Each pair is only passed from one area to another when the respective operative is satisfied they are ready. In this respect, there is a far slimmer chance that an unsatisfactory shoe or boot will result at the end of the production process. In effect it is a continuous quality control process not employed by many other factories.
There can be upto 60 components and 200 highly skilled processes required to make a pair of Solovair boots. The traditional method of manufacturing uses stitching to fasten the soles, welts and uppers together, which gives the Solovair Footwear the following key advantages: comfort, strength, insulation and flexibility.
Critically the Goodyear welted construction method permits the footwear to be easilly re-soled when required in order to extend the life of your footwear. Each pair of boots goes through about 200 different production processes and are not factory-line produced. NPS Solovair is an independent & family-run business manufacturing the finest handmade Goodyear-welted footwear in the county of Northamptonshire, England. Established in 1881, they have a proud and distinguished heritage in footwear manufacturing. NPS Solovair continue to remain true to their ideals, combining over 130 years of tradition, the latest technology and materials, in order to produce the best quality shoes and boots.
To maintain this undisputed quality, our products will always be hand-made from start (clicking) to finishing in the UK. Cherry Red 100% Hi-Shine Leather Uppers (Full Grain Chromed Tanned Bovine Cow Leather of EU Origin and Tannage). Unique Goodyear Welted Rubber Suspension Sole. The original Solovair Air-Cushioned sole providing underfoot comfort and durability.
It is oil- and fat resistant, tough and offers good abrasion and slip resistance. Handcrafted / Hand Made in England by a traditional Family-run business. Each pair of boots go through upto 200 different production stages. Steel Toe Cap (non-safety steel). The boots come with Black Round Laces.The Air Cushion Sole is exactly what it says, it is like "walking on air" which means extra comfort for your foot. Signature Grey Welt Sole Perimeter Stitching. This is a Goodyear Welted Product. The Upper and Sole are sewn together (not glued). The Welt is chain stitched to the Upper and Insole.
The outsole is then sewn to the welt around the edge and then heat sealed. This gives a stirdy and complex construction. Micro Porous Cellulose Insole with Antibacterial Protection. The Shaft is produced to fit the shape of your leg / calf.
These boots are mailed in their original box. The Heel is 3cm / 1 2/8 tall. Solovair Tag at the Top of the Shaft.Leather inside tongue behind the laces / metal eyelets. Height of the boots (Based on a UK size 9) from bottom of heel to top of shaft: 11 Hole / Eye Version: 24cm / 9 6/8" tall 14 Hole / Eye Version: 31cm / 12 2/8" tall 20 Hole / Eye Version: 40cm / 16 tall Sizing Measurements: These boots are listed in Mens UK Sizing.
If in doubt I recommend one size larger (you can always add an insole if needed) I have measured the actual inside measurement of the boots (see the last picture in the gallery) As all brands of boots differ in sizing please do check the measurements The best way to do this is to either measure inside the boots you have now (measure the insole longest point inside) or take a piece pf paper, and standing up wearing socks, stand on the paper and draw a line around your foot, then compare to the measurements below: Here are the actual inside measurements based on the longest and widest point inside the boot. Please allow some space as your foot will expand when warm and you do not want your toe to knock against the steel cap. UK6 (US7 / EU40): Length inside longest point: 27.0cm / 10 5/8" Widest point inside: 9.3cm / 3 6/8" UK7 (US8 / EU41): Length inside longest point: 27.5cm / 11" Widest point inside: 9.3cm / 3 6/8" UK8 (US9 / EU42): Length inside longest point: 28cm / 11 2/8" Widest point inside: 9.5cm / 3 7/8" UK9 (US10 / EU43): Length inside longest point: 29cm / 11 4/8" Widest point inside: 10cm / 4" UK10 (US11 / EU44): Length inside longest point: 30cm / 11 7/8" Widest point inside: 10cm / 4" UK11 (US12 / EU45): Length inside longest point: 31cm / 12 2/8" Widest point inside: 10.1cm / 4 1/8" UK12 (US13 / EU46): Length inside longest point: 32cm / 12 5/8" Widest point inside: 10.4cm / 4 2/8" UK13 (US14 / EU47): Length inside longest point: 32.5cm / 12 7/8" Widest point inside: 10.5cm / 4 2/8" Care & Protection for your boots : If you consider that a pair of Solovair footwear takes several weeks to make and can last a lifetime, its well worth taking a little time to care for your investment. Always clean shoes regularly by cleaning off any surplus dirt with a brush or damp cloth.Apply a good quality shoe polish or cream and buff with a dry cloth or soft brush. If the boots are wet, let them dry naturally as quality leather shoes need a slow natural drying process before cleaning. When your footwear has been worn it will take time to dry out and release any moisture which has been stored during wear. Never force dry your footwear by placing them on or near to a heater, radiator or hot pipes. Forced drying causes the leather to become brittle and crack, significantly reducing the life of your boots.
Free Extra Laces upon Request. Free pair of extra laces. In either red, black or white in addition to the standard black laces that are delivered with the boots.
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