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DIScover US - WEar Custom shoes

Website to create your own custom shoes 100% handmade in Italy. Designed by you, handmade by us. Be different, be yourself.

DIScover US - WEar Custom shoes

Website to create your own custom shoes 100% handmade in Italy. Designed by you, handmade by us. Be different, be yourself.

€5,887
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53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 26 2015 8:36 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 26, 2015

About

DIS - a.k.a Design Italian Shoes
DIS - a.k.a Design Italian Shoes

DIS aka Design Italian Shoes is the marriage between Made in Italy tradition and innovation. We believe that everybody can be designer for a day, creating their own pair of made-to-order, handmade and premium quality shoes. DIS is not another made in Italy shoes brand, DIS is freedom to be different and be yourself. 

DIS shoes can be customised in every part with a huge variety in materials and colours, you can even add your name on them! Versatile and elegant styles can be worn in the office, for a special day to remember and even to have walk in the park.The outcome can only be unique shoes, designed by you, handmade by us for less than 200 €.

Technology and craftsmanship are the perfect match, with our online 3D photo realistic configurator we can bring our skilled artisans masterpieces straight at your doorstep in just 4 weeks. Disruptive uh? You become the real protagonist subverting fashion rules.

Tech and Cool - The 3D Configurator
Tech and Cool - The 3D Configurator

Our 3D configurator is what makes our brand stand out. It is super user friendly, with photo realistic renderings, and we are proud to say that we have developed it with hard work and our soul in it. You just need to unleash your imagination and choose from the best materials, colours, eyelets, laces, lining and sole.

The 3D configurator
The 3D configurator

One tool, over 45 millions combinations - and more materials, styles, features are yet to come. That’s kind of massive!

The Shoes Valley
The Shoes Valley

 We’d like to think of our brand as the voice of artisan’s families from “Le Marche” region in Italy. Our district, the made in Italy footwear district, creates our “Shoes Valley”, worldwide pride for shoes manufacturing, where you can find more than 3500 shoemakers. In fact, DIS is deeply rooted in over 40 years of experience, in workshops where know-how is thoroughly treasured as it becomes part of the territory itself, passed on one generation to another.

Handmade in Italy
Handmade in Italy

Since the start we stressed on the importance of “total Italian Made & Style” as our foundation. After all we belong to these traditions and territory, we grew up surrounded by master shoemakers, we have been in their workshops where the magic is done. We could have done things differently, the cheap way, but that was not for us.

We have been looking for the right factories and suppliers, to be honest it was not easy at all. It takes time to find people with your same vision, open to new business models; in the end we found men and women that have been making shoes for all of their life, still following antique master craftsmen techniques. Our family!

D for DIS, D for Design
D for DIS, D for Design

When looking at men's classic shoes, the only colours available seemed black or dark brown. No matter where you go, you can just find boring footwear that just looks all the same, or it’s simply too much - and overpriced.

Our dream is to lead a style revolution, and we are trying our best letting you guys be part of the change, creating world class products that actually reflect who you are! No matter how plain or how extreme you can be.

The Collection
The Collection

We selected 12 styles to start with, from classy Oxford shoes to everyday ankle boots and loafers. Each style is named after Italian personalities who inspired us with their achievements. We hope they will inspire you too.

The 12 DIS Styles
The 12 DIS Styles
Verdi - Oxford Plain
Verdi - Oxford Plain
Totò - Oxford Toe Cap
Totò - Oxford Toe Cap
Fred - Oxford Wing Brogue
Fred - Oxford Wing Brogue
D'Annunzio - Monk Strap
D'Annunzio - Monk Strap
Casanova - Slip On
Casanova - Slip On
Roberto - Chelsea Boot
Roberto - Chelsea Boot
Da Vinci - Oxford Wing Brogue
Da Vinci - Oxford Wing Brogue
Volta - Derby Wing Brogue
Volta - Derby Wing Brogue
Marco Polo - Desert Boot
Marco Polo - Desert Boot
Luciano - Chelsea Wing Brogue
Luciano - Chelsea Wing Brogue
Colombo - Ankle Wing Boot
Colombo - Ankle Wing Boot

MATERIALS and COLOURS: A total of 55 materials in great colours, here is our personal list: Shiny, Deco, Polished, Hairy, Pebble Grain, Calf, Crocodile print, Suede and Pattern print. More will be added as soon as our project will be working. Our promise is to keep the standard of choice so that everybody can feel their shoes.

