The Goodyear welted method

Posted on October 31, 2017 by jennifer tilley

All of our footwear manufactured here at Solovair is proudly all handmade; part of this process is the Goodyear welted method. The introduction of the ‘Goodyear welting machine’ by Charles Goodyear in 1872 was to revolutionise the production of footwear.  Goodyear welted footwear acquires its name from the long strip of material called a ‘welt’ […]

Julien David featured in Vogue Paris

Posted on October 25, 2017 by jennifer tilley

We were delighted to see that boots made in the Solovair factory designed by Julien David made it into Vogue Paris, the boots pictured are each made with a Solovair sole. Julien David is a French-born, Tokyo-based designer who established his own name brand in 2008.


Posted on October 19, 2017 by jennifer tilley

Solovair are pleased to welcome SKO UNO as one of our suppliers of Solovair. Based in Stockholm, Sweden SKO UNO stock a unique  range of clothes, shoes and accessories, including Solovair shoes and boots, you can find them at: Old Brogatan 34, 111 20 Stockholm

Cobbler Next Door

Posted on October 19, 2017 by jennifer tilley

日本へ訪問した私たちは昨日、コブラーネクストドアのマサとコラを訪ねました。彼らが持っているのは、コブラー別注ソロヴェアー11ホールチェリーレッドダービーブーツです。 東京都港区青山の彼らのショップはブーツの修理がメインですが、ソロヴェアーシューズやブーツの販売、修理、オリジナルソールでソール交換をすることもできます。お近くにお住まいでしたら、ぜひ訪ねてみてください!COBBLER NEXT DOOR 東京都港区南青山3−5−3 2階 As part of a visit to Japan,  yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Masa and Cora from Cobbler Next Door, who can be seen below holding our 11 eye Oxblood Derby Boot. Located in Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo their main business is shoe and boot repairs, and are able to […]

Solovair in Japan

Posted on October 16, 2017 by jennifer tilley

Whilst looking through an archive of Solovair posts, we came across a post from featuring two punk rockers from Harajuku, Tokyo. The post introduces us to K and Asuka and their choice of outfit including footwear; with K opting for a pair of our very own 11 eyelet Derby boots. To see the pairs […]

Hawkins ‘Astronaut’ Boots

Posted on October 16, 2017 by jennifer tilley

Why are they called Hawkins Astronaut boots? That is because in 1961 the Mercury Seven also referred to as the Original Seven or Astronaut Group 1 were pictured wearing Hawkins boots before their trip to space. Solovair continues to produce the Goodyear welted 6 Eye Hawkins Astronaut Derby Boot available in black hi shine, oxblood […]

Solovair x Fred Perry x George Cox

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Ashleigh Liversage

The history of the monkey boot goes back a fair way; to WW2 in fact when they were worn by the Czechoslovak army. In more recent times the boots were adopted by Carpenters and Roofers, the unique toe cap design enables work to be carried out comfortably in a kneeling position. The monkey boot is […]