About this project
Have you ever searched for the perfect shoe? A shoe that would match your style as well as your lifestyle? It's quite a struggle, isn't it?
Presenting to you, Harperwoods, a place where you can design and build your shoe just how you want it.
With Harperwoods' Virtual Design Studio, your shoe becomes your canvas. Your Harperwoods shoe shall be your own personal statement - of luxury & style.
Harperwoods Design Studio lets you define the design, materials & colors based on your usage and requirement. Kiss goodbye to compromise.
You can choose to build a classic or break new ground by choosing vibrant colors & rebellious combinations. The power to decide is yours.
With a click of mouse, you can create your very own personal luxury shoe.
After research of over 3 years across the continents we have zeroed down to following 4 shapes for Men's shoes & 2 shapes for Women shoes and One each Men & Women Boots. These modern takes on classic shapes would ensure that your shoe would always stand test of time. Our experts have worked to ensure aesthetics & comfort go hand in hand.
Given below are the shapes that we offer. Yo can see just changing style a bit can make immense change in how the shape looks. You will be able to make these designs and many more using our design studio.
Please note the names are for the shapes not the shoe style.
Our canvas enables you to build over 7 billion combinations with the ability to configure components and play around with materials. First time in the world will men & women have so much flexibility and options. It is impossible for us to present all of the designs & combinations, few more designs & combinations are given at the end of the page. You shall be able to create & order shoes like these and many more at your comfort.
Harperwoods Design Studio not only lets you configure the shoe and choose color & material combinations. It also gives you the power to personalize your shoes.
Make your shoe truly just your's. Just put your own stamp on your shoes. Send us the artwork & we shall put it on the shoe, or on sole or print it inside.
Our studio also lets you choose the sole with respect to functionality. If you tend to walk a lot, choose rubber sole, if you are building a shoe for rugged areas, but want a formal look, you can build one here.
This is just a beginning. As we go along, we shall make changes, add shapes, materials & options that you need & are looking for. With your support we shall bring to life a creative revolution, where shoes would be built on demand to your specifications.
Our high quality shoes are backed by an equally awesome warranty.
It's easy to get your own pair of shoes - Simply choose how many pairs you would like to reserve.
Don't worry about choice of shape or colors - You will get to choose them later in our visualization studio.
A society is built on the foundations of generosity & trust. True growth is possible only when an organization works to enrich the lives of the people it works with. For every pair of Harperwoods shoes that is sold, we will donate a pair of school shoes to impoverished school children.
We thank Blake Mycoskie of TOM’s for inspiring us and showing us the way. We also work with social partners for skill development and enhancement with special focus on women & youth.
By making shoes on demand, natural resources are not wasted. This contributes towards saving of the environment & precious natural resources in a small but significant way. If all shoes are bought this way, 30-40% less shoes would have to be made, thus bringing the cost down with savings being utilized towards betterment of workforce.
• Upper: Choose & combine from Classic Leathers, Suede as well as exotic prints in number of colors.
• Insole: Specially designed for comfort, our insoles are made of leather with cushion to ensure your feet get less tired by end of the day.
• Midsole: Made from Jute, it is flexible and absorbs moisture, keeping your feet dry and shoe odor free longer.
• Sole: Choose between classic leather or flexible rubber or go for our featherweight sole. In a variety of colors & textures.
We will be sending out a survey along with access to the design studio at the end of the campaign to gather your requirements and choices.
Our master craftsmen cut each component by hand, choosing the best part of the leather for each piece. The components are manually dyed to render the unique coloration, which are then stitched together and carefully hand lasted to make the shoe. Final finish is the result of careful hand painting, burnishing,and hand buffing by expert craftsmen. Each pair is different and made with dedication & love. In the end, each pair is given a thorough inspection to ensure it meets our high-quality standards.
We worked with experts for past year to develop the perfect shapes to ensure your feet feel less fatigue, developing multiple prototypes and perfecting the shapes.
