Loake shoes originated in 1880 when three brothers (John, Thomas and William Loake) got together and set up a shoe factory right at the heart of Northamptonshire (the UK's shoe-manufacturing capital). Their aim was a simple one; to produce the most comfortable, fashionable and durable mens shoes at affordable prices. Now, 127 years later, their company has gone from strength to strength and Loake Shoes are now renowned throughout the world. Whether you are looking for Oxfords, brogues or even mens boots, Loake have something to offer.
Over the past 127 years, Loake has built up a level of expertise in the manufacturing process of classic goodyear welted gentlemen's shoes which is almost unmatched by all the other major shoe manufacturers. Many of the more recently established mens shoe manufacturers don't even use genuine leather but instead use a cheaper material (which is usually imported) to cut back on costs. Although these shoes seem more desirable at the point of purchase, once you put your foot inside them and wear them for a few months, you will soon realise why paying that little bit extra makes such a big difference.
Loake add new designs to their portfolio twice a year for Spring/Summer and Autumn/winter.
At Stuarts we have opted to stock the heritage archive designs which Loake's are most famous for. The "Royal" Brogue available in two colours black and burgundy. Another Loake Classic style is the Brighton loafers.