We hope to include here some of the iconic British brands of shoes and footwear
A True British Athletic Company est. 1961
Walsh shoes is Britain’s only wholly owned designed and manufactured sports footwear company.Norman Walsh began making athletic footwear upon leaving school in 1945 at the age of fourteen, serving his apprenticeship at Bolton based Foster Bros Footwear, where he became a master craftsman. Mr Foster was the grandfather of Joe and Jeff Foster who both went on and founded “Reebok”. Norman’s skill was recognised early by Mr Foster which led him to become responsible for the professional athletic customers. In 1948 he made many of the shoes worn by the British Olympic team. His name became known by many top professional athletes around the world and in 1961 he founded Norman Walsh Footwear.
Welcome to Solovair manufacturers of the famous soft sole suspension shoes and boots. Hand made in Wollaston, Northamptonshire since 1881. All parts of the shoe making process begin and end within the factory. We supply shoes to many British companies under their own name as well as producing air-cushioned footwear under the Solovair brand.