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About this project

With this project we will be able to offer YOU more:

  • Styles
  • Colors
  • Sizes
Unique, Light, Comfortable to Rediscover Your Sense of Motion
Unique, Light, Comfortable to Rediscover Your Sense of Motion

Why SOM Footwear?

You want comfort! You want a shoe that doesn't constantly remind you you're wearing a shoe- that actually makes walking and being active an enjoyable, ergonomic experience both your back and feet will thank you for.

You need quality! Manufactured by hand right here in the USA is what you want and it's what we are so proud to deliver. Our shoes are tough enough to withstand the wear of daily life as well as the most rugged out door terrain available. Buy USA made and support the economy!

You crave style! Not only does the shoe need to fit, but it needs to look awesome too. Our (soon to be expanding) selection of colors insures you have an option for any wardrobe, and with SOM's fashionable and sporty styling you'll be turning heads wherever you go.

New line available on kickstarter.
New line available on kickstarter.

What is SOM Footwear?     

Rediscover your Sense of Motion with SOM: Sense of Motion Footwear.  Made right here in the USA in an epic undertaking that has taken 3 years and counting with a successful launch! After creating countless prototypes and hours of vigorous testing in the tough Rocky Mountain terrain, we've never felt more confident that our shoes offer nothing less than exquisite comfort and rugged durability to match your active lifestyle!  (check out our testimonials HERE to see how others agree)

We currently offer sizes 5-12 (men) and 6.5-13.5 (women)
We currently offer sizes 5-12 (men) and 6.5-13.5 (women)

 Our shoes are:

  •  Minimalistic in style and design;
  •  Incredibly Comfortable- with a roomy toe box and a slightly more narrow heel- combined with our uniquely designed soles give you a shoe experience that allows your feet the ultimate comfort.
  • The flexibility and stability of being barefoot.
  • While offering the protection and traction of a shoe. 
  • Worry free Perfect Fit Guarantee- If your shoes aren't the perfect fit (sized at American Standard), we will gladly cover shipping on your first exchange at no inconvenience to you.
Our newest generation of SOM Footwear
Our newest generation of SOM Footwear

Our shoes are constructed of materials of superior quality including:

  • Weather Max 65 and Cordura- both are incredibly strong, flexible, water resistant and breathable fabrics
  • 3D Mesh- For superior breathability.
  • Pig Skin- for toe box protection and durability.
  • Super comfortable and absorbent EVA insoles; 
  • And the superior quality and durability of Vibram brand soles
  • All our shoes are hand-manufactured, glued and stitched right here in Montrose, CO USA.
Now featuring tags sporting our American Made pride! Grey comes standard with "Made in U.S.A." tag, with Black, Red, and Yellow displaying the American Flag
Now featuring tags sporting our American Made pride! Grey comes standard with "Made in U.S.A." tag, with Black, Red, and Yellow displaying the American Flag
Weather Max 65 and 3D Mesh
Weather Max 65 and 3D Mesh
Vibram Sole
Vibram Sole
EVA Insoles
EVA Insoles
Cordura and Pig Skin
Cordura and Pig Skin

 Why do we need your support?

     From the initial cutting to the final packaging in our facility, every part of our shoes is made with the finest materials on the best equipment by an outstanding crew. We are growing and would like your help to increase our exposure to the public and expand more so we can offer you- our customer- more variety in our shoe selection. 

     With your backing and support we will be able to offer new models featuring a wider selection of both colors and sizes- allowing us to change the patterns on our machines, buy quantities of different materials, and serve more people in need of larger sizes (above 12 for men and 13.5 for women).

     As our tokens of appreciation and gratitude for your support, we are offering 11 different rewards (outlined on the right) and will, depending on your choice, include:

A pair of our newest line: SP-L2
A pair of our newest line: SP-L2
Hand Stitched Bookmarks Made From Scrap Materials
Hand Stitched Bookmarks Made From Scrap Materials
SOM Dog Toys- Great way to recycle our scrap sole material.
SOM Dog Toys- Great way to recycle our scrap sole material.
2015 Calendar featuring SOM and beautiful Colorado! (image subject to change)
2015 Calendar featuring SOM and beautiful Colorado! (image subject to change)
Olie standing beside our Heel and Side Laster. Thanks for your support!
Olie standing beside our Heel and Side Laster. Thanks for your support!

 To learn more about SOM Footwear, visit our website and follow our social media:

Risks and challenges

A primary concern, short of mechanical failure, would be that we would receive more orders/support than anticipated and not be able to manufacture enough to ship by our deadlines- however to prevent this we are being meticulous in our organization process to avoid this issue entirely if possible and get your rewards to you as timely as possible.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Show your support! - We will virtually thank you for showing your support to a manufacturing company that is part of the American economy backbone; with the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. (Source: National Association of Manufacturers) Like us on Facebook and we will tag you on our Kickstarter Thank you Post.

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    You will receive a thank you POSTCARD with SOM Footwear crew members picture, and forever our gratitude to your support.

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    We will thank you for supporting us with a SOM DOG TOY- made from rope and excess sole material displaying our logo- Your dog will love it!

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    A set of 4 BOOKMARKS made in our factory from excess materials marked with our logo. These bookmarks are shaped like adorable little shoe soles and make great gifts too!

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    We will thank you for supporting us with a 12 MONTH CALENDAR displaying our shoes around beautiful Colorado in stunning professional quality as well as telling our story as the year progresses. (Printed locally in Colorado!)

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    EARLY BIRD REWARD - DELIVERY DECEMBER 2014 - As a thanks for your support, you will receive ONE (1) PAIR OF SHOES (a savings of 10% of retail + domestic shipping included).

    To aid us in being as efficient as possible we would ask if you order shoes to please let us know which color and size you prefer as soon as possible.

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    As a thanks for your support, you will receive ONE (1) PAIR OF SHOES (a savings of $10 off retail + domestic shipping included). WILL SHIP FEBRUARY 2015 or earlier as production permits.

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    As a thanks for your support, you will receive TWO (2) PAIR OF SHOES (a savings of 10% off retail).
    To aid us in being as efficient as possible we would ask if you order shoes to please let us know which color and size you prefer as soon as possible. (Delivery December 2014 and domestic shipping included)

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    The Ultimate Package- an extra special thanks for you! This package includes 4 pair of shoes-TWO (2) from our current line, delivered Dec. 2014, and as a special perk to you, see first hand how your support helped us by receiving TWO (2) additional pairs (est.spring 2015) of the next and newest model of shoe this Kickstarter and your support directly created. You will also receive FOUR (4) bookmarks and a dog toy plus a tour of our awesome factory! (Appointment necessary!)

    To aid us in being as efficient as possible we would ask if you order shoes to please let us know which color and size you prefer as soon as possible. (Delivery December 2014 and domestic shipping included for first 2 pairs, estimated spring 2015 for second 2 pairs of shoes)

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- (30 days)