Dovo black is made of soft nappa leather. The netting keeps your feet feel cool and adjusts naturally to their width. The EVA rubber sole has a high arch support for added comfort. Sizes: 36-45.


Dovo white is made of microfiber, a modern material that breathes and is easy to wipe clean. The netting keeps your feet feel cool and adjusts naturally to their width. The EVA rubber sole has a high arch support for added comfort. Sizes: 36-45.


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the dovo story

In the late 1980s, when the automobile industry was booming, Volvo conducted experiments to find a production method that could outperform the traditional assembly line. A new state-of-the-art factory was built in Uddevalla near Gothenburg in Sweden. Instead of the assembly line, production was organised as separate, self-governing workshops. Designers and experts in ergonomics and production techniques created an entirely new cutting-edge factory and even designed and produced a special shoe for the factory workers to wear, in collaboration with the shoe designer at Arbesko, Lars-Erik Karlsson. The Volvo shoe was produced by the old and well-renowned Docksta shoe factory. But the Uddevalla plant was short-lived, as the automobile industry met with less profitable times, and the experimental production facility was shut down in 1993, after only six years in operation. Volvo abandoned its new, revolutionary production methods, and the special shoe was all but forgotten until the Swedish artist Nina von Schmalensee happened upon the last of the Volvo shoe stock in a factory sale several years later. She bought a pair, which she loved, and she soon noticed that many others were fascinated by them too. She contacted the Docksta shoe factory, and eventually came to lead a project to resume production.

Today, it goes by the name of Dovo Shoe!

Contact

Nina von Schmalensee 
Gamla Lundagatan 1, S-118 23 Stockholm 
Tel: 070-3179327 
vs@dovo.se

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