LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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  1. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    The toe box is slightly rounder than the Buckingham, and more importantly, they have a dipping front, a la Tuczek for example...
     


  2. Munky

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    What is Tuczek?
     


  3. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Got it on google. Never heard of them before.
     


  4. Roger la Rock

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    I've tried on some Outlaws which are on the same Claridge last as the Hestons. I found them significantly narrower around the ball of the foot compared to the Capital. The toe appeared a little more extended, and had a bit of an end bulb, rising up before dipping down. Not for me.
     


  5. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Should fix that... Nicholas Tuczek is widely regarded as one of the best shoe maker ever existed and an influencer on many after him...
     


  6. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Sorry, Marcodalondra, you are right, they are beautiful shoes.
     


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  8. TheFluffer

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    My first pair of Loakes. They're the L1s and yes, they are entry level ones. I really took liking to Loakes but I want to start from the beginning.

    Honestly, they fit alright, not absolutely immaculate. Comfort is fine but i find it tough to break in after 2 days of wear. I guess i'll give it more time :happy:

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  9. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    these look corrected grain/polished leather instead of calf as the 1880 collection, hence the hard break in
     


  10. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    This is correct.
     


  11. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Fluffer, these are beautiful shoes! They are made of corrected grain leather. I would suggest using a damp cloth to clean them, rather than using cream or wax. For your next pair of Loakes, I would suggest considering something from their 1880 range. It is always good to rotate the wearing of shoes.
     


  12. TheFluffer

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    Thanks for the replies, Marco and Munky.

    Will definitely get a pair 1880 Chesters the next time around!

    Oh by the way, since corrected leather can't accept conditioners or creams well, any other alternatives to keep them well besides polishing them?

    Cheers.
     


  13. Munky

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    As I suggested, above, Fluffer, I would suggest you just use a damp cloth to clean them. Any creams or polishes are going to sit on top of the leather and not do anything helpful.
     


  14. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Just arrived.
    My new pair of Loake Hyde boots.

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    Bought from the ebay store of a small family shoe shop in Blackburn, Lancashire.
    Turton's National Shoe Service.
    And at a significant discount to what Herring, Pediwear and Loake themselves charge. £190 as opposed to £230.
    Free shipping and arrived quickly, along with a letter addressed to me, thanking me for the purchase.

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    Now to break them in around the ankles.
     
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  15. Chuckie Egg

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    Just had a pair of Loakes returned from factory refurbishment. They've written the work reference number in biro ink on the leather underside of the facing. Is this normal practice? I know it's out of sight but I'm not sure I appreciate it - it feels like graffiti. Is it safe to use something such as Stain Devils to remove the ink?

    I know they need to identify the pair in the factory but they could have used a peel-able sticker. :-/
     
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