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Lightweight, versatile, and inspired by the tropics, Patara Shoes are designed for the modern traveler.
Lightweight, versatile, and inspired by the tropics, Patara Shoes are designed for the modern traveler.
Lightweight, versatile, and inspired by the tropics, Patara Shoes are designed for the modern traveler.
632 backers pledged $74,219 to help bring this project to life.

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Patara – The Only Shoe You'll Need to Go From Beach to Bar

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On a trip throughout Asia, Christian and Kilian Rosier realized that they didn't have a shoe versatile enough to go from the beach to the bars. Flip flops are ideal for the beach, but aren't accepted in many venues, while alternative closed toe shoes are heavy and unstylish. Wanting to fill this void, they set out to create a lightweight shoe that was extremely comfortable and could be worn in multiple settings.

Patara designs comfortable and stylish shoes inspired by the tropics. We sell our handmade shoes in limited runs and carefully select each textile we use. Over half of the fabrics used in our first order are handwoven and sourced from weaving collectives around the world.

We believe in fair trade and supporting communities by promoting their local skills and traditions. By supporting this Kickstarter campaign, you will play a vital role in bringing Patara to life. We want to support the craftsmen who make our shoes and the weavers who make our fabric.

This Kickstarter will ensure that they are paid a fair wage and allow us to fund our first order and get them to San Diego. We understand that waste comes along with production. This is why we are committed to the use of as many sustainable materials as possible. Our shoes are made with organic cotton fibers, jute outsole bumpers, and insoles which are lined with a natural cork layer ensuring breathability in the warmest of climates.

We believe that many of life’s most valuable experiences are gained through travel. While exploring the globe, we have met some amazing people, discovered surreal landscapes, and most importantly, we have grown from these experiences. Often our most memorable and unexpected moments would happen while in the pursuit of another destination. As our buddy J.R.R Tolkien said:

                                    “Not all those who wander are lost”

Patara doesn't directly translate into English, but roughly means auspicious or good fortune in Thai. Something we at Patara wish for everyone while traveling or in their everyday life.  

Thanks for your support! Wander on!

How it works

Check out the shoes below, click the green button at the top of the page that says "Back This Project", and select the reward level corresponding to the products you want. (If you would like, you may donate more than the reward level.)

We'll email you a survey when the campaign is over to ask for your size and color choice.

 

 

   

 

    

600ml / 20oz Mizu V6 insulated stainless steel bottle
600ml / 20oz Mizu V6 insulated stainless steel bottle

The V6 is a conveniently sized, insulated bottle that is perfect for shorter missions or when a water source is readily available. Throw in a couple of ice cubes and head out for a hike, or take those last few cups of coffee left in the pot to work to get you through the morning.

If we reach $60,000, we will be offering our backers a 25% discount on our insulated Mizu bottles that will retail on our site for $32! You will be able to get these awesome bottles that keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours for just $24!

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Our shoes are made in US sizes. If you are looking for your size in EU or UK, please check the chart to find the corresponding size. 

How Patara sizes run: Pataras run true to size. Our Seeker Slip On runs a little smaller. 

Please note: Our Seeker Slip On uses a slightly narrower last for a snug, barefoot fit so If you don't have wide feet, select the size that you normally wear. If you have wide feet or like a little more room with the Seeker Slip On please size up one. 

If you wear a half size: If you wear a half size, round up to the next size. For example, if you wear US 8.5, your best fit is likely an 9. 

If you have wide feet: If you have wide feet, we suggest buying an entire size up. For example, if you typically wear 8, you should probably get an 9. 

If you have wide feet and wear a half size: If you have wide feet and wear a half size, you should round up 1.5 sizes. For example, if you wear 7.5 and have wide feet, we suggest ordering size 9. 

If you wear a number of different sizes: If, for example, you wear an 7 in some brands and 8 in others and don't know which one to base your size off of, you should probably go with the larger size 8.  

 

   

  

Patara Logo T-Shirt | Mens Sizes XS – XXL
Patara Logo T-Shirt | Mens Sizes XS – XXL

 

 

 From Beach to Bar:

 

 

Blue Suede Nomad
Blue Suede Nomad

 

Montego Nomad
Montego Nomad

 

Chiang Mai Nomad
Chiang Mai Nomad

 

Baja Seeker
Baja Seeker

 

Taj Blue Seeker
Taj Blue Seeker

 

Ziggy Blue Rover
Ziggy Blue Rover

 

Antigua Seeker
Antigua Seeker

 

Returns & Exchanges:

We hope you'll love our shoes as much as we do and you won’t ever have to return them. But in case you do, you can exchange or return your shoes for free within the U.S. Internationals customers please see below. 

