Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede
  • Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede

Skolyx String Loafer Light Brown Suede

2,799 SEK

Lovely summer shoe which can be worn both on the beach walk with shorts, or with a linen suit at the party. The soft suede makes them comfortable and wearable.

The shoe is made on Mallorca with a Goodyear welted construction, which easily can be resoled. For best comfort the heel stiffener is made of leather board, which conforms to the shape of the feet in a good way.

Construction:
Goodyear welted
Leather board heel stiffeners which adapt to your feet (cheaper brands usually use plastic heel stiffeners which makes the shoes hard to break in).  

Leather:
High quality suede from the Italian tannery Sciarada.

Sula:
Thin city rubber sole developed by us were we have been part of choosing the rubber used and the profile and pattern. The sole has a slim profile just like a leather sole and very good durability due to the rubber material.

Size:
Sizes are comparable to other Goodyear welted shoes like Yanko, Crockett & Jones and Carmina. If you are uncertain on your size in welted shoes, please e-mail ktj@skolyx.se for further guidance.

Shoe care:
Use a suede brush followed by Saphir Medaille d'Or Super Invulner to protect from water and dirt. Use Saphir Medaille d'Or Suede Renovator Spray in light brown when the color needs to be improved and to give some nourishment. More info on shoe care below.

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Data sheet

Sole
Thin rubber sole
Last
Jack
Construction
Goodyear welted
Material
Light brown suede
Brand
Skolyx
Men/Women
Men
Type
Loafers
Width
F (standard)

Go directly to a specific section:
- Basic sizing info

- Find your size based on what you wear in other brands
- Find your size based on the length of your feet
- Find your size based on your Brannock sizing
- Additional tips and advice on fit
- Personalised size advice
- Inner measurements in our shoes

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Basic sizing info

The sizes of our Goodyear welted shoes from Skolyx, Yanko and TLB Mallorca are generally comparable to other quality welted shoes from brands such as Loake, Crockett & Jones and Carmina. More than 90% of our customers find the correct size on the first attempt, and in the unlikely event that you don't find the right size straight away, you may of course exchange to another size, or return the shoes.

If you have no previous experience of Goodyear welted shoes, and have mainly worn trainers or glued dress shoes, there are different traditions about how to grade the sizes (one specify the size according to the foot length that should fit in the shoe, the other specify the size according to the dimensions of the shoe itself). This is why most people wear welted shoes about a full size smaller than what they wear in sneakers, running shoes or other cemented shoes. As an example, if you have a size UK 9 in your regular shoes, many people have a size EU 42 / UK 8 / US 9 in welted shoes.

Note also that our Goodyear welted shoes from Skolyx, Yanko and TLB are all made in UK sizes, so there the steps are correct. The conversion to EU sizes will be approximate, and for the US, our shoes follow the standard with one size up to compared to UK.

Please note, for loafers from our own brand Skolyx, we recommend going down half a size compared to other Goodyear welted shoes, and for our own sneakers and Belgian loafers and Traveler shoes from Yanko, you'll find detailed guidance on the product pages.

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Find your size according to what you wear in other brands

If you know your size in shoes from other manufacturers, here is the table below where you can see what the majority of our customers choose the size of our welted shoes compared to other brands.

If we take Meermin as an example, the table suggests "-0.5". This means that in our welted shoes you should go down 0.5 in size compared to what you have in Meermin. For example, if you have UK 8 in your Meermin, we recommend UK 7,5 in our shoes.

Note that of course personal preferences play a big role, this should be seen as guidance, not definitive answers.

The comparisons are our UK sizes against those of others in UK. The brands that have US sizes as standard are compared with our US size indications, it's clarified in the table in these cases.

Size comparison chart

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Find your size based on the length of your feet

Although the shape of your feet is very important, in many cases you can calculate your shoe size by measuring the length of your feet and looking at the table below. If you have very wide feet, an extra high instep or similar, you should also consider this and look at the other ways to calculate your size as well. Of course, personal taste is also something that is important. Some people prefer very tight shoes while others prefer more spacious shoes. Therefore, if you have other brands and lasts that fit very well, the comparisons above can be even better guidance.

Please note, for loafers from our own brand Skolyx, we recommend going down half a size compared to other Goodyear welted shoes, and for our own sneakers and Belgian loafers and Traveler shoes from Yanko, you'll find detailed guidance on the product pages.
Measure your feet with your heel against a wall and with a tape measure, ruler or ruler lying on the floor (i.e. not by tracing your foot and then taking measurements). Here is a picture that clarifies further. The measurements in the table below are approximate, and are only guidance not facts.

