Sole DXB in partnership with Highsnobiety introduce Sonra
Founder & Designer Hikmet Sugoer. Made In Germany.
Hikmet Sugoer is 100% passionate about what he does, enjoying life and doing things in his own very honest and friendly way. His passion for trainers and fashion as a kid was the foundation for his later profession and his first sneaker store 16 years ago: Trainer. A store with vintage sneakers. Sadly supply was not endless for vintage trainers. Therefore he made a total new concept in 2002 and opened one of the first sneaker niche stores in Germany: Solebox. Solebox was regularly chosen by the global sneaker community as one of the best stores of its kind.
Sneaker collectors are hunting nowadays for his exclusive collabs that he made through the years with different brands. End of 2013 Solebox was taken over by Snipes/Deichmann and he left the company end of 2015. 2016 was the start for his own small footwear brand SONRA. A footwear brand made of his passion for sneaker. Made in Germany.
SONRA protos are made of the most environmental and skin friendly leathers on the market. Modern production techniques in the leather industry can save energy, raw materials and waste. Unfortunately these techniques often do not occur in undeveloped and developing nations. The tanning of leather with chrome has been used since the 19th century. Today 85-90% of the worldwide leather production, in total approximately 24 billion square foot (2007), was tanned with chrome. SONRA protos are made of vegetable (Tara/Valonea) tanned leather from Germany. Free from heavy metals. Each pair of shoes is handcrafted and individually numbered.