The Loake family has been making traditional English shoes for longer than anyone can remember. Three brothers, Thomas, John and William opened the first Loake factory back in 1880. Today, five generations and more than 130 years later, the Loake association wth fine, handmade shoes remains as strong as ever.
As the current custodians of Loake, we are proud of the commitment of our forefathers and the tradition they worked so hard to establish. for this reason out 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 we still believe there is no finer way to make a gentleman’s shoe. Alongside our English Goodyear welder footwear, we now design and produce a range of shoes outside the UK, using a variety of constructions. This enables us to offer a complete wardrobe of shoes suitable for every occasion.