Like many of the reviewers here I grew up with ‘the other brand’and have become saddened by the apparent decline in quality over the years (despite the marketing polish).Having read the 2019 Guardian article on line recently on this subject I was keen to check out Solovair and bought one of my sons at Uni a pair of Oxblood Hi - shine 8 hole Derby boots.We are both delighted with them and the British made quality is totally evident.For me this is a trip back in time to the mid 70’s when we all used to buy similar boots from Croydon’s Surrey Street market and hope to get away with wearing them to school!(the more Ox blood/number of holes the better of course).For my son it was an eye opener to what I have been droning on about for a while in typical boring dad style.Suffice it to say Solovairs are probably what many people have been looking/hoping for and I would certainly recommend taking this route.I will certainly be making up for lost time and have my eye on a variety of pairs.
Excellent so much better than the brand that shall not be named
Followed the fitting guide for a perfect fit
Made in England to the highest standards . Ive worn them in and polished them to within an inch of their lives , beautiful .Won't be using the other brand again .
Absolutely brilliant boots. Wore them all day from the first time I put them on.
Oxblood Hi-Shine 8 Eye Derby Boot