Nyheder fra Loake

April 08, 2013 0 Comments

Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Forårsnyhederne fra engelske Loake har efterhånden været på hylderne hos Brund nogle uger, men denne uge giver vi dem lidt ekstra fokus, hvilket de virkelig fortjener. Loake er kendte for deres håndlavede Goodyear welted fodtøj af højeste kvalitet til overkommelige priser, hvilket blandt andet skyldes, at virksomheden stadig er familieejet og ikke mindst, at Loakes råvarerindkøbere er gode købmænd. Dette forår har vi hos Brund udvidet sortimentet, som nu inkluderer de tre serier 1880, som er Loakes premium serie; Loake Shoemakers, opdaterede fortolkninger af klassiske Loake designs til yderst gode priser; og Lifestyle, som hos Brund udgøres af desert boots. Se nærmere på alle nyhederne nedenfor.
Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Den klassiske og simple oxford model Aldwych fra 1880 serien fås nu både i sort og mørkebrun hos Brund. Skoen har lædersål, er Goodyear welted og læsten hedder Capital og er en standard F fitting. Aldwych findes yderligere i brown og brown suede i Loakes sortiment, som vi på forespørgsel og mod forudbetaling kan bestille hjem. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
På samme Captial F læst har vi taget 1880 seriens full brogue Buckingham model hjem i sort. Modellen findes også i tre nuancer af brun (tan, brown og dark brown), hvilke på samme vilkår som med Aldwych kan bestilles hjem. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Den bordeauxrøde semi-brogue Strand model fra 1880 serien, som du også finder i vores sortiment, er ligesom Aldwych og Buckingham bygget på Capital F læsten og pasformen på de tre modellen er dermed identisk. Udover bordeaux findes Strand i sort og dark brown, hvilke vi også kan bestilles hjem. Dermed tilbyder vi nu hele 11 kombinationer af disse stilfulde og alsidige højkvalitetsoxfordsko. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Hvis du ikke vil bekymre dig om at holde lædersålerne på dine brogue sko tørre i det våde danske vejr er Badminton fra 1880 serien muligvis skoen du leder efter. Den smukke mørkebrune grain læder passer perfekt til den lidt bredere G fitting og Dainite gummisålen. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Skal det være mere stilet eller leder du efter et moderigtigt alternativ til f.eks. Dr. Martens eller Red Wings Postman sko er Sovereign fra Loake Shoemakers serien et godt bud. Selvom prisen er nede på 1500 kr. er skoen stadig Goodyear welted, Made in England og du finder også en Dainite sål under den. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Forår betyder for mange lettere fodtøj og hvis du ikke er så meget til sneakers er desert booten et rigtig godt alternativ. Dette forår har vi udvidet sortimentet, så vi nu tilbyder hele fire 'options', tre i ruskind og én i glat læder. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Sahara sand. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Kalahari brown. Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake Ugens historie: Nyheder fra Loake
Se hele vores udvalg af Loake her.



Sizing

CLOTHING SIZES

For clothing sizing information, please read the description of the given product carefully.

If no sizing information is available, please do not hesitate to ask us before purchasing.

We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR BOOT SIZE

If you are shopping for a pair of Red Wing shoes or boots, the first thing to consider with regards to sizing is this:

Most Red Wing boots, like the popular Iron Ranger and the Beckman run big. Therefore we recommend sizing down half a size from your sneaker-size if you are purchasing Iron Rangers, Beckmans and most other Red Wing boots. However, the Red Wing chukkas (3140, 3141 etc.) are true to size. Therefore we recommend ordering your sneaker-size if you are purchasing chukkas.

Please read the sizing-description on each style carefully, before ordering.

Size systems

There are many shoe size systems globally, with the US, UK, European and Japanese size systems as the most common ones. The US system also has a special category for athletic shoes.

In Europe, shoe makers are supposed to follow the same shoe-size system. Note however, that sizes might differ between e.g. France and Germany. The sizes also aren't totally standardized, which means that shoes from different manufacturers might have different sizes, although they have the same measurements.

Size chart

Size charts are used to convert between different international shoe size systems. Notice that these size charts are only to be seen as guides meant to help you find your right size. Sizes and size charts may differ notably between different shoe manufacturers and brands. See the Brund shoe/boot size chart here.

Shoe last

In order to build a Goodyear Welted boot (e.g. a Red Wing boot) to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.

A last is used in shoemaking to give footwear its three-dimensional shape. Resembling the human foot, the last determines toe, heel and girth dimensions for fit, style and function.   

Do notice that there is no such thing as a "normal foot" and therefore not a standard shoe last - and therefore also not a "normal shoe size". Add to that the fact that most people’s right and left feet have different measurements.

Learn about Red Wing lasts and the Anatomy of a Red Wing at www.redwingheritage.com.

Shoe width

Most shoemakers make some of their shoes in multiple widths, from narrow to extra-wide.

US width is measured as A, B, C, D, E, EE with A as the narrowest, EE as the widest and the standard width being D.

English made men’s shoes and boots are generally made in fittings E, F, G and H and these can quite simply be classified as follows:

E=  Narrow
F=  Medium
G=  Wide
H = Extra Wide

Loake uses F or G and Crockett & Jones uses E and G.

The right size

A new pair of e.g. Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes.

The full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time, with each wear.

Measuring your feet

Stand up straight on a hard surface with your heel against the wall and a piece of blank paper taped to the floor, flush against the wall beneath your foot.

Have a friend mark the longest part of your foot (referred to as heel-to-toe length) on the paper with a pen, or measure yourself if necessary. Repeat with the other foot, as right and left sizes may be different. Use a ruler to measure the heel-to-toe length you marked for each foot.

View the BRUND shoe/boot size chart here

When using the chart, take note that ”CM” is NOT your heel-to-toe length in centimeter (cm), but the official shoe size (CM) 

Guidelines

If you have a medium or standard foot and use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle, you will probably use US 9 in Red Wing, Thorogood and Chippewa and UK 8,5 in Loake and Crockett & Jones.

I use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle and my right foot measurement is 28,5 centimeters from heel-to-toe. My size in New Balance Performance is US 10,5.

Confused ? – then, please read from ”Size systems” again ;-)

Links

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/page/how-made#lasting

http://www.loake.co.uk/craftsmanship

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