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4 years in the making, LASCO has fought to do what few choose to do, bring back footwear making to American with USA made materials

The conception of LASCO (Los Angeles Shoe Company) began back in 2008, in a small 1-bedroom apartment in Southern California. The idea began with a simple concept of creating an exceptionally well-crafted shoe that was 100% sourced and manufactured in the United States; resurrecting an art that has been on the decline in this country for the past 20 years.

With your help, this idea can become reality. Though American shoe manufacturing has been hit hard, LASCO has been doing its part to bring the industry back, piece by piece. It hasn’t been easy. We’ve put our heart and soul into showing the world that it’s possible to bring back the fine craft of American shoe making, but we need your help to make the final push and bring our Spring/Summer collection to market.

Your donation will help us purchase the cutting dies and molds that we need to create our shoes here in the USA, and will also make it possible for us to move forward with our production costs. With the first two styles (the Del Mar and SanO) complete, our goal is to release four more (the Redondo, Torrance, El Porto, and Haggerty) as quickly as we can. Our American manufacturer has given us 35 days to make this happen, and $120K is what it will take to Kickstart LASCO.

A little about how we do business.

We ONLY use USA manufacturers for our supply chain because we believe not only in 100% USA Made product, but we believe in keeping other US businesses in business as well.  We are not large enough to hire hundreds of people, but feel by creating a 100% USA Made product, we can indirectly keep & help Americans working and help other American Manufacturers hire more people if we keep them busy.

Every little bit helps…even the eyelets we use may be 3 times the cost, but we’d rather pay $0.03/unit then pay $0.01 for an import if it means one more American can keep their job.

LEAD-TIMES:

Due to the fact that everything we produce is Made To Order, we keep no stock on hand other then ALL the raw materials to make our shoes.  Normal Lead-Times for our factory is 4-6 weeks depending on when your order placed. Due to the unique release on Kickstarter of our Spring/Summer, lead-times could be longer because we are getting slammed with orders versus a steady stream of business.  Our longest lead-time estimate would be 8-10 weeks.


NOTE: Kickstarter will be the ONLY way for you to buy LASCO shoes for the initial release.

International Buyers: 

In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get you in our shoes as cheap as possible

What Makes LASCO Shoes so Unique?

MATERIALS

When we originally set out to source all the materials for LASCO, we vowed to only use the finest materials in the world. After waiting and then testing the materials we ordered from all over the world, we realized that the need to source domestically not only seemed to make the most sense, it also deemed to be the most difficult and expensive at times.

As more and more of the USA supply chain manufacturers started to close up shop around the US in the past 10 years, we felt the need to do what little we could to help keep these manufacturers in business or at least optimistic.

Our commitment to ONLY sourcing domestically from the leather we use down to sewing thread, we feel it is important to not only support other USA businesses, but to show other businesses that using an American supply chain is possible if you make an honest effort to find the suppliers they need.

LASCO uses Horween Genuine Leathers not only because of their rich 100+ year history, but because they take the extra care and steps to insure that every hide that leaves their tannery carries the same commitment to quality as the day they started in 1905.

"We should take the best of everything; the best hides, the best oils, the best dyes and finishes - then we need to do whatever it takes to make that leather the best." - Isadore Horween - Master Tanner and Founder

 From looking at LASCO shoes, you may not see the hundreds of hours we have spent testing and sourcing every part of our shoes, but we do know you will notice the uncompromised quality that goes into each pair we produce.

It is our continued commitment to always use US companies in building everything we product and we hope you share our commitment when you consider buying our products.

FIT

 Just as we vowed to only use the finest materials for LASCO, the workmanship is another aspect of our shoes we will NEVER compromise. Like any great fitting shoe, we spent over two years developing and testing the fit of the shoe to ensure it could be worn by a variety of feet, from narrow to wide.

After finalizing the fit for LASCO shoes, we wanted to set ourselves apart, always keeping the customer in mind by crafting a last that remains consistent among all of our designs. We are taking the guesswork out of shoe fit from style to style, so if you're size 10 in the Haggerty, you'll be a size 10 in the Del Mar.

Making numerous changes to insure our shoes have the best fit for various foot widths, we created a shim fit system.  If you have a narrow foot, add a couple of our special Polyurethane (PU) shims and it simply takes the volume of the shoe giving you a perfect fit every time.  If you have a wide foot, you can wear the shoe as is or if you really have Barney Rubble feet, take out the insole and just put the shoe on.  Even with NO insole, we added a PU insert in the heel to make sure the shoe is NOT only incredibly comfortable, but can accommodate almost anyone.

NOTE: Our shoes fit true to size, but that said, we still want you to have the best possible fit as ALL our shoes are made to order.  With that in mind, we have given you a few different options to help you find the perfect fitting shoe.

Here is our standard sizing guide

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76246821@N08/6987081997/

Here is a 2-page printable sizing guide, but please be extremely careful when taping these pages together.  We recommend placing an insole from a current shoe on top of this printed & taped sizing guide so you can accurately gauge your size.

http://www.lasco.us/sizing/

Side Note: When going through our test trials, a majority of the people that tested our shoes felt they were true to size, some felt a 1/2 size under & some mentioned the fit was that of a Nike SB shoe.  Again these are comments & we highly recommend you take the extras steps to finding the best fit for your foot.

