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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Moving with the [Business] Times

Posted on May 1, 2017 by rebekah hadman

NPS Shoes and Solovair owner, Ivor Tilley and Managing Director Christian Castle (Ivor’s son-in-law) made the front page of the Business Times newspaper to recognise the family’s significant contribution to the footwear industry in Northamptonshire as well as a global player with their brand Solovair. With a growing workforce and order book, NPS Shoes still […]

Well Dressed Dad Blogs about Solovair and NPS

Posted on March 19, 2016 by rebekah hadman

We were honoured to be included on Nick Johannessen’s blog. In his own words Nick is a a middle-aged Norwegian blogger into classic menswear, tweed, workwear and cool things. He specialises in waistcoats, brogues, denim and outerwear. Nick has been crowned with the accolade as one of the 20 most stylish men on Instagram. To […]