Black Greasy Gibson Shoe

Solovair Classic
  • £160.00
  • Local taxes included and FREE returns!
Size & Fit Guide
Black Greasy Gibson Shoe
Solovair Classic Collection
  • Leather Upper
  • Leather & Synthetic Lining
  • Soft Suspension Classic Sole
  • Goodyear Welted
  • Last: 2488

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Don't forget these essentials

Greasy leather needs to be fed with Dubbin wax, oil or grease for nourishment. Apply sparingly to avoid creating a dull appearance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Easy as 123

Very satisfied with smooth process

Everything I expected ...

I'm an expat living in Shanghai. The shoes were very well received here in Shanghai via DHL. The international shipping was fast (about 4 days or so from the UK to Shanghai) and updates were coming via email. Wasn't really sure what to expect with these international shipments (especially with the pandemic situation) but it was quite a nice experience I must say and very little drama.

The shoes fit exactly as stated. Not too large and not too small. I used the instructions given in the sizing page and they were spot-on indeed. The leather is great with a slightly waxy feel and the shoes have a nice heft to them. The construction looks like they will allow the shoes to last quite a long time.

I'm thinking about other Solovairs and even NPS dress shoes now! Browsing the NPS catalog made me realize that they have some styles which I currently own now (but made by another brand with a very similar style/look). There are some classic styles there under the NPS brand.

I'll have to note that the only surprise was a 25% import VAT/duty/GST tax when DHL notified me of the fees upon passing Chinese customs. Holy Cow 25%! I was expecting to pay some taxes but I wasn't expecting such a high tax. Having said all this, the import taxes are not something either Solovair nor DHL have control over. I don't think I'll be ordering from China again (but perhaps from the US). Hopefully the import taxes will be less in the US (not really sure though).

Very happy

First pair of leather GYW shoes. Super quick delivery to Australia. Shoes look great and fit like a glove using the fit guide. Wore them out to dinner and then for 6 hours at work (hospitality) and they didn’t cause any pain, so definitely no nasty break in period. Will be looking to add to the collection.

Excellant service and product

Ordering online was straightforward and painless. The shoe is just what I wanted: good looking and very comfortable from the start.

Half a size too small if you like to have room in the toe box

I measured my foot at the end of a day in a thick sock and it was 27.5cm. The size chart recommend a uk9 with a 28.5cm foot bed. This left me 1cm of room from the end of my toes, however, because the toe box come to a point, my feet hit the sides of the toe box and so they felt too short, I could not move my toes up and down which I like to be able to do. Note that I prefer a looser fitting shoe where I am able to move my toes AND I wear thick socks. I then ordered a half size up (uk9.5). These fit much better.