Who we are

NPS Shoes Ltd

At NPS Shoes we specialise in supplying discerning retailers around the world with custom-made, hand crafted men’s and women’s footwear.

Who we are

NPS Shoes is an independent and family-run business manufacturing the finest hand-made Goodyear-welted footwear in the county of Northamptonshire, England.

Established in 1881 as a co-operative by five men in the village of Wollaston, we have a proud and distinguished heritage in footwear manufacturing.

How we can help

Our website presents a gallery of some of our range of shoes and boots, alongside examples of products we manufacture for premium brands.

We are not limited to the selection of footwear styles and finishes shown on this website; we have a proven track record of working with customers to develop their own footwear products from just a concept or design.

In conjunction with our significant footwear manufacturing experience, we own a vast array of tooling and have access to most components and materials in footwear manufacturing.

What We do

We specialise in manufacturing boots and shoes on behalf of brands and wholesalers such as Vegetarian Shoes, Jack Wills, ASOS, Joules, M&S, Kurt Geiger, John Lewis, Hudson (Purified), Art Comes First, and George Cox.

We also have our own brands Solovair® and NPS®. Under Solovair we have:  Solovair ClassicSolovair Lifestyle and Solovair Premium Collections. Under NPS we have  NPS City and NPS HeritageCollections.

We can assist you and your brand throughout the product development cycle with:

  • Conceptualisation and product design,
  • Pattern-making and tooling,
  • Sourcing all components including leather, buckles and laces,
  • Shoe boxes and tissue paper,
  • Prototype/sample footwear,
  • Shipping and distribution logistics.

If you are a wholesaler or buyer that would like to discuss with us our services and capability in greater detail, please contact us via

Our Clients

Whilst Solovair is our own brand and online retailer we manufacture footwear for a wide range of clients across the globe.
Here are a few you may recognise:

uptownyardie mordernenglish Nigel Hall Holland Esquire

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