Foot size chart

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Find your size based on your Brannock sizing

Brannock is an instrument for measuring feet, which is particularly popular in the US and some other markets. But some people in Europe have also had their feet measured with it. Although in some ways it can give more guidance than just the foot length, it's still only guidance, it can differ from person to person what size you have in the same shoe model even if you have the same Brannock size.

Our welted shoes are, for most people, closest to being one size up from the Brannock US length size, and roughly in Brannock width size E. So, one of our welted shoes in size EU 42 / UK 8 / US 9 in the standard width F, corresponds roughly to Brannock 9 E. If you have a C or D width in Brannock, it usually works well to add a thin insole to fill out the volume.

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Additional tips and advice on fit

This type of shoe is made of several layers of leather that is initially stiff, but with use moulds itself to your foot, softening and becoming flexible where it needs to soften, and providing continued support where you want this. Therefore, it's common to have to break in the shoes for a while before they become comfortable, but over time many people find that they are the most comfortable shoes they have, with a combination of support and flexibility. Our Goodyear-welted shoes also have a layer of cork in the footbed that moulds itself with use, and the heel stiffeners are made of leather board or real leather that also moulds to your feet.

After all, these are standard sizes, and feet are highly individual, so many people can get an even better fit with small, simple aids. If the shoes are a bit too big, there are, for example, tongue pads, heel grips and insoles, more info on this can be found in this guide. If the shoes are a bit too small, you can stretch them out with shoe stretchers, more info on this in this guide.

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Personalised size advice

We have many years of experience in providing tips and advice on fit and sizing. If you would like personalised service or more information, you are always welcome to email us at ktj@skolyx.se and we will get back to you shortly, or during office hours contact us via the chat box at the bottom of the page or call +4631-20 54 50.

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Inner measurements in our shoes

If you want to see the inside dimensions of our shoes, click here to see a table (in millimetres). Please note that the inside measurements are approximate, and may differ slightly between different lasts from the same brand.

We ship worldwide with express deliveries.

Sweden, Denmark, Finland with PostNord: 1-3 business days delivery
Free shipping from 499 SEK in Sweden, free shipping from €80 to Denmark and Finland.

EU: 1-4 business days delivery
Free shipping from €100 in all countries.

Switzerland and Norway with DHL Express: 1-4 business days delivery
Free shipping from €200.

USA. with DHL Express 1-3 business days delivery
Free shipping from $300. We deduct VAT on all orders outside the EU. There will be no extra custom charges etc. if the order is below $800.

Rest of the world with DHL Express 1-4 business days delivery.
We ship worldwide and deduct VAT on all orders outside the EU. Shipping cost depends on country of destination.
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RETURNS
You may return or exchange whole or part of your order if you notify us within 14 days after you received your products. Return costs is covered by you, shipping of exchange products is covered by us.

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Basic shoe care:
- Don’t use the same pair for two consecutive days
- Brush / wipe the shoes off after use
- Use shoe trees and shoehorn
- Treat leather with shoe cream / suede and textile with waterproofing spray
Learn more on these steps in this guide.

Further shoe care info:
Read this guide on how to clean, nourish and shine leather shoes.
For how to clean, refresh and protect suede and nubuck, read this guide.

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Shoe care advice
You come a long way by just follow these four steps (more on these in this guide):
- Don't use the same pair for two consecutive days
- Brush/wipe off the shoes after use
- Use shoe trees in cedar wood
- Treat with waterproofing spray

For water proofing we recommend Saphir Medaille d'Or Super Invulner. Best is to use it on shoes that are relatively clean. If the shoes are very dirty, wash them first with a mild cleaner like Saphir Omninettoyant and make sure they dry properly. Suede shoes are then brushed with a good suede brush which lifts the fibres. If the suede need more deep care and re-colouring, first use Saphir Medaille d'Or Suede Renovateur spray. If the shoes are more moderately dirty you only do the step with the suede brush and get rid of the dirt with that.

Spray evenly over the entire shoe from about 20 cm distance. Super Invulner is highly concentrated, so one layer around the shoe is enough. This is done outside. After 10-15 minutes you can go over the shoes gently with the suede brush, or use a regular shoe brush with horsehair. You now have a very good protection against water and dirt that goes deeper into the material. How often the shoes needs spraying depends on the conditions they are used in and how often they are worn, but around ones a month with normal use.

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