About this project
Kabaccha Shoes are colorful leather shoes that are hand-made 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 the Modern Man.
Our brand embodies the freedom of choice and expression. We want you to express yourself the way you want. Kabaccha Shoes will always be about color, comfort and you. We set out to make shoes for the entrepreneur, the professional and the aspiring creative - shoes that are good looking, premium quality, extremely comfortable and affordable!
Our designs are timeless and elegant and have a modern twist with a splash of color. We use the best materials and a disruptive business model - The result is a $500+ Premium Italian shoe offered to you at less than $200.
We focused our efforts on two styles that we knew would best fit todays Modern Man - The Loafer & the Wingtip - 18 colors to pick from. Take a look, it's a harmony between classic and contemporary.
These are the final 18 colors we thought would best fit all your needs and have a multitude of colors waiting to be used! We recently added 2 subtle colors for the professional environment and will continue to add new ones throughout the campaign. There are larger images towards the end of the page so you can see in detail how beautiful they look!
Leather: We sourced our leather from the best Italian tanneries and used the softest vegetable tanned natural leather they had. To ensure the highest quality, we then rejected more than half of all the leather we received, ensuring only the best went through to become a pair of Kabaccha Shoes.
Color: We wanted to stray far away from boring black shoes - so we made ours with bold & tasteful colors. We designed shoes for the entire spectrum - subtle pops of color to bright and vibrant shoes that really do give life to any outfit you wear!
The soles of our shoes, in essence, are also the souls of our shoes. While they're vibrant, colorful & extremely lightweight, the soles provide excellent grip & stability and are very durable. They give a pop of color to your outfit and allow you to express yourself. We want you to add color to your sole!
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.
Contrary to popular belief, shoes don't have to be heavy and chunky to seem well made or durable. There are many new technologies and materials that have been created over the years that provide the same stability as heavy set shoes but without all the extra weight.
From the very beginning we promised ourselves that we would always go the extra mile and never take short cuts. We wanted to do things the right way, not the cheap or the fast way, but the long & painstaking way to make a world class product.
Handmade in Italy: We spent lots of time looking for a great factory. We found one that had the experience we needed to make our shoes, but also had an anchor for tradition and passion for the art of making shoes by hand. The craftsmen and women in this artisan factory have been making shoes for generations and they've become exceedingly good at it.
We noticed that Mens dress shoes for the most part weren't very good looking - they were all boring and mundane. Everywhere we went we found the same typical black dress shoe and if they were good quality, they weren't affordable. If they were affordable, they weren't good quality. We set out to change that and created a good looking world class product - a perfect way to express your personality and add color and style to your outfit!
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. His personal collection of shoes, the last time we checked, was at 243 pairs and counting.
On the business end, our CMO, Krishan Arora, is a Harvard grad (#GoCrimson) and has been an integral part of successful startups. He is experienced in brand management and building a strong core foundation. Together with strategic partnerships in Italy, we've built a very well rounded team that will always keep innovating & moving forward.
We've carefully thought out each reward and broken it down to make it simple for you. Those prices are 40-50% of 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.
Were ambitious, but we are also realistic. We've made a list of milestones to show you that were not just a one hit wonder. With your support and backing - We have the ability and infrastructure to exponentially grow.
We reached our goal of $150,000 in just 15 days! As promised each one of our backers will get a free pair of loafer liners with each pair of shoes! Kabaccha No Show loafer liners are also handmade in Italy! These no show socks provide all the benefits of wearing socks while still giving you the clean sock-less look!
Above is a pretty accurate timeline that we predict. If all goes according to plan we should be shipping your shoes out by april. We have lots planned for the future and are very excited to turn this into a successful brand.
Kabaccha Shoes are true to size. When choosing your size, stick with your usual dress shoe size. You can also use this chart to determine your size or use the Brannock Device (that metal scale you put your feet on at any shoe store). We've made our shoes with a wider than normal last. 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.
*We are now offering small and large sizes. Please see the "Updates" section or message us if you have any questions!
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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