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By Louis Blaut
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About this project

Astoria Queens
Astoria Queens

We are raising money to cover the costs associated with creating molds and all the other necessary tooling for sneaker and apparel production, as well as the first production samples for all of our launch products. 

Any additional funds will go towards inventory for future orders and other operating costs. We intend to manufacture our products under fair trade certification guidelines. We believe that our customers deserve products made in ways that improve lives and protect the environment.   

Socrates Sculpture Park Queens
Socrates Sculpture Park Queens

15% of all profits will go to support arts education through Materials for the Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Urban Arts Partnership. Because we believe in supporting those that support you.

"Spread Love It's The Brooklyn Way" - Biggie Smalls

 

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NEW TO KICKSTARTER? HERE'S HOW TO ORDER

  • STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR REWARD 
  • STEP 2: SELECT SHIPPING OPTION 
  • STEP 3: CREATE KICKSTARTER PROFILE 
  • STEP 4: ENTER PAYMENT DETAILS 
  • STEP 5: CLICK THE PLEDGE BUTTON & YOU'RE DONE!! NOTE: Your credit card will NOT be charged until the campaign ends on April 10th. At that time we will send out our survey to all backers to choose their size, colors & style!

STYLE & DESIGN

Astoria Queens
Astoria Queens
 

We spent 365 days on 365 designs with a goal of creating unique wearable sneaker art inspired by Hip-Hop, pop culture, comic books, and cartoons of the 80's, 90's and beyond, as well as iconic objects like guitars, hot air balloons, and super cars. 

We also created accompanying apparel inspired by common Hip-Hop vernacular and focused on spreading a positive message. 

Red Hook Brooklyn
Red Hook Brooklyn

 

THE COLLECTION

Our first collection includes 4 sneakers, 3 shirt designs in 5 styles and 1 logo hat in 4 styles. 

The Sneakers Include 

 

The Ax
The Ax

The Ax - Inspired by the Gibson 6 string guitar Soul Purpose Designs’ Founder & Creative Director, Louis Blaut, learned on and dedicated to his brother Scott, this sneaker’s “rhythm” is as natural as the whiskey leather upper with embossed teardrop, elastic guitar strings, a leather and elastic strap with real fret bars and a heel tab featuring genuine guitar pegs to keep your step in “tune”.

The Etheria
The Etheria

The Etheria - Inspired by “She-Ra” “The Princess of Power” and dedicated to Louis’s oldest sister Josephine, this sneaker’s heroic design features a gold molded leather heal tab, royal blue lining, a gold leather and elastic strap and a ruby jewel all emulating the style of “She-Ra’s” tiara all for “The honor of Grayskull”.

The Mischief
The Mischief

The Mischief - Inspired by Disney’s Maleficent and dedicated to my middle sister Samantha, this sneaker’s “bewitching” style includes plush green suede, red suede and lining, and smooth black leather with 3M piping for flash.

The Prince
The Prince

The Prince - Inspired by the turban from Disney’s Aladdin and dedicated to Louis’s youngest sister Toniann, this “regal” sneaker has a vacuum formed satin heal tab, gold basket weave, royal blue suede, jeweled accents for shine and a feather to keep it “fly”.

The Apparel Includes

P.E.A.C.E.
P.E.A.C.E.

P.E.A.C.E. - P.E.A.C.E. Positive Energy Always Changes Everything shirts are inspired by the GZA track “Liquid Swords” from the classic album “4th Chamber” bar “Protons, Electrons, Always Cause Explosions” and created in the tradition of Hip-Hop culture using Acronyms as word play and a traditional graffiti style font. 100% cotton triple stitched for durability and comfort.

D.O.P.E.
D.O.P.E.

D.O.P.E. - The D.O.P.E. shirts are inspired by the most popular word in Hip-Hop and our favorite term for all things great. Like the others in the series, it was created using Hip-Hop culture’s tradition of using Acronyms as word play with a custom graffiti style font. #FindYourSoulPurpose no matter what stands in your way. Made with 100% cotton triple stitched for durability and comfort.

 

H.Y.P.E.
H.Y.P.E.

H.Y.P.E. - Help Your People Excel shirts are inspired by the Dougie Fresh – the ultimate HypeMan. Like the others in the series, it was created using Hip-Hop culture’s tradition of using Acronyms as word play with a custom graffiti style font. #FindYourSoulPurpose no matter what stands in your way. Made with 100% cotton triple stitched for durability and comfort.

Logo, Beanie, Snapback, Dad & Folded Hat
Logo, Beanie, Snapback, Dad & Folded Hat

The Logo Hats - 100% acrylic beanies and folded hats, 100% cotton Snaback and Dad hats embroidered with our logo.

Sizing Chart
Sizing Chart

OUR TIMELINE

KickStarter Campaign (March - April)

Sample Production and Tooling for Sneakers (April - June)

Production of Shirts, Hats and Stickers (April - June)

Delivery of Stickers (May)

Delivery of Shirts and Hats  (June - July)

Production of Sneakers (July - August

Delivery of Sneakers (September

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Astoria Queens
Astoria Queens

 

Disclaimer: Our shoes are available in whole sizes only and run true to size but. If you're a half size we recommend sizing up to the next whole size (IE: if you’re a 6.5 go with a size 7). We've designed the collection for a regular size width; if you consider yourself a wide please be aware the shoes may fit snug. We’ll be sending out a printable PDF which outlines the insole of the size you selected so you can make certain the size you are ordering is 100% correct. This should eliminate size issues and will be sent out with our survey immediately after the KickStarter campaign ends

Risks and challenges

We have carefully chosen our manufacturing facility based on our relationship with our sourcing groups in NY/NJ and Minnesota. We are very confident in our team and supplier's ability to keep up with our schedule and deliver on time. With that being said, we cannot always control every step of development and there are always uncertainties and risks for delays in any manufacturing process. Although unlikely, delays may occur but we are prepared and engaged in precautionary steps to prevent any such event. Throughout the project we will be in contact with you, frequently updating you in detail, every step of the way!

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