SOLOVAIR 1881 is a top-class handmade shoe manufacturer. The story of this creator began more than 140 years ago in the city famous for handmade shoes, Northamptonshire, UK.
It all started with a long-term contract with the English army and in 1881, SOLOVAIR started producing footwear for English soldiers. During the industrialization of England at the end of the 19th century, the demand for shoes increased significantly, which allowed the company to expand greatly. In 1899, SOLOVAIR moved to a building where it still operates as a shoemaker to this day.
In 1960, SOLOVAIR and Dr. Martens began collaborating and created shoes called Dr. Martens by SOLOVAIR. Their first model was called 1460 and is still produced to this day. SOLOVAIR and Dr. Martens worked together for 35 years until 1995, after which their paths diverged. In 1995, SOLOVAIR started creating its own shoes while maintaining traditions - cushioned soles with air cushioning and Goodyear Welt construction.