LONDON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burton has announced it will be collaborating with Loake on a second collection during Spring/Summer 2011. Following the great success of their first range, Burton has worked with Loake, the benchmark of British handmade shoes, to create a new selection of handsome and comfortable gentleman's footwear.
The new range includes four styles: two shoes and two boots in grey suede, brown suede, brown waxed leather or black waxed leather. The brogue shoes in suede have been adapted for the summer season with their lightweight look and soft colours, suitable to wear under jeans or with chino shorts to finish that summer look.
The collection also sees the introduction of a waxed Millerain finish to the brogue boots. Millerain fabric offers the latest in fabric technology and adds a durable, resistant and modern performance to a traditional design. This is a nod to Burton's long military heritage, as Millerain is used for many of the Armed Forces' uniforms. Millerain fabric ensures breathable, sturdy footwear with a stylish finish, whatever the Great British Summer has in store.
Burton always offers a range of styles to suit all tastes and occasions, and this season is no exception. With the addition of the classic Loake, Burton also introduces new on trend lines, seeing the worker/military boot and trendy moccasin style boot sitting side by side, as well as a wide range of formal fashionable leather shoes.
Loake shoes have been worn by a number of celebrities including the 80's band Madness, the actor Martin Freeman and the lead singer of Simple Minds, Jim Kerr.
Burton was originally founded in 1903 under the name of The Cross-Tailoring Company. It quickly became popular and expanded into hundreds of outlets and factories across the United Kingdom. Today, it is a staple on most high streets and a popular retailer for mens fashion, including gifts for men, mens shirts, casual clothing, mens jeans and mens shoes.
Customers can also shop online from the Burton website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home. The site features a useful size guide to ensure customers can get the correct fit for all items. Customers can also sign up for the Burton newsletter, which offers all the latest style updates, exclusive discounts and competitions.