WORKMANSHIP 

As most shoes made today are left with a raw edge, we wanted our shoes to stand alone or at least on the same shelf as a dress shoe. This is why we fold every edge. Folded edges not only take twice as long to sew, it also takes a great deal of skill to ensure every fold is clean and crisp.

Every detail of our construction has been tested in various combinations to ensure our customers can enjoy the workmanship of the old world era for years to come.

We understand the importance of a hard earned dollar and items like a belt, a wallet that has been by your side, or even your shoes that have walked on your path over the years. There's a special connection with these items and we understand it would be tough to part with an item like that, even if it's seen better days. With LASCO shoes, you don't have to worry about parting ways with the shoes that you love the company of. You will be able to send back your tired shoes so we can resole them, give them new insoles for that extra spring in your step, and clean and polish them to bring out the beauty that made you fall in love the first day the two of you met.

THANK YOU if you read this for and Appreciate Your Help & Support on Building an American Shoe Shop.

- Greg Salas

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PLEDGE $1 OR MORE

A Digital Hardy Hand Shake. Every Dollar Really Does Help.

PLEDGE $5 OR MORE

Digital Wallpaper – Collage of LASCO shoes

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

Digital Lookbook of our Spring/Summer Collection

PLEDGE $50 OR MORE

100% USA Made T-shirt, Garment Dye & then Screen-printed with a leather (nude or un-dyed) LASCO Label sewn on the bottom hem. 

NOTE: This is NOT some American Apparel or some type of, off the shelf type shirt. 

We make ALL our shirts custom.  We contact our knitter to knit our jersey & ribbing for LASCO using ONLY USA Made yarns. We actually give our knitter special instructions on how to process our fabrics to ensure proper fit minimal shrinkage & torquing. Yes, even the leather label is USA made 

Lead-time 

4 weeks for Delivery since everything is knitted, cut & sewn to the exact quantity needed.  

How does this compare to other shirts? 

Think of a James Perse plain crew neck T-shirt, it's just as nice if not nicer.

***NOTE: When ordering please state the following:

Style:

Color

Size:

Sizing Guide

Small:  Chest Measurement = 34-36 inches

Medium:  Chest Measurement = 38-40 inches

Large:  Chest Measurement = 42-44  inches

X-Large:  Chest Measurement = 46-48  inches

XX-Large:  Chest Measurement = 48-50 inches

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

PLEDGE $100 OR MORE

Specially Donated LASCO Woody Print 13” x 19” on Special Archival Velvet Fine Art Paper and Printed with Special Archival inks that will last over 200 years. 

This piece was specially created & donated by artist Kyle Mosher to help LASCO get the funding we need. 

NOTE: This print will ONLY to be Offered via Kickstarter and then will retire this series forever.

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

PLEDGE $400 OR MORE

Your Choice of 1 of the following Style shoes 

SanO - Ink Blue / Harvest

Del Mar - Harvest / Ink Blue

Redondo - Lollipop Red

El Porto - Harvest / #93 Brown

Torrance - Plum / Harvest

Haggerty - Lollipop Red

We run 1 style at a time on our production lines, so the styles will be run in the above order. 

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

NOTE: Each shoe has it’s own serial number (Left and Right Shoe). Our specially patented labels are registered with US Customs, Interpol and all International ports. Eventually you will be able to check labels via our website to get a born-on dates & color specs. We take EVERY possible step to make sure ALL our products are Genuine and can NOT be counterfeited, but if they are, you can check them to see they are legit. That said…The Sooner you Order, the LOWER your Serial Number!

Certificate of Authenticity 

The amount of time and effort we have spent designing the shoes, packaging and engineering security for our shoes has been overwhelming at times, but looking back we would not change a thing.   With all this said, every pair of LASCO shoes comes with a Certificate of Authenticity sheet that provides a Certificate Number, Serial numbers of your shoes, & hand signed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76246821@N08/6840931480/

PLEDGE $1,200 OR MORE

Limited Reward: 10 

1 Custom pair of any of the 5 styles in any color combination (using the 8 colors we stock) 

Black 

Cloud Gray 

#93 Dark Brown 

Harvest 

Ink Blue 

Plum 

Lollipop Red 

Burnt Orange

NOTE: Please contact us for additional information and colors

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

PLEDGE $5,000 OR MORE

Limited Reward: 5 

5 Custom pair of any of the 5 styles in any color combination (using the 8 colors we stock) 

Black 

Cloud Gray 

#93 Dark Brown 

Harvest 

Ink Blue 

Plum 

Lollipop Red 

Burnt Orange

NOTE: Please contact us for additional information and colors

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

PLEDGE $10,000 OR MORE

Limited Reward: 1 

6 Custom pair of shoes ofhe 5 styles in any color combination (using the 8 colors we stock) + 1 New and unreleased style for our Fall collection, the Ventura. Not only that, we will fly to you our factory to build your shoes in our factory the way you want them, we will put you up in a hotel for a few days, and will even wine and dine you. Just think, you’ll have the Ventura months before anyone else can have them & in your own unique color way! NOTE: This is only for US residents that live in the 48 contiguous states.

NOTE: Please contact us for additional information and colors & additional information on this pledge.

International Buyers: In the past few days more and more International fans are interested in placing their orders & we THANK YOU for your support. We didn't know how this project would go, so we didn't add an international shipping charge as each country varies so much. 

To make it easier, please send us a message and where your shoes will be shipping to and we will provide you with a quote.  There are NO up charges, we want to get in our shoes as cost effective as possible.

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