About this project
Kabaccha Shoes are colorful leather shoes that are handmade in Italy by brilliant artisan shoemakers with premium materials. Kabaccha Shoes redefine the age old boring black dress shoe - by adding a modern twist, new technologies and a splash of color. We make Modern Shoes for Modern Men & Women.
These are the 2017 Kabaccha Women's Collection. We have three styles: The Wingtip, the Loafer & the Driver Mocassin. We focused our efforts on these three styles because they are the must have shoes in any wardrobe.
We've made them in many beautiful colorways for every type of personality. Whether you're going to work or a night out - we have every style and color you can imagine.
The Women’s Loafer finds its roots in a timeless and elegant shoe design, reimagined to introduce a heightened standard of comfort and versatility. Sleek, modern lines and our wide selection of inspiring colors create a unique blend of classic and urban, risk-taking style.
Lightweight soles and fine Italian leather have allowed us to create durable and comfortable footwear that will add an element of personality to anything you wear. In our New Women’s Loafer, elevate your style far above the ordinary in your everyday jeans, dresses, or business attire (even without the heel!). Below are 8 colorways to pick from!
Kabaccha’s Women’s Wingtip is derived from the shape of the time-honored Men’s Wingtip. Feminine accents soften its silhouette to be paired with anything from jeans to dresses. Classic brogue designs are accentuated by our signature variations of color that further transform this highly stylized design.
The lightweight, white soles and patent, pastel leathers will add an element of feminine grace to any style. Timeless elegance and striking details make this shoe the must-have statement piece for everyday looks or the perfect match for formal, professional and evening ensembles.
The 2017 Women’s Mocassin is the embodiment of Kabaccha’s mission to balance effortless and eye-catching style with our higher standard of comfort. Hand-tailored to fit the needs of every woman on the go, our Women’s Mocassin pays tribute to the classic Driver style with a uniquely Kabaccha twist.
Brought to you in a variety of versatile and expressive colors, our Moccasins will add an element of personality and excitement to your everyday ensemble while their lightweight soles and fine Italian leather will keep you comfortable and on the move.
The visually striking 2017 Men’s Wingtip is our creative reinvention of Kabaccha’s Original Men’s Wingtip. The classic brogue designs, that reference long-standing traditions of men fashion, are accentuated by our signature variations of color that further transform this highly stylized design.
The Men’s Wingtip is made for the risk-taker and aspiring creative with an affinity for redefinition. Timeless elegance and striking details make this shoe the perfect statement piece for formal, professional and evening ensembles. Below are a selection of 10 colorways to pick from!
Our Modern Man’s Loafer finds its roots in a timeless and elegant shoe design, reimagined to introduce an elevated standard of comfort and versatility. The classic tassel, in combination with our wide selection of inspiring colors, creates a unique blend of classic and urban, risk-taking style.
Lightweight soles and fine Italian leather handled by highly trained artisans have allowed us to create durable, ultralight, and comfortable formal footwear that will add an element of personality to the basic black tux, elevating your style to be anything but ordinary. Below are a selection of 6 colorways to pick from!
The 2017 Men’s Mocassin is Kabaccha’s ideal blend of effortless yet eye-catching style, brought to you at our unprecedented standard of comfort. The Men’s Mocassin pays tribute to the classic Driver style with a uniquely Kabaccha twist.
Brought to you in a variety of versatile and expressive colors, our Italian leather Moccasins will add an element of personality and excitement to your everyday ensemble. Below are a selection of 10 colorways to pick from!
Our Ultralight shoes drastically reduce the overall drag & weight on your feet - allowing you to feel as if you don't even have shoes on. Shoes now a days are heavy and not very easy on your feet - we wanted to change this because there are so many new materials available. Using these revolutionary materials makes the shoe so much more comfortable even after a long day.
The Sole we used in our 2017 Men's Wingtip and Loafer has evolved tremendously from our original collection. We listened to all the feedback we received, and went back to the drawing board.
We made the sole 75% stronger sole that is much more durable and longer lasting while still keeping the light weight factor to it. We've designed it in a way that you can comfortably walk for years without the shoe loosing tread or grip.
Each pair of Kabaccha Shoes is carefully hand-cut in Italy by our brilliant artisan shoe makers. Almost all other brands do this by machine to save time and money. Our CEO, Kabeer, has made sure that we do everything the long and right way.
This is one of the most important steps of making a shoe as everything depends on the skill and precision of cutting the Nappa leather.
The short clip you see above is just one of many, and we mean many, pieces that go into making just one shoe. All of these steps have to be repeated again for the other half as well.
We are proud to say that every molecule in our shoes is 100% Made in Italy! Our artisan shoemakers treat each shoe like a work of art. They don't stop picking at it until the shoe is perfect.
