About this project
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We are looking forward to getting PIGEONS in your hands, no matter where you are, and free of charge. Once you have chosen your pledge, we will ask you to choose your destination.
If you are unsure about delivery to your destination, please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer your questions.
Without any further adieu, welcome to the PIGEON SHOES Kickstarter page! You're in the right place if you're looking for shoes that look sharp and stylish, versatile and durable, and feel super comfortable on you feet.
We are counting on your backing to take us off the launchpad and make these awesome shoes a reality. PIGEONS won't come to life unless you pledge and help us get funded!
We don't like that shoes are made with machines, because consumers miss out on quality and durability. So we are changing things. By making handmade shoes affordable, we are keeping the culture alive and keeping awesome craftsmen and customers happy. Each PIGEON is unique, just like you.
Us guys are missing the perfect shoe to wear to work. Most formal shoes look average, and they definitely aren't versatile enough to handle our gym sessions after work. And if they're comfortable, they look dorky.
We've created a shoe to fix this problem:
- PIGEONS look sharp and stylish. They're black so they're work friendly. We focused on a simple, sharp and slightly aggressive look for the aesthetics. They look good!
- The shoes are versatile, thanks to the construction. You could take the shoes almost anywhere.
- They're also very comfortable. The mix of design, flexible soles and material achieves this.
- As an added bonus, PIGEONS are very durable. We know this because we test them extensively. Here, have a look:
On the Futsal court:
In the Indonesian forest:
Come on this journey with us, because without you, we won't be able to make these shoes a reality.
We love animals, and we are sure that you do too. We don't want to see animals mistreated and killed for our fashion. So, our shoes are 100% vegan and vegetarian friendly and contain no leather, suede, fur, wool, silk or any other animal products.
Our shoes aren't leather, they're better! That's a bold claim, but read on to discover why. We call our material "Charmsan." We've tested it in the most demanding of circumstances and it holds up. Here are some of its features:
- It's flexible. Just like leather, it expands to mold around your feet.
- It's weather proof. The material does not get wet.
- It's bacteria and fungus proof. As a result, PIGEONS don't get smelly.
- It is water, dirt and stain resistant, which means you can wear it hard for months, give it a clean and it'll look as good as new.
We love our material. It's the perfect material for a strong and versatile shoe. If you love great fashion and animals alike, then these are the shoes for you.
DEAR CUSTOMERS, please note that our prices are listed in Australian dollars. So, what does this mean?
It means if you're viewing from the US, this is great news for you. The Australian dollar is considerably weaker than the US dollar. This means an even cheaper buy for you. For example, if you get in early for our early bird special you're only paying roughly USD $150.00 for a pair of handmade PIGEONS - delivered!
Whether your viewing from the US or not, these prices represent a steal for a pair of handmade PIGEONS. We've reduced our profits for this Kickstarter campaign to make our offer extra appealing - that's how bad we want you to join our family.
Our shoes are more comfortable because they are completely handmade from top to bottom, with each pair taking a whopping 4 hours to hand produce. Unlike the pair you're currently wearing, PIGEONS are cut by hand, stitched by hand, and even every individual hole is punched, you guessed it, by hand.
For our first Kickstarter we are releasing only 3 models; all are exactly the same except for the sole, which comes in Black, Wedge White or Wedge Orange.
Simplicity is at the core of our design principle. We didn't want to make 50 models that confuse us and everyone else. We wanted to create fewer shoes, that hone in on our design goals of style, comfort, durability & versatility.
We've gone with black for our upper because it's the most versatile shade, able to be worn in formal, smart and casual settings.
We wanted to make sure that our shoes look stylish. In fact, design and aesthetic appeal is an area we focus a great deal of our energies on. Our designs are simple and built to withstand the test of time.
Have a look:
If you're like us, you love your job. But you probably also love whatever it is you get up to after work. We wanted to make sure that our shoes enhance your life, not get in the way. Want to hit the gym after work? No problem. Like getting your hands dirty when you play? No problem.
We've fused a traditional upper with flexible and versatile rubber soles, combined with our weather and water resistant material and solid construction, so that you can wear these bad boys to work, play and almost anything in between.
We have 3 different models. All have the same upper, but different soles.
We love simplicity and function. We made sure to stay true to this by creating fewer, but better models that tick the boxes most important: style, comfort, durability and versatility.
The 3 models are shown below. Once you have made your pledge we will send you a survey to collect your size and style choice(s).
Please look below for a diagrammatic explanation of our rewards. All 3 models cost exactly the same. So if you choose to go for 1 shoe, you'll pay the same no matter which model choose.
Furthermore, if you go for 2 or 3 pairs, you don't have to choose 1 of each model. You can choose any combination of models you wish.
Please note: All of these rewards are priced in Australian dollars. The American dollar is stronger at the moment, so if you're in the US, once you go to checkout, the amount will be converted and you'll be paying less than what is shown on the diagram. For example, if you get in early for our early bird special you're only paying roughly USD $150.00 for a pair of handmade PIGEONS - delivered!
