About

1. The campaign

Have you ever wondered that there might be a shoe for every occasion? The same shoe to wear at work, shopping with friend or go clubbing and why not…also for travelling? The “Albertine” shoes mixes the quality of a production full made in italy, with natural materials and fine handicraft leather, and innovation granted by a mechanical safe hooking system, conceived using material used in the aicraft industry, that give the possibility of exchangeable hill and plateau.

 2. The Project - ALBERTINE EVERYWEAR YOURS  

Our Vision 

The Albertine project, born in 2008, has a main challenge: Create women shoes, with interchangeable hill and plateau, conceived to let every women experiment the thrilling experience of playing, provoking and seducing with our shoe in different day-time. 

ALEXANDRA (biography)

Project Milestones 

Before today’s finished product was attained, five years of studies, tests, prototypes, safety crash tests and continual modifications were needed. The winning move for the creation of Albertine shoes, was to co-opt Italian craftsmen and their experience.

The first Albertine prototype it looks like a piece of wood, but it holds inside the first artisan-made gears for the interchanging of the two parts.

The next step was to take this artisan prototype and turn it into intermediate prototypes with a shape and the materials of a shoe, though obviously the studies were mainly concentrated on the exchange mechanism on the platform, the “Upper”. The today upper has a very carefully tested internal mechanism able to resist anything striking from any direction.

Our Mission

The Alexandra Alberta Chiolo project became a reality after years of study and experimentation focused on production through our collaboration with Italian shoe-makers of excellence. These are people who show the great professionalism of Italian craftsmen on a daily basis. Italian research and artisan craftsmanship have always been an essential element in order to fulfill the company’s mission.

Tradition and Innovation summarize the essence of our brand. Albertine shoes are the outcome of the fusion of a centuries old tradition of artisan craftsmanship in the regions of Emilia and the Marche and advanced applied technologies from the aeronautics and mechanical sectors.

Quality of Materials 

The uppers in brushed black calf-skin are made of the finest Italian leather. The heels and the platforms are made of ABS, a high-tech material which is highly resistant to impact and which has been tested over and over again to guarantee maximum safety to the user. The mechanical parts are cast in anodized steel to ensure long-term durability and resistance to corrosion, while the platform release button is entirely made of nylon fiber to guarantee its lightness and resistance to wear and tear. 

The 2.0 Marketing Choice to Sell Exclusively On-line 

We love to call Albertine “shoes 2.0” as they are, a dynamic object which needs interaction with its user to become whole with its structure. We’ve pushed the same concept for sales on the website alexandraalbertachiolo.com, giving our client a chanche to configure her first virtual experience in composition. 

Prices vary depending on the type of processing and on the finishes for the heels and the platforms. In this way, the user can freely play with her idea, and put together her favorite shoe, while at the same time making her choice based on how much she wants to spend. In this way she does not just design her shoe, but also its price. In addition, on-line sales allow for the AlexandraAlbertaChiolo brand to reach out everywhere, and therefore ensure that it is known and appreciated in a widespread and more economical manner with respect to a traditional sales network. Though, of course, we have had to set up our own warehouse. 

3. The Product 

Albertine are completely made in Italy with high-quality raw materials and excellent mechanical, physical, and chemical specifications as well as comfort and beauty:

Our Collections  

Materials

ALBERTINE’s heels and platforms, made with technologically-advanced materials [among which ABS] are coloured, covered and embellished with different finishes that range from varnishing with the use of non-toxic paints, to electroplating, to the application of fabric and rhinestones. Manufacture The vamp is handcrafted in the main Italian footwear districts by highly-qualified craftspeople, accurately selected by AAC in order to guarantee the high quality, competence and precision standards in the manufacture of their products.

