The majority of shoes listed on our site are graded in UK sizes; a small number of styles within the Loake lifestyle range are graded using the continental scale.
English made Men’s shoes (and boots) are generally made in fittings E, F, G and H and these can be classified simplistically as follows:
(sometimes known as 5 fitting)
Between fittings in the same size there is approximately 1/4" difference in girth measurement.
Fittings with an X suffix are half as wide again, FX for example is half way between F and G.
Although there is no absolute standard for fittings, there is a table of measurements and we believe our shoes are made as near as it is possible to get to that "standard" as they have been for over 130 years.
The bulk of our styles are made in F fitting, as statistics show that worldwide this is the most appropriate fitting for a majority of males, but we also offer a good selection of G fitting shoes.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any fitting questions.
Delivery 2-3 Weeks – Means your style or size is currently out of stock locally and will need to be added to our next shipment due to arrive in 2-3 weeks. In some instances, if your size is not available from UK stock, a special order to produce your size will be placed and you will be notified of an expected delivery timeline out of the factory. If this is not suitable you can nominate to change or cancel your order.