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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 1 2016 11:30 AM UTC +00:00
£2,246
pledged of £40,000pledged of £40,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 1 2016 11:30 AM UTC +00:00

About

Made in Britain • Hand-Crafted • Eco-friendly Manufacturing Process • Supporting Job Creation • Ground-breaking Technology

Your support will help us bring our revolutionary footwear to market and support the development of our manufacturing facility in the UK. We see Kickstarter as a vital, vibrant beginning to our exciting journey. Your pledge will enable us to invest in:

  • Staff recruitment
  • New equipment training for factory staff
  • Stock molds and lasts
  • 3D technology
  • Expansion into worldwide markets
  • Expand our range
  • Research and Development

We invite you to be among our first supporters, and the first to wear our unique and revolutionary footwear. Once you experience their unparalleled comfort and stylish looks, we're sure you'll be converted to the Swift & Co cause!

Kickstarter Exclusives

As a 'thank you' to our Kickstarter supporters, we are offering a wide range of rewards, including: 

  • Substantial reductions on the RRPs of our Heritage Twist collection.
  • Exclusive women's sneaker.
  • 'Mix and Match' incentives on multiple pairs.
  • Personalised shoes with Swift & Co 'Interchange' - EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter!
  • We are offering 20 lucky Kickstarters the chance to limited edition shoes with eye-catching gold or silver-plated midsoles, each pair coming with its own Certificate of Authenticity.
  • As the Ultimate reward, there is the chance for five lucky patrons to be flown to our factory in the UK for a one-on-one design. consultation from which we will create their own, truly bespoke pair of shoes - based on a precise 3D scan of their feet. 

Before our footwear has even gone to market, October 2015 saw Swift & Co recognised with two of the UK footwear industry's most revered awards, from Footwear Friends.

 The first award - sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers - rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. The second award - sponsored by the British