Along with the Shoemakers and Legacy collections the Loake 1880 collection differ from The Lifestyle, Design and L1 collections in that they are designated ‘Made in England’.
What makes the 1880 collection different?
The Shoemaker range are Loake’s bread and butter since they are made to a high quality and have always retailed at fairly competitive prices. The 1880 collection were introduced some years ago in order to offer a range of footwear at the next level which could compete in terms of quality with some of the more ‘upmarket’ brands. These would include, Cheaney, Crockett and Jones, Churches, Sanders and Tricker’s. What has given Loake the edge over these other brands is that some of the upper work is carried out in their overseas factory. This has facilitated them continuing with the proud Loake tradition of offering shoes at a reasonable prices. The Loake 1880 collection has therefore managed to attract a massive worldwide appeal for those who want a high quality shoe but are unwilling to pay over £400 per pair.
Along with a determination not to forego quality of materials and craftsmanship Loake have invested heavily in great last shapes for the 1880 collection. The last shape is crucial to the look and fit of a shoe and in the form of the core city lasts such as Capital and Claridge and the country lasts Loake have designs which appeal to a very wide market.
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