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Frustrated with an industry of unattainable supplier minimums, we've decided to go at it alone, and craft our own custom rubber soles.
223 backers pledged CA$ 56,775 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE – Tuesday October 9th – Stretch Goals

Just 12 hours to go!

We can’t begin to adequately express how much we appreciate the overwhelming support we’ve received over the past 4 weeks. To fully fund our goal in 20 hours… to have funded it almost 5 times over today… we’re in complete shock. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

As things continued to roll well past our original goal, it quickly dawned on us, with the additional support; we just might able to acquire some additional tools & equipment that only 28 days ago were part of our long-term plan.

So… the equipment & tools “wish-list” we’ve had on our studio wall for years, is now listed below. Please scroll to the very bottom of our campaign for a detailed listing of these "stretch goals". We’ve only listed those items that will not only aid us to get your kicks out sooner, but will also help improve the quality & variety of our product offering. We wanted to be completely transparent, keeping you all abreast of what we intended on doing with each additional dollar of support raised in this campaign. It’s all going back-in… to make us better at what we do.

Background

We’re small fish in a big fish’s game. Cool factor aside of being a small independent operation, it’s not easy. Not only is it a full-time grind, which we’re a-okay with… we’re grinders, but there’s significant barriers to growth, both on the creative & production side, simply due to the fact we’re a low-volume outfit. 

How low-volume? We presently craft a single pair of shoes a day. Maybe two if everything lines up right, and goes according to plan. We’ll never be able to source materials in the thousands, and we have zero aspirations to do so. However, in this industry, unless you’re able to buy in volume, most suppliers won’t give you the time of day. And when you yearn to create whatever your mind can conceive, it’s frustrating to be handcuffed not by your imagination, talents & ingenuity, but an inaccessible supply chain. 

So, we’ve recently come to the conclusion to really do this two-person bespoke shoe company right, we’ve got just two options; Play by their (Big Fish) rules… or change the game.

The Problem - Access To Rubber Soles

Presently we source our rubber boat shoe soles from a cobbling supplies distributor on the east of coast of the United States. These are literally our only option. Why they're even available to us at all, is because believe or not, not all that long ago, boat shoes used to be of such high-quality that enthusiasts would actually reach out to their local neighbourhood cobblers to have them re-soled.

The fact these soles even exist, allows us to do what we do. However, if we had our say, we’d do things a little differently. Essentially there’s 5 major problems with our current soles:

1. They only come in a men’s fit, sizes 6 – 13 US. Right now we can’t make a women’s specific fit.

2. We can’t supply men over size 13 US. These are the guys who need bespoke the most, as they’re off-the-shelf options are extremely limited.

3. They come in just two colors, brown & white. That’s it, that’s all.

4. They come with one, boiler-plate, pre-fab, unlogo'd tread. Boat shoe.

5. Though our supplier is based in the United States, full disclosure, they’re manufactured in China.

The Solution - Handcraft Our Own Custom Rubber Soles, In-house

 

We intend to start handcrafting our own rubber soles. Crazy? Maybe a little, but totally doable. We’ve got the guy who’s got the knowhow to help us make this happen.

We've got working prototypes (see photo above), and with your support we’d be up & running with our own branded pour-over rubber sole moulds for both men & women within a month. Not only would this enable us to finally do women’s shoes the way we want, and supply larger men, but the sole colour options… the sky's not even the limit. We’ll literally be able to tint the rubber to any Pantone swatch. And the best part. These soles, will be custom made to order, by us, right here in our Vancouver based studio. No waste, no China… no problem. 

Conclusion - Let's Change The Game

We’ve been told by countless naysayers since we started this whole crazy ride, that to make this model work, you’ve either got to "go big… or go home". But, is there not a third option? Can we not go big from home? With your support, we’re going to give it our best shot.

This isn’t just about badass kicks. It’s about proving that just because a certain something has gone in a certain direction, doesn't mean there isn't a better way.  We know it's not going to be easy, if it was everyone would be doing it. But I’ll tell ya what, it’s a freakin’ challenge. And we’re all-in.

Let’s change the game.

