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New shoes

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Goodyear welted, hand made in England, old tradition, classic style. It does not get better than that! Check out my new Loake’s. I received the shoes in a really short time. So I was very pleasantly surprised when the mailman brought a big parcel. And having the lifetime 15% on Loake at pediwear makes it even more tempting. 🙂

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Reasoning behind that order wis that my “old” Loake’s are starting to show some wear. On the one hand side that is really a good thing and it is how they look best as they really beautifully age. On the other hand I thought it would be good to give them a little more rest from time to time, letting them really dry up after a rainy day, etc.. So two new pairs were in order.

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So as for the new shoes you are looking at in this post one is the Loake, Cagney in Black Polished Leather. I consider this as elegant but yet modern and I really like the oxford closed lacing. The other pair is the Loake, Burford Dainite in Tan Burnished Calf. This one is a bit more “flashy” brogue boot with a rubber sole. I am planning to use it on snowy or rainy days but most of all it should see action in my leisure time more than at work. This is why I decided to get the Dainite rubber sole as this is more practical to walk even in the woods or on unpaved roads.

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As I said, it doesn’t get better than this and I am not missing the rubber sole mass production shoes – not one minute.

PS: Sorry for the messed up shots. I tinkered a little bit with filters and vignette to “paint” over the really missed focus…

New soles

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Just a quick one today as I just got two pairs of shoes back from the shoe maker having put new soles on them. Can’t believe that this is the first time in my life I have done this. I’ve been walking around for years with cheap plastic soles. 🙂 And what really strikes me: If you take care of the shoe and you’ll put on new soles more than once the whole thing is even less expensive than the stuff you get here. Must say I am really happy with my Loake’s!

Loake – goodyear wealted

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After I scratched my old pair beyond repair so they will see jeans for the rest of their lifes I finally got a new pair. Hand made in England, goodyear welted. I love them and while one thinks it is a big investment Loake’s are not in many ways and shure beat those plastic shoes that pretend to be the real deal. I admit I love my Chuck Taylors but there is a moment for everything and when it comes to dress shoes nothing beats a classic brouge. To be precise you are looking at a box with Loake Buckinghams in Tan.

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