A selection of sneakers from Soloviere
As much as we love our APL or Adidas Boosts, there are times when you want a more polished shoe, that’s just as comfortable and easy to wear as a sneaker. It’s these very attributes that make casual shoewear brand Soloviere so appealing.
The independent label was launched in 2014 by French shoemaker Alexia Aubert, who previously worked with greats like Christian Louboutin and Pierre Hardy. The line started out with just two styles, including their now iconic Matthieu slipper featuring a folded tongue. It wasn’t long before the brand was picked up by hip boutiques such as Colette in Paris and Kapok in Hong Kong, where it has been available since its debut season.
Today, Soloviere’s current collection has expanded to include 10 styles, many of them unisex. Whether it’s a pair of sneakers, travel loafers or a modern babouche, they all share a similar aesthetic which is cool yet casual. They are also extremely well made – many styles are crafted from one piece of leather and feature a pleat at the middle instead of a traditional shoe tongue (it also doubles as a design detail). We also love the fold-able backs, double padded insole technology and waxed leather laces.
The Matthieu (top) and Zoe (bottom)
Up next for the brand is a full-fledged women’s collection for fall/winter 2018 featuring strappy sandals, heels and cage mules. No doubt they will look good and feel good.
Soloviere is available at Kapok, http://www.ka-pok.com.