Loake Shoemakers have been making traditional English shoes for longer than anyone can remember. The first Loake factory was opened back in 1880 – today, five generations and more than 130 years later, the Loake association with fine, hand-made shoes lives on.
Today’s generation of Loake are immensely proud of the commitment of its forefathers and the tradition they worked so hard to establish. For this reason Loake Shoemakers’ premium grade Goodyear welted shoes continue to be made in Kettering, England, in the same factory that the three brothers built in 1894.
The Goodyear welted construction for which Loake is renowned is an intricate process with origins going back over 300 years, only the very highest quality materials are used. Each pair takes eight weeks to make and they still believe there is no finer way to make a gentleman’s shoe.