Oxblood 8 Eye Derby Boot
- Leather Upper
- Leather & Synthetic Lining
- Soft Suspension Classic Sole
- Goodyear Welted
- Last: 409
Quality boots, the rumours are true, bringing back the old school quality. I also purchased the brogue boots, top drawer.
Cali girl here. These leather boots are well made & beautiful. Whether I’m at Santa Cruz, LA, or Berkeley, I get compliments about these boots.
Excellent service - quick and well organised - product great ... made in England ... need I say more
First time buyer of Solovair, long time user of another brand whose name I shall not name. Compared to the other boots I own, these were a bit more rigid at first but took only 4 or 5 days of wearing for a few hours at work to almost completely break in and get them feeling much smoother, but at the same time not feeling rubbery or worn (note that I work in a warehouse doing large scale printing so I walk around a 4000 sq ft facility all day long, and if I’m not walking I’m standing). I will say that just under the last eyelet (closest to your toes) the stitching there is very stiff at first and definitely hurt to get my right foot in, I imagine because my right is slightly bigger on top than my left one. Had to go about doing a few squats on my toes to try to loosen up that area so it would crease and relax a little easier. Once I started wearing them around and just trying to stretch and relax the leather, this hot spot went from a 8/10 to a 3/10. I reckon another week of wearing should make them an everyday shoe, but for now I only wear them when it’s raining out (and I live in Miami, summer just started which basically means it will rain all day 3-5 days out the week, and on heavier summers could be every day of the week). I also definitely recommend grabbing a pair of leather or carbon insoles to help with cushioning.
Very pleasantly surprised with these boots. The color is wonderful, the quality is great And seems like they’ll last a long time. I do recommend using the recommended fit guide — I am a US size 8.5 in men’s, I have a narrow foot so 9’s are too large/boat like for most shoes but also an 8 is usually too short and scrunches my toes. I was wary of the sizing and reached out to a representative who Basically told me, “don’t worry, use our fit measurement guide, trust us” and like and behold, the sizing was spot on. I ordered a size 7 UK men’s and it fit like a glove (or really beefy sock?) I definitely recommend giving a pair a try if you have not yet. First time Solovair wearer and definitely will be a long time Solovair wearer. Cheers from the states. -Christian
Super speedy delivery! Have worn them around the flat a couple of times to break them in and so far so comfortable, very happy!