My family has been making English shoes for as long as anybody can remember. My great-grandfather John opened the first Loake factory in 1880 together with his brothers, Thomas and William. Today, five generations and more than 130 years later, Loake still produces the same quality handmade shoes.
As the current keepers of the Loake brand we are extremely proud of the efforts of our forefathers and the tradition they have worked so hard for. For this reason our Goodyear-welted shoes are still being made in the same factory in Kettering, England, which was built by the three brothers in 1894.
The Goodyear-welted construction Loake is known for is a complicated production process which has been used for over 300 years. Only the finest quality materials are used and each pair of shoes takes eight weeks to be manufactured. We still believe there isn’t a more refined way to produce a gentlemen’s shoe.
Nevertheless, time goes by and next to our Goodyear-welted shoes we now also design and produce a wide range of shoes outside of the United Kingdom. This enables us to offer a complete wardrobe of shoes for every occasion.