Fitting Loake shoes

The increasing popularity of buying footwear online is growing exponentially. And with their shoes becoming a byword for quality and value the need for fitting Loake shoes correctly has never been more pertinent. We know just how frustrating it can be to eagerly await the arrival of your next pair of fine English shoes, only to worry whether you have ordered the right size. So here we shall discuss the various Loake fittings and how they size.

Width fittings:

Essentially an E is a narrow fit, an F is medium wide and a G is wide. An H fit is fairly rare and is exceptionally broad. If you don’t normally have a problem getting shoes to fit then you can be fairly confident that you are a regular F fitting.

Lasts:

The Loake factory use around 40 different last shapes for their shoes and boots. These lasts determine not only the look but also the fit of the shoe. Fortunately all the great English shoemakers tend to be fairly consistent in their sizing. So a Crockett and Jones size 8 F should be fairly close in fit to a Loake size 8 F. However the last shape can make a difference. So an F fit on one style may not feel quite the same as an F fit on a shoe made on a different last. If you’d like some help in fitting Loake shoes do drop us an email with your foot measurements along with the Loake style which you are interested in and we shall suggest your optimum size.