The Loake family has been producing fine, handmade men\'s footwear for as long as anyone can remember. The tradition began in 1880, when three brothers - Thomas, John and William - opened a factory in Northamptonshire in the heart of the English shoemaking industry. The aim was to provide the most handsome, comfortable and durable gentlemen\'s shoes possible. Five generations and more than 125 years later, we remain just as passionate about the quality and craftsmanship that makes Loake footwear among the best in the world. Recently the site has been redesigned for a younger more affluent audience looking for premium ranges such as Loake 1880 and Design Loake.