About this project
Shooz are highly innovative patented footwear that are made for traveling and allow you to mix-and-match your favorite designs, customizing your shoes for any occasion.
Shooz are made of a "Skin" and a "Sole which are detachable and interchangeable and allow you to create a style that’s perfect for you and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re traveling, biking, running, working or just going out for a night on the town, you can carry around your flat-packed skins and customize Shooz to fit any occasion. Just choose your styles of Skin and Sole, zip them together and get going!
Shooz are made up of two different, interchangeable parts: a Shooz Skin and a Shooz Sole. Connect the ends of the skin and the sole special waterproof zipper, just like you would with a jacket. Once the zippers are linked, close the snap fastener on the heel and your Shooz are ready to go! You can customize and get creative just by choosing from the variety of skins and soles, giving you tons of footwear options for any occasion.
With Shooz, we want to give you a unique style for every occasion. We have everything from workout soles to more casual, urban soles that you can mix-and-match with a multitude of different colored skins. Don’t let price hold you up from looking your best.
You can finally stop settling on which shoes to take on a trip when there’s no more room in your suitcase. Make more space for clothes and souvenirs and still have a variety of different footwear with Shooz! Just lay the Shooz Skins flat in your luggage or backpack - EACH PAIR WILL TAKE UP THE SPACE OF A T-SHIRT.
Just unzip the skin from the sole, throw it in the wash - you’ll get a deeper cleaning and faster drying than you ever would with a regular pair of shoes.
A nice pair of running shoes can cost over $100 a pair, and don’t even get us started on dress shoes. Stop spending a fortune and start saving with Shooz. Once you get your first pair of soles, you can create new combinations by getting new Shooz Skins at $75 and, as you increase your collection, you decrease your cost per shoe!
Research shows that the manufacturing process used to make the sole of a normal shoe is what leaves the largest carbon footprint. Luckily, by sharing one sole with different skins Shooz provides a solution to drastically decrease the number of soles produced.
Don't worry about guessing your shoe size, we’ll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to get your size right with our smart app ShoeSize.Me. Based on a shoe which you currently own and fits perfectly our app will find your ideal fit for Shooz. The results are created through a data-driven algorithm that is based on the previous experiences of other customers. Our size recommendation draws on a database of millions of data points and includes over 1,000 brands and 20,000 shoe models.
Edoardo | Founder of Shooz
Edoardo has worked as an industrial designer in studios between New York and Milan. He has successfully designed, launched and managed Veeshoo footwear brand (www.veeshoo.com), a patented flat-packable shoe that constitutes a first step to the conception of Shooz’s idea. From 2011 to 2015 he has developed his brand in the European and Asian markets and has since licensed it so he can dedicate all of his energies on Shooz. Has been assigned the Vogue Accessory Award, for innovation in footwear design in 2012.
Flavia | Designer
Flavia, launched her own label in 2012 after apprenticing with some of the biggest names in the fashion world, including Valentino, Prada, and Vivienne Westwood. Interchangeable – Customizable – Feminine - Sustainable - are the key words of her innovative designs that match perfectly with Shooz’s philosophy. So who would better than her to design two special edition skins for the Kickstarter collection?
Giorgio | Manager
Giorgio, finance professional at a global investment firm, is the manager mind behind the Shooz project. He takes care of finance, logistics and legal issues. Without him, we would probably be bankrupt!
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges are a part of every business, but we’ve done our best to keep them minimal when it comes to our product. Shooz are made from some of the highest quality materials which means that we’ve got to make sure our manufacturing is done right. There is always a risk of delays when it comes to manufacturing, but we’re committed to working with the best manufacturers and product designers to bring you the best quality products. We’re dedicated to getting Shooz created and into the hands (or should we say feet) of our backers in a timely manner, which is why we strategically set our shipping dates to be realistic in order to minimize any setbacks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The only way to get Shooz right now is through our Kickstarter page. By backing us on Kickstarter, you'll get your Shooz earlier and get them at these awesome discounts.
Shooz are made with high-quality materials and zippers, which have been used and tested since 2011. We've gathered positive feedback for durability and comfort from all over the world, which has allowed us to create a shoe that is much more durable than the usual mass market shoe. We also have one of the best Italian manufacturers who has been making top-of-the-line shoes for two generations.
In the rare circumstance that a problem arises, anytime within the first year of using your Shooz, due to workmanship and beyond what would be considered reasonable general wear and tear, we will happily replace your Shooz with a new skin or sole. We pride ourselves on the quality of our manufacturing and leather work, and each pair of Shooz will follow the same strict processes that we follow for all of our customers. You can expect your Shooz to last a long time!
Shooz are perfectly waterproof! When it comes to our zippers, we made sure not to compromise on quality, which is why we only rely on YKK Japan, the best zip manufacturers in the world. We made sure to use their best product in terms of water resistance; the Aquaguard, the same zipper used on winter technical garments, always ensuring the best performance in every weather condition.
All materials, except for our zippers, are sourced in Italy.
The sole is made of an extremely durable mesh of rubber and foam
The zipper is the Aquaguard, YKK’s Japan ultimate waterproof zipper, the same zipper used on winter technical garments
Skins are made of top-of-the-line Italian leathers, non-GMO organic cottons and synthetic mesh on the sportier models.
The Skin’s lining is made of Aequo, an eco-friendly microfiber, a newly researched product made with Co2 emissions at zero level.
Our anti-shock insole is made of a special, patented foam that helps absorb shock and the humidity generated by your feet, keeping them nice and dry.
Shooz soles are not machine washable, as they are partly made of natural leathers. They will have to be dry cleaned. However, Shooz skins are machine washable; just unzip the skin from the sole and throw it in the wash - you'll get a deeper cleaning and faster drying than you ever would with a regular pair of shoes.
Using a shoe which you currently own that fits perfectly, our smart app ShoeSize.Me will find your ideal fit for Shooz. The results are created through a data-driven algorithm that is based on the previous experiences of other customers. Our size recommendations draw from a database of millions of data points that include over 1,000 brands and 20,000 shoe models.
We’ll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to get your designs, color choices and size.
A microfiber strip is inseamed in the skins lining all along the zipper’s path, keeping the foot safe from touching the zipper and making Shooz comfortable when worn barefoot.
We know it can be hard to choose which tier to back, but don’t worry, you can change your reward level at any time until funding closes on December 13th!
We have decided to launch Shooz on Kickstarter to help fund our initial manufacturing costs and to develop a customer base that appreciates and understands what we do!
As a backer, you will become a part of our story as we start our journey to make Shooz the ultimate customizable travel shoe. You will have a special mention on our backer's wall on our website, you will gain our respect and admiration for having impeccable taste and, after the campaign, you will receive exclusive updates about our production process. You will be the first group to find out about our new Shooz releases in the future along with special offers just for Kickstarter backers!
For physical rewards, you will be one of the very first in the world to own Shooz with FREE international shipping offered only to Kickstarter backers!
We are still in the process of deciding how we will sell Shooz post-Kickstarter; we are currently exploring different avenues. We will keep you posted as we make those decisions!
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