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By September 8, 2020August 3rd, 2021No Comments

We’ve all got used to waking up in the morning and just slipping on a pair of loafers, moccasins or slippers. However, with the government trying to get everyone back to their offices and winter on the horizon perhaps it’s time to address our office footwear.

Loake Princeton in Burgundy


Whether you work as an accountant, social worker, call centre agent or any other office worker you’d probably like to turn up to work in style. Here are a few of my suggestions.

Suggestion 1

My first recommendation to you is a classic from the Loake 1880 range. The Oxford half brogue Strand. I class this shoe as a great all-rounder, the simple half brogue isn’t too ostentatious and over the top for an office shoe but still manages to keep it stylish. As with most shoes from Loake these are Goodyear welted. If you happened to have read my blog from last week on the benefits of this welt then you know why I value this welt so highly. If not, the basics are that it is just the best. Excellent quality, comfort, weather resistant and the sole can be replaced meaning these welts can last a lifetime. This shoe is just a great standard for everyday office footwear.                                                                                                                                                       Loake Strand in Mahogany Calf


Suggestion 2

If you’re looking to make a bit more impact when you first walk in to your office I would suggest this next shoe. The Barker McClean, this Oxford full brogue definitely is more out there but it is the one for you if you want to make a splash. Goodyear welted again so quality is top notch and the fully leather lining just adds to all this making the comfort of these shoes sublime. The paisley pattern really will catch some eyes and turn some heads. But if this is not your style we offer the McClean with suede side panels.

Barker McClean in Cedar Calf

Suggestion 3

My final suggestion is actually two suggestions and is one for someone who wants to keep it simple. The Loake Gable and the Loake Neo from Loake’s Shoemakers range.  The Gable is a rubber soled derby and is great for someone who is going to be travelling a lot. The calf leather makes this shoe long lasting and supple. In comparison the Neo is leather soled and has a corrected grain leather, resulting in a high shine finish.



Loake Gable in Black Calf


So there you have it. My office footwear suggestions for those going back to the 9-5 grind. But don’t just restrict yourself to these, browse our full website and find something more suited to you. Stay safe all.


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