles made of some lasts are better depending on the shape of your foot.
     
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    Any shops in London selling Herring? Specially thinking about the Shakespeare model.

    58 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1NY, England + 44 (0) 1548 858988
    17 Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5BU, England +44 (0) 1989 562431
    Old Station Yard Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES, England +44 (0) 1548 854886
     
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    Pediwear?

    +1 - didn't pay a thing.
     
  15. Geoff Gander

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    I'll definitely be buying more from Herring!


    Great to hear it, and congrats. Please post live photos of the Henley when you get a chance, as that's something I've had my eye on, and I need to decide whether I really need a third pair of spectators.
     

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