About this project
We're launching a pair of minimalist sneakers made in Portugal with Italian premium materials. Inspired by scandinavian fashion, stitches are hidden to the maximum and the same monochromatic color is used for leather & sole. Last but not least, by offering them via pre-orders we're able to cut logistic costs and retailer margins to offer it at a third of its retail price!
We were inspired by Scandinavian fashion that we see as elegant & minimalist. Following this universe, we removed all unnecessary stitches on the surface and use one monochromatic color per pair. We spent months discussing with the factory trying to hide most stitches while keeping the same quality, finding the right colors of leather & sole that would match, picking the right sole model, the right leather, etc. It's important to note that internal linings are made with 'cowhide' to respect certain traditions.
Our leather is an Italian calfskin full grain leather, ‘full grain’ being the most premium part of leathers and calfskin an excellent type of leather. We used the best leather we could think of : according to us, it’s the best out there. Its flexibility will create the comfort you’re looking for in such a pair of shoes, and its strength will make it last years, not just months.
The sole is an Italian jewel. Based in Italy for decades, the Margom brand is known for being the go-to sole of European luxury fashion houses. It has been studied over time to fit the shape of your foot nicely and resist daily usage. The sole thickness may seem strong at first view, but it quickly adapts to your foot and walking habits. The sole is not only glued, it’s also sewed to make sure it won’t fall out over time.
Because we truly believe in our products, we provide a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
We sell directly to you via pre-orders to cut retailers margins and optimize logistics. As such, we're able to mark it for $120 (vs. $350 full retail price). Plus, shipping is free, worldwide!
Based in Paris, Lenger was born with one focus : design essential objects with a minimalist approach using high-end materials at a fair price. We personally felt the need for these type of products. But how could we make luxury basics less expensive?
Months ago, the idea of crowdfunding products started to pop up, and made lots of sense. First, by having people pledge to support a product, we could test it and see if it would be a good fit. And because we would sell all an entire production at once, we wouldn’t have stocks, unsold inventory, expensive individual shipping rates. That would cut a big part of logistic costs for a traditional brand. On the retail side, we wouldn’t have any middle man between you and us since we speak directly to you. That’s a huge chunk of prices: at least -35% for online marketplaces or -50% for brick-and-mortar shops.
The shoe is for both men & women since we’re using a unisex sole. The width is of regular size. Here are the sizes we offer:
Risks and challenges
We are beginners on Kickstarter, but we and our manufacturing partners have years of experience in the industry! We are aware our project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan.
Firstly, our production is quite advanced and you can be very confident about our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. We spent over 8 months designing, developing, and receiving finalized samples.
Secondly, we have very skillful and professional suppliers and do not anticipate delays to our timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.
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