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By UNALIRA
$26,577
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

The excellence of Italian tradition at your feet for an affordable price, from factory to consumer. 

We provide the luxury of a product that is part of a long-lasting culture and artisan tradition. With the unique and innovative design, UnaLira clogs are entirely made by dexterous hands in Italy.

Wear the original Italian century-old handcrafted tradition of clogs. Live the experience of a precious artisan community that innovates the rules of Italian artisan fashion. 

This is a story that has continued, generation after generation.
This is a place that smells of wood and leather.
This is a dream of the future, for a new code of luxury...at your feet!

1900 The beginning Made from a single piece of poplar wood, roughly made at home by farmers with simple tools, clogs were a necessity for working the fields.

The evolution The production of clogs became a true craft that helped supplement farmers’ low incomes. Old barns and farmhouses were transformed into simple laboratories for cutting and refining wood for clogs.

The boom After World War II, farmers reinvented themselves as clog entrepreneurs: from small workshops in living rooms, they began establishing small family-run businesses, even if they were still located in courtyards, basements or large garages. From the sole production of the wood, they began developing all the phases for producing finished clogs

The great forgotten In the age of resistance, the production of handcrafted clogs in Segromigno in Monte is quite rare. Polyurethane has replaced wood. Importation has replaced handcrafted production. A centuries-old tradition seems to be asleep.

TODAY UnaLira, the dream We went to the workshop of one of the last clog makers in Segromigno in Monte, and dug out an old wooden shape from the past. We involved the most experienced craftsmen: adding our creativity to their dexterity and skillful craftsmanship, we want to give the tradition a future. We dream that this place, made of passion and very high quality productions, will thrive again. This is the UnaLira project: a story, a place, a dream. Not just a pair of clogs.

 

Pochi passi sono sufficienti per prenotare il tuo esclusivo paio di zoccoli UNALIRA  

1. Scegli il tuo modello preferito  

2. Seleziona sulla destra la proposta di acquisto (“Pledge”) che più ti interessa. Ce n’è almeno una legata ad ogni modello. Ricorda che le proposte di acquisto “EARLY BIRD” e “SUPER EARLY BIRD” sono le offerte speciali attraverso le quali puoi risparmiare fino al 40% rispetto al normale prezzo di vendita.  

3. Dopo aver scelto la promozione che preferisci collegata al modello che più ti piace - PLACE, STORY, DREAM - devi selezionare il paese per la consegna. La consegna in Italia aggiungerà al prezzo solo €5 di spedizione.  

4. Adesso dovrai registrarti al portale: basterà inserire i tuoi dati (nome e cognome ed indirizzo email), non serve confermare la registrazione, soltanto inserire un’email valida. Questa cosa è fondamentale per poterti poi ricontattare e interagire sul tuo acquisto.  

5. Dopo la registrazione non ti rimane che inserire i dati della tua carta di credito e concludere la prenotazione.  

NB: la tua prenotazione non ti comporta l’addebito sul conto. È soltanto una prenotazione, non un acquisto. L’acquisto vero e proprio sarà perfezionato, e dunque l’addebito effettivamente evidenziato, solo alla fine della campagna di raccolta, fissata nel prossimo 30 Aprile, e solo se raggiungeremo il budget di vendite che ci siamo prefissati di euro 25.000.  

NB. Al momento della tua prenotazione non ti viene chiesto nè il numero di taglia nè il colore del modello che hai scelto, perchè alla fine della campagna ti contatteremo personalmente per avere queste informazioni e per fornirti anche i dettagli relativi alla consegna.  

6. Ancora dubbi? Per qualsiasi chiarimento e informazione possa esserti necessaria ti invitiamo a scriverci a info@unalira.eu

Model DREAM
Model DREAM

 

 

Model STORY
Model STORY

 

 

Model PLACE
Model PLACE

 

 

1. The brand. UnaLira, 1 L, was the original price of this shaped wood in the 20s. UnaLira reminds us of an invaluable past. UnaLira represents priceless expertise.

2. UnaLira Clogs. We provide the luxury of a product that is part of a long-lasting culture and tradition. With a unique and innovative design, UnaLira handcrafted clogs are entirely Made in Italy, where they have been made for over three centuries in Segromigno in Monte, Lucca.

3. The hole. Just like the old coin, the hole drilled into the clog’s sole has got the exact diameter of one Lira. It gives your clogs the lightness you need. Listen to the sound of the wood, wear the lightness of air, on your feet.

4. The wood base. Unalira wooden base, made with real natural alder wood of the highest quality. Our clogs are completely handmade so you may find variations in the grain and color of the wood. 

5. The sole. Experience the original sound of real leather under your feet. Wear the wood, walk on the leather: this is the original UnaLira Experience.

6. The upper. An innovative design. The highest quality materials. Carefully crafted according to ancient manufacturing traditions. All handmade in Italy.

7. The insole. is made with special memory foam and molds itself to the shape of your foot giving maximum comfort to your feet.