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4. Backer rewards  

 Stretch goal

Risks and challenges

After years of in-dept study and experimentation focused on production through our partnership with Italian excellence shoe-makers “Albertine” project became reality.
Our main challenge was related to manufacturers scouting activity, as we sought those which had the readiness and competence to cooperate in a start-up project considered “visionary”.
This activity ended up lengthening the time necessary for production, and forced us to make an extra effort to identify the most appropriate and competent suppliers to involve in the project.
Nonetheless the adverse economic trend in Italy made research yet more complicated, and we were forced to exclude some artisan craftsmen who, although highly qualified, were struggling in economic difficulty, in order to avoid delay and stand-by on our production chain.
At this stage of the project we’re fully confident on a solid supply chain, that is 100% “made in Italy”, and on design structure, internal and innovative, we’ve already produced prototypes and we’ve signed agreement with reliable and stable suppliers in order to delivery on time the products to our backers.
We are currently assessing all issues related to product shipping from Italy to all the world to let every girl have a pair of Albertine in her wardrobe.
Our team is ready to answer any question or doubt and proactively solve any issue may arise as quickly as possible.

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    VIRTUAL THANKS - For this Pledge we will send you a thank you email + an update job status + name thanksgiving among the credit of our website.

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    ALBERTINE ORIGAMI + VIRTUAL THANKS - For this Pledge we will send you by email one Origami to built your Abertine + a thank you email + an update job status + name thanksgiving among the credit of our website.

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    EVERYWEAR YOURS + VIRTUAL THANKS - For this Pledge we will send you by mail one AAC shopper + a thank you email + an update job status + name thanksgiving among the credit of our website.

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    EVERYWEAR CAP + VIRTUAL THANKS - For this Pledge we will send you by mail one AAC cap + a thank you email + an update job status + name thanksgiving among the credit of our website.

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    I LOVE ALBERTINE (Early Bird): 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) OF OUR "TREND" COLLECTION IN METALLIC ROSEGOLD + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size).

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    I LOVE ALBERTINE (Early Bird) : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) OF OUR "TREND" COLLECTION IN METALLIC ROSEGOLD + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size).

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    I LOVE ALBERTINE (Early Bird): 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) OF OUR "TREND" COLLECTION IN METALLIC ROSEGOLD + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size).

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    I LOVE ALBERTINE (Early Bird): 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) OF OUR "TREND" COLLECTION IN METALLIC ROSEGOLD + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size).

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    I LOVE ALBERTINE : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) OF OUR "TREND" COLLECTION IN METALLIC ROSEGOLD + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size)

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    STARS AND STRIPES : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HEELS (HIGH OR LOW) STARS AND STRIPES + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    LUCKY STRIPES: 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 2 PAIRS OF PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 2 PAIRS OF HEELS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "STRIPES" COLLECTION + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    THANKS GOD IT'S FRIDAY : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "TREND", "TOFFEE" OR "JELLY" COLLECTIONS + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    LOOK AT ME: 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "TREND", "TOFFEE" OR "JELLY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HEELS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ELEGANCE" COLLECTION + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    DELISHOES :1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HIGH PLATFORMS CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "TOFFEE" COLLECTION + 1 PAIR OF HIGH HEELS CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "SUGARFREE" COLLECTION + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    COZY WEEKEND: 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 2 PAIRS OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 1 PAIR OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "TREND", "TOFFEE" OR "JELLY" COLLECTIONS + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    MY SPECIAL WEEK : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 5 PAIRS OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + 2 PAIRS OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "TREND", "TOFFEE" OR "JELLY" COLLECTIONS + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    ALBERTINE DO IT BETTER : 1 PAIR OF BLACK CLASSIC UPPER + 10 PAIRS OF HEELS AND PLATFORMS (HIGH OR LOW) CHOOSING BETWEEN THE COLORS OF "ESSENCE" OR "GUMMY" COLLECTIONS + SPECIAL PACKAGING. (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, style and color).

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    LET ME BE YOUR GUEST: ONE WEEK-END IN ITALY FOR 2 PERSONS (FLIGHT + 2 NIGHTS) TO SEE CLOSE HOW BORN ALBERTINE

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Funding period

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