Because of our success we wanted to give you the opportunity to get more of our products at a steeply discounted price!
Here’s what we’re offering for this last day:
One Matching premium leather belt: Add $35
One premium leather wallet: Add $40
It’s super easy to add this to your current pledge. Just click on this link and increase your pledge by the appropriate amount listed above.
At Beckett Simonon we wanted to create the perfect premium shoe: a shoe that has it all and that’s specially crafted for the needs of the modern gentleman. Throughout the years, we have noticed several fundamental problems in the footwear industry and experienced first-hand the headache of buying a pair of high quality shoes.
First, traditional brands feel outdated and their current brand messaging speaks to a senior, much older, market segment. Second, they are overpriced and out-of-reach for most of us. $400 for a pair of shoes? C'mon. Third, they are incredibly uncomfortable for the first months of wear. And fourth, the inexpensive shoe brands are either low quality or poorly designed.
What does this mean? It means we are fed up with always having to sacrifice something when buying shoes, whether it is design, comfort, quality or paying a fortune for a decent pair. That’s where Beckett Simonon comes in. We want to build the perfect premium shoe for the contemporary man.
All of our shoes are a decidedly sleek take on the timeless classics. Flawlessly constructed by master shoemakers, our fine shoes will be the best investment in comfort, craftsmanship and style you’ll ever make. Their streamlined shape and luxurious comfort ensure you'll look and feel pin-sharp no matter the occasion. With a balance between tradition and innovation, our new premium line is composed of the core styles every man should have, from a versatile chukka boot to a dapper black oxford.
And if you’re anything like us, there are some days when you just want to kick back and relax with your favourite pair of luxury sneakers. Well, we’ve definitely got you covered for that too!
When a shoe is really well made it can last for decades, it can be resoled numerous times and it will look even better with time. As footwear enthusiasts, we have worked with almost every shoe construction available, but for the last two years we’ve focused on the Blake Rapid and Goodyear Welt constructions, which we believe are the best two possible methods of making high quality shoes.
The shoe of our dreams needed to be robust and durable but equally comfortable and lightweight. It also needed to have stitched leather soles, timeless design and a full-grain leather upper. For our new premium shoes we started with the Blake Rapid construction and improved it by adding a cork layer between the outsole and the midsole (typical in Goodyear Welted shoes). Blake constructed shoes are created by stitching directly the upper, midsole and outsole. This method allows for a lightweight and flexible structure that’s extremely durable.
Thanks to this improved construction, you will experience a premium shoe that's comfortable and flexible, yet reliable and durable. You can trust that our new premium shoes will make you look and feel like a million bucks. And you won’t need to break them in; they will be unbelievably comfortable straight out of the box.
Among other great things, you will find our new premium shoes are:
EXPERTLY CRAFTED: We want you to experience world-class craftsmanship. All of our shoes are handmade by experienced artisans who are passionate about leather and shoemaking.
COMFORTABLE: We have carefully selected every material and reexamined every process in order to create a shoe that makes you look good and feel comfortable from day one.
HARDWEARING: Good style is timeless and we want you to look great for decades. Our leather is full-grain and completely natural. With proper care it will last a lifetime and improve with wear.
ETHICALLY MADE: You can walk peacefully knowing your shoes were made in a responsible factory by great people who love their jobs. Plus, our leather is vegetable tanned and chrome-free.
- EASY TO RESOLE: Our stitched leather soles are an elegant statement and, unlike cheap rubber soles, they are easy to resole when they wear out.
FULL GRAIN LEATHER: Our leather was exclusively developed for us by a partner tannery. It's a full-grain, vegetable tanned, aniline dyed, 1.5mm thick, hand-polished cowhide. In other words, a top-notch leather that's beautiful, natural and extremely durable.
LEATHER LINING: A luxurious leather lining is both stylish and functional. It provides greater breathability and a soft touch that gives you long lasting comfort. Our new premium shoes are completely lined in leather (unlike other brands that only use leather on visible parts).
LATEX FOAM INSOLE: You will feel sneaker-like stability and cushioning on every step. Our latex foam insoles soften your step, absorb shock and give your feet the support they need.
- FULL CORK MIDSOLE: The unique shape of your foot molds the cork midsole creating a custom-like footbed. This is key for a comfortable footstep and also helps to absorb humidity and regulate temperature.
- LEATHER SOLE: You deserve only the best, and our leather soles are certainly in a category of their own. They are the epitome of high quality and they are easy to resole making your shoes a longtime investment with unparalleled value.
Being on top of every step of the manufacturing process ensures that each product is done with maximum attention to detail, from sourcing eco-friendly materials and responsible factories, to the final products and packaging. This allows us to deliver not only the highest quality, but also the tranquility of knowing you are not supporting child labor or sweatshops around the world.
At Beckett Simonon we pride ourselves on having great control over the entire supply chain. We believe that transparency, responsible manufacturing and eco-friendly material sourcing are mandatory to achieve outstanding products, no matter the industry. That’s why we have focused on working solely with family owned companies who love what they do and have been doing it since before we were born.
Our shoes are created to fit true to size. Rewards are available in US sizes. Sizes available are: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12 and 13. All of our shoes come in Medium Width (D). We'll get your size and color selections after the funding period has closed. Sizing is comparable to Allen Edmonds and Florsheim.
We’d like to invite you to walk this path with us. Without you, there is no way this dream will come to life. With your help we will be able to make the perfect premium shoe, plan for and sustain future growth, and become the first truly value-oriented premium brand in the world. So please, make a pledge and help us share our story. A simple tweet or a like on our Facebook page will go a long way. THANK YOU!
With more than 12 years of combined experience in the footwear and leather industry, our founders, Nicholas and Andres not only share the same excitement for shoes but also the dream of building the first value oriented shoe brand for the contemporary man. Nicholas is a designer by trade who's passionate about creating beautiful and functional touchpoints with customers, from product development, web design and our overall brand experience. Andres manages our business front, looking nonstop for new partnerships in responsible factories around the world and working to build the strongest team to allow this dream to come true. None of this would be possible without Santiago and Daniel, our Head of Operations and our Marketing Manager, they make sure everything runs smoothly, things get done efficiently and in time while helping our brand grow healthy.
Risks and challenges
Beckett Simonon was built to become the first truly value oriented footwear brand in the world by allowing people to look their best with little effort and without having to pay a fortune. During the last couple of years, we have worked non-stop to find the right suppliers around the world, we’ve sourced the best environmentally friendly materials and we’ve iterated as often as we can to improve our products and to offer a shopping experience like no other. This alone, has been the greatest challenge of our lives.
With your help we will be able to make the perfect premium shoe, plan for and sustain future growth, and become the first truly value-oriented premium brand in the world. Having said that, and regardless of the great control we have over our supply chain, sometimes problems arise, as any manufacturing process at high volumes, processes can be delayed. That is without a doubt our biggest risk. Rest assured, we have done everything in our power to avoid such delays. Fortunately our partners have the ability to respond quickly to these unexpected situations.
Our promise to you is to never keep you in the dark, permanently be upfront and always do our best to surpass all your expectations.
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