Founded in 1880, Loake Shoemakers has a strong and interesting heritage that dates back more than 100 years. A truly family run business, located in the epicentre of English shoemaking, in the cobbler county of Northamptonshire, the Loake name, promise and product has been passed down five generations since its inception, as has its unique and perfected shoemaking process. Creating beautiful English handmade shoes and boots requires both time and training, something that the Loake team places at the very centre of its brand. Most widely recognised for the construction of its famous Goodyear welted footwear, Loake is proud of the traditional and intricate procedure it follows, with the production for each pair of Loake Goodyear welted shoes demanding an astonishing eight weeks of craftmanship and focus. Despite making its name by producing high quality Goodyear welted shoes using only the finest materials, Loake has expanded its range over the years to include footwear options to suit every occasion including formal shoes, brogues, trainers and handmade leather boots. Shop our full selection of Loake shoes online today.