Loake Shoemakers

If anyone knows me, I have a certain obsession with footwear–especially of the handmade variety. These are actually “benchmade” by all working definitions, but pay a tribute to the aesthetic and quality of traditional men’s footwear.

“Our premium Goodyear Welted shoes continue to be made in England and take eight weeks to produce. Some 130 skilled craftspeople, up to 75 shoe parts and approximately 200 different operations are involved. Only the very highest quality materials are used. This film gives you a unique insight into Loake and an intricate construction with origins that can be traced back over 300 years.”
- Loake Shoemakers