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Super-comfy, handmade, minimalist shoes, laser-embossed with any design you like! If you'd like to order, please mail us; hello@ empathyshoes.com
Super-comfy, handmade, minimalist shoes, laser-embossed with any design you like! If you'd like to order, please mail us; hello@ empathyshoes.com
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EMPATHY Shoes; comfy sneaks, personalised x LASERS & TATTOOS

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    We'll laser YOUR NAME into SPACE! We'll program your name (and your address, if you're not afraid of ET paying a visit) into our lasers and shoot them at the Alpha Centauri system! It's our pleasure - thanks for your support!

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    Wir lasern deinen Namen ins Weltall! Vielen Dank für deine Unterstützung!

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    Pledge €20 or more About US$ 24

    We'll send you 3 pairs of shoe-sole-sized stickers, sporting our best designs. Just peel them off, stick them on your soles, trim for a smooth fit, and (from a distance) it'll look like you've invested in some EMPATHY Shoes!

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    Wir schicken dir 3 Sticker in Schuhsohlen-Größe, mit unseren besten Designs!

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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 48

    You'll receive two tremendous gymbags; one with our Darwin design, the other with Voyager.

    You can see what the bags look like, here: http://www.atheistberlin.com/other-stuff/ich-bin-atheist-gym-bag-2-for-the-price-of-1.html.

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    Zwei wunderbare Turnbeutel - einer mit unserem Darwin- und einer mit Voyager-Design!

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    Pledge €80 or more About US$ 95

    Have a design in mind? But not sure you're ready to commit to shoes? Our designer will bring your vision to life, sending you a mockup of how it might look. Then, if you decide to take the next step, we'll turn it into shoes for 150 euros more. We might even put it in our webshop & give you a share of any profits we make!

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    Du hast eine Idee für ein Design, möchtest dich aber noch nicht für Schuhe festlegen? Unsere Designer realisieren deine Idee und senden dir ein einen Entwurf.
    Solltest du dich dann doch für Schuhe entscheiden, bekommst du diese für weitere 150€ nach Hause geliefert.
    Vielleicht landet dein Design auch auf unserer Website und wir beteiligen dich am Gewinn!

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    Pledge €170 or more About US$ 201

    ANONYMOUS SHOE

    A beautiful, minimalist shoe or boot with absolutely NOTHING on the sole or upper - no personalisation, no markings, no logos, no images... a completely anonymous shoe, in one of 3 colours - grey, black or cognac. These ridiculously comfortable shoes, inspired by the Bauhaus, are designed in Berlin, Germany and handmade in Porto, Portugal.

    No need to pick a colour, just yet. And, once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you choose the correct size.
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    ANONYMER SCHUH
    Ein wunderschöner, minimalistischer Boot mit NICHTS auf der Sohle. Absolut blank. Du kannst eine von drei Farben wählen: Grau, Schwarz oder Cognac. Vom Bauhaus inspiriert und handgefertigt in Portugal.

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    Pledge €170 or more About US$ 201

    ANONYMOUS SNEAKER

    A contemporary, minimalist, post-Fukushima, Putin-era sneaker, with absolutely NOTHING on the sole or upper - no personalisation, no markings, no logos, no images... a completely anonymous sneaker, in one of a moderate choice of colours.... grey, cream & black guaranteed, but we might make it available in any colour. These sneakers, inspired by the Bauhaus, are designed in Berlin, Germany and handmade in Porto, Portugal.

    No need to pick a colour, just yet. And, once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you choose the correct size.
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    ANONYMER SNEAKER
    Ein wunderschöner, minimalistischer Sneaker mit NICHTS auf der Sohle. Absolut blank. Grau, Schwarz oder Weiss. Vom Bauhaus inspiriert und handgefertigt in Portugal.

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    Pledge €185 or more About US$ 218

    VOYAGER SHOE

    A pair of our classic, grey, nubuck shoes, with VOYAGER soles.

    This is a tribute to Carl Sagan's beautiful, pictorial message, carried on gold-anodized aluminium plaques, aboard the Pioneer and Voyager spacecrafts.

    Handmade from a supple nubuck leather, 100% calfskin lining, and laser-etched rubber sole.

    Once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you choose the correct size.

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    VOYAGER SCHUH
    Ein Paar unserer klassischen grauen Nubuck Schuhe, mit VOYAGER Sohlen. Handgemacht mit feinstem Nubuck Leder, 100% Kalbsleder-Futter und gelaserter Sohle!

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    Pledge €195 or more About US$ 230

    Play the EMPATHY LOTTERY!

    You will receive pair of shoes, or boots, with a sole designed by a random stranger. It'll be THEIR whims, wants & meaning carved into your soles... and you won't find out what the design is until you receive them! So have your most empathetic outlook at the ready, as you prepare to walk a mile, or thousand, in someone else's shoes.

    Available colours are black, cognac and grey - no need to pick one yet. And, once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you choose the correct size.

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    Spiele EMPATHY LOTTERY!
    Du bekommst ein Paar Schuhe oder Boots, mit einem Überraschungs-Design von einem zufälligen Fremden!

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    Pledge €210 or more About US$ 248

    THE DARWIN SHOE

    A pair of super-soft grey shoes, or elegant black boots, with a fetching tribute to Charles Darwin, laser-etched into the soles.

