A few years ago I had the great pleasure of discovering the most wonderful pair of shoes. I’ve had a battle with shoes over the years and finding something that fits ones feet comfortably is a true joy. Enter Loake Last 641. A quality made in England pair of shoes in good quality calf leather in a G fitting. My first pair of 641’s I acquired simply by accident when I placed a bid on eBay for a pair of stout looking country brogues….to my surprise I won the auction and once upon my feet a lasting relationship was established with this shoe in the perfectly shaped 641 Last.
These I have now discovered to my horror have been discontinued…..apparently the marketing chaps at Loake feel there is a lack of demand for this particular shoe. Thankfully the 7 or 8 pairs I have acquired will have to service me for the rest of my life but at least Loake still service this shoe so I should be fine.
I see this blog today as the Loake 641 ‘Last’ Stand. So fare well Loake 641 you were the perfect shoe for my feet and fingers crossed the boffins at Loake see sense and reintroduce this classic Last once more for other chaps to enjoy.