REWARDS - FOR YOUR SUPPORT

REWARD #1 - LEATHER SHOEHORN KEYCHAIN

Fine Details:

  • Handcrafted by the two of us, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • 2 oz "English Tan" (Horween Leather Company) cowhide. Hand cut, cemented, sewn & branded. 
  • Aluminum frame. 5" by 2" (at widest point). 
  • Solid brass clasp & keychain ring.
  • We'll ship these out before October 31, 2013. Free shipping within Canada. 

REWARD #2 - LEATHER DOPP KIT

Fine Details:

  • Handcrafted by the two of us, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • 2 oz "English Tan" (Horween Leather Company) cowhide. Hand cut, sewn & branded. 
  • #8 (18oz) "Brush Brown" Duck Martexin Orignal (Fairfield) waxed cotton ("Plain Weave") expandable roll-top, leather cuff. Zipper-less. 
  • Solid brass snaps. 
  • DIMENSIONS: 8" by 4" base. Open - 7" tall. Closed - Compresses to either 6" or 4" tall, depending on volume of contents.
  • We'll ship these out before October 31, 2013. Free shipping within Canada.

REWARD #4 - FULLY LOADED SHOE CARE KIT. 

Fine Details:

  • Includes our HANDCRAFTED DOPP KIT (Reward #2).
  • Filled with our favourite LEATHER SHOE CARE SUPPLIES including (5 pieces): "Otter Wax" Saddle Soap (cleanser) & Salve (conditioner/ protectant), two branded horse-haired brushes (buffer & applicator), and a cotton cloth for applying & removing excess shoe care product.
  • We'll ship these out before October 31, 2013. Free shipping within Canada.
REWARD #7 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER LOAFERS - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY
 
 
 
 

Choose one our (3) loafer silhouettes: Men's or Women's "LACELESS LOAFER" or our "BOAT SHOE". 

Fine Details:

  • Handcrafted by the two of us, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • 2 oz "Navy" blue (Horween Leather Company) cowhide. Hand cut, sewn & branded with our KS exclusive logo. 
  • Solid brass eyelets, oiled brown cowhide lace (if applicable), tan linen waxed thread. 
  • Your choice of our BRAND NEW handcrafted KS exclusive BRICK RED or NAVY BLUE rubber boat shoe soles. 
  • SIZES AVAILABLE: Men's 6 - 16 US, and Women's 5 - 12. Please see our printable shoe sizing chart below.
  • Please see below for details on our shoe "Customization Package" (Reward #7).
  • We'll ship these out before November 30, 2013. Free shipping within Canada. 
REWARD #9 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER MIDTOP OR HIGHTOP - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY.
 
 
 

Choose either our "MIDTOP" or "HIGHTOP BOAT SHOE". 

Fine Details:
  • Handcrafted by the two of us, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • 2 oz "Navy" blue (Horween Leather Company) cowhide. Hand cut, sewn & branded with our KS exclusive logo. 
  • Lined and cuffed (if applicable) with a 1 oz navy garment cowhide. 
  • Solid brass eyelets, oiled brown cowhide side-lace details (if applicable), tan linen waxed thread, waxed brown Kevlar hiking laces. 
  • Your choice of our BRAND NEW handcrafted KS exclusive BRICK RED or NAVY BLUE rubber boat shoe soles.
  • SIZES AVAILABLE: Men's 6 - 16 US, and Women's 5 - 12. Please see our printable shoe sizing chart below.
  • Please see below for details on our shoe "Customization Package" (Reward #9).
  • We'll ship these out before November 30, 2013. Free shipping within Canada.
REWARD #10 - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY.
 
 
Fine Details:
  • Handcrafted by the two of us, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • 2 oz "Navy" blue (Horween Leather Company) cowhide. Hand cut, sewn & branded with our KS exclusive logo. 
  • Lined with a 1 oz navy garment cowhide. 
  • Solid brass eyelets and strap buckle, tan linen waxed thread, waxed brown Kevlar hiking laces. 
  • Your choice of our BRAND NEW handcrafted KS exclusive BRICK RED or NAVY BLUE rubber boat shoe soles. 
  • SIZES AVAILABLE: Men's 6 - 16 US, and Women's 5 - 12. Please see our printable shoe sizing chart below.
  • Please see below for details on our "Customization Package" (Reward #10).
  • We'll ship these out before November 30, 2013. Free shipping within Canada.