Please also note that the prices shown on the diagram below are for the early bird specials. So please get in quick and save.
If you have any questions, please contact us on email@example.com and we'll answer you ASAP.
We begin in Indonesia. Here, people still purchase their shoes from local skilled craftsmen. You're likely to find a shoe maker in every neighbourhood. As a result, the shoe making craft is alive and strong. This is why we chose to partner with a group of trusted, and extremely talented shoe makers, right here in Indonesia.
These are some of the best shoe makers in the country and have decades of experience hand crafting shoes. We are constantly awed by their level of skill, and the craft they exhibit.
Each shoe design starts in sunny Australia. We first research to find out what guys want and don't want from of a shoe. With that and a few preliminary sketches, we fly to Indonesia and work extensively with our shoe makers to make the perfect shoe through multiple cycles of testing and iteration. We test our shoes extensively to make sure they last under pressure and perform.
The shoes are then brought to Australia to be further tested and surveyed. With more information and user feedback we return to our shoe makers to make final adjustments.
From there we put them out to the world and hope that customers love them as much as we do. And yes, we wear our own shoes to work everyday!
Simplicity is at the core of our design principle. We want to achieve the desired effect with as few bells and whistles as possible, in order to create the cleanest and purest shoe design that delivers performance, aesthetic appeal and comfort.
We've made ordering the correct size shoe very easy. Our video shows you how, in under 2 minutes. Please view before ordering.
If you can't view the video, we've summarized it for you below.
Summary of Video:
If you've ever ordered shoes online, you've probably seen one of these.
It's called a sizing chart and we don't like it. It's not accurate and confuses people.
Our way of getting your shoe size is vastly superior. We've made ordering the perfect size shoe very easy.
First we need to make sure we offer your size.
If your foot length is between:
22cm to 32cm OR 8 5/8" to 12 5/8"
We've got you covered.
If your foot length is between:
22cm to 32cm OR 8 5/8" to 12 5/8"
We've got you covered.
Now, let’s get your foot length. You'll need a wall, a ruler, and a pencil.
Wear socks when measuring your feet. Measure your feet later in the day. Your feet swell and get bigger throughout the day. Measuring your feet later in the day gives us a more true result and allows us to get you a better fitting shoe.
1. Place a ruler on the ground, with its edge flush against the wall.
2. Step on the ruler using your right foot, with your heel flush to the wall.
3. Put your weight on your foot and using the pencil, make a marking on the ruler where your longest toe ends.
4. Write down your foot length to the nearest 1/4cm or 1/8th inch.
5. Repeat with left foot.
Most people have one foot that is longer than the other. Write down the length of your longer foot, as this is the number we'll use to make your shoe.
Once you back us, we will send you a survey to collect your sizing information.
If for some reason, the shoes aren't a good fit, we are happy for you to send them back in exchange for a different size.
If you have any questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next line of shoes will launch right here on Kickstarter later this year. This next line holds true to our simple design principle. Three models, all with brown uppers combined with the same soles that makes our black line so great.
If you would like one of these shoes, please purchase our $1 reward to join our exclusive Trendsetter family. You'll be the first to know about future Kickstarters and EARLY BIRD SAVINGS.
From there, we will release our exclusive line of high tops & boots!
You can also keep up to date by joining us on social media below - we prefer Instagram.
Getting our project off of the ground requires more attention and media coverage. Please share with your friends and if you know someone that runs a great blog, let us know so we can feature on there too!
Also, please tell your friends! We will be very grateful.
We want you to be delighted with your purchase, that's why we offer free exchanges for 30 days after delivery of your shoes.
You pay the postage cost to have the shoe sent back to us, and we will handle the postage cost to have a new pair sent back to you.
Just make sure you return the shoes in the same condition as you found them, and in the original packaging.
If there are any problems with the PIGEONS that you receive please contact us as soon as possible on email@example.com and we will send you a new pair.
Please check our sizing video and charts to correctly pick out your size.
Disclaimer: NOTES TO OUR BACKERS
We aim to deliver the best product possible to you, always. From function, to form, and aesthetically appeal. In doing so there may be the chance for small changes to the final product. If this happens, it will only be to make a stronger, more comfortable and stylish shoe for you, and we will update you along the way. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Risks and challenges
Challenges can arise from time to time. It is our attitude toward challenges that matter.
1. We meticulously plan in order to avoid any negative unforeseen circumstances.
2. We have a proactive approach to solving problems, in the event that they do arise.
3. We are transparent and will update our backers regularly - not just with good news, but also with any challenges that may arise, and what we are doing to solve them.
We have already done a production run of our shoes. These shoes have been worn and tested, and over and over again, we receive amazing feedback on how comfortable and durable they are.
We have planned with meticulous detail but, surprises can occur. If any issues do arise, we will work to resolve them as soon as possible and will maintain tight communication with you throughout the process so that you're kept in the loop.
We have given ourselves a conservative 3 months to make and deliver your shoes. This is to ensure we deliver the best product to you. We want to take our time and deliver an experience truly spectacular. We will not disappoint.
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