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Enjoy walking in Downtown NY day & night wherever you are. Unique bold design, detailed craftsmanship, comfort combined with great style
Enjoy walking in Downtown NY day & night wherever you are. Unique bold design, detailed craftsmanship, comfort combined with great style
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Downtown Shoes New York: Feeling NY Footwear Fashion Design

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Inspired and designed in New York, Downtown Shoes reflect the beauty and hard work after many months of design, prototyping and finally production. As a small and dedicated team of professionals of design, engineering and business, Downtown Shoes New York consists of people who truly enjoy living and creating in New York.

First 3 models that created excitement among New Yorkers
First 3 models that created excitement among New Yorkers
Downtown New Models Following Demand for These Colors
Downtown New Models Following Demand for These Colors

New York is literally the great city with maybe more nicknames than any other city including but not limited to The Big Apple, Gotham, The City that Never Sleeps, The Empire City, Metropolis and The Melting Pot. All these names reflect the profound and diverse story of The Great City. 

Even though New York is also one of the capitals of fashion in the world, surprisingly, there is no shoe brand dedicated to the great city that reflects the true energy of New York as a brand. 

From day 1, we set out to create the Shoe Brand of New York that tells the story of New York through design by its bold statement, diversity by its versatility, care by great attention to details, and lastly, energy by using red comfort soles. 

From the very beginning of our journey, we wanted to create the unique design characteristic for the brand. Our goal was to create the high end shoes (that we want to wear ourselves) that combine design with versatility, comfort, craftsmanship and durability.Our distinct professions and backgrounds also helped us bring creative ideas on the table.

 We finally reached the design that defines Downtown brand characteristics with 7 different models of different color variations, namely, Soho, Tribeca, Bowery, Delancey, Hudson, Bleecker and Mercer, each one named after great locations of Downtown New York that we personally like to spend time, reflecting the same unique Downtown brand identity with bold and beautiful color combinations that you can wear any time of the day with almost any style of your choice. 

Basically, unique design combined with versatility, comfort, craftsmanship and durability

In shoes design & production, if designers look for extraordinary, they need to make everything special because overall harmonious experience means getting a great number of variables flawless. From the logo to the stitches, from the Downtown Signature to the special molded brown outsole and red sole with their unique details and color harmony, Downtown shoes design offers the unique experience that makes a truly beautiful difference. 

 Whether you wear corduroy pants, jeans, fabric pants or even sportswear, Downtown shoes offer a wide range of uses day & night. Genuine suede for all the models also adds a great value as the chosen material to the shoes’ versatility and elegance.

 Downtown shoes cover your feet smoothly because of its genuine flexible suede surface. Downtown shoes also offer "red comfort soles", which touches the ground with a sports shoes feeling, yet having a beautiful stylish look.

 Design and material are essential for the quality of the shoes, however, great shoes are only complete when there is detailed and precise craftsmanship. One can easily feel the quality of the suede, finishings and stitching with Downtown Shoes. You can literally smell the quality of labor and genuine suede as you hold the Downtown shoes for the first time.

 Downtown shoes offer high durability with high quality material, specially molded flexible outsoles, finishings and red stitches that combine durability with design.

 Main features for all 7 models include; genuine durable first class suede, special mold brown outsole, highly durably red outsole stitches, red sole, red lining & 5 degree sloped neck for ease of wear.

 Urban elegance, great comfort and perfect craftsmanship well describes Soho. Soho is a perfect match for corduroy, jeans or even athletic pants radiating energy throughout your day.

Black & Red are perfect matches for shoes when they are well balanced. You can wear black with almost any style or color and red Downtown signature and stitching add the unique flavor to the design.

Comfort and durability truly meets at Bowery in a yet stylish urban manner. Thick outsole adds strong statement to Bowery's sleek and suede appearance.

The combination of brown and first class suede brings the simplicity and elegance to Delancey, which makes it beautiful companion throughout your day for almost any occasion.

Bleecker is a perfect match for people who like to wear jeans and at the same time look stylish. If you are a jeans person, this may be the shoes you were always looking for.

Hudson just feels like summer, yachting and national colors all at the same time. For us, the ideal setting to wear them would be the beach with shorts or linen pants and ideally on the 4th of July. 

Mercer is the thick outsole version of the black and red color combination. We made this version following the high demand from Downtown fans. You will feel a different comfort and expression with Mercer

The Downtown quality starts from the moment you see the beautiful unique design with your own eyes and feel the top quality suede texture as you hold them for the first time. Each part of the shoes may be zoomed in to see the great craftsmanship and design details from the stitches to the transition points. As you wear the shoes you will see how versatile it can be when you can wear them with almost any outfit and you can feel how incredibly comfortable they are, like the most comfortable sports shoes. 

Red Lining represents the rebellious yet elegant feeling of the spirit of the shoes. Special Mold Brown Outsole & Red Sole brings a unique design and comfort perspective because of its soft touch on the ground.

Spending extensive amount of time, we cared about all the details inch by inch. First class Red Stitching that adds much value to the design also act as a guaranty for the high durability of the shoes. Having considered materials as an essential part of the production, Downtown is made of Genuine Suede & Special Molded Outsole that best matches the design vision. Craftsmanship that we reached was even above our standards. Once we initiated the production process, each team member and production chief showed maximum attention to little details.

All Downtown Shoes have red comfort sole, which adds further style and smooth touch. You can wear Downtown for work and feel like you are wearing sports shoes
All Downtown Shoes have red comfort sole, which adds further style and smooth touch. You can wear Downtown for work and feel like you are wearing sports shoes
First Class Red Stitches add to the design as well as the durability
First Class Red Stitches add to the design as well as the durability
Bowery
Bowery
Delancey
Delancey
Soho
Soho
Bleecker
Bleecker
Hudson is a great option for summer time long beach walks. Goes great with linen and shorts
Hudson is a great option for summer time long beach walks. Goes great with linen and shorts
Delancey red sole. All Downtown shoes have red comfort sole, making your touch to the ground smoothly and beautifully
Delancey red sole. All Downtown shoes have red comfort sole, making your touch to the ground smoothly and beautifully
Tribeca
Tribeca
Bowery 360
Bowery 360
Bleecker
Bleecker
Delancey
Delancey
Mercer
Mercer

We have great goals for the Downtown Shoes! Releasing the Women Line, extending to 10s of different varieties of Men Shoes keeping the original characteristics by 2016, reaching global customers via our website and making perfect and fast deliveries by 2016 and keeping the excellent product and service intact as we progress are our main goals for the foreseeable future. Each step of our plan is made already.

We need your support. Backing us on Kickstarter is the first step. We are confident that you will have an extraordinary experience with Downtown Shoes. Sharing our campaign through social media is the easiest way to help us move forward. We live at a time that a few clicks and a MINUTE of YOUR time can make the whole difference and you can make that difference for us.

Thank you so much! We are confident that you will feel the difference of Downtown once you see the bold design with your own eyes, hold and feel the suede texture and craftsmanship and wear them to feel the extreme comfort embracing your feet.

Lastly, we want to THANK New York and New Yorkers for the inspiration, synergy and OPEN support they give. With your further support, we want to create another great brand from New York.

Risks and challenges

We worked real hard to cover all the details of design, production and logistics. We feel confident that we will make a timely and high quality first delivery to you and gain your further trust. We took every precaution to assure the production quality and timing. However, if any little delay occurs, we will let you know. We know that trust is built and we want to gain your complete trust.

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