55 Leathers and Colors
55 Leathers and Colors
The DIS Soles collection
The DIS Soles collection
Meet our Team
Meet our Team

DIS is a young and fresh brand, even if we are very experienced in our project. We wanted to create unconventional, versatile, unique shoes with a brand new business model, empowering people and letting them fully express their personality. We knew we had to face many challenges, so we selected the right ones, lateral thinkers and open minded, but most of all we put all our passion to make DIS possible.

CEO -Andrea Carpineti
CEO -Andrea Carpineti

Our founder and CEO, Andrea Carpineti, with a PhD in Business Economics is the young entrepreneur with experience in managing business plan and strategies, helping local companies innovating their business models. He is a determined dreamer who puts all his soul to make his project come true. He loves challenges and wanted to create something of his own, that’s why DIS is now a reality.

CCO - Francesco Carpineti
CCO - Francesco Carpineti

Our co-founder and CCO Francesco, Andrea’s brother, is a thoroughbred shoe master. He worked many years in one of the best Italian shoe factories, gaining experience in developing products, having the opportunity to work closely with talented artisans and bringing their masterpieces worldwide. He is super precise and cares about the smallest details.

CDO - Michele Luconi
CDO - Michele Luconi

On the digital end, our associate Michele is the cherry on top for DIS team. He is an expert on web mobile development, start up mentor and has been working on small companies business development. Dynamic, curious, and innovator. That’s all we needed!

Marketing & Communication - Martina Possedoni
Marketing & Communication - Martina Possedoni

As the project took shape we also integrated two core personalities as our trusted employees: Martina, for our Marketing and Communication - a strong lady was essential - and Matteo as our Software Engineer, the pragmatic guy who gets things done! 

Software Engineer - Matteo Mogetta
Software Engineer - Matteo Mogetta

Your name will appear in our website on “The Club” section to be part of the history!

Exclusive and limited webinar where we explain the best way to clean and keep your shoes always at the top!

 Granny's secret, traditional Marche region recipe video!

 Premium made in Italy socks, 100% lisle thread.

 Card holder pocket size + monogram + before Xmas and Thanksgiving.

  Choose one of the above Classic, Dress and Be Different BELTS!

Skype chat with a founder + your name printed in our packaging and on the website.

Monogram Shoes
Monogram Shoes

Choose your style + monogram on external heel!  

Classic - Pertini Coffee derby shoes

Derby Plain Pertini with Personal Monogram on the Heel
Derby Plain Pertini with Personal Monogram on the Heel

 Dress code - Verdi Black Patent Oxford Shoes

Oxford Plain Verdi with Personal Monogram on the Heel
Oxford Plain Verdi with Personal Monogram on the Heel

 Be Different - DaVinci Polished Blue Wingtip Oxford shoes.

Oxford Wing Brogue Da Vinci with Personal Monogram on the Heel
Oxford Wing Brogue Da Vinci with Personal Monogram on the Heel

One pair of DIS customised shoes + monogram + Italian stylist advice on Skype.

One pair of DIS customised shoes + monogram + Italian stylist advice on Skype+ cleaning brush and extra laces, any colour.

Laces & Brush
Laces & Brush

Limited edition derby shoes with USA flag + monogram + brush

One pair of DIS customised shoes + monogram + matching belt + Italian stylist advice on Skype + brush

UNISEX hi-top sneakers with “DIS CARAVEL” design HAND PAINTED.

Your design laser cut on our SOLE will be part of our soles Collection!