Please visit our website, and Instagram account for customization inspiration.

Stretch Goals - Updated September 19, 2013

$35,000 – Custom designed sole tread pattern.

Problem: To date, due to our sourcing limitations, we’ve had access to just one rubber sole option, a classic Sperry style boat shoe sole. To keep the research and development costs manageable, we’d “settled” on basing our new sole molds (version 1.0) on our existing soles, tweaking them slightly to make them proprietary and branded, but nothing more complex than that. 

Solution: With additional funding we’ll be able to work hand-in-hand with our sole mold engineer to develop a creative & practical sole tread pattern that will not only be extremely pleasing to the eye, but a little more versatile (all-season) than a traditional boat shoe tread. 

Timeline: Our molds will still be built & shipped within the month. Customizing our tread pattern will not adversely effect committed ship dates. 

$37,500 – Custom designed & manufactured (USA made) shoe lasts/ forms. Full size runs – men’s & women’s.

Problem: To date, we’ve made our current inventory of shoe lasts/ forms work. They’re a classic boat shoe form, which we’ve hand-customized/ altered, to obtain our desired silhouette. They’re a men’s D (standard/ medium) width, which is a little wide for some women, so to make them work, the hand lasting process is quite time intensive. 

Solution: With additional funding we’ll be able to work closely with a legendary USA based shoe form/ last building company, to build our dream lineup of both men’s and women’s shoe lasts/forms. 

Timeline: From the moment we start the conversation, our lasts would be designed, built and delivered within 3 – 4 weeks. This will not adversely affect committed ship dates. 

$40,000 – Steel pattern-cutting dies.

Problem: At this time, we hand-cut our patterns with an exacto knife. Though endearing and cost effective, not only is hand cutting extremely time intensive, but our hands are only so precise. Long hours, day after day, the potential for human error (and the resulting waste) is always present. 

Solution: We just recently acquired and installed a hydraulic clicker press (cutting machine) in-studio. With pattern-cutting dies, we could cut in seconds what currently takes minutes, if not hours. In addition to the efficiency gained, quality will also improve, as our dies will cut the same pattern (perfect lines), every time, each and every press of that big red button. 

Timeline: From the moment we commit, a full size run of dies can be built and shipped within the week. This will not adversely affect committed ship dates, quite the contrary; we’d actually have your kicks out a little bit sooner. 

$42,500 - Rotary rivet/ eyelet setter & industrial (post) sewing machine.

Problem: Efficiency, wear and tear, and precision. Currently we set each and every eyelet and rivet by hand, with a mallet & hand-setter. Too, we use an industrial “walking-foot” sewing machine, which though does the job, is not particularly ideal for stitching certain elements of our leather “uppers” (the heels in particular). 

Solution: With additional funding, we’d be able to add both a manual rotary bench-top rivet/ eyelet setter and an industrial “post” sewing machine to our arsenal of in-house machines. We’d not only be more efficient, which would help us along to get your kicks out sooner, but the wear & tear on our bodies would be just a little bit less, and over time… a little goes a long way. 

Timeline: We’ve had our eyes on these machines for a couple of years now. If we were to raise the necessary funds, we’d be able to have both packed and shipped within the week. This will not adversely affect committed ship dates, quite the contrary; we’d actually have your kicks out a little bit sooner. 

$47,500 – Digital embroidery stitch machine.

Problem: Not a problem per say, we just don’t have one. If we did want to incorporate custom embroidered imagery into a pair of shoes, we’d have to outsource the service, which is not only costly, but comes with design limitations. As such, it simply doesn’t happen. 

Solution: With additional funding, we’d be able to add an embroidery machine to our arsenal of in-house machines, which would in turn, be at your disposal. Our shoe customization options would expand, as you’d not only be able to work with us to incorporate hand-etched artwork into your pair, but stitched as well. 

