Hi, thanks for checking out our project! With your help, we’d like to
launch our first line of lup footwear. Our hope is
to raise enough funding to create a free design and mentoring space in
New York City. This space would allow designers to come together, meet
mentors, work on their designs and use the studio to showcase their work
in a professional setting. The idea for this open design space is quite
personal to us, because it’s what we wish we had access to during the
early stages of our careers.
The lup team is comprised of Daniel Bailey, Omar Bailey and Luke Deering. Dan (MrBailey.co.uk) is a well-respected footwear/product designer and creator of the online magazine http://conceptkicks.com/. His work appears
annually in Swarovski Crystals Consumer Electronics Inspirations
catalogue. His designs have also been picked up by the classic motorbike
company, Indian and he has consulted for many brands including Nike, DC
Shoes, Calvin Klein and Old Spice... and he looks like Grizzly Adams.
Our second team member is Omar Bailey, founder of brightideadesigninc.com.
If you picked up a pair of Jay Z’s RocaWear shoes last year, odds are
they were designed by Omar. Omar is the young balding gray hair in the
team and brings a wealth of experience drawn from his time designing at
Converse, Timberland, K-Swiss and New balance. In 2006 Omar started his
own design group Bright Idea Design Inc, where he consults on footwear
projects for an array of companies. However, Omar is predominantly
recognized for creating custom footwear for athletes ranging from Allan
Houston, formally of the New York Knicks, to Major League Baseball
players like Craig Monroe and Grammy Award winning artists including
Our final team member is Luke Deering, a serial entrepreneur and CEO & Co-Founder of EntrepreneurFinder.com
an interactive community designed to bring mentors and mentees
together. Luke brings an engineering background to lup drawn from his
experience with luxury giant Estée Lauder. He is by far the worst
designer out of the bunch of us. Therefore, we gave him the prestigious
job of picking the color for the lup laces. If you don’t like them, he
promised he will fire himself, and we fully support that decision.
Our break-even point after development of the various mold sizes,
manufacturing of the footwear, shipping and packaging will be around
$135,000. However, our goal is to raise more than this so that we can
create the free studio space.
With your help we are sure that we can do more than put nice shoes on
people’s feet. So feel free to buy 10 pairs at a time because these
three lup colorways will never be available again!
Our exclusive KickStarter prices are what we anticipate selling our future commercial lines to retailers for. Retailers, feel free to resell at a price that fits you. However, our suggested retail price is between $125 and $145.
Please add an additional $25 per pair of footwear for P&P, if your address is outside of North America.
available - Male US: 9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 11, 11 ½, 12
With your support, we plan on having all shoes ready to ship mid summer. Thank you for your support!