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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wurger, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Carl1955

    Carl1955 Senior member

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    Hi Betelgeuse

    I have the Burford in Black
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    Good quality Boot that should last & last (no pun intended!!)
    Tend to only use them for work or poor weather in winter, not very stylish as the 024 last is a bit wide for that.
    Bought them from Debenhams in the 40% sale, £235 down to £141 part of their 1880 range so a bargain at that price, prefer them in Tan but needed Black for work.

    Carl.
     
  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks Carl! They look great! I have my doubts about the last, cause ate the end it's an F width. I tried the Chester in 9 UK. And felt it tight against my pinky toe.
     
  3. muddy250

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    They stretch easily enough if a little tight. I usually need to use stretchers to make shoes fit.
    Very wide feet.
     
  4. Webbo

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    I find the 024 last "challenging". I have wide feet and the 024 does feel tight on my little toe too. Somehow I don't feel it is a wide last for my feet. The taper to the toe and a relatively low toe box combine to make this a last I would definitely be more comfortable with a G width, which sadly I cannot find in the Chester. I have had limited success stretching this area too, the wingtip design makes it less "adjustable" than a plain derby. A pity as I love the Chester's looks.
     
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  5. muddy250

    muddy250 Senior member

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    I agree, they are considered wide but I don't find that to be the case for my feet. As a result I only have this one pair on the 024 and it did take a lot of work to get them right. However, they are now among the most comfortable shoes I have so it was worth the effort. For info I am a size 7 in length and a size 9 in width (UK) so you can see I have issues with most shoes. The Chester is Loakes biggest seller and I fail to see why they can't offer a G fit.
     
  6. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Hi Carl. Those look great - and I wouldn't mind a pair! I have them in Burgundy. They are very comfortable and a beautiful colour. One idiosyncrasy that I don't quite understand is that I have to wear insoles in the Chesters and Burfords but not in any other shoes or boots. It may well be to do with the wider last. Very best wishes, Munky.
     
  7. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I definitely don't have a wide feet. Here's a pics of the inside of the Gladstone (9 UK G widht), I have plenty of space hehe. I spoiler it in case you don't want to see it.


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    Unfortunately I can't try it anymore since they are out of stock but I really liked them so I will get them hehe somewhere else. The lenght of my feet is 281 mm
     
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  8. Schweino

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  9. muddy250

    muddy250 Senior member

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    Hydes out and about in the sleety weather today

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  10. vim147

    vim147 Active Member

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    Am looking to buy the chesters but they are being described as 'Chester 2'.

    Is there a Chester 1 and what is the difference ?
     
  11. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    They do look amazing. I saw them in Instagram and wanted them!
    Fantastic muddy, fantastic!
     
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  12. EUtroll

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    Quote:Too bad that the size selection is very limited. Apparently you can find them in both the sales and standard sections.
     
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  13. muddy250

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    Thanks B :)
     
  14. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Too bad that the size selection is very limited. Apparently you can find them in both the sales and standard sections.

    My size in this model is out of stock. :( [​IMG] Too bad they are at a good price. How is the sizing in the 026 last?
     
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  15. Schweino

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  16. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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  17. Schweino

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    I tried some Kemptons on the 026 last about 10 years ago and I found them to be short and wide. Didn't work for me. Pimlico does work for me (slightly longer, same width as 026).

    I don't know if they changed the 026 last in the meantime.
     
  18. lagsun

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    I'm wearing my Herring Gosforth II today which is on the 026 last (their version of the Kempton). I find it TTS (maybe a tad short) and wear a UK7.5F. As a point of reference, I'm a UK7E for C&J Coniston, Islay and Cardigan 4 and US8D for Alden Barrie last. Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
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  19. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Quote:
    Quote:I'm wearing my Herring Gosforth II today which is on the 026 last (their version of the Kempton). I find it TTS (maybe a tad short) and wear a UK7.5F. As a point of reference, I'm a UK7E for C&J Coniston, Islay and Cardigan 4 and US8D for Alden Barrie last. Hope this helps.

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    Great looking boots mate! So, I should go with my regular size 9.5 UK? Quick question about the 024 last... is it something similar to what Red Wing say about their lasts? To pick half a size less? I don't find Red Wing 8 Last wide, I think it's pretty normal but I did went with half a size less.
     
  20. PParker ESQ

    PParker ESQ Well-Known Member

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    The 2 is really for production purposes and simply refers to the fact that the Chester was slightly redesigned. This was years and years ago so all Chester's in production now are Chester 2.
     

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