The pinnacle of our shoemaking...
Loake 1880 Export Grade is our top-tier range of Goodyear Welted footwear, offering the highest standard of manufacture possible within the confines of ready-made footwear production.
Made with the same uncompromising standards as our signature Loake 1880 label, but distinguished by a previously unmatched level of precision and detail. These “Export Grade” shoes are made by a select, dedicated team of our very best shoemakers, so production is limited to a small number of pairs at a time.
All styles feature a fitted fiddle-back waist for a more refined and elegant shape. This has the added benefit of providing further arch support whilst feeling lighter and therefore more comfortable in wear. The fitted appearance is complemented by extra fine stitching using a higher number of stitches per inch.
Uppers are made from top grade calf skins, which are individually hand-selected and cut from the best selection possible.
Heels are built from veg-tanned leather and incorporate a quarter rubber tip and decorative brass nails. Veg-tanned linings provide maximum absorption and dispersion of perspiration for optimum foot comfort.
Full leather soles are intricately hand-decorated and reveal a hand-painted two-tone stain. The shoes are hand-burnished and finger polished for a deep shine and fitted with premium flat waxed cotton laces.
Loake 1880 Export Grade is exclusively available in limited quantities in our shops in the UK and overseas, and a small number of selected retailers. The range is not available online, but you can locate your nearest Loake shop on our store page here.
Stylish and versatile Semi-Brogue shoe in an Oxford design. Trinity is available in Onyx Black, Deep Mahogany, and Burnt Pine calf leathers.
A classic plain toe cap Oxford shoe, for a more formal look. Hannover is available in Onyx black and Smoked Teak calf leathers.
Sleek Wing-Cap ‘Austerity’ design brogue, Warwick is made using Onyx Black, Smoked Teak or Black Cherry calf leathers.