Sneak peek inside Loake shoe store

The Loake Official Factory Outlet will open in Lincoln on Monday and The Lincolnite went for a sneak peek ahead of next week’s opening.

As previously reported, the Lincolnshire-based family footwear brand North Shoes will celebrate the opening of its fourth shop in seven years at 2-4 Clasketgate on Monday, November 19.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Loake Official Factory Outlet will sell high quality end of the line shoes with a discount of up to 40%.

It’s the first Loake Official Factory Outlet in the country.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It will be headed up by North Shoes store manager James Jackson and has created three other vacancies, all filled by students from the University of Lincoln.

It will open seven days a week 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sundays.

The Loake Official Factory Outlet will open in Lincoln on Monday (November 19). Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

James North, the fifth generation at the helm of the Bourne-based family business which started in 1876, previously said: “It’s a natural fit for us.

“The business has expanded to the south and west, so coming north to Lincoln, a vibrant city I’ve always loved, was the perfect thing to do.

Store manager James Jackson. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“A high street presence gives us something the internet cannot offer – somewhere for customers to come in, try on good quality English footwear and have them properly fitted by qualified staff.”