LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Stefan88

    Stefan88 Senior member

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    Loake has a cheaper line made in India. The ones made in England seems to be top notch. When it comes to the "design Loake" line, they do not use cork in them, but "silicone" or something similar, and therefore feel like they have softer insoles. They are goodwelt though.
     


  2. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Narrow width and high instep, that is an unlucky combination if you want to wear close lacing shoes. However, if the rest of the shoe feels right, then they are good and your pants will cover the gap most of the times.
     


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    Fair enough. I think if you wear derby rather than oxford then it won’t be noticeable.
     


  4. marcodalondra

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    this! The front of the trousers covers the top area of the laces where the gap is wider when I am standing or walking, and it looks fine.
     


  5. Yowzer

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    Great looking line up wurger.. Didn't realise your Moore was black!



    Very glad to see the Knightsbridge. My very first foray into the world of English shoes and still my best fitting pair. You must a very high instep marcodalondra[FONT=Helvetica, Arial, clean, sans-serif]. I find the Loake heel is quite 'hard' and produces quite a distinctive loud and solid sound when walking. Anyone have the same feeling?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, clean, sans-serif]I presume a local cobbler would be able to replace the heel rubber quite easily? It appears to be notched into a second layer.[/FONT]
     


  6. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yes, I tend to buy black shoes first, then slowly add browns later.

    However, I am getting a pair of black Aldwych and burgundy Strand form Pediwear, the Strand is like the Moore with a medallion toe cap.
     


  7. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    You can get a cobbler to replace the heels with a softer rubber easily, not a problem
     
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  8. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    Enjoy the 15% permanent discount for Loakes from Pediwear! Going to need a new shoe storage area at this rate..

    Edit: I find the Capital last has a very nice shape to it, with its slight chisel toe. Perfect for wide feet too. If they were to make the waist narrower like the AS, then it would be perfect.
     
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  9. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Loake Shoemaker Collection Tweed Tan in action

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  10. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    that is why we pay the double the price for AS, haha.
     


  11. CousinDonuts

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  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Nice, I am waiting for mine to arrive.
     


  13. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    I have had mixed success with Loakes. The corrected grain shoes are very hard to maintain - any small mark is impossible to cover up.

    My current Kew chestnut from the Shoemakers Comfort range are doing very well and in light of this brave thread I may seek out some more Loakes...

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    Mine three years on:

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  15. wurger

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    I reckon the Loake Cornwall would be the perfect pair for you, narrow Duke last with open lacing, only 3 eye lacing makes the shoe extremely elegant.
     


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