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Loro Piana Walking Shoes - Thoughts/Reviews?

joacimbylehn

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I got the dark brown pair from that German website. Went with 43, my usual size, and they fit fine imo. Slightly snug even with very thin socks, so they should be fine if they stretch a bit.

They have a bit of a reddish cast, so I may put on a coat of gray suede dye, which turned out well on some Aldens.
I wouldn’t do that. The suede is already treated with water repellent magic so I’m not sure how it’ll take to spray and another color. Too pricey for me to experiment with at least :blush:
 

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The suede is already treated with water repellent magic so I’m not sure how it’ll take to spray and another color.
To be honest I think they've just been sprayed with a regular water repellant, just like you'd do yourself at home. The factory added repellant wore off in a couple of weeks on my pair, and I had no issues when spraying them with Tarrago's Nano Protector.

Coloring my be another story altogether though.
 

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I wear a 43 in common projects and golden goose...would a safe starting point for size be 42/42.5? Any input would be helpful as locally there isn't a retailer that carries them.
 

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I wear a 43 in common projects and golden goose...would a safe starting point for size be 42/42.5? Any input would be helpful as locally there isn't a retailer that carries them.
Im usually a 45 and that’s what I have in my summer walks too. For the open walks I had to size up to a 46, and they’re still somewhat slim but I can’t go any bigger. my issue is I’ve very wide and flat feet, so the soft and unlined summer walks work better for me even though I prefer OW visually. FWIW I asked the LP customer service what the width difference was in half sizes and it came down to 0.5 cm or so.

Id order both and try for yourself, when I ordered directly from Loro Piana they were very fast and accommodating with returns.
 

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I have a pair in dark brown suede. Incredibly comfortable and I might buy another in a lighter color.

I sprayed mine with nano spray and suffered no ill results.
 

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Wanted to revive this thread for a moment.

What is the consensus on sizing the LP Summer Walk shoes? True to dress shoe (brannock) size?

How much do the Summer Walks stretch over time?
 

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I'd prob go true to size for the regular ones, and maybe a half size lower for the summer walk ones, especially if you plan to go sockless with the summer ones. I think the summer ones are unlined and thus are more likely to stretch than the regular ones, which are definitely lined. I ended up returning the summer ones and getting regular ones. I went a half size down for the regulars and they were too tight at first. Now after about a dozen wears, they're fine. Still not sure if I should have gone with my regular size though. If I could do it over again, I'd probably get true size for the regulars and a half size lower for the summer ones. You didn't happen to find them on sale anywhere did you? While I do like them, I think they're overpriced. Kind of want to try a cheaper version, like the Jack Erwin model.
 
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Wanted to revive this thread for a moment.

What is the consensus on sizing the LP Summer Walk shoes? True to dress shoe (brannock) size?

How much do the Summer Walks stretch over time?
for the summer walk, try .5 size down. Where do you live?
 

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I'd prob go true to size for the regular ones, and maybe a half size lower for the summer walk ones, especially if you plan to go sockless with the summer ones. I think the summer ones are unlined and thus are more likely to stretch than the regular ones, which are definitely lined. I ended up returning the summer ones and getting regular ones. I went a half size down for the regulars and they were too tight at first. Now after about a dozen wears, they're fine. Still not sure if I should have gone with my regular size though. If I could do it over again, I'd probably get true size for the regulars and a half size lower for the summer ones. You didn't happen to find them on sale anywhere did you? While I do like them, I think they're overpriced. Kind of want to try a cheaper version, like the Jack Erwin model.
for the summer walk, try .5 size down. Where do you live?
Thanks. NY. I think I may end up trying on at a local retailer, if in-stock, instead of ordering. If the advice were simply go TTS, I may feel more confident ordering without trying on. But I sense these may stretch a bit with wear.
 

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Thanks. NY. I think I may end up trying on at a local retailer, if in-stock, instead of ordering. If the advice were simply go TTS, I may feel more confident ordering without trying on. But I sense these may stretch a bit with wear.
If you live NYC I would definitely try on in store. No sense in the back and forth of ordering and returning if you don’t have to.
 

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