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Below you will find our range of quality Loake shoes. All models are Goodyear Welted and can therefore be re-soled several times. Each pair is handcrafted at their factory in Kettering Northamptonshire England. Loake shoes are a great addition to any wardrobe.

Loke 1880

This British family business has been making shoes since 1880. In the same year, the first Loake factory was opened by John Loake, along with his The history of Loake shoes dates back to the end of the 19th century, when brothers Thomas and John Loake started their own shoe factory. founded in Northamptonshire, England. At the time, this region was an important center for the production of quality men's shoes and Loake quickly established itself as one of the best producers.

The company has always experimented with new techniques and materials and strives to produce stylish and comfortable shoes. After more than 120 years, Loake remains a leading brand in the world of footwear. The shoes are still handmade in England, which guarantees the quality and durability of the products.

To this day, Loake remains known for its timeless designs, high-quality materials and attention to detail. Whether you're looking for formal shoes like the classic Aldwych model for work or casual shoes for the weekend like the Loake Strand , Loake offers a wide range of shoes for every occasion brothers Thomas and William. John is the great-grandfather of Andre Loake, the current managing director of Loake. Today, five generations and 130 years later, Loake is still known for its refined and handcrafted footwear.

Goodyear welted

Use this section Are you looking for a pair of shoes that can be resoled and repaired time after time? Then you are probably looking for a pair of Goodyear welted shoes. The 1880 collection from Loake has been made with a Goodyear welted construction for generations. This technique where the welt is a piece of leather that is sewn around the shoe and where the upper and outsole are attached is one of the most durable ways to make a shoe. Other techniques are blake stitch (cheaper, faster), Norwegian welt also known as Storm welt (more robust, but often less elegant). o welcome customers to your store, say a bit about your brand, or share news and seasonal promotions.

Oxford vs derby shoes

You've probably seen the terms oxfords or derby pass by before. Oxford shoes are often slimmer in shape, more elegant, and often well suited for wearing with a suit or formal outfit. The fit of this type of shoes is often a bit tighter because you have less flexibility with the lacing. Derby shoes, on the other hand, are often slightly wider in construction. One of the most famous models is a blucher. Characteristic of a derby shoe is that the eyelets are attached on top of the instep of the shoe. They also call this "open lacing".