We're so pleased to stock Loake shoes here at Rubyshoesday. Here's what Andrew Loake, Managing Director of the UK company says about his classic shoe brand:
"My family has been making traditional English shoes for longer than anyone can remember. My great-grandfather John opened the first Loake factory with his brothers, Thomas and William, back in 1880. Today, five generations and more than 130 years later, the Loake association with fine, handmade shoes lives on.
As the current custodians of Loake, we are immensely proud of the commitment of our forefathers and the tradition they worked so hard to establish. For this reason our 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 shoes are 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."
Year on year, Loake continue to be at the forefront of British shoe manufacturing and that's no mean feat in these times we live in. Here at Rubyshoesday we stock only the Loake styles made in the UK, as well as their beautifully crafted Walnut Valet boxes. A pair of Loake Edward brogues really are a thing of beauty and the Loake Bedale boot stands shoulder to shoulder with the finest footwear ever created. Both have the robust Goodyear welted rubber soles and with full leather lining, they are both sturdy and hard wearing but incredibly comfortable. The only other thing you'll need if you own a pair of Loakes is your very own Loake Valet Box!