Started in 1881 as the Northamptonshire Productive Society, Solovair is a true icon of the UK shoemaking industry. Founded as a co-operative, the company quickly secured an order to supply boots to the British army. Over the following decades, NPS built an enviable reputation for crafting the best of British footwear that was sturdy and dependable, designed with versatility in mind. And in 1960, the first “sole of air” shoes stepped off the factory floor.





This season, we have created a range of styles that perfectly encapsulates both Solovair’s craftsmanship and technology and YMC’s signature style.

For men and women, there is a chunky buckle Monk shoe and the Dealer boot, re-imagined in a Greasy Leather for AW22. For women, the strap-over Mary Jane is available in a premium grained leather, while a contemporary men’s lace-up Gibson combines the styling of a hiking boot with a city shoe.