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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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



  1. Alexandru

    Alexandru Active Member

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    Hello. Should I go for the same size for the Chester on the 024 last as I did for the Buckingham on the Capital last? I'm reading that 024 is somewhat wider. Also the Chester being an open laced shoe, I don't want to end up with a shoe that's large.
     


  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    In my experience, I use 9.5 UK in the Capital and tried the Chester in 9 UK. For me, it was very tight in my pinky toe and I do not have a wide foot. I would go with the same size.
     


  3. Alexandru

    Alexandru Active Member

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    Thank you, I appreciate your prompt answer.
     


  4. PParker ESQ

    PParker ESQ Senior member

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    Actually, from the people I have fitted most take 024 in a half size smaller than capital. This is the standard trend. This isn’t set in stone of course, there will be exceptions dependent on your foot shape and toe position. It is however designed to be on the larger side where as capital is designed to run true.
    It’s unwise to base your shoe requirement on one individual user, you have no idea about their foot shape or how it compares to your own. For instance betel takes the same size, but I know another person on this thread takes a size larger in 024 than other footwear. I take a half size smaller.

    Unless you know that your own foot is somewhat eccentric in shape and/or have issues in sizing then I’d recommend taking the smaller size.
     


  5. muddy250

    muddy250 Senior member

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    My experience is that I take my normal size in Chester (wide feet) and half size up in Capital. As has been said, if you have normal width to narrow probably best to size down that 1/2 with the Chester.
     


  6. Carl1955

    Carl1955 Senior member

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    Hi

    You can view 024 & Capital - side by side here

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/lasts

    Carl.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017 at 1:58 AM


  7. PParker ESQ

    PParker ESQ Senior member

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    I wouldn’t use that for anything more than an aesthetic comparison.
     


  8. Alexandru

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    Thank you for all your answers. I've been away for some time and forgot about the Search button.
    The comparison tool that Herringshoes have doesn't seem accurate, on my screen the Capital looks to be wider than the 024.
    Now, my hope is that Pediwear restock the Dainite Mahogany soon.
     


  9. ramlo

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    If you need width at the pinky toe area my experience is that capital is wider than 024.
     


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    Webbo Senior member

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    My experience too
     


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  12. SuitedDx

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    I've had the Herring/Loake Chester and the fit is quite generous as it's a boot last I believe. I took a risk on a pair of shoes on the Capital last (Strand) a half size smaller... I'll see how they go!
     


  13. Alexandru

    Alexandru Active Member

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    I've had issues a couple of times with shoes regarding pinky toes discomfort. It's something I'll definitely consider. I might go tts, instead of going half size down.
    I actually prefer when there's more space in toe that slightly tapers twards the heel.
    Or perhaps I should end this whole ordeal and go with these instead
    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?shoeid=3011&brandid=6
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017 at 5:43 PM


  14. Wild Strawberry Rabbit

    Wild Strawberry Rabbit Active Member

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    Taunton in dark brown. In my opinion one of the very few Loake models with a really good looking design (along with Aldwych, Hyde and Anglesey). The only problem with these is extremely stiff heel, after year of use still very stiff. Even Meermins break in faster...

    IMG_4979.JPG
     


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