Timeline: We’ve had our eyes on one of these machines for a couple of years now. If we were to raise the necessary funds, we’d be able to have a digital embroidery stitch machine packed and shipped within a week. This will not adversely affect committed ship dates.

$50,000 – The “Thank-You” celebration to end all celebrations.

Regardless, you’re all invited to join us in celebration as we say thank-you to all those who’ve supported us (old friends & new) over the years. We’ve yet to set a date, but it will most likely be within the month of our Kickstarter campaign’s end (October 8, 2013). 

If we hit this final “stretch goal” however, we’re going to take it up a lil’ notch and party hardy like we’ve never partied before. Open doors, open bar, live music, good food, good friends, right here in Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C. Note: That's the end of our additional project "Stretch Goals". Our original Kickstarter project details begin here.

SHOE SIZING CHART 

Please print & follow instructions to accurately measure your foot, and determine your shoe size.
 

Risks and challenges

We've been dreaming of the day we could offer a completely custom pair of shoes, soles included, since inception.

About a year ago, through a random happening of happen-chances, we found out a handcrafted (in-house), custom made-on-order rubber sole was an actual possibility, and we've been working tirelessly towards this moment since.

No Excuses. We've worked extremely hard to lay all the necessary ground work to make this happen. Within a month of our project being successfully funded, we'll start crafting & shipping handcrafted kicks, custom soles included. Without a doubt there are plenty of challenges, but zero risk to you. We will honour our commitments.

This is the next chapter for the Love Jules Leather Shoe Co., and we've come too far, and worked too hard to drop the ball now. Not gonna happen.

Thanks so much for your time, consideration, and support.

Let's do this.

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    REWARD #1 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER-WRAPPED SHOEHORN KEYCHAIN. If I'm going to link my keys to a piece of leather, you better believe it's going to be functional. Slip your loafers on and off cleanly, easily & stylishly - anytime/ anywhere.

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    REWARD #2 - HANDCRAFTED DOPP KIT. Traditionally used for storing and transporting your rotation of grooming provisions, we find it works just as well for stowing away your favourite shoe-care supplies.

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    REWARD #3 - FULLY LOADED SHOE CARE KIT. Includes our HANDCRAFTED DOPP KIT (Reward #2) filled with our favourite LEATHER SHOE CARE SUPPLIES (6 pieces) including cleanser, condition, two horse hair brushes, and an applicator cloth.

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    REWARD #4 - FULLY LOADED SHOE CARE KIT (Reward #3) & our HANDCRAFTED LEATHER-WRAPPED SHOEHORN KEYCHAIN (Reward #1). You'll have the requisite firepower to maintain your favourite leather kicks for the long haul. Show 'em the love they deserve.

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    REWARD #5 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER LOAFERS - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY. Choose between our (3) loafer silhouettes: Men's or Women's "LACELESS LOAFER" or our "BOAT SHOE".

    We're excited to offer you our very first custom handcrafted coloured rubber soles. Choose between our Kickstarter exclusive brick red or navy blue. Pick your poison.

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    REWARD #5 - XMAS SHIP - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER LOAFERS - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY. Choose between our (3) loafer silhouettes: Men's or Women's "LACELESS LOAFER" or our "BOAT SHOE". We're excited to offer you our very first custom handcrafted coloured rubber soles. Choose between our Kickstarter exclusive brick red or navy blue. Pick your poison. GUARANTEED X-MAS DELIVERY.

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    REWARD #7 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER LOAFERS - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. Choose between our (3) loafer silhouettes: Men's or Women's "LACELESS LOAFER" or our "BOAT SHOE", and CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy.

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    REWARD #9 - HANDCRAFTED LEATHER MIDTOP OR HIGHTOP - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. Choose between our "MIDTOP" or "HIGHTOP BOAT SHOE", and CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE X-MAS DELIVERY, BUT WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $299

    REWARD #8 - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLOURWAY. We're excited to offer you our very first custom handcrafted coloured rubber soles. Choose between our Kickstarter exclusive brick red or navy blue. Pick your poison. JANUARY SHIP.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $374

    REWARD #10 - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy.