Exchanges: In the case that you need a different size for your shoes, we'll happily exchange them. To avoid any confusion, we highly encourage you to check our size details above to get the correct size so you can wear your shoes as soon as possible.

Returns: If you're not crazy about your Pataras we will refund your order within 14 days of receiving your original order. If the above criteria is not met, you will be issued a store credit or a partial refund. Shoes must be unworn and in new condition with no creases or wear on soles. 

***International Customers***

We understand mistakes with sizing will be made and we will do our best to exchange any pair of Pataras in good faith that you send back to us. Due to the fact our margins are tight we will not be able to pay for shipping expenses for any returns on international orders. All buyers will also be responsible for any import duties on international orders.

Thanks For Your Support!

 

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Risks and challenges

Footwear production involves a lot of moving parts before we get a finished product. Naturally there are risks and challenges that must be recognized and overcome.

Our process starts with sourcing raw materials, then crafting them into shoes. Thankfully, all our materials for the first order have arrived in our factory and are ready to be made into shoes. We have already allocated a schedule with the factory and are ready to go. If we should receive far more funding than our goal, delivery may be take longer than expected. We are confident we will be able to meet demand and are dedicated to great customer service, and will always keep you updated.

These are skilled craftsmen at every station who take pride in their work. Materials and components are inspected and tested separately and as a finished product to assure quality control at every stage of production.

Once production is completed, we will then have to import the product to our warehouse here in San Diego. There is always the risk of delays in transit and customs clearance but we are doing everything to ensure a smooth delivery.

At Patara we understand that there are always risks but we believe our skill and our willingness to work hard will allow us to fulfill any order with no problem.

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    Patara Sticker and Thank you!

    Stay up-to-date on all the things Patara including new products and more. Includes a Patara sticker and a hand written thank you note from our team!

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    Patara T-Shirt

    100% premium cotton navy mineral wash t-shirt with contrasting red stitching along the shoulder. Made in the USA. Size are Men's.

    Sizes S - XXL Available

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    Men's Seeker Slip-On

    Choose any of the Men's Seeker Slip-On. This is made with a slightly narrower last for a barefoot fit. If you are a half size, please size up!

    This classic shape will break in nicely and stay cool. Available in four colors. 15% off retail price.

    Men's Sizes: 8-13 (whole sizes only)

    We will send you a survey after the campaign to get your fabric and size!

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    Women's Seeker Slip-On

    Choose any of the Women's Seeker Slip-On. This is made with a slightly narrower last for a barefoot fit. If you are a half size, please size up!

    This classic shape will break in nicely and stay cool. Available in four colors. 15% off retail price.

    Women's Sizes: 6-9 (whole sizes only)

    We will send you a survey after the campaign to get your fabric and size!

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    Men's Nomad Lace-Up

    Our Nomad shoe is based on a classic low-lace silhouette that is extremely light weight and comfortable. Available in three colors. 15% off retail price.

    Men's Sizes: 8-13 (whole sizes only)

    We will send you a survey after the campaign to get your fabric and size!

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    Women's Nomad Lace-Up

    Our Nomad shoe is based on a classic low-lace silhouette that is extremely light weight and comfortable. Available in three colors. 15% off retail price.

    Women's Sizes: 6-9 (whole sizes only)

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    Men's Rover Lace-Up

    Our Rover shoe is based on a classic chukka silhouette but is extremely light weight and comfortable. Available in three colors. 15% off our retail price.

    Men's Sizes: 8-13 (whole sizes only)

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    Women's Rover Lace-Up

    Our Rover shoe is based on a classic chukka silhouette but is extremely light weight and comfortable. Available in two colors. 15% off our retail price.

    Women's Sizes: 6-9 (whole sizes only)

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    T-Shirt and Shoe Combo

    One of any shoe and one Patara t-shirt!

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    2 Shoe Combo!

    Select any two shoes you would like (fabric or suede), 15% off our retail price!

    Men's Sizes: 8-13 (whole sizes only)
    Women's Sizes: 6-9 (whole sizes only)

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    3 Shoe Combo!

    Select any three shoes you would like (fabric or suede), 15% off our retail price!

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    Name A Shoe and Pick Taj Fabric Colors!

    Pick either our Seeker or Nomad. Choose two colors to dye our Taj fabric and get them hand woven by artisans! Have the shoe named after whatever you would like! This shoe will appear on our website for purchase over the Summer! Delivery expected June 2017.

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Funding period

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