Wedding season!

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Ashleigh Liversage

Are you getting married this year? Or maybe a guest looking for a nice pair of smart shoes? Then look no further we have a wide range of shoes, styles and colours; all giving you a comfortable shoe to celebrate that special day in and beyond. Check out some of our top picks: Ebony Gibson […]

Solovair X Isetan

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Ashleigh Liversage

Exclusive Solovair footwear styles are currently available to purchase until 20th March at a pop-up shop in Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan featuring amazing sketches alongside the products by artist mr_leftyyy 2018年3月7)~20日の期間、 伊勢丹新宿店メンズ館地下1階 = 紳士靴において、SOLOVAIR(ソロベアー) の別注モデルも含めたPOP UPを開催致します。 是非この機会にお立ち寄り下さい。 Isetan Shinjuku Store Men’s Building B1 Men’s Shoe Floor 3-14-1, Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0022 Phone 03-3352-1111 伊勢丹新宿店 メンズ館地下1階 […]

Sherlock x Solovair

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Ashleigh Liversage

We spotted this image of Benedict Cumberpatch, aka Sherlock Holmes sporting a pair of our very own 6 eyelet Derby boots from our Premium Collection. Our 6-eyelet Black Derby Boot in premium full-grain leather is Goodyear welted using Solovair’s renowned Soft Sole Suspension technology. The sole unit has received cutting-edge refinement to create a slimmer […]

How to care for your Solovair footwear

Posted on November 8, 2017 by jennifer tilley

If you consider that Solovair footwear takes several weeks to make and can last a lifetime, it’s well worth taking time to make sure that you care for your footwear correctly.   Here are some simple guidelines: Always clean shoes regularly by cleaning off any surplus dirt with a brush or damp cloth. For leather […]

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.

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 […]

Fit for a rock star

Posted on August 9, 2017 by jennifer tilley

A recent interview with Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno by GQ magazine revealed that his favourite shoes to wear are our very own Burgundy Rub-Off 11 Eye Derby Boots! Our 11-eyelet Derby Boot in hi-shine leather is Goodyear welted using Solovair’s renowned Soft Sole Suspension technology, which ensures comfort and durability. If you like the style but […]

Solovair x YMC

Posted on October 1, 2014 by jennifer tilley

We proudly come together with YMC (You Must Create) to fuse their contemporary design with traditional British shoe manufacturing methods in our factory in Wollaston, NPS Shoes Ltd. Each pair was hand made with in our factory in Northamptonshire, passing through more than 200 processes before being boxed and ready to sell. What appealed to […]

Margaret Howell Monkey Boot by Solovair

Posted on September 1, 2014 by jennifer tilley

Why are monkey boots called monkey boots?  Simply because you can climb anything in them. The iconic Monkey Boot , originally made by Grafters were donned by the mods in the mid to late sixties and then by the skinheads and punks, but they became  the most popular footwear of choice in the eighties. That […]