Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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Jero
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113 posts since 27/7/09

28 Apr 2019 15:09
size down one full size (10uk) on MIE one , asian made fits smaller (lenghtwise)
eazypz
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3081 posts since 16/4/10

28 Apr 2019 15:11
Im 10.5 in nike and do 11 in DM due to lack of half sizes. Reckon you'll be alright to go TTS.
bill
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4924 posts since 5/8/09

28 Apr 2019 18:19
So size down 1 or size up by a half. Cool
swede
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8329 posts since 21/3/09

28 Apr 2019 18:32
Defo size down 1 in DM. I’m a 10 in flyknits and 9 in DM boots and lows
DuffMan
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14317 posts since 21/2/07

28 Apr 2019 18:39
Most recent pair is a few years ago but they fit v big.
roophees
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1599 posts since 18/12/10

29 Apr 2019 08:24
If anyone cares, found a pair of Trickers James loafers in 'Burnt Sugar' (aka light brown) suede in TKMaxx Charing Cross the day before the wedding for £150. Sized down one from Nike sizing. Fit pretty painfully but feel like with a bit of shoe tree stretching and wear they'll be good
Doogan
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603 posts since 13/4/14

5 May 2019 12:00
I'm getting some casual shoes for work. The Loakes 711 were recommended on another thread and look great. I'll probably try a pair on next payday. I was also thinking of a cheaper 2nd pair and seen Charles Thyrwhitt have a sale on (plus I get 20% extra off).

Thoughts on these?

https://www.ctshirts.com/uk/chocolate-suede-split-toe-derby-shoe/SHB0204CHC.html?cgid=shoes#prefn1=season&prefn2;=status¤tPageNum;=4&prefv1;=SS19%7CAW18%7CSS18%7CAW17%7CSS17%7CAW16%7CSS16&prefv2;=new%7Ccontinuity%7Cterminal&sz;=90&start;=76&cgid;=shoes


Not as nice as the loakes below but very cheap.

https://www.langer-messmer.de/Loake-Ealing-Brown-Suede_3

Doogan
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603 posts since 13/4/14

11 May 2019 09:45
I didn't go for the CT shoes in the end as they weren't quite right.

I took a recommendation from here and got the Loake 771 in brown suede. Very nice shoes. I was impressed enough with Loakes to pick up another cheap pair via eBay. Loakes Epsom with commando soles. Got them for £90 delivered. Seem to be in good nick.


https://www.loake.co.uk/epsom.html

https://www.loake.co.uk/771-suede.html


…no idea how to post images from webpages.
Crackajack
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7320 posts since 21/4/05

11 May 2019 10:48
Nice.
jplxx
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1279 posts since 3/11/09

12 Jun 2019 15:39
Crackajack wrote: Walked past this place in Old Street:

https://eu.vibram.com/en/vibram-opens-its-academy-in-london.html

They seem to offer lots of Vibram soles and presumably can fit them as well.
anyone used this and know a price? Waiting to hear back from them if I can post boots down and get posted back.
jplxx
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1279 posts since 3/11/09

12 Jun 2019 15:41
Walked past it at the weekend when I was down but it was shut so couldn’t jump in and ask. They seem to resole anything with vibram. Even those padded north face slippers
Crackajack
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7320 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jun 2019 17:25
I used them. £25 for sole £25 labour.

However, they put a different sole on to the one I asked for, and left a slight bit of damage to the welt stitching. Luckily the sole was still good, but they gave me some rubbish about trying to call me and me agreeing to it Puzzled

They also didn't put another layer of leather on as midsole (as they said I had to) but then didn't take this off the bill until I pulled them up on it - would have been an extra £25.

They don't have access to the full Vibram EU catalogue either, just what the EU warehouse can get for them.

If it's just swapping one vibram for another (so they just sand it down and glue another on), and I couldn't easily get the sole myself I would use again. They do seem happy to work with a Vibram sole you get yourself, I assume just for a labour cost.

If you want a better job try Felix Jouanneau https://www.instagram.com/felixjouanneau/

Lot's of pictures of him doing resoles with Vibram.
jplxx
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1279 posts since 3/11/09

12 Jun 2019 18:29
Fuck sake that sounds shite. Was hoping these would be cunts could trust. Anyone got a resoling by the felix guy? Looks good.
roophees
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1599 posts since 18/12/10

12 Jun 2019 18:33
Crackajack wrote: I used them. £25 for sole £25 labour.

However, they put a different sole on to the one I asked for, and left a slight bit of damage to the welt stitching. Luckily the sole was still good, but they gave me some rubbish about trying to call me and me agreeing to it Puzzled

They also didn't put another layer of leather on as midsole (as they said I had to) but then didn't take this off the bill until I pulled them up on it - would have been an extra £25.

They don't have access to the full Vibram EU catalogue either, just what the EU warehouse can get for them.

If it's just swapping one vibram for another (so they just sand it down and glue another on), and I couldn't easily get the sole myself I would use again. They do seem happy to work with a Vibram sole you get yourself, I assume just for a labour cost.

If you want a better job try Felix Jouanneau https://www.instagram.com/felixjouanneau/

Lot's of pictures of him doing resoles with Vibram.

Sounds like a nightmare experience!

That work sounds super cheap though compared to Shoe-repair.co.uk, who were quoting £100 to get a pair of nitrile cork soles onto my Red Wing Chukkas
Crackajack
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7320 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jun 2019 20:45
I have only used Felix for fitting some Lulu's to one of my favourite pairs and he did a really good job. Flush finish and screw-in rather than nailed, using contrasting screws, as well as putting some edging on. I can't remember if I specified this or it was what he recommended. Would trust him for sure with most jobs based on the work he has shown on Insta and that he actually makes shoes. And he's a good dude.

I think the Nitrile sole will always be a more expensive job as it seems to need stitching through
generic_guy
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9349 posts since 16/9/02

12 Jun 2019 21:10
I had some shoes resoled with Vibran soles there, I left them there and they posted them to me.
I wasn't happy with the stitching on them, complained and they got me to post them back, did it again refunded the postage I paid and sent them back for free along with some shoe care stuff as an apology so I would use them again.
padawan
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4160 posts since 27/6/03

13 Jun 2019 07:46
Emailed them about Virgil (folk) soles. No reply x2 so rang em. They couldn't fit the Vibram sheet VIS use. Felt like I was doing them a favor trying to give them work.not good.
roophees
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1599 posts since 18/12/10

13 Jun 2019 08:11
Crackajack wrote: I have only used Felix for fitting some Lulu's to one of my favourite pairs and he did a really good job. Flush finish and screw-in rather than nailed, using contrasting screws, as well as putting some edging on. I can't remember if I specified this or it was what he recommended. Would trust him for sure with most jobs based on the work he has shown on Insta and that he actually makes shoes. And he's a good dude.

I think the Nitrile sole will always be a more expensive job as it seems to need stitching through

I didn't know that re the nitrile sole - thanks for the insight
Doogan
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603 posts since 13/4/14

14 Jun 2019 08:06
I'm looking for something similar to black Trickers Woodstocks- but hopefully cheaper. Any suggestions? Don't mind second hand if in really good nick.
generic_guy
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9349 posts since 16/9/02

14 Jun 2019 08:32
£220 for Woodstocks in black here?

https://www.the-priory.com/en-UK/Trickers-Woodstock-Shoes/p5287095.htm?colour=Black