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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. AlanFM

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    Many thanks - the more that try it out, the more accurate I can make it. BW.
     


  2. Gbg brouge

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    Lookin for a sturdy winter/slush/mud kind of shoe and came upon the Loake Adams.

    http://www.loake.co.uk/adams.html

    I have never experienced the Colt last before.
    Are there any of Loake fans out there who can give me some advice on the Adams and/or the Colt last?

    I'm a 9,5 UK on both the Capital and the 026 lasts.
     


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    got two questions for the Loake experts here. Helping a friend clean out her house, and found these. I took them home and cleaned em up

    Just wondering:
    1) What model these are? (says shoe 759B on the inside, last K121)
    2) are these made of shell or calf? I own almost all calf shoes and mine does not crease like this. Gut says cordovan, but just want to make sure as I was told the care for calf and cordovan is different.

    Much thanks

    [​IMG]
     


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    I would guess corrected grain
     


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    Since nobody said anything yet…

    I have only one member who considers a shoe made on the Colt last to fit really comfortable. To give you an idea: The same member considered Loake's 024 (F) last in the same size to be too tight. It seems to have a higher volume which would be typical for a last made for country/Winter shoes.
     


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    Many thanks! It gives me a rough idea at least. [​IMG]
     


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    I use only neutral Wax Polish. And it makes very nice patina.
     


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    Double post
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014


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    [​IMG]

    This looks like the discontinued Meermin suede blucher....
     


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    I've got a Mulligan on the Colt last. I wear a 6.5 UK on the Capital last, and a 7UK on the Colt last gives me room for a felt insole and some thickish socks. I'd say the two lasts are pretty equal in terms of sizing, though the Colt feels a slight bit wider.
     


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    According to Loake's Swedish website and blog, it's called the Downing
    http://loake.se/blogg/2013/08/13/loake-1880-downing

    Seems to be available in black calf also.

    Could be a MTO shoe for Sweden, or else a model that hasn't been introduced yet. No mention of it on the UK site when I did a search for "Downing".
     


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    Gbg brouge Senior Member

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    Thank you very much! That was very helpful and I think I'll go for a pair of the Adams. [​IMG]
     


  14. Gbg brouge

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    Quite right. It's a new model, supposed to be available in store in Sweden by the end of this month.
    That should mean it will be on the Loake site too...hopefully [​IMG]
     


  15. Odradek

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    So does Loake use Sweden as a sort of test market for new shoes?
    The Swedish Loake blog is full of shoes and MTO options that the rest of us don't get.
    It's a great site by the way.
     


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