The craftsmen & women in our artisan factory have been making shoes by hand for generations and they've become exceedingly good at it. The skills are passed down from generation to generation, evolving and becoming more efficient every time.
When we say "Handmade in Italy", we really mean it... from a piece of leather - to a full shoe - made by hand.
We use only the best Italian Nappa Leather. The tanneries we sourced our leather from are environmentally safe as well, as we use Natural Vegetable Tanning processes and don't use harsh chemicals to tan our leather. A lot of brands don't buy their leather from Italian tanneries to save on costs, but Kabaccha Shoes are made from 100% Italian leather bought from tanneries in Tuscany, Italy.
Every pair of Kabaccha Shoes is individually tempered into the perfect fit to make them comfortable and durable. This procedure makes the leather supple but also strengthens the integrity of the shoe. This step is usually skipped by lesser companies to save on costs - but we at Kabaccha went the extra mile.
We also use only Premium Materials in all our shoes. We used the best quality laces, best quality stitching and other raw materials. Everything that goes into making a pair of shoes is sourced 100% from Italy.
We give a lot of attention to detail and you will see that the moment you receive your first pair. Before the shoes are shipped off, they are individually checked for imperfections and manually inspected by an experienced artisan to make sure each and everyone of you gets a perfectly matching pair.
The Men & Women artisans that work at our factories in Italy are so skilled at what they do, that they take a lot of pride in their work. It's almost an insult to themselves & their tradition if they make a mistake, so they really go out of their way to make sure they don't make any.
Once your beautiful shoes are ready, they are put inside out Kabaccha Shoe boxes. We were so picky about having everything made in Italy that we even got our boxes made there.
The box is made from a very high quality heavy stock materials and you will feel this the moment you receive the box. We think of our selves as a high end brand, so we wanted to have all the attributes of a high end brand. In our last campaign, many of our backers complimented our packaging and box and compared us to the likes of Apple!
With our direct to consumer model, we cut out the middle man and make our prices affordable and fair. Other Italian brands have a lot of markups, so you end up paying a lot more for what the shoes are really worth.
Our shoes will be worth a lot more once they go on retail on our website. Now is your chance to get the shoes for 30-50% OFF!
Our direct to consumer business model enables us to cut out the middle man and keep our prices low. We should be selling our shoes for $500, but we want to build a brand that makes luxury affordable.
From our artisan factories - straight to your feet. Kabaccha Shoes will always put you over making a profit like most other brands. We are happy with the way things are with our prices and won't ever lose our values or forget where we came from.
We've carefully thought out each reward and broken it down to make it simple for you. Those prices are 30-50% off Retail! Look over the rewards and read the pledge descriptions for more details. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us in the comments section and we'll do our best to answer them for you.
Here is a pretty accurate timeline that we predict. Having been through an extremely large campaign last year, our factory is much more prepared this year for an even bigger campaign. If all goes according to plan we should be shipping your shoes out by Feb/March.
Kabaccha Shoes are true to size. When choosing your size, stick with your usual dress shoe size. We've made our shoes with a wider than normal Italian shoe. Doing this gives your feet more room to breathe, makes our shoes a lot more comfortable and allows all kinds of feet to fit effortlessly. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your exact size. If they don't fit - don't worry - we'll exchange them for ya!
Size 14/15/16. We offer large sizes, but the leather/materials required to make them requires an aditional cost. Please increase your pledge by 40$ if you are a size 14/15/16.. Please message us if you have any questions!
Kabaccha Shoes is a fun brand, but we take our shoes very seriously. We wanted to make the most visually appealing shoes ever seen, and the most comfortable shoes ever worn. We knew we had to do something spectacular to live up to that, so we put together a talented team and all the passion in this world to make that happen.
Our founder, Kabeer Arora, is a thoroughbred shoe designer & comes from a bloodline of shoemakers. He's spent many years in shoe factories all over the world gaining real world experience and has professionally studied footwear design in London and Italy.
In 2015, Kabaccha shoes successfully completed a kickstarter campaign and became one of the most successful campaigns in crowdfunding history. Our campaign opened doors and lead the way for so many other campaigns, who followed in our footsteps. It's been an incredible journey!
Risks and challenges
We have carefully chosen our artisan factories based on prior relationships, reliability & experience. We are very confident in our team, our suppliers and vendors ability to keep up with our schedule and deliver on time. Having said that, we cannot always control everything life throws at us and there are always uncertainties and risks for delay in any manufacturing process. Although very unlikely, things sometimes do take longer than expected - but we are prepared for it and are engaging in precautionary steps to prevent any such event. Throughout the duration of the project - we will be in contact with you, frequently updating you in vivid detail, every step of the way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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