India’s age old traditions of world-class craftsmanship are a cornerstone for all that we make at Harperwoods.
To ensure a premium quality standard of your shoes, we use the leathers from same tanneries, who, for decades, have supplied leathers to the biggest luxury high-end brands that retail for over $800.
Each shoe is a masterpiece & uniquely numbered.
Harperwoods brings you true freedom of choice and expression without compromises. For the first time, you can now design your shoes using your choice of colors & materials. Our studio lets you define your style based on your usage and requirement. You define your style.
Although Industrialization has changed the way we live and made many luxuries affordable, we have had to pay a huge cost for the same: The mass-production has cost us creativity & craftsmanship.
Harperwoods lets you enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge technology along with creativity & fine craftsmanship. It's like, you can finally have the cake and eat it too.
Harperwoods uses innovative processes & disruptive technologies to preserve & present traditional craftsmanship, with a modern outlook.
Direct to you - At Harperwoods, we have removed multiple layers of middlemen and other extraneous expenses to reduce the price to less than a third of what a luxury footwear brand would price their product (of similar quality). So, the freedom to design your own shoe doesn't come at a very heavy cost.
Reduce Wastage with technology - In addition to removing middlemen, our unique manufacturing concept (of marrying the traditional with the technology) helps in reducing wastage of materials and resources. For each pair of branded luxury footwear sold, nearly 3 pairs go to waste and are destroyed to maintain the exclusivity and price. And guess who pays for this wastage – YOU!!
We believe luxury and choice should not cost a fortune. At Harperwoods providing luxury shoes at true prices is the start of a movement which provides its patrons with value and satisfaction.
Not all feet are the same - Small feet or Big; persons with differing left and right foot sizes or with only one foot - we aim to bring color and creativity to all.
Harperwoods Shoes are available from size 4 to 16 for men, and size 4 to 12 for women. Fittings are available in Narrow, Standard & Wide fit. Our shoes fit true to US sizing.
When you buy a pair of Harperwoods, not only will you be getting one of the finest pairs of shoes, but will also contribute to the growth of society. You join a movement that goes towards building a sustainable and loving society. You are becoming part of Harperwoods family, which belives that whole world is one family. Together we have power to change the destiny and together we shall make this world a better & more loving place.
Harperwoods is a disruption in the way shoes have been bought & sold. We are bringing you an exciting and creative way to buy shoes. We have a huge variety of material & colors. Along with our survey, we shall send you a link where you will be able to access the studio. Your choices and feedback will guide us to configure the studio for public release.
As founder backers, you shall always be special for us & the whole Harperwoods family. Your faith & support is crucial to bring this family to life. Together we will build a brand which offers sustainable growth where synergy of human skill and technology brings happiness to the maker, the consumer and to the society they live in.
As Robert Forst said:
The Woods are lovely, dark & deep,
but I have promises to keep,and miles to go before I sleep,and miles to go before I sleep.
Looking forward to your wonderful company on this journey, we welcome you all to the Harperwoods world.
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It is impossible to give all the examples of what one would be able to create using Harperwoods. However we give below few examples of what can be achieved.
We have established our first workshop in Agra, the City of Love. Agra was once the capital of the Indian subcontinent for over 600 years, and is home to some of the finest artisans. Their traditions along with our innovative systems bring to you luxury and function for your feet.
Risks and challenges
Our founder Soham grew up working for his family business of footwear. He trained as software engineer and worked as Solution Architect for close to a decade. Since last few years he assembled a team of Footwear professionals, Software Engineers, 3D artists to bring to life Harperwoods.
As we have our own workshop and dedicated team of artisans, we are very confident of meeting the time lines as we have been conservative in our estimates. We have taken few days extra than required in our calculations.
However, it is a fact that one cannot prepare of all eventualities. In a bleak case, if there arises a situation that threatens to delay any part of the project, we shall communicate the same to you. Also we shall be easily approachable during as well as after the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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