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Transforming mass shoe production by combining 3D Technology with traditional hand-craftsmanship. 100% fit 100% your style.
Transforming mass shoe production by combining 3D Technology with traditional hand-craftsmanship. 100% fit 100% your style.
60 backers pledged €12,898 to help bring this project to life.

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 Step into innovation with us and become part of the Schuhleister story! We want you to be part of the discussion in transforming the shoe industry. 

 

 

 We will contact all of our backers at the end of the campaign with the details for scanning and shoes.  

 

 

We are a B2B Startup that offers innovative solutions and products to startups, SME's and large shoe producers. This ONE TIME we want to offer our products to END CONSUMERS. Step into innovation,  join our campaign and help us scale up! 

We aim to work with entrepreneurs and SMEs who are looking to expand their shoe line and large producers that want to digitize and automatize their processes. Our solutions and products range from measuring shoes to delivering the final shoe. 

Business Model 

We recently finished developing our business model, which has taken over 4 years. The task of assembling a shoe supply chian is complex, with a range of tasks from material procurement, production scheduling to  operational development.

 

Our process beginnings with a 3D scanner, second digital editing, and third last production. After creating the last we send it to our production site to construct the shoe.  

 The 3D scanner we use has an optical laser scanning system. The scanner comes equipped with 4 lasers and 8 cameras that reconstruct a 3D model of your foot.

After Putting your Feet in the Scanner

We scan the whole foot including the sole using an anatomical landmark point system. The process takes less then 2 minutes. 

 

The Last ID Contains your Precise Foot Measurements 

Get scanned once and keep your last ID for life. The next time you need to purchase new shoes all you need to do is choose the style. 

Printing the Last 

We produce our lasts in house using 3D printers. We are also able to print individualized insoles and shoe trees. The know-how in this technology gives us endless possibilities in developing products around the foot. 

 

 

 

 

 We have the possibility of using the last multiple times or recycling it back into our system for reuse. 

 

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Transparency is Key to Sustainability

We control our entire supply chain thus we are able to be fully transparent. We purchase our outer leather from Italy, inner leather from Germany and laces and other accessories in France. We produce our shoes in Hungary and Portugal. Both countries are known for their shoe craftsmanship in traditional methods. 

Quality Assurance

Through our fitting system we guarantee a 100% fit shoe. Our Shoemaker puts every pair of shoes through a thorough inspection process after production. 

 

 

Why Invest in Individualized Shoes? 

Your feet carry the entire weight of your body day in and day out. Many of us don’t think of this or the long term negative effects. We underestimate the importance of wearing a proper fit shoe until it’s too late and the damage has been done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky is the Limit

3D Technology capabilities allow us to create products that we used to only imagine. Step into innovation with us and transform the shoe industry. We are searching for entrepreneurs, SME's and manufactures who are as passionate about the shoe industry as we are. 

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How this project came to life?

The Schuhleister project was founded by Timo Marks, Dominik Gräßle and Joshua Meskemper roughly four years ago. As a business consultant Timo, traveled to many countries on business trips. While on an assignment in Shanghai, China he discovered that purchasing customized shoes had a similar tendency around the world. Traditional shoe manufactures were either too expensive or took months to produce stylish shoes. As a shoe enthusiast, he noticed that there were many unique customized solutions in the shoe industry. On a busy schedule and a bit frustrated he was curious as to why were traditional shoe makers were still inefficient with so many technological advancements in the industry? This is when the ball for the Schuhleister started rolling. He teamed up with Dominik and Joshua as he began digging deeper into the shoe industry. One of the challenges they tackled was how to bring the price of traditional shoe production down, but still maintain the quality? Also how did large shoe producers such as Nike and Adidas operate? In this endeavor first, they broke down the traditional mass production supply chain, added digitization and automation features, which resulted in a transformational mass customization system. They ended up creating a bridge between traditional and mass shoe producers with a 1x unit industrial supply chain that was more flexible than that of mass producers and by adding 3D Technology more efficient than the traditional producers.

Why we are on Kickstarter?

Our goal of transforming the shoe industry has lead us to this exciting moment. Late last year we completed the last adjustments to our supply chain and began looking for partners and investors to scale up our business. A successful Kickstarter will give us the opportunity to invest in our 3D competence center. Along the way we want to meet passionate people from around the world to work with us. 

For Customers beyond the European Borders 

We want to give every customer the opportunity to try our measuring system, but as a startup company we are unable to travel beyond Europe because of the high traveling costs.

Our First Solution: We are working on a phone application that will allow backers to measure their feet from home.

Our Second Solution: We can offer customers standard size shoes.   

Time Line

 

Risks and challenges

This campaign has been carefully planned, however projects come with unknowns and challenges. We want our backers to become part of our community as we grow. So we will do the best to communicate with our supports throughout the entire Kickstarter campaign until the final delivery. We will use the Kickstarter channels and our Facebook account to send updates and news. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Production
We want to reassure our backers that risk in delays to fulfilling our goal of delivering our shoes and other products is low because we control all of operations. We have our own employee on the manufacturing site during production.

