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Looking for help in the EU purchasing Loake Boots

super1flavor

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Hi All:

It's been a couple years since I've updated my Pimlico's and I can't believe that Loake still has that absurd restriction in place. Anyhow, I'm interested in finding someone in the EU that can purchase a pair or two for me and ship to the US. Please send a PM with any ideas of thoughts or if you can help. Of course, I am happy to compensate you for your time.
 

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Just FYI that model is based on the 026 last so much more like the Kempton rather than the Pimlico. I much prefer the latter.
 

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Just FYI that model is based on the 026 last so much more like the Kempton rather than the Pimlico. I much prefer the latter.
If the OP doesn’t mind that slight difference, it’s not a bad substitute. Buying Loake through a proxy in the EU means that he would have to pay not only a proxy fee but also the full 20% VAT. Both could be avoided if he chooses the Herringshoes version.

Here are the description of the two lasts on Pediwear:

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Greatly appreciate the responses. I'm really stumped on what to do. The Herring shoes are great, but I need the dainite sole. I can get the brown calf on EastDane and one other place. I've been trying to source the brown suede. I'll check out the Nordic site. I came across another Nordic site Carl of something and had planned to write them on a weekday.

I really still don't understand what Loake is doing with their restrictions. I wrote them directly and they provided a somewhat irrational and not very intelligent answer about how they are "looking out for their resellers" or something like that and suggested I buy through one of them. I lived in NYC at the time and checked all 4 or 5 Loake "retailers" and none offered this model of boot and could not get it. So it's a moot point with their approach to sales.
 
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The Pimlico (Capital last) has become one of my most favorite over the years and I've worn everything from Green, to my many Santoni's, Viberg, etc. I still always go back to my Pimlico's when I need something sleek and casual and comfortable. So the 26 last won't work. I had a pair of Kempton's and the toe box was weird and tight despite having almost a similar profile.
 
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