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British footwear brand goes from strength to strength
2014/9/11 11:06:43 Source: footwearbiz Author: 点击率:

British leather shoe brand Loake has reported that 2014 has been a good year for the company, with new agents in the US giving a shoehorn into the East Coast market and growing demand from Asia.

Managing director Andrew Loake, whose great-grandfather John opened the first Loake factory with his brothers, Thomas and William.

At the Micam shoe fair in Milan last week, the company reported its first buyer from Indonesia, the 75th country the brand is now sold in.

"We had a good fair with more orders booked than normal," said international sales manager Mark Hadden.

Specialising in the goodyear welted construction, the company traces its history back to 1880 and each pair takes an average of eight weeks to complete.

It received a boost when it was revealed recently that Dr Who, played by actor Peter Capaldi, will be shod in Loake in the BBC's new series.

Companies from the UK had a reduced presence at the recent Micam, partly because funding for the British Footwear Association to support brands at fairs has been dramatically reduced this year.

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