Loake have been manufacturing shoes and boots since 1880, the benifits of the experiance can easily been seen. Loake boots can be considered some of the best quality and value for money available. Just some of the styles are listed below:-
Loake Kempton Boots, Goodyear Welted Leather Soles, the Loake Kempton is an F Fitting (standard), Sizes 6 to 11 inc half sizes & 12, Fully Leather Lined, Last 026, Available in Tan Grain Burnished Calf, and Black Calf and Dark Snuff Suede
Loake Shilton boots, Substantial 'Military' pattern boot, with four eyelets and hooks, in brown vintage distressed leather, featuring a Dainite rubber sole and heel. Made in England
Rubber Soles - Goodyear Welted Construction
Fully Leather Lined
English made Men’s shoes (and boots) are generally made in fittings E, F, G and H and these can be classified simplistically as follows:
H = Extra Wide (sometimes known as 5 fitting)
(sometimes known as 6 fitting)
(sometimes known as 7 fitting)
(sometimes known as 8 Fitting)
Between fittings in the same size there is approximately 1/4" difference in girth measurement.
Fittings with an X suffix are half as wide again, FX for example is half way between F and G.
Although there is no absolute standard for fittings, there is a table of measurements and we believe our shoes are made as near as it is possible to get to that "standard" as they have been for over 130 years.
The bulk of our styles are made in F fitting, as statistics show that worldwide this is the most appropriate fitting for a majority of males, but we also offer a good selection of G fitting shoes.
When choosing your shoe size there are a few things to consider, if possible it is always better to relate to what you may have worn that is similar in the past. Shoes are usually marked inside with a size and sometimes a fitting. This will be a useful guide to what you are looking to buy. For example 'Quality English Made Leather Shoes' you have in the past will relate to similar items from Barker, Loake and John White now. And it is well worth checking your similar old shoes first before you order your new pair.
It is worth noting that the half size (where available) is a very small graduation in size, but can make a difference to fit and feel.
Quality footwear are made on a 'Last', this is basically a former upon which the shoe is built up. There are different 'lasts' for different shoes, which is why shoes fit different. Quality footwear usually has the 'last' name or number marked on, so if you have had the same brand in the past, it is a useful guide into choosing your new footwear.
All shoes will vary slightly from brand to brand, and it is impossible to exactly predict that a pair of shoes will fit without trying them. However with a few simple checks the margin for error can be almost eliminated!
Why Buy from Us?
We pride our self on our genuine fast friendly service
We are very competitive with other authorised stockists, and will try to beat any like for like price
We are happy to help, ring or e-mail us for help and advice. Our office hours are 9.30-5.00 Monday-Friday
A family run business serving our customers since 1927
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ur preferred courier for UK mainland delivery is Interlink, by 3.00pm delivery Service. We aim for next day delivery, but please allow up to 7 days.
UK MAINLAND ORDERS OVER £50 SHIPPING FREE
|UK MAINLAND ORDER
|UK MAINLAND ORDER OVER £50||STD CARRIER||FREE|
|UK ONLY||INSOLES ONLY||£0.50|
|UK ONLY||FLIP FLOPS AND SANDALS||£2.50|
|UK OFFSHORE||STD CARRIER
|EUROPE||ROYAL MAIL STANDARD 5-10 DAYS||£17|
|NON EUROPE||ROYAL MAIL STANDARD 5-10 DAYS||£22|
|USA||ROYAL MAIL STANDARD 5-12 DAYS||£30|
So that we are able to offer our customers a secure and reliable delivery service, all of our deliveries need the recipient to sign for them.
If you are not in, Interlink leave you a card explaining what they have done.
Collect it yourself from our depot
Please allow us one day after the card was left before visiting the depot. Proof of identity may be requested.