The Loake family has been making tradicional english shoes for longer tan anyone can remember.
History started when great-frandfather John opened the first Loake factory with his brothers, Thomas and William, back in 1880. Today five generations and more that 130 years later, the Loake association with fine, handmade shoes lives on.
Loake Shomeakers continue to make his premium Goodyear welted shoes in Kettering, England, in the same factory that the three brothers built in the heart of Northamptonshire in 1894.
The Gooyear welted construction for which Loake is renowned is an intrincate process. Only the very highest quality materials are used and it takes eight weeks to make each pair. We still believe that there is no finer way to make a gentleman´s shoe.
Loake estimates that, over the last 130 years, Loake Shoemakers has made well over 50 million pairs of Goodyear welted shoes. They now export to more than 60 countries and they have become a favourite with discerning customers worldwide.