About this project
Rungg is about the beauty of color; the bounty of nature; the exhilaration of energy. We handcraft luxury shoes for women, using age-old Embroidered Art forms. Our designs weave the rich culture and heritage of embroidery from India and display its intricacy and beauty on our shoes.
We take a lot of pride in our artisans and their amazing artwork. Each Rungg shoe is 100% hand-embroidered. And every one of them is unique.
Rungg shoes perfect in its comfort, color and contour is just not any other shoe. It is a story of skill, sweat and precision of our artisans who engage in the laborious yet beautiful creation with every piece executed to perfection.
Our designs are Timeless, un-bound by the norms of the season and come with a vivid splash of color. Our shoes come direct to you, with our fair profit - a $600 Handcrafted, Hand-embroidered shoe available to you under $200.
Our shoes are made without the use of any animal materials. Project goal Animal-Free is to promote an ethical, responsible and sustainable fashion.
Our brand values embody “Cruelty-Free”. We love animals and don't want to hurt them for fashion.
Our mission is to make shoes that people love to wear, know its made with amazing quality, and have a real human touch. We use only "premium" VEGAN materials on our shoes, without the use of any Leather.
Our 2017 Collection will be the superhero in your closet ever ready to perform every fashion category with extreme elan and ease. 19 Colors in 4 styles. And a Sandal for everyone . A mix of Classic and Contemporary
Our collection comes in beautiful color combinations with unique embroidery for every type of personality. Whether you're going to work or a night out - we have a style and color for each occasion.
For our Kickstarter campaign, we are launching these amazing sandals two colors: Black & White. White being the color of perfection and Black the color for power and elegance.
Our sandals are super comfortable and absolutely stylish. They are certain to glam any look.
Also we have a lovely cross over bag - made to honor the skill and handcraft of our women artisans. Help us to continue to support their art and provide them with a fair wage.
Our Pompom bag is ready to be worn anywhere and carry all your stuff. A natural cotton fibre cross over - roomy enough for your daily essentials or just to color up your getup.
Classic WingtipClassic Wingtip is inspired by the traditional Indian Jutti, reimagined to introduce a higher level of comfort and versatility. The wing detail helps hug the foot in the shoe. This is the perfect show-off shoe. Pair them with skirts, dresses, jeans or cropped pants for a classic, put-together look.
The deep V shape gives a sexy cut to the shoe and makes the legs look thinner whilst the low heel height makes them practical for casual and work wear alike. These statement shoes will give your everyday style a simple but effective fashion boost.
With the D’Orsay style, you get the airiness of an open shoe whilst not compromising on foot grip. The striking removable band around the ankle gives a sleek and stylish look. Be it a formal or casual affaire, these shoes will surely adorn your feet.
SlingbackWith the Slingback style, you get an easy to glide on and accessible pair for the hot summer months. The easily stretchable elastic gives your foot the proper grip. Perfect for any ensemble be it casual or formal with beautiful chic embroidery on the upper and wedge heel.
An essential part of our design process is to source high quality vegan materials. We have continually tested numerous materials and selected the ones that are exceptionally durable, breathable, water resistant and eco friendly.
A lot of people feel that if you don't use leather, the quality may not be as good. This is far from the truth. We have spent a lot of time in research and testing to find the best leather alternatives.
The footwear market is flooded with a lot of low quality shoes. With sub par construction, these shoes are non-durable, bad for us and our environment. We wanted to ensure Rungg clearly stands out.
We take quality seriously. We get our materials tested for reliability at the International Testing Centre in Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI). This underlines our commitment in providing world-class shoes to our customers.
Our lining is absolutely Super Dooper. What is lining you ask? It's the lovely stuff that goes inside the shoe, that grips your feet as a glove for a nice comfort sensation. All the more reason for it to be kickass.
We tested numerous linings from around the world and finally selected a partner in Italy that produces world class “leather-free” lining.
Our lining is tested for durability, permeability and abrasion. It gets the Seal of Acceptance from APMA - American Podiatric Medical Association.
At less than 8 oz per shoe, Rungg shoes are really light weight. And combined with our "memory" foam, your feet are ready for the lift off.
Our cushioned memory foam insole relieves stress as you walk and holds your foot for added comfort.
Our inspiration is in nature - be it color, form or pattern. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, we find inspiration all around. Our art, color palette and even the names of our shoes are often based on nature.
Pongo is our brand mascot and is a part and parcel of all our creativity. He gives us company, joy, and the constant reminder of what we stand for as a brand- Making cruelty-free shoes.
Hand embroidery is one of the traditional art forms of India. Artisans express their creativity through threads and needles. Each shoe at Rungg is hand embroidered to perfection by them.
It takes an artisan anywhere from 8 to12 hours to embroider 1 pair! Great attention to detail and precision is required to handcraft each pair. The artisan has to work according to a preset pattern to ensure the embroidery lands exactly where we want it.
As our embroidery is 100% handwork, each piece is different and unique. So each shoe you get is one of its kind.
Creation of each shoe requires hours of labor and hard work. From Cutting to Stitching to Lasting, everything is done by hand. Our artisans work with utmost precision to handcraft each pair. They take their time to complete every step and continually inspect the special craftsmanship. The manual process gives each pair its unique characteristics.
We're getting ready to dress your shoes with beautiful details.
We're still putting the final touches, but here is a preview for one of our sole designs. Rungg all the way !!
The above timeline outlines our journey so far and our commitment towards shipping the shoes accordingly. We plan to ship our Sandals later in August and the rest of the shoes in September.
We're a Husband-Wife Duo who are extremely passionate in what we're creating and our mission. This is a picture from our recent trip to Italy. We attended Lineapelle and MICAM - the Largest Fashion events for Footwear and also met our amazing Vegan material suppliers. We absolutely enjoyed our daily doze of macchiato's and croissants.
- Ekta is a visual genius and the creative director for the brand. She takes her inspiration from nature and all things around and is constantly in the mode of creation. She is also a die-hard fitness Mom and is ready for any cross-fit challenge event.
- Sachin is behind the Brand strategy and a stickler for quality - all things inside and out. With traveling between continents - he brings his vast world knowledge to the brand.
- We've got two amazing boys and our co-conspirator Pongo - our lovely Pug.
Having lived in the US for over 25 years, we moved to India to kickstart Rungg. And after 3 years of significant research, development and testing, we have truly created a world class shoe that is absolutely gorgeous and gives the real human touch.
We are a small but passionate team, spread between different regions of USA, and India.
We've spent the last 2 years developing Rungg. Have tried multiple rounds of production and sold our shoes to lovely customers all across the globe.
Our team brings you some beautiful new designs with our Rungg 2.0 product line, with a world class shoe construction.
By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you will help fully bring our designs to life and help us launch our new round of production.
Your pledge today will help us create direct employment opportunities for artisans who are striving to revive and keep alive this age old art form and will sustain ongoing jobs for many.
Our deep gratitude for spending your valuable time to review our project and we look forward to receiving your generous support to make our vision a reality.
Risks and challenges
After 2 years of manufacturing great looking shoes, and learning what can go wrong in small batch shoe production, we feel pretty positive to meet our timelines. We have the relevant experience having gone thru numerous successful rounds of design, embroidery, manufacturing, and shipment of our existing shoes to customers.
We are confident in our team, our suppliers and artisans ability to keep up with our schedule and deliver on time.
Having said that, we cannot always control everything life throws at us , especially if the demand is greater than expected.
Our promise, regardless of the situation, is to keep you thoroughly informed with frequent updates if not personal notes. Thank you for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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