Shoe expert

We Are Loake: Adam Ficek

We consider ourselves privileged to have so many loyal fans and to be able to share their experiences with other members of our extended Loake ‘family’. When longstanding Loake wearer Adam... [...]

Five of the Best:
Brogue Boots

For several hundreds of years, both brogues and the majority of boot styles were restricted to country and outdoor wear – brogues having originated in the boggy terrains of Scotland and... [...]

Five of the Best:
Derby Shoes

A Derby (sometimes referred to as a Gibson or an ‘Open Front’) is a lace-up shoe where the eyelet facings are stitched on top of the vamp (front section of the... [...]

Five of the Best: Rubber Sole Shoes

In the cold and wet winter months, Goodyear Welted rubber soles provide improved grip and durability. Loake offers a wide selection of shoes with various rubber soles – including the traditional... [...]

How to Polish Fine Leather Shoes

We get a surprising number of questions about what is the best way to polish leather shoes. There are, of course, many different ways of doing this. Most companies will base... [...]

Five of the Best: Monk Shoes

The history of the Monk shoe goes back centuries. European monks found that they offered better protection than the sandals they usually wore and the style went on to become a... [...]

Five of the Best: Loafers

The loafer has come a long way since it was first developed in England in the 19th Century as a country house shoe for the landed gentry and the Royal family.... [...]

Sole Options

Goodyear Welted footwear is traditionally constructed with a leather sole. In recent years however, other materials have begun to grow in popularity. The majority of the shoes we make at Loake... [...]