Loake shoes

Traditionally Goodyear welted Loake shoes

The common feature in Sanders, Trickers and Loake shoes is the Goodyear welted construction of the vast majority of their footwear. This method of shoe construction became widespread within the English shoemaking industry during the middle of the nineteenth century and has continued to be recognized as the finest method of shoe construction.
Goodyear welting suits the very best shoes due to the fact that by their very nature they use the best leathers and so aren’t cheap. Consequently they need to be able to last in order to justify the price. Goodyear welting involves having the sole stitched onto a thin strip of leather which runs around the shoe which is then stitched separately onto the upper leather. As a result the sole can be replaced numerous times without affecting the upper leather. Inferior methods of shoe construction involve either gluing the sole to the upper or stitching the sole directly onto the upper leather. Neither of these methods allow for satisfactory sole replacement in the long term.
When the soles of your Sanders, Trickers and Loake shoes do eventually wear thin there are two options: You can either return them to the factory where they can be re-soled on their original lasts. This is important if you prefer a complete long sole repair. Alternatively you can leave them in the care of a cobbler but do ensure that they agree to re-sole them in the same manner in which they were constructed. If you purchased your shoes from Bradshaw & Lloyd then you can return them to us for repair and we shall normally return them to you within five working days once they have been repaired to the highest standard.
All Trickers, Sanders and Loake shoes are designed to last many years so it is worth getting them repaired properly.

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