One of us at your place cooking for you + Antiqued DIS shoes with monogram + Brush kit + Cedar wood shoe tree

Come to our homeland and experience Italy... DIS way!

DIS Patron
DIS Patron

One of our new models will have YOUR name, your BIO will be on our website AND you will get a pair of your shoes!

Shoes Valley Postcard
Shoes Valley Postcard

10.000 € we are halfway and if we hit the score we will send our Shoes Valley postcard signed by our founders as a special thanks for purchasing our shoes!

Spring Summer 16 Collection
Spring Summer 16 Collection

100.000 € We hope you will be ready to get your feet on our SS 16 styles before anybody else!

Extra Laces in Every Shoes
Extra Laces in Every Shoes

200.000 € when we reach this milestone you will get an extra lace in any colour you want, along with your shoes!

More Models with Limited Edition USA Flag
More Models with Limited Edition USA Flag

300.000 € Wow! This is awesome! If we could make it this far we will release new models for our DIScover US Limited Edition USA flag.

Customised Sneakers Line for Men & Woman!
Customised Sneakers Line for Men & Woman!

500.000 € EXCLUSIVE! If we reach this goal we will launch our sneakers line (low and hi top) for both MEN and WOMEN! Same materials and same customisation. Believe in US!

DIS - Size Chart
DIS - Size Chart

Risks and challenges

We have carefully chosen our artisan factories based on reliability and experience and they never let us down.
It's been a while since we are working with them - they are part of the family - and we are confident that we can keep up with our schedule and deliver on time as we always did.
Having said that, there will always be risks for delay in any manufacturing process. Yet we are ready to tackle this challenge and we will take any precaution to protect our customers from such event.

SIZE: when buying on-line this is the main obstacle we encounter: will it fit?
That is why we developed our size chart, and we highly recommend you following our easy steps to measure your feet. If you stick to the chart and measurement there will be no pain.

We are proud to say that our customers have super happy feet and once they tried us, they become affectionate supporters. We hope you will join DIS Club too!

You can rely on us throughout the duration of the project, we will frequently update you step by step, contacting and caring for you!

If you're reading this message that means you made it to the bottom of the campaign page and we want to say thank you - GRAZIE! - for taking the time to see what we have been working on :)

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    COFFEE SUPPORT. The price of an espresso will take us one step closer to USA! Every little help counts and we are truly thankful if you think our project is worth it! Your name will appear in our website on “The Club” section to be part of the history!

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    CLEAN SUPPORTER: We will give you an exclusive live webinar where we show you the best way to clean and keep your shoes always at the top! It will only be shared with our backers ;)

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    TASTE OF STYLE - GRANNY'S SECRET RECIPE: we will share with you an authentic and super secret granny’s recipe. Our grannies will be filmed and subtitled while they show how to cook in genuine Italian style. We grant you will never find this traditional dish in any of the Italian restaurants around!

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    FOOT SUPPORTER: You will get our chic made in Italy socks, 100% lisle thread, four yarns twisted. Get yours before we run off! Pick any colour and size. Free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    THANKSGIVING AND XMAS TREAT: You will get our pocket size card holder and we grant you’ll get it before Christmas! Isn't the perfect gift!? PLUS have we mentioned that you can put your monogram on it? Well you can! Customization complete! They are limited so be fast! Free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    BELLY SUPPORTER - You can choose among our 3 belts - Classic (Pebble Grain Tan), Dress (Patent Black) and Be Different (Blue Crocodile Print). Still handmade in Italy, with the same premium leather. At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey where you can choose your size.
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    NOSEY SUPPORTER: Have a coffee break with us and a Skype chat! Feel free to ask whatever and share your ideas! YOU will also have your name printed in the tissue paper used in our packaging (it will be implemented in January 2016), plus your name will appear in our website on “The Club” section!

