Shoelusions: accessories make ordinary shoes extraordinary
Handmade with the highest quality materials, Shoelusions artisanal shoe accessories transform basic shoes into on-trend objects of envy
A well-made basic shoe can last forever (especially with Fashion First Aid's help). And while we all know that variety is the spice of life, the cost, discomfort, and waste of a cheap trendy shoe can be very overwhelming. But why not have your shoe and wear it, too?
Meet Shoelusions: high quality, artisanal shoe accessories. Shoelusions transform basic shoes to fabulous, on-trend objects of envy.
Shoelusions can be used on boots, booties, pumps, flats, sandals, mules, clogs and more. A real breakthrough for women who have to wear orthotic, orthopedic or special work shoes, Shoelusions can help spice up these otherwise basic footwear. They are also easy on the wallet.
These are the 8 initial designs:
8. Embroidered Patch Boot Overlay: Dragon or Snake With Roses (image coming soon)
Three Shoelusions (Holster, Bootie & Gaiter) feature the leather design and craft of Morgan Buckert, a local female artisan. If this project is successful, we will look to feature additional local and international artisans in future seasons. And speaking of the holster (and not trying to be political) our idea is for people to use it to hold whatever. We stuck some booze in it (#fireballismyammo) or a leather heart (#loveismyweaponofchoice). What will you stick in it?
If you like what you see, please fund this project. These make great gifts for shoe lovers, and we are expecting to ship around 08 December.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk for Shoelusions is production problems. We have 8 designs to start: 6 are made locally by skilled artisans and 2 are produced internationally. While we love promoting international artisans, these items pose the greatest delay risk due to longer lead times and unknown shipping delays, especially during busy holiday period. However the 6 locally-made items pose a different risk of scalability. If we experience a larger demand than anticipated, we will have to find more skilled artisans to help with production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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