If you are a man who likes the look and feel of handmade formal shoes you can’t do better than considering Loake shoes. By appointment to HM the Queen as royal shoemakers, the Loake family has been producing fine, handmade men’s footwear for longer than anyone can remember. The tradition began in 1880, when three brothers – Thomas, John and William – opened a factory in Northamptonshire in the heart of the English shoemaking industry. The aim was to provide the most handsome, comfortable and durable gentlemen’s shoes possible.

Today, more than 125 years and five generations later, Loake is still family owned and operating in the same town in Northamptonshire and their shoes have become a favourite with discerning customers worldwide.

Their premium Goodyear Welted shoes are handmade in England and take eight weeks to produce. Some 130 skilled craftspeople, up to 75 shoe parts and approximately 200 different operations are involved and only the very highest quality materials are selected and used to make shoes.

Their exclusive range of footwear on offer has been extended to include new constructions and a choice of both classic and contemporary designs, with a special emphasis on fit and their own unique comfort technology.