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Posted on October 31, 2021 by Annabelle Tilley

NPS Shoes, Home to Solovair, Opens Factory Shop

This month marks a first for NPS Shoes Ltd who have opened their factory store offering customers the opportunity to directly shop the company’s increasingly popular 100% British handmade Solovair® and NPS® footwear brands.
NPS Shoes Ltd, have been manufacturing premium quality men’s and women’s Goodyear-welted footwear for over 135-years at their factory in Wollaston. NPS are known historically for manufacturing on behalf of many well-known global brands but increasingly for their own labels more recently. NPS employs over 60 highly-skilled operatives, many of which are long-serving, this experienced team of footwear specialists are responsible for the meticulous art of shoemaking and ensuring that each pair of shoes or boots are made to the exacting standards of their brands.
When it comes to the very best of British-made footwear NPS can stand proud and remain true to their heritage, promising that every pair of footwear is made wholly within their factory; a claim that not all factories in Northamptonshire can substantiate in recent years past.

Managing Director, Christian Castle said “Opening our first store in the heart of our community in which the NPS and Solovair brands were first conceived is hugely rewarding for our staff and loyal customers. We started trading online 12 months ago, which has been a massive success. The creation of a bricks and mortar store where we can showcase our brands and where customers can browse and try our entire range, as well as undertake a factory tour for an immersive experience really helps resonate the craftsmanship and solidify the value of our footwear. We are extremely passionate about manufacturing 100% made in England, Northamptonshire, and consider our store to be a fitting tribute to the heritage of one of the county’s oldest footwear factories in continuous production”.
Visitors to the store can also purchase a limited selection of well-known High Street brands manufactured historically by NPS and available at discounted prices.

For directions and opening times visit the dedicated factory shop page.