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    DIS COUNTS: You can choose among our 3 best sellers - Classic (Pertini Polished Coffee), Dress (Verdi Black Patent Leather) and Be Different (DaVinci Polished Blue). And you can put your name on the sole! Sounds like a DEAL?
    Well you should know that you are also saving 225 € out of retail price. Free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    Pledge €199 or more About US$ 222

    DIS EARLY BIRD: Super special price here, for a premium quality customised handmade Italian shoe. Monogram included! Last but not the least: you will also get our Italian stylist on Skype to help you create your dream shoes! You are also saving up to 225 € out of retail price. Free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    Pledge €249 or more About US$ 278

    DISigner: Get your very own pair of made to order shoes, monogram and Italian stylist advice on Skype included. Special treat: a brush to clean your shoes and extra laces, pick any colour. You are also saving up to 175 € out of retail price. Free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    DIScover US: Ok we are getting serious here, we want to give you the chance to get your feet on our dreamy Limited edition derby with USA flag and monogram.
    Extra treat: our brush to keep it perfect!
    You will be saving 225 € and don't forget we give free shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    DIS IS FOR YOU: Get your very own pair of DIS shoes, made to order, monogram included, PLUS a matching belt! You can create your dream shoes with our Italian stylist advice on Skype. Our price - saving up to 225 € by the way - also includes a brush to clean your shoes and extra laces, pick any colour.

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    DIS CARAVEL SNEAKER LIMITED EDITION: Hot stuff here! You will get our UNISEX hi-top sneaker with “DIS CARAVEL” design HAND PAINTED by our gifted artist. Yes, we said HAND PAINTED guys because we love to collaborate with young and talented people around! Let’s take Columbus caravel to its destination! Free Shipping to USA, Canada, Australia, EU.

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    BE OUR SOLE: Want to be part of our project? Then get the chance to have your design laser cut on our SOLE, it will then be released online as a regular option! Please note that we won’t accept anything inappropriate, offensive or against the law. Be creative!

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    Pledge €445 or more About US$ 496

    DIS XMAS: Get the whole set! Our 3 bestsellers - Classic (Pertini Polished Coffee), Dress (Verdi Black Patent Leather) and Be Different (DaVinci Polished Blue) ALL IN! And you can put your name under the sole!
    OH OH OH is this special deal for real?
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    Pledge €469 or more About US$ 522

    PACK DIS: For true shoe fanatics only! You’ll get two pairs of customised shoes, including inscription. Just in time for XMAS! You will save up to 360 € of the retail price. Free Shipping USA, Canada, Australia, UE

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    Pledge €2,500 or more About US$ 2,782

    BE PART OF DIS FAMILY: One of us will come to your place, wherever you are - please be Hawaii -, will cook for you a genuine Italian meal and will personally deliver your DIS antiqued by hand customised shoes with monogram. You will also get one shoe care brush kit - including shoe horn, big and small brush. Last but not the least we will include a cedar wood shoe tree. Home sweet home!

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    DISCOVER LE MARCHE REGION : Be our GUEST and come to Italy to our beloved Shoes Valley for 5 days (flight not included). Here is what you’ll experience:
    1. DIScover Marche region Wonders: Macerata’s “Sferisterio” worldwide famous open air theatre, Giacomo Leopardi’s house - our well known poet, Conero park and “Due Sorelle”, Frasassi’s cave - the biggest and most spectacular caves in Europe and Urbino city - Raffaello’s home land.
    2. Shoes Valley tour including a visit in our Footwear museum
    3. a dinner in Uliassi’s restaurant - 2 stars in Michelin chef’s guide
    4. one of us will be your guide
    5. exclusive visit to our artisans’ workshop to let you see the magic of creating your shoes
    6. 6 nights full board
    7. Your own DIS antiqued by hand customised shoes with monogram.
    8. One shoe care brush kit - including shoe horn, big and small brush.
    9. Last but not the least we will include a cedar wood shoe tree.

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About US$ 7,790

    DIS PATRON: To thank you for your support we will dedicate a shoe for YOU. One of our new models will have your name, plus your BIO will be on our website. Obviously, YOU will be the first one to receive your customised version of your shoes! For true fans only :)

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