    No need to pick a colour just yet. And, once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you pick the correct size.

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    Der DARWIN SCHUH

    Ein Paar unserer super wichen grauen Schuhe oder eleganten schwarzen Boots, mit der Hommage an Charles Darwin in die Sohle gelasert.

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    Pledge €230 or more About US$ 271

    YOUR DESIGN

    We will send you one pair of shoes, boots or sneakers, with ANY DESIGN you like, laser-carved into the sole. Just tell us what you have in mind, and our designer will make your vision a reality.

    You can have these in any one of 15 colours. No need to choose colour or model just yet. And you still have a few weeks to think about your design. Once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you pick the correct size.

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    DEIN DESIGN

    Wir schicken dir ein Paar Schuhe oder Boots mit deinem eigenen Design auf der Sohle.

    Du kannst eine von 15 Farben wählen. Du musst dich aber noch nicht jetzt entscheiden. Und auch über das design kannst du dir noch Gedanken machen.

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    Pledge €260 or more About US$ 306

    YOUR DESIGN

    One pair of shoes/boots/sneakers with ANY DESIGN you like on the sole AND additional laser-etched imagery on the upper of the shoe. Just describe to our designer what you have in mind, and she'll make it happen.

    You can have these in any one of 15 colours. No need to choose colour, or model, or size just yet. And you still have a few weeks to think about your design. Once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you pick the correct size.

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    DEIN DESIGN

    Ein Paar Schuhe/Boots/Sneaker mit deinem Design auf der Sohle und zusätzlich ein Motiv auf dem Oberleder!

    Du kannst eine von 15 Farben wählen. Du musst dich aber noch nicht jetzt entscheiden. Und auch über das design kannst du dir noch Gedanken machen.

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    Pledge €300 or more About US$ 354

    YOUR DESIGN

    One pair of decadent PONYSKIN boots, in white or black, with ANY DESIGN you like on the sole. Just describe to our designer, what you have in mind, and she'll work her doubtless magic.

    No need to choose a colour, just yet... and, once you've pledged, we'll be in touch to help you choose the correct size.

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    DEIN DESIGN

    Ein paar dekadente PONYFELL Boots, mit deinem eigenen Design auf der Sohle!

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    Pledge €400 or more About US$ 471

    TATTOO SHOES

    A shoe or boot with 2 TATTOOS, one on each foot. This unique art will be implemented by the Bläckfisk Tattoo Company, Berlin. The offer includes personalised laser-cut soles and our admiration for being brave enough to get a tattoo!

    No need to choose a colour or material or model of shoe, just yet.... we'll be in touch to discuss that.... and also to assist you in picking the correct size.

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    TATTOO SCHUHE
    Ein Schuh oder ein Boot mit 2 TATTOOS, eines auf jedem Fuß - Kunst "to go" von der Bläckfisk Tattoo Company.

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    Pledge €800 or more About US$ 942

    4 pairs of shoes, boots or sneakers, with YOUR COMPANY'S LOGO, lasered into the soles.

    Wow investors and customers alike, with your slick sole-vertising. The right shoe, when placed over your knee, is a great ice-breaker in bars or at conferences. And the left shoe will be mirror-imaged, so the embossed sole can leave branded footprints in snow or sand.

    Available in any one of 15 colours and 2 types of material - smooth Benisa, and velvety Nubuck.

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    4 Paar unserer Schuhe/Boots/Sneaker mit deinem Firmenlogo in die Sohle gelasert!
    Erhältlich in einer von 15 Farben, und 2 unterschiedlichen Materialien - samtiges Nubuck oder weiches Benisa.

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    Pledge €1,200 or more About US$ 1,413

    Your company logo on SEVEN pairs of shoes, boots or sneakers, in ANY colour! Well done; you've just scored a bargain... and guess what the company xmas present is!

    Available in any one of 15 colours and 2 types of material - smooth Benisa, and velvety Nubuck.

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    Dein Firmenlogo auf 7 Paar Schuhen, Boots oder Sneaker in deiner Wunschfarbe. Ein tolles Firmen-Weihnachtsgeschenk!
    Wähle von 15 Farben und 2 unterschiedlichen Lederarten.

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    Pledge €1,600 or more About US$ 1,883

    Your company logo on TEN PAIRS of shoes, sneakers or boots. Your employees will love you LONG time.

    Available in any one of 15 colours and 2 types of material - smooth Benisa, and velvety Nubuck.

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    Dein Firmenlogo auf 10 PAAR Schuhen, Boots oder Sneaker!
    Auch hier kannst du aus 15 Farben und 2 Ledersorten wählen.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About US$ 5,885

    We will preserve the pet you love, forever, by turning them into as many pairs of shoes as their hide will yield. In a service we call "WALKIES FOREVER", your beloved pet, once it has died of natural causes, will be transferred to our facility, in Portugal, where, with great sensitivity and respect, our shoemakers will re-purposed them as kick-assedly comfortable shoes, boots or sneakers.

    We'll also bung a few pairs of personalised soles in there.

    Available in whatever colour your pet was. For more information: http://www.atheistberlin.com/walkies

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    Wir erhalten dein Haustier - als bequemen Schuh! Gehe "WALKIES FOREVER" - in der Farbe deines Haustiers...

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