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This board gives you a brief insight into the way Loake produce their high quality footwear.
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If the burnishing has gone well, this is what it should look like. You can see that the toe, facings and some other areas of the shoe are now slightly darker.


Here we have the Loake Chester being burnished, The mop that’s used for burnishing is a relatively hard one and it’s revolving quite fast. A hard wax is used on the mop and the effect is to burnish or ‘bruise’ the leather.