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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 12 2019
Last updated October 12, 2019

High-Tech Shoes With Interchangeable Heels For Women (Canceled)

An Interchangeable Heel System Allowing Women To Customize Their Shoes For More Comfort, Style & much more ...

High-Tech Shoes With Interchangeable Heels For Women (Canceled)

An Interchangeable Heel System Allowing Women To Customize Their Shoes For More Comfort, Style & much more ...

$10,631
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 12 2019
Last updated October 12, 2019

About


 OUR STORY 

This project started in London in 2012, registered as Nouvel Ange Ltd, offering a licensing agreement to shoe designers such as Marks and Spencer, Dune, Clarks ...

Few years later, we move to New York City to present our interchangeable heel system to other shoe designers such as  Stuart Weitzman. We thought that going Business to Business was more advantageous until we heard about Kickstarter.

We are so excited to offer our first shoe with interchangeable heels through this platform!

 For press or investors inquiries, please contact info@oumou-barry.com

SEVERINE : OUR FIRST PAIR OF SHOES WITH INTERCHANGEABLE HEEL

Our high-quality Severine pumps come in mestizo leather and are 100% leather. The body of the shoe is crafted with 100% genuine leather with a segment of patent leather on the rounded front. We designed Severine with our favorite material, leather,  because it offers comfort and stretches to the shape of your feet without becoming damaged. There’s an old saying,  “buy cheap, buy twice” and we all know this to be true. Our high-quality leather guarantees the longevity and durability of your Severine pumps. Our stiletto and block heels measure 3 inches (~ 7.5cm). 

 Severine is close to Founder, Oumou Barry's heart as it is named after one of her   best friends.

Severine
  •  100% leather 
  • Lining : leather 
  • 3" heel (~7.5 cm) block & stiletto

We have chosen to manufacture our shoes in a factory in Mexico which produces for well known shoe designers. Our factory has standards, fair labor practices and workers with ample experience. Moreover, our Severine will go through production monitoring and quality inspection. 

 How does it benefit Women?

We, women, have many roles that often require us to be superwomen: working full time, maintaining a social life, hitting the gym, and being a supermom. Today we want to conquer the world, but every superhero has a weakness. And for us, it’s shoes, regardless of whether or not they’re expensive, of bad quality, not stylish, or uncomfortable. Most of the time, we are left with no choice but to compromise on our shoe choice: either pretty but painful shoes or comfortable yet boring.


With Oumou Barry, we solved this issue because we believe that women deserve better, and we are dedicated to making beautiful shoes to help women feel unique and walk with confidence and style, all with our all in one shoe.

COMBINING FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY 

With our interchangeable heel system, you can switch from a stiletto to a block heel for more support (and therefore less pain). “A chunky heel is better for your foot than a stiletto because it has a greater surface area to distribute your body weight across.”  Dr. Sutera   (podiatrist) 


  •  All in one. Instead of getting one pair of shoes only, with our interchangeable heels, you get two pair of shoes for the price of one. All you need is interchangeable heels.  
Our prototype

At this moment, we only offer two set of heels (a glossy block heel and a glossy stiletto heel) but in the very near future, we hope to design heels in different colour  shape, material and more details. We will notify you by email regarding any new heel design or shoes that are out of this world.

 Our heels are practical. Whether you’re on a business trip, a long weekend or you have a cocktail party, all you need is one pair of shoes and few heels in your bag or luggage to perfectly fit any occasion. Your heels become accessories and your shoes will now adapt to YOU.



We have successfully tested our heel attachment strength. In order to be able to market a shoe, the heel should not distort more than 15% and should stand a force of 600 Newton without breaking. Our system passed the test and is ready to be marketed.

 The results would be considered a pass to all of the retailer specifications having the criteria of maximum 15% permanent set and between minimum 600N- 800N heel attachment.

 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING?

 AS FEATURED IN

In the News

BEHIND THE SCENES

It takes time and effort to make dreams come true, and we would not have been able to achieve ours without our wonderful shoe designers, industrial designers, technicians, and countless others. And now, because of them, we would like to share with you the behind the scenes action of making our prototype. 

How the heel is removed from the post.

  HOW TO PURCHASE ON KICKSTARTER?

Kickstarter is a reward crowdfunding platform that helps campaigners promote their product and Pre Sell it. To turn our project into a business, you have to become a backer of this project and pick a perk.

This allows you to Pre Order the shoes before they are made. You will receive your shoes with interchangeable heels before anyone in the entire world.


AFTER THE CAMPAIGN IS COMPLETE

Once the campaign has finished, we will send you a survey to determine your shoe size.

Below is a general idea of sizes:

Our campaign will run for 50 days. After the campaign, you will receive a survey where you will be able to select your sizes. We will go into production in December for about two months and we should start delivering your shoes by March 2020.



ABOUT THE CREATOR 

Oumou Barry is a French shoe designer living in New York City.  Her first company, Nouvel Ange Ltd, was a member of the British Footwear Association. The idea of an interchangeable shoe heel came to her when she was indecisive and bored with her shoes when dressing up for formal events but wasn’t ready to buy a new pair of shoes.

Oumou Barry has worked as a sales associate in the shoe department in Macys  Herald Square for two years.  Speaking fluent French, English, and Spanish, she was able to hear customer’s demands from all around the world.

“Women are looking for comfortable, affordable, stylish leather shoes.” said Oumou Barry

We are incredibly fortunate to have a team of partners working with us to help bring this project to life all for YOU. We would like to thank our production partners, consultants, shoe makers, friends and of course YOU for joining us and turning our project into reality.

Risks and challenges

We feel fully confident in fulfilling these orders in the time specified, but as with life, there are always things beyond our control. Therefore, you will receive a weekly update so we can stay in touch and you can see the process firsthand.

If any unforeseen issues do arise, we will share them with you immediately and work diligently to solve them alongside our dedicated team who strive to make this company a success.

The funds will be used to create our first orders of shoes and heels, including all the tooling, moulds, technology, and components that these shoes need, while at the same time creating several jobs right here in America.

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    Severine

    Severine Leather Pump with a glossy stiletto and block heel. $40 OFF the future cost.
    *100% leather
    * Sole: rubber
    *Heel height: 3" (~7.5cm)
    *Unlimited 25 % OFF on our future collections just for YOU
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    Super Early Bird Severine Plus !

    Help us get started! Grab this deal before it's gone for good! $170 OFF the future cost

    Severine Leather Pump with a glossy stiletto and block heel
    *100% leather
    *Heel height: 3" (~7.5cm)
    * Unlimited 25 % OFF on our future collections just for YOU
    * Free shipping worldwide
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    Super Early Bird Severine!

    Help us get started! Grab this deal before it's gone for good! $110 OFF the future cost

    Severine Leather Pump with a glossy stiletto and block heel
    *100% leather
    *Heel height: 3" (~7.5cm)
    * Unlimited 25 % OFF on our future collections just for YOU
    * Free shipping worldwide
    * Any applicable duties/VAT are the sole responsibility of the backer.
    ->You'll get to choose your size when we send out the survey

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    Early Bird Severine!

    Help us get started! Grab this deal before it's gone for good! $81 OFF the future cost

    Severine Leather Pump with a glossy stiletto and block heel
    *100% leather
    *Heel height: 3" (~7.5cm)
    * Unlimited 25 % OFF on our future collections just for YOU
    * Free shipping worldwide
    * Any applicable duties/VAT are the sole responsibility of the backer.
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