Black Hi-Shine Double Buckle Monk Shoe
- Leather Upper
- Leather & Synthetic Lining
- Goodyear Welted
- Last: 2488
These shoes are not really cheap if you import them to Switzerland with the additional taxes and customs, but the price seems adequate for what you get. They look very robust, the workmanship is not perfect everywhere, but good and correct where it is needed and they seem to last. They are made of real leather and are not plasticised in the way those of the well-known competitor with now production in Asia are… And the "bouncing soles", as the said competitor calls them, are really bouncing in the Solovair shoes. They have the perfect balance between softness and stability while the others are too hard to be bouncy.
I wish, that NPS/Solovair continue to produce their good quality shoes in Great Britain and that the "Brexit" won't harm their existence.
(Feedback from the person the shoe was bought for) Love the shoe! Great quality and value. Wish there was a cap toe version in the double monk strap, as I have 2 other pairs with a cap toe and I have found that it makes the silhouette of the shoe more balanced.