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LIGHT HAWKBy LIGHT HAWK
First created
LIGHT HAWKBy LIGHT HAWK
First created
€489
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
3
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 14 2018

About

My name is Giorgio, I'm 26 and I grew up among shoes. My parents too are both shoemakers and they know perfectly every single aspect of this sector. In my case, the saying "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" really fits me like a glove!

I live in Umbria, a small region called "The Green Heart of Italy" because it is located exactly in the geographical center of the Country and it is composed of mainly forests and wonderful medieval villages. In this area there are the best firms and the most efficient services in footwear industry: from the tanning of hides to the cleaning and dressing phases. I feel lucky because I work in a small business (8 workers) composed of skilled artisans and technicians with 30 years of experience. They are my masters.

At the high school, I studied Mechanics but soon I realized that my passion was another one. In fact, a couple of years later, I found a summer job in the footwear manufacturing sector and I discovered my great passion for this art. In the following years, I attended some courses of fashion and footwear design. In this way I could develop both the theory at school and the practice at work.

As of today, after many productive years of fieldwork, I think I have acquired an extensive knowledge of all the aspects of the product I'm presenting to the Community of Kickstarter. My experience allows me to select the most effective among different kinds of processing and materials. In other words, I know how to give an extra value to a pair of shoes.

LIGHT HAWK Italian Sneakers Brand means quality and attention to details. The mission of the brand is to contribute to diffuse Made in Italy all around the World by presenting a first collection of Sneakers entirely manufactured in Italy.

My passion for footwear goes from the selection and the attention to raw materials and leathers to the packaging, nothing is left to chance. Every single component of LIGHT HAWK is produced in Italy, by companies that had transmitted to me the true meaning of quality and craftsmanship.

To make the upper, I use superior quality calf leather like nubuck, suede and nappa. These materials allow me to play with colors and to combine their tactile and visual characteristics in order to create a mixture of styles: casual, fashion and urban style.

Thanks to the rubber sole, enriched by the lateral band, rigorously applied by hand, LIGHT HAWK offers a unique style and a higher comfort. The insole is made in polyurethane, a very lightweight material, crushproof and extremely durable.

LIGHT HAWK, besides being recognized as a stylish Made in Italy brand, wants to push comfort and usability to the highest level. With every pair of LIGHT HAWK you will receive two pairs of insole, designed to adapt the shoes to the anatomy of your feet. A pair is 1,50 cm (0.59 in) high and the other 2,50 cm (0.98 in).

Polyurethane insole - height: 1,5 cm
Polyurethane insole - height: 1,5 cm

 

Polyurethane insole - height: 2,5 cm
Polyurethane insole - height: 2,5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE

First of all you have to measure your feet (please wear a very thin sock or nothing).

Measure both of them and consider the longest to chose the size.

1. Put a sheet of paper on the floor, adherent to the wall. Position your foot on the sheet. Your heel too must be adherent to the wall;

2. Draw a line with a pencil at the extremity of the first toe (Tip: to obtain a measurement as accurate as possible, keep the pencil perpendicular to the floor!);

3. With a meter, measure the distance between the wall and the line you draw. Choose the longest foot. Then find your size in the table above.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Organizing the phases of production of LIGHT HAWK was a long and challenging process. I met personally every single supplier in order to make clear the time laps in which I could order the materials. I found, together with my team members, the best solutions for the production process, to ensure the maximum efficiency and the respect of the timeline above. I calculated with accuracy every aspect of the realization of the final product, like the "expedition issue". I contacted a company which is a leader in the sector. They make expeditions worldwide in a maximum of five-seven working days, depending on the Country.

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