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€12,414
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72
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 6 2019 9:11 AM UTC +00:00
€12,414
pledged of €25,000pledged of €25,000 goal
72
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 6 2019 9:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

With Gentleberg we are on a mission. We aim to make the world a better place; free of unnecessary harm. Yes, quite a goal to set but we believe we can change the world for the better, one pair of shoes at a time!

But our mission goes beyond making vegan dress shoes. We want to start a movement! By backing this project, you become part of this movement that strives to make the shoe industry greener and animal-friendly. Help us reach this goal by making it possible to develop our very first collection of vegan dress shoes.





Introduction
Our story starts in 2017. When looking for classic dress shoes to complement an outfit, 27-year old Matthijs Berg discovered that there were no suitable vegan alternatives available. Therefore, he took matters into his own hands. Gentleberg is founded on his persuasion that veganism is not solely a definition of a diet but a way of living. As founder of this Amsterdam-based shoe label, Berg tackles a fashion issue for the conscious true gentleman. The brand follows the footsteps of a vegan lifestyle; however, every man can become a 'solemate'. A big step in the right direction.

Collection
We focused on perfecting one single style – the Derby – which we know would best fit today’s gentleman. This style comes in three models in four different colors for you to choose from. Whether you’re having a job interview, a first date or even your own wedding; Gentleberg shoes are designed to wear on every occasion.















Features & Comfort
When it comes to luxury dress shoes, the mass thinks that quality comes by using genuine leather, but nothing is less true. After months of research we have found the perfect vegan leather for our shoes, which we are using for the uppers, as well as the linings. And instead of using leather outsoles we have developed - or rather designed - our iconic rubber outsole. The result? A premium vegan leather dress shoe, without making any concessions on quality and design.

✔️ Uppers are made from selected vegan leathers
✔️ Fully lined with soft and breathable microfibers to keep your feet dry and cool
✔️ The insole is made out of memory foam for maximum comfort
✔️ Matching waxed shoe laces
✔️ A notched heel to prevent the heel getting caught in the turn-up of your trousers
✔️ Finished with subtle Amsterdam-inspired details in the stitching and soles 



Soft & Breathable materials
We use the highest quality, soft and breathable microfibers which are also water-resistant. Our shoes are made out of vegan, PVC-free leathers which benefits the animal welfare and the environment. The bedrock of Gentleberg.

The Outsoles
Instead of using leather outsoles we have developed - or rather designed - our iconic rubber outsole. Why Amsterdam-inspired details? Just because we are proud of our own city!

The Production
Gentleberg shoes, briefly; Gentleberg’s, are developed for the true gentleman. The whole collection is handmade and ethically produced in southern Europe. And all shoes are fully crafted and burnished by hand. To make sure every pair of shoes meet our high quality standards, they are all undergoing inspection. 


Lookbook 





By backing our project, you give yourself access to great looking vegan shoes you were looking for all these years! They can finally arrive with your support! And if you would become a backer of Gentleberg it would mean the world to us, it really does!

To thank you, we have designed exclusive Kickstarter reward packs. Dress shoes at up to more than 30% discount! But there is more; in addition, we set up extra gifts for those who back us.




Make your pledge complete by adding some extra amount to your pledge for additional items like an organic cotton dust bag and cedar wood shoe trees.




What's in the (Shoe)box
Other than great shoes you will also get an extra pair of waxed laces and a plant-based wax dubbin to freshen-up your shoes every now and then. 





As we reach our funding goal, we want to give you access to more! Unlock free shoe horns, extra suède colors like darkblue and beige and less common shoe sizes will become available.





We will add widths and larger sizes in the future. 





If we reach our funding goal, we will send a short survey to find out your size, color and style of each item. We expect that it will take about two weeks to receive back all this information from all of your backers.

The production typically takes eight to ten weeks and when the production is finished, worldwide shipping approximately takes three weeks. By September 2019 we expect to be deliver the first pairs of shoes at your home.

Are you already a fan?
Feel free to share our story with your inner circle! We can use your support more than ever to get our first collection of vegan dress shoes of the ground. Together we can bring Gentleberg to life! Check out our social media profiles and don’t miss a thing.


Do you have a Question?
Check out our FAQ at the top of this page or if you can’t find the right answer; please send us an e-mail to hi@gentlebergshoes.com

Risks and challenges

A common risk could be a slight production delay. The production process relies on many components coming together at the same time. However, we will keep everyone posted of new developments.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.12

    Share your Thoughts 💡

    Let us know what you think and we will keep you, as an early adopter, posted on all of our updates.

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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 28

    Thanks a Million 📬

    You will receive a personalized thank you message from our founder Matthijs. This thank you card is printed on 100% natural and biodegradable growth paper filled with Forget-me-not seeds.

    After a while you can put the card inside a jar or outside in the garden on the sand. Give some water and the first plants germinate after about a week.

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    Pledge €109 or more About US$ 122

    1 Pair - Super Early Bird 🐣

    Get 1 pair of dress shoes.
    More than 30% off est. retail value of €159

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20
    + shoe tree = €30

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

    Includes:
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    • extra pair of waxed laces
    • plant-based wax polish
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    1 Pair - Early Bird 🐥

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    More than 25% off est. retail value of €159

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20
    + shoe tree = €30

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

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    Pledge €129 or more About US$ 144

    1 Pair - Little Late Bird 🐦

    Get 1 pair of dress shoes.
    More than 18% off est. retail value of €159

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20
    + shoe tree = €30

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

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    Pledge €219 or more About US$ 245

    2 Pair - Super Early Bird 🐣

    Get 2 pair of dress shoes. (€109,50 a piece)
    More than 30% off est. retail value of €318

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20/bag
    + shoe tree = €30/tree

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

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    • two plant-based wax polishes
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    2 Pair - Early Bird 🐥

    Get 2 pair of dress shoes (€119,50 a piece)
    More than 24% off est. retail value of €318

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20/bag
    + shoe tree = €30/tree

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

    Includes:
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    • two extra pair of waxed laces
    • two plant-based wax polishes
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    2 Pair - Little Late Bird 🐦

    Get 2 pair of dress shoes (€129,50 a piece) More than 18% off est. retail value of €318

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20/bag
    + shoe tree = €30/tree

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

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    3 Pair - Kickstarter Kit 💥

    Get 3 pair of dress shoes (€109,67 a piece)
    More than 30% off est. retail value of €477

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
    + dust bag = €20/bag
    + shoe tree = €30/tree

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

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    9 Pair - Get the entire Collection 🤩

    Get 9 pair of dress shoes (€111 a piece)
    More than 30% off est retail value of €1431

    Add the amount to your pledge to get:
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    + shoe tree = €30/tree

    Choose any color, style and size. At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to find out your size, color and style of each item

    Includes:
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    • nine plant-based wax polishes
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Funding period

- (30 days)