Measuring and Fitting
The measuring process requires a joint effort so a delay on the backers end may cause a delay in the delivery of the product.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Thank you for your Support

    The Schuhleister team will send you a personal thank you letter for your support.

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    Come learn about our scanner

    Come visit our team in Cologne, enjoy some coffee with us and see our 3D Technology in operation. Get your feet scanned and obtain your own digital last ID.

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    Classic Ballet Flat

    Shoe Details
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole
    >Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

    Shipping internationally will cost roughly between 12-70 Euros. We will contact you on the details after the campaign.

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    Individualized Basic Package

    1. Shoes: Oxford or Derby
    2. Shoe Creme

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature (not Rendenbach)
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    >Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Women's Individual Basic Package

    1. Choose from the Oxford or Derby
    2. Shoe Creme

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Individualized Boot Package

    1. Boots: Chelsea Boot or Norbi
    2. Boot Creme

    Boot Details
    >Toe: Apron Toe
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole in White, Black or Brown
    >Lining: Middle

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    Women's Chelsea Boot

    Boot Details
    >Toe: Apron Toe
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole in White, Black or Brown
    >Lining: Middle

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    Individualized Classic Package

    1. Shoes: Oxford, Derby, Monk or Double Monk
    2. Shoe Creme

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown, Cognac or Blue
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature (not Rendenbach)
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Men's Vegan Oxford and Derby

    1. Choose from the Oxford or Derby

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Vegan
    >Colors: Black, Brown, Cognac or Blue
    >Sole: Leather Sole
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    >Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Pledge €300 or more About $319

    Individualized Boot Package + Belt

    1. Boots: Chelsea Boot or Norbi
    2. Matching Belt and Boot Creme

    Boot Details
    >Toe: Apron Toe
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black, Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole in White, Black or Brown
    >Lining: Middle

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    2 Pairs from the Basic Package

    1. Choose Two Pairs of Shoes: Oxford or Derby
    2. Two Shoe Cremes

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    >Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Pledge €350 or more About $372

    B2B 101 Package

    1. One Day Event
    2. Schuhleister Measurement Personal
    3. Measuring equipment (Scanner, markers, laptop, license, cleaning supplies)
    4. Access to the Schuhleister Configurator: our back end system with partner product variations tailored towards your customers needs.
    >Excludes travel costs

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    2 Pairs from the Boot Package

    1. Choose Two Pairs of Boots: Chelsea Boot or Norbi
    2. Two Boot Cremes

    Boot Details
    >Toe: Apron Toe
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black Brown or Cognac
    >Sole: Rubber Sole in White, Black or Brown
    >Lining: Middle

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    Pledge €520 or more About $553

    Individualized Premium Package

    1. Shoes: Oxford, Derby, Monk or Double Monk
    2. Matching Belt and Shoe Creme

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black, Brown, Cognac or Blue
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature (not Rendenbach)
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    2 Pairs from the Classic Package

    1. Choose Two Pairs of Shoes: Oxford, Derby, Monk or Double Monk
    2. Two Shoe Cremes

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Classic
    >Colors: Black, Brown, Cognac or Blue
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature (not Rendenbach)
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,064

    2 Pairs from the Premium Package

    1. Choose Two Pairs of Shoes: Oxford, Derby, Monk or Double Monk
    2. Two (Belts + Shoe Cremes)

    Shoe Details
    >Shoe Toe: Plain, Cap Toe or Wing Tip
    >Leather: Premium
    >Colors: Black, Brown, Cognac or Blue
    >Sole: Leather Sole or Nature (not Rendenbach)
    >Lining: Low
    >Body Type: Full Brogue, Medallion or Plain
    Option of brand or name (limited to 20 characters)

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,596

    Sneaker Team Package (Standard)

    1. Includes 12 pairs of shoes (additional pairs 140 Euro each)
    >Team logo and member name
    >Team Colors (3 max.)

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    Pledge €1,800 or more About $1,915

    B2B 201 Package

    1. One week Package (7 days)
    2. Two Schuhleister Measurement Expert
    3. Measuring equipment (Scanner, markers, laptop, license, cleaning supplies)
    4. Access to the Schuhleister Configurator: our back end system with partner product variations tailored towards your customers needs.
    >Excludes travel costs

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    Pledge €2,500 or more About $2,660

    B2B 301 Package

    1. One Month Package (7 days, 4 weeks)
    2. Schuhleister Measurement Expert
    3. One day measure and sales training (6 hours, max 4 people)
    3. Measuring equipment (Scanner, markers, laptop, license, cleaning supplies)
    4. Access to the Schuhleister Configurator: our back end system with partner product variations tailored towards your customers needs.
    >Excludes travel costs

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Funding period

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