Loake 1880 Shoe Sizing Help

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  1. apple3210

    apple3210 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    looking at buying some loake 1880 shoes for work. Problem is, where i live doesn't have a store that sells them, so i can't try them on for size.

    To give you an idea, i'm a 10.5 in Nike. I know sneakers usually have bigger sizes than dress shoes, so i'm kinda stuck on what to get. If it helps, i'm also a an 8.5 in Tod's loafers.

    Thanks
     


  2. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I'm a US10 and (therefore) a UK 9, and my Loake Kemptons in Sz 9 fit perfectly. I've also got a pair of Strands in 8.5 and they're wearable but tight. I assume a 9 would fit but it is a narrow last.

    So for me they are true to size, though I would counsel caution with the Mayfair last.
     


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    cheers for the replies.

    any recommendations on what style to get? worried that the photos they use give a false impression of what they really look like. Have seen some photos in the for sale threads and sometimes they look quite different :S
     


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    How did you find the fit through the uppers? I likewise purchased a pair of Loake Strands and found the width/length perfect but the height in the vamp a bit big. I'm thinking about getting an insert to solve this problem though.

    apple3210, you could always email the distributor and ask for a photo if you're worried about the internet pics not being an accurate representation. I've done it before from pediwear and they happily complied.
     


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