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Brand Spotlight: Loake

It’s been 130 years since Loake shoes were developed, and today the brand is still known for its craftsmanship of fine, handmade, gentleman’s shoes.

Set up at home by brothers Thomas, John and William Loake in 1880, the company has gone from strength to strength by developing new styles of shoes and boots, alongside their most famous creation – the Goodyear welted shoes.

This style of shoe is made from the finest quality material and highest shoemaking techniques which can take around 8 weeks to develop. The process to create this style of English footwear hasn’t changed for over 300 years and to this day Loake produce theirs in the same factory the brothers built in 1894 in Wood Street, Kettering.

Although the Goodyear welted shoes are still popular today, times change and techniques and designs develop as the years go on. Alongside the traditional collection, Loake offer a wide range of gentleman’s shoes from chukka boots to loafers, boat shoes and brogues which all offer that sense of heritage.

Whether your fashion sense is casual or formal, a gentleman who wears Loake will be at the height of his career and take pride in his appearance. Developing a relationship with your wardrobe shows dedication to yourself and how you want to be seen by others - let Loake shoes be part of that journey.

See some of our favourite styles from the most recent collection below. 

Loake Cobra Derby Brogues

Created from the finest leather, the Loake Cobra offer both warmth and comfort with flexibility from their wider fit and lace up fastening. These impeccably crafted shoes have been given a slightly more relaxed vibe with the viper EVA rubber sole, although they are still very much suitable for a formal occasion. With intricate brogue detailing, the derby style shoes will have you standing out from the crowd - especially with the modern sole and contrasting colours.

Loake Crow Derby Boots 

A firm favourite here at Quarter & Last, the Loake Crow is the perfect choice if you're after a distressed, vintage feel. With military design inspiration, the waxy leather boots feature metal ski hoops and raw stitching detail. With full leather linings and leather insoles these derby boots have ‘Shadow’ Goodyear welted rubber soles for longevity which gives them brilliant grip, especially in wet conditions.

Loake Nicholson Suede Moccasins

Whether smart casual is your go-to look or you’re trialling the moccasin shoe style this season, the Loake Nicholson are a great place with different colour options available. Offering comfort in all area’s with suede and leather uppers, the contrasting stitch detail is a strikingly handsome added extra. The shoes can be easily slipped on and off and can be worn with a suit for formal occasions or chinos and a t-shirt on those more casual days. 

Loake Apsley Chelsea Boots

For the perfect in between, you can’t go wrong with the Loake Apsley. Available in a range of colours and textures, this boot offers something for everyone. With a sturdy rubber sole and pull-up tabs for easy accessibility, these boots are durable for day-to-day wear. Investing in a pair of Chelsea boots will leave you with a true sense of style that never goes out of fashion.

From sandy beach walks in your moccasin shoes, to a formal fitted wedding in your derby brogues, the Loake brand will always be at the top of the scale for their commitment to impeccably crafted, handmade shoes.

Shop the full Loake collection online now at Quarter & Last.

 

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