From our humble beginnings back in 2009, Soleheaven has progressed from an initial concept to a diverse team of dedicated sneaker-heads, housed in the heart of the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Through years of commitment, the Soleheaven brand has grown to be exemplary for independence in Newcastle and for the independent sneaker-market, which Soleheaven has been dedicated to give something back to since we first developed our roots.
The products we select are not just based on the surface aesthetic, but for the heritage and passion behind the brands
The global sneaker game has always drawn people together from a vast array of international cultures and backgrounds. From skateboarding to breakdancing, BMX to street art, sneakers are unifying, bringing like-minded individuals together with a mutual passion for on-point footwear and urban trends.
We took inspiration from these aspects of sneaker history when we designed our bespoke store. From our initial research and ideas, we incorporated as much of this background culture into the design process. A basketball hoop adorns the wall, our central seat is crafted with Canadian maple from a Basketball court, and the front desk has taken inspiration from skatepark quarter pipes, with one solid curve made from Baltic Birch wood. The concept is completed with concrete finishes, which draw out the urban aspect of our city centre store. The Cash desk is topped with hand poured polished down concrete, and the final piece is a one of a kind 3 x 6 ft concrete block, that holds our company logo in 5mm laser cut steel.
Our product range is hand curated, and forever changing. The products we select are not just based on the surface aesthetic, but for the heritage and passion behind the brands, and the thought processes put into each pair.
Combine this with our relaxed environment, knowledgeable, accommodating staff and our essential collection of lifestyle products, and you can truly immerse yourself in sneaker culture right here in the heart of the city.
The greater metropolitan area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is home to 2.2 million citizens, all within an acute 45 minute radius from the core of the the North East, Newcastle.
The city has a high and flourishing percentage of young, stylish and culturally aware citizens
Within the demographic of Newcastle, the city has a high and flourishing percentage of young, stylish and culturally aware citizens, causing Newcastle to being highly regarded as the cultural capital of the North East. In any given weekend our fashion forward trendsetting population can be seen soaking up the good vibes whilst shopping, surfing & styling themselves for a night out on the famous Newcastle Quayside.
Within this compact perimeter, the area is home to 2 world class universities, breathtaking coastlines with medieval history, as well as areas of breathtaking natural beauty, world heritage sites, two internationally know football teams and the most successful team in british basketball history.
The City of Newcastle was formed over 2000 years ago by the Romans, and has been directly at the forefront of industry, research and innovation ever since. Within the Tyneside area, notable achievements have included the invention of the stream-train by George Stephenson, the first ever use of electric street lighting in an urban environment on Mosley Street, globally recognised ship building industries, and one of the strongest and most efficient mining communities which lasted well into the 19th century. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne has consistently been at the heart of the UK’s industry as a powerhouse for trade and manufacturing, and as standard bearers for independence and local pride.