About this project
Introducing the first Fashion Outdoor Runners made from 100% pure Merino Wool.
Why Merino Wool?
The small air chambers in our wool regulate the temperature in the shoe. By wearing this revolutionary shoe you will have a cool down experience in the hot summer months and a perfect warm up in the cold winter months. They are even wearable without socks. No sweaty feet, no smell, just pure comfort!
We are so happy and proud to announce that we reached our goal of €50.000! Thanks a lot for your help and support.
We thought about you and how we can create added value to your pledge! Here are our stretch goals:
SHARE - BACKERS WILL GET A FREE GIFT FOR SHARING!
Please share the Giesswein Merino Runners with your friends and families and send us a message when you're done. Backers will receive an extra gift from us! (Hint: It's a great accessoire for your new Merino Runners!)
Merino Runners are the latest innovation from GIESSWEIN, based in the Austrian Alps between Salzburg and Innsbruck. They are made of a Merino Wool 3D Stretch - an unique fabric invented by GIESSWEIN - and a lightweight EVA Sole. The changeable footbed is bio based and extra soft. Whether you use the Merino Runners for Work, Travel, Shopping or your daily outdoor adventures - we guarantee a stylish no-sweat feeling all day long and an extra comfortable and lightweight experience.
You love stylish sneakers, but hate synthetic materials, heavy weighted designs, an uncomfortable fit and sweaty feet? The GIESSWEIN Merino Runners are made from natural Materials: pure merino wool from happy sheep around your foot and a bio-based footbed. Our unique Merino Wool 3D stretch regulates the temperature in the shoe (cools down in the summer and warms up in the winter) and guarantees a perfectly no-sweat-no-smell shoe experience.
Whether you‘ll like to wear your GIESSWEIN Merino Runners at work or start a daily adventure outside with them - you‘ll love the perfect fit and the ultra lightweight design of our shoes. You can wear them all day long - even without socks - and we guarantee a no-smell experience because of our temperature-regulating Merino Wool 3D Stretch!
The small air chambers in our wool regulate the temperature in the shoe. So we have a cool down experience in the hot summer months and a warm up experience in the cold winter months. The collection of our wool is cruelty free (e.g. mulesing) and we take care of the animals by applying strict standards for our merino yarn suppliers.
Our changeable footbed is made from an organic eco ortholite® formulation which includes natural, plant-based castor bean oil - that makes the footbed really soft and comfortable. In addition, the footbed is a renewable resource which reduces the shoe‘s ecological footprint.
EVA is the lightest material we could find on our beautiful planet. Extra soft, smooth and a cushioning effect - that makes our soles strongly unique and very comfortable for city trips!
With your support we will finance shoe lasts, sole molds, mulesing-free and sustainable merino wool in various colors. We guarantee that each pair is going to be delivered as promised.
All backers will receive an additional pair of changeable Laces in the color of their choice FOR FREE when we hit our $ 200,000 stretch goal!
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SIZE: Measure STRAIGHT from the first point of your biggest toe to the last point of your heel (for example: 26cm). After that, add 1,5cm (26 + 1,5 = 27,5cm). So, the right size for your order is 27,5cm. That means: Women US 9 / UK 7,5 / EU 41 / CM 27,5. MEN US 8,5 / UK 7,5 / EU 41 / CM 27,5. Sizes and colors will be requested in a survey sent after the campaign.
FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS!
Giesswein takes care of all dutys and taxes. We guarantee no shipping costs on all orders worldwide.
We understand mistakes with sizing will be made and we will do our best to exchange any pair of Merino Runners in good faith that you send back to us. Because our margins are really tight you have to manage the returning costs by your own. We will provide an easy returns-solution in your country (home-pickup and/or postal deposit) for you. The Returns for EU-Members are always free of charge.
Risks and challenges
This is GIESSWEIN’s first crowdfunding campaign. GIESSWEIN has gained an extraordinary amount of knowledge from over 60 years of experience in the fashion industry. We want to start our new project on kickstarter because we believe that kickstarter's fantastic community will help us a lot. Therefore we offer very special prices for an outstanding high quality product.
We deliver several hundred packages from our warehouse every day and can guarantee that our customers receive the order as soon as possible and mostly on time.
With all of that being said, we must note that unforeseen complications do occasionally arise. Natural disasters or accidents are unavoidable. We’ve constructed our timelines with reasonable accommodations for unforeseen events, and The GIESSWEIN Merino Runners will be insured throughout every step of its arrival to your doorstep.
The GIESSWEIN Walkwaren AG was founded in 1954. GIESSWEIN is famous for its popular slipper socks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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