NOTE: Your credit card will NOT be charged until the campaign ends successfully. At that time we will send out our survey to all backers to choose size, colors & style!

Model STORY:  Unalira wooden base, made with real natural alder wood of the highest quality. Every base is provided with the unique patented UnaLira coin hole. The sole is made with original buffering leather, absorbing part of the sound of walking clogs.
STORY is our peep toe model, the upper in full grain calf skin leather gives you the elegance and comfort of the best leather at your feet. Lining is made with full grain soft lining leather matching the color of the upper.The insole is made with special memory foam and molds itself to the shape of your foot giving maximum comfort at your feet.Bronze studs are fastening our Model Story 

STORY is available in 4 different colors.

Model STORY (beige)
Model STORY (beige)

Model PLACE:  Unalira wooden base, made with real alder wood of the highest quality. Every base is provided with the unique patented UnaLira coin hole. PLACE wood base is colored matching the color of the upper. The sole is made with original colored buffering leather, absorbing part of the sound of walking clogs. 
The upper is designed with the highest Italian natural cowhide leather quality. All clogs belonging to Place model are totally painted with natural colors through an artisan crafted technique called "tinto capo": by diving manually every pair of clogs in the color, every pair results a unique piece. Our clogs are completely handmade so you may find variations in the grain and color of the wood or leather. These variations are normal and a testament to our handmade design.The Place model provides you with the unique experience of real wood touch, no insole, just real wood at your feetBronze studs are fastening our Model PLACE

PLACE is available in 8 different colors.

Model PLACE (pink)
Model PLACE (pink)

Model DREAM : Unalira wooden base, made with real natural alder wood of the highest quality. Every base is provided with the unique patented UnaLira coin hole. The sole is made with original buffering leather, absorbing part of the sound of walking clogs. 
The upper for DREAM model has loafer design, made with the highest quality velvet and soft real leather piping trim in matching colors. Small nappa leather tassel with gold finishing cup adorn this elegant fashion clogs.Lining is made with full grain soft lining leather matching the color of the upper. The insole is made with special memory foam and molds itself to the shape of your foot giving maximum comfort at your feet.Gold studs are fastening our Model DREAM

DREAM  is available in 5 different colors.

Model DREAM (green and grey)
Model DREAM (green and grey)

 

KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION: PLACE model Unalira wooden base, made with real alder wood of the highest quality. Every base is provided with the unique patented UnaLira coin hole. PLACE wood base colored matching the color of the upper. The sole is made with original colored buffering leather, absorbing part of the sound of walking clogs. 

The upper is designed with the highest Italian natural color cowhide leather quality and precious red faux fur. This special Kickstarter exclusive product, as per the others in our Place model, is totally painted with natural colors through an artisan crafted technique called "tinto capo": by diving manually every pair of clogs in the color, every pair results a unique piece. Our clogs are completely handmade so you may find variations in the grain and color of the wood or leather. These variations are normal and a testament to our handmade design. The exclusive KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION model provides you with the unique experience of real wood touch, no insole, just real wood at your feet. 

Bronze studs are fastening Model KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION.

KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION is available ONLY IN RED COLOR for the moment

Model PLACE LIMITED EDITION (red)
Model PLACE LIMITED EDITION (red)

 

KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION : PLACE model Unalira wooden base, made with real elm wood of the highest quality. Every base is provided with the unique patented UnaLira coin hole. PLACE wood base colored matching the color of the upper. The sole is made with original colored buffering leather, absorbing part of the sound of walking clogs.   
The upper is designed with the highest Italian natural color cowhide leather quality and precious red faux fur. This special Kickstarter exclusive product, as per the others in our Place model, is totally painted with natural colors through an artisan crafted technique called "tinto capo" : by diving manually every pair of clogs in the color, every pair results a unique piece. Our clogs are completely handmade so you may find variations in the grain and color of the wood or leather. These variations are normal and a testament to our handmade design.   The exclusive PLACE KICK model provides you with the unique experience of real wood touch, no insole, just real wood at your feet. Bronze studs are fastening Model PLACE KICK. 

PLACE KICK is available ONLY IN RED COLOR for the moment.

Sustainability. This project also contributes to reforestation. By purchasing a pair of UnaLira clogs, you will contribute 1 euro: together we will help plant trees in support of the Tree Nation project http://info.tree-nations.com/

Becoming one of our backers means much more than just buying a first class clogs at an amazing from-factory-to-consumer price. This is what we have thought for our bakers:

• Every baker, by supporting UnaLira project with every kind of pledge, will be added as member of UnaLira Exclusive Club to enter exclusive private promotions and discounts.

 

Once the campaign is funded, we expect that it will take 2 weeks for us to send the survey in order to get all bakers' choice about model, color, and size. That will definitively kick off our production.

