Incredibly, Loake has never had a standalone store until now. Although it was ahead of most of Northamptonshire’s renowned shoemakers in opening an online shop, the family-owned cordwainer has only recently taken its first steps into bricks and mortar with an emporium in Princes Arcade, just off London’s Jermyn Street. Although relatively new to physical retailing, what Loake does have a lot of experience in – well over a century’s worth, in fact – is making shoes like these Goodyear-welted brogues in grain leather with Dainite rubber sole. A great buy, offline or on. Click to shop.
£185. 8-10 Princes Arcade, Picadilly, London SW1Y 6DS. loake.co.uk