The art of the craft
A standard pair of Loake Goodyear Welted shoes is crafted by approximately 130 talented craftsmen. Up to 75 components and 200 different operations are involved to achieve this, and the process takes an average of 8 weeks.
Parliament are a pair of shoes with an integral cut (one-cut), made of a single piece of calfskin, selected by hand, joined by a single discreet seam.
With a perfectly proportioned outfit, this Oxford has a finely shaped, elongated profile and a narrow waist at the back, refined and elegant.
Shoes with history
Loake Shoemakers still operates from the factory on Wood Street, Kettering, which opened in 1894.
Since production began, Loake has manufactured more than 50 million pairs of shoes.