Now atheists have soles too! Inspired by the Bauhaus & begotten of the finest materials, here's a dollop of godless love, in a shoe.
This Kickstarter page is only possible thanks to the extraordinary support and encouragement of the r/atheism folk on reddit.com. A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of my "Atheist Shoes" there and I was blown away by how many sweet and encouraging messages I received, urging me to make more shoes. Actually, it was a bit scary... but in a good way... and, 6 weeks later, I've figured out how I'll be able to make shoes for you all. This page is the first step towards realising that dream and I hope some of you will be willing to pre-order your shoes, so that I have the upfront capital I need to get busy!
Thanks guys. And I hope you will soon be able to enjoy your shoes.
Now, I realise that some of you haven't the foggiest what an Atheist shoe is. And, admittedly, an atheist shoe sounds like a peculiar idea. But we think a shoe is a lovely, understated way for atheists to out themselves and to be less shy about their godlessness. And we also think our Bauhaus-inspired, 1930s-infatuated shoes will be a welcome antidote to the samey junk pumped out by the big sneaker corporations - not only do we feel our designs are prettier, but we know that the care, craftsmanship and quality of materials going into our shoes are superior to those invested by N**e, *onver*e and Ad***s.
So how do you get your shoes? It's easy. You can buy your shoes, here, today, by making a pledge. You'll see amongst our rewards that you can pre-order a pair of shoes for $180, which includes shipping. And then, a month from now, you'll be able to log into our website and choose the colour and sole you'd like us to send you. Those who pre-order their shoes on Kickstarter will be the first to get them!
In the mean time, we'll have invested your dosh in producing your shoes and we're hopeful they'll be ready to ship by May 1st, if not sooner.
We're not yet ready to show you all the available colours and soles, but we're working on it and it would really help us if, when you make your pledge, you could give us a hint as to which colour you'd like and which sole. We can't guarantee your choice will be available in the end, but if enough people want something, then we'll definitely be able to make it!
Please tell us which of the following colours appeals to you most: cream, charcoal black, chocolate brown, brown & sand combo, petrol blue, British racing car green, grey. And which of these soles: "Ich Bin Atheist" (embossed), "Darwin Loves" (embossed), "Atheist, Jawohl" (embossed), "Ich Bin Atheist" (decorative).
We're really happy to have your support. And we promise we will continue to update you in the days ahead with more pictures and news as we finalise our production plans and get ready to launch our godless wares to the world.
Any questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much!
PS - I know I'm wearing odd shoes in the video, but don't worry... the shoes we send you will be matching in colour!
Absolutely. If you pay $180 or $250 for a pair of shoes, then the cost of shipping you the shoes is covered. In fact we can ship to most places without charging you additional fees, but there are a few exceptions, like Russia and some other territories... so please do ask if you have a feeling we might not be ready to ship to where you live.
Of course. We'll try our best to make sure you get a pair that fit you perfectly.... we think we can figure it out by conversing with you and using our sizing guide. However, if they don't quite fit, you can send them back to us and, as long as they're in tiptop condition, we'll either send you a new pair or give you a refund. Unfortunately, fledgling project that we are, it will be difficult for us to refund the cost of shipping or the cost of return shipping, but we will refund $160 of the price you pay, which is about the cost of a pair of shoes without the shipping.
Who'd have thought there would be so many atheist vegans! Well, there are lots of you and for this reason I'm looking into making at least one vegan pair of shoes. Now, you all know that finding nice vegan materials is pretty difficult.... the faux leathers are particularly horrid... but I'm sure we'll find something good and, as long as I manage to sell this first batch of shoes, then I'll start work on a batch of vegans asap. Dunno how soon that will be, but hopefully before too long.
Totally! Please visit www.atheistberlin.com to order our shoes.