The Loake factory in Kettering offer a comprehensive repair service for all their shoes and boots, whether made in their Wood Street factory or overseas. They provide a free courier service so you only pay the actual cost of the repair. For a complete long sole and re-heel, new seat socks, laces and shoe box repairing Loake shoes at their factory costs just £80. However you will lose the shoes for around 4 weeks because they do have to pass through the factory’s production line. But when they do come back to you they will look like brand new shoes.
The alternative to repairing Loake shoes at the Loake factory is of course your local cobbler. If you go this route be sure to use a traditional cobbler and not a heel bar where their speciality might be cutting keys! Also don’t be tempted to have a complete long sole and heel replacement. Only Loake have the lasts on which their shoes and boots are made and if your local cobbler uses his generic last shapes and takes the shoe completely apart they may lose their original fit. Simply ask for a half sole and re-heel which is far less invasive.
Another alternative for repairing Loake shoes if you happen to work in central London might be to try the Bradshaw and Lloyd shoe repair service. As with Loake we provide a free daily courier collection and return service throughout central London. We pride ourselves with an exceptionally good repair service and only use the best materials. Additionally you will lose your shoes for under a week. We charge just £58 for a half sole and re-heel whether in rubber or leather. Email repairs at bradshawandlloyd.com for further details.