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    REWARD #10 - XMAS SHIP - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy. GUARANTEED X-MAS DELIVERY.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $374

    REWARD #10 - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE X-MAS DELIVERY, BUT WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $374

    REWARD #10 - HANDCRAFTED SINGLE STRAP BOOTS - WITH CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE. CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - This is where it gets exciting. Choose your leather upper, liner (if applicable), & cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour. No holds barred. Let's get crazy. JANUARY SHIP.

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About $448

    Reward #11 - NOSTALGIA PACKAGE - Have a favourite vintage leather piece, but the style is dated? Sizing is off? Leather pants chafe? Why moth-ball it, when we could re-work it for you into a pair of custom kicks?

    Pick the shoe style of your choice - LOAFERS, MIDTOPS, HIGHTOPS, OR BOOTS, send us your vintage swag and we'll collaborate on a concept that will will not only give your old "rags" new life, but do so in style.

    Same customization options (i.e. everything) per Rewards #7, #9, and #10), though we'll work with your own provided vintage leather (jacket, pants, you name it) to custom craft you a one-of-a-kind pair of custom kicks. Custom liner (if applicable), cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour still apply.

    Note: Though we've priced this reward at $600, we'd intended this price for a BOOT. If you were interested in a LOAFER, MIDTOP, or HIGHTOP, we can quote you a far lesser price. Just get in touch, and and we'll discuss your options.

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    Pledge CA$ 650 or more About $486

    Reward #11X - OUR EXCLUSIVE F AS IN FRANK (FAIF) "MCM" COLLABORATION "COOKIE" BOOTS - In December 2013 our good friends at FAIF released a limited run (20) of our collaboration "cookie" boots. The run sold out, and though we've had requests to 'craft more, we both agreed at the time, we were happy to keep the collaboration limited to 20 pairs. However, with just a single day remaining in our KS campaign, FAIF has graciously authorized us to release a few more. Originally only available in "cognac" we're now also offering an "all-black" colourway to any supporter at this level. The silhouette of this boot is the same as that per our reward levels #8 & #10, however for our FAIF X "MCM" cookies we've reworked highly sought after vintage "MCM" luggage to offer a truly unique, limited, and eye catching pair of boots.

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    REWARD #12 - HIGH-FASHION PACKAGE - Have a favourite high-fashion house label (Gucci, YSL, MCM, etc.) you'd like to incorporate into a one-of-a-kind design? We love re-works. Pick the shoe style of your choice - LOAFERS, MIDTOPS, HIGHTOPS, OR BOOTS, send us your concept, and we'll collaborate with you to design your dream pair of reworks. Same customization options (i.e. everything) per Rewards #7, #9, and #10), though we'll source that vintage (leather) logo'd piece in the pattern & colourway of your preference, to re-work for you into a one-of-a-kind pair of custom kicks. Custom liner (if applicable), cuff (if applicable), inlays such as Pendleton wool, denim, etc. (if applicable), thread colour, etched artwork, and sole colour still apply. Note: Though we've priced this reward at $700, we'd intended this price for a BOOT. If you were interested in a LOAFER, MIDTOP, or HIGHTOP, we can quote you a far lesser price. Just get in touch, and and we'll discuss your options. Obviously, some vintage pieces may be harder to source than others, so ship date will vary based on availability.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $747

    REWARD #13 - FOR EVERY SEASON - Choose 3 pairs of custom shoes, one from each reward level #7, #9, and #10. Go crazy. SHIPPING DETAILS: Your first (winter) pair will ship by November 30, 2013, your second (spring) pair by February 28, 2014, and your last (summer) pair by May 31, 2014.

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    Pledge CA$ 4,000 or more About $2,990

    REWARD #14 - KICKS OF THE MONTH CLUB - Pretty self explanatory. One pair of shoes, every month, for a full-year (12 pairs). Your choice of any of our custom styles (rewards #7, #9, and #10). We'll also throw in reward #4 because you could probably use a little help maintaining your fleet.

    SHIPPING DETAILS: Your first pair will ship November 30, 2013 & we'll continue to ship the pair of your choice on the last day of each month, through October 31, 2014.

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