LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. 00Schneider

    00Schneider Senior member

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    to sum it up:

    if one shoe fits basically perfect, but the other one is tight at the toes (especially at the pinky and it pushes the toes together) will the tight one break in?
     
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    Loake Aldwych waiting for a really late bus. Thanks wurger for your review
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  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    The Aldwytch and Buckingham would be my pick of the loake range.
     
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    I have 2 aldwych. One in black with a danite sole and a brown with a leather sole. I have had both for around 7 months.

    Somehow the black pair has creased much better and fits very comfortably. I quite like it as a work related travel shoe - I can wear it on consecutive days without guilt and don't mind it getting scuffed up during uncomfortable economy class travel.

    The brown pair hurts my heels and the right shoe has not creased well. The leather around the creases feels like its lifeless.

    Perhaps I got a bad piece but am amazed at how the two pairs fit and crease differently.
     
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  6. Munky

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    Surely the point is an anatomical one: our feet are not both the same size or shape. All shoes are a compromise.
     
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    Loake 'Royal' brogues have some history here in the UK. I know that they are made of corrected grain but does anyone have experience of them?
     
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    I bought a pair on eBay about 2 years ago. Used but in excellent condition.
    Found them quite tight, and narrow around the toes. They were a size 7 and I wear a 7 in the Capital last.
    Can't remember what last the Royals are made on, but I'd suggest going up a half size.

    They also have that annoying seam on the inner side of the shoe. Hate that.

    So I sold them again, on eBay, (to a guy in Japan as far as I remember), and actually doubled my money.

    BTW, if you look on the Loake eBay store right now, they have a version of the Royal, in brown with Dainite sole, for £99.99. It's called the Simon.

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    Thanks for this, Odradek. I have no plans to buy Royals at the moment but fascinated by their history. They look a bit heavy and the corrected grain presumably makes this worse.
     
  10. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    I have the Sovereign, which is the Royal with a Dainite sole. They are not heavy; the leather is quite thin.
     
  11. Munky

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    I have seen pairs of Royals with Dr Marten's soles! I should have bookmarked the link. Something different. Hardly high end shoes, but not cheap, either, I have a pair of Dr Marten's shoes and they are very comfortable.
     
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    That does look horrible.
     
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    Perhaps not to everyone's liking! [​IMG]
     
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