Martina - PLACE (orange)
Martina - PLACE (orange)

 

Martina - DREAM (blue)
Martina - DREAM (blue)

 

Martina - STORY (beige)
Martina - STORY (beige)

 

Silvia - DREAM (black)
Silvia - DREAM (black)

 

Martina DREAM (bordeaux and gold)
Martina DREAM (bordeaux and gold)

 

 

Mirko Paladini
Mirko Paladini

He thinks one thing and does a hundred different ones: our leader is the perfect mixture of charisma and perseverance. He has a motto for his perpetual motion: "There’s always an idea that’s better than the one you just thought".   
Contact Mirko, mirko@unalira.eu

Andrea Tenucci
Andrea Tenucci

Accurate, flawless, he turns creativity into diagrams, tables and measurements. For this man of numbers, "Everything is important until it is measurable".   
Contact Andrea, andrea@unalira.eu

Christian Di Riccio
Christian Di Riccio

He travels the world, and not for pleasure. Give him a pair of shoes and he will put it on your feet because, as he says, "Selling is charming, but selling the best is a privilege".   
Contact Christian, christian@unalira.eu

Luigi Bandoni
Luigi Bandoni

Our production man has conveyor belts instead of veins: he’s made of blood and mastic. He only stops working when there’s a blackout ... and sometimes not even then!!!   
Contact Luigi, luigi@unalira.eu

Vanessa Puccini
Vanessa Puccini

Vanessa is Vanessa, that’s all you can say. She is a unique eruption of energy and passion, and the team’s PR representative. If she is absent at a meeting, you feel like something is missing. Her slogan? “Live and share”.   
Contact Vanessa, vanessa@unalira.eu

Letizia Bandoni
Letizia Bandoni

With her head in the clouds and feet on the ground, she puts together the stuff of dreams and determination results. She is our marketing representative and her motto is: “Go where the clogs carry you”.
Contact Letizia, letizia@unalira.eu

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have a lifetime of experience in footwear and clogs manufacturing. We are organized and prepared to meet any request and special requirements from our backers. Our craftsmen community and factories are sharing with us the goal of the project, ready to produce hundreds of clogs per day ensuring luxury and quality at a very affordable price.
Our team is working in shoe production since long time that's why we are very well versed in managing production and delivering on-time. We are sure that we can provide our backers with the best quality because we are producing every pair of clogs taking care of all smallest details.
In any case there is always the possibility of a slight delay. However, we will be providing updates every step of the way to keep you fully informed and to grant you the best from-factory-to-consumer experience.

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    SOLIDARITY PLEDGE

    Support our dream, endorse our team!
    We will send you an handwritten postcard of gratitude sharing with you the best pictures of the place where our products come from.
    Thank you for supporting us!

    Dimostra di credere nel nostro sogno e nel team UnaLira!
    Riceverai una cartolina di gratitudine direttamente dai posti da dove i nostri prodotti prendono vita.
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    WOOD CHIPS BAG

    Breathe the scent of the real wood directly from where our clogs are produced.
    You will receive UNALIRA branded cotton bag containing our original wood chips...to capture the essence of our wood.

    Respira il profumo del legno raccolto direttamente dalla produzione dei nostri zoccoli.
    Riceverai lo speciale sacchetto in cotone a marchio UNALIRA contenente i ritagli di lavorazione ..per catturare l'essenza del vero legno.

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    Special promotion for the handcrafted "PLACE" model, any size, any color available.
    Retail value is € 165.00
    Save € 66.00 - Save 40%!

    Promozione speciale riservata alla linea artigianale "PLACE", in ogni taglia, in ogni colore disponibile.
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    KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION

    Only for kickstater bakers our PLACE model special edition with faux fur available only in red color.
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    Solo per i nostri support di kickstarter il modello speciale PLACE nel colore rosso con pelliccia ecologica.
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    Promozione speciale riservata alla linea artigianale di lusso DREAM, in ogni taglia, in ogni colore disponibile
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    I WANT IT ALL - STORY + PLACE + DREAM

    3 Pairs of our clogs, 1 pair for each style STORY, PLACE and DREAM
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    Retail value € 565.00
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    Assicurati l'intera collezione: 3 paia dei nostri zoccoli, uno per ogni modello STORY, PLACE e DREAM.
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    LIVE OUR DREAM, VISIT UNALIRA

    COME TO ITALY, visit Segromigno in Monte explore the place and his artisans, visit UNALIRA production sites, CREATE your own UnaLira clogs along with our expert artisans.

    The package is for one person and includes:

    - 2 pairs of your own UnaLira clogs created along with us, our stylist and the most expert craftsmen.
    - Pick up with private transportation from Pisa or Florence airport to LUCCA.
    - Two nights in 4 star Hotel in LUCCA.
    - Tour of all production sites of UNALIRA.
    - One typical Tuscany Lunch on LUCCA hills restaurant.
    - One in house dinner, you will be guest of an Italian Family in Segromigno where you will catch secrets and story related to our place.

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