Loake 1880: Goodyear welted shoes according to the time-honoured English tradition
Since 1880 the family-owned company Loake has been producing traditional handmade shoes of the very highest quality and is one of the most recognizable names in English shoemaking. Today, five generations and more than 130 years later, the company is still located in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, in the very same factory which the founding Loake brothers built in 1894. There, Goodyear welted men's shoes are still being made according to the time-honoured English craftsmanship tradition. Did you know? The construction of a pair of Loake Goodyear welted shoes involves some 130 craftsman, up to 75 shoe parts & over 200 different operations. It takes on average eight weeks from start to finish to complete each pair.
Since 2007 Loake has been the proud holder of a Royal Warrant by Appointment of HM The Queen.
The Loake 1880 range is the best-selling premium series. Within the collection there are many beautiful classic shoe models from the sleek and elegant Oxford cap toe or the versatile Chukka boot to the full brogue with its characteristic intricate punch hole embellishment. Did you know? In their original form, brogues were made with punched-through holes to allow water to flow in and to accelerate drying.
Loake 1880: durable quality and great comfort
Loake shoes continue to fascinate and convince shoe lovers the world over. With the combination of traditional bench-made shoemaking techniques and the highest quality materials, the Loake 1880 is a shoe of the very finest grade. Due to the nature of its stitched Goodyear welted construction with its breathable midsole cork layer, the Loake 1880 shoe provides supreme comfort and excellent shape retention. In addition to optimum fit and great comfort, durability and longevity are also of uppermost importance for Loake. Therefore, all shoes are made so that they can be repaired at the Loake factory on the original lasts to the original factory specifications even after long periods of wear.
Loake Aldwych: a traditional shoe for every man
A particularly noteworthy model from the Loake 1880 series is the Loake Aldwych. This classic oxford toe cap, with its sleek shape and simple lines, should be a staple of every businessman's wardrobe. It comes in a range of colours from black and brown to dark brown or mahogany and available in both leather and rubber soled versions. Browse through our extensive Loake collection and choose from a wide range of options to find just the right pair of shoes to suit your personal style and fit.
Please look at the numerous other shoe models that the Loake 1880 range has to offer, such as Loake Buckingham or LoakePimlico. If you have any questions about our range or a particular shoe model, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are looking forward to hearing from you!