In 1880 three brothers began a tradition of fine, handmade shoemaking that five generations of the Loake family have been proud to maintain. 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.
Loake 1880 Anniversary
1880 is the top range of shoes that Loake make.
No detail has been compromised in this premium range of luxurious and elegant bench made footwear, produced using time-honoured techniques that can be traced back to when Loake first started. Most of the styles are Goodyear welted and can be repaired at the factory on the original lasts.
This comprehensive collection of fine, handmade footwear has been carefully designed by Loakes to provide the very best fit & performance in wear. New variations on traditional designs sit alongside some of the best-selling classics.
Loakes have reinterpreted formal footwear by altering the shape, cut & detailing to create shoe with a modern edge and contemporary feel.
Design Loake is for those who want a combination of contemporary design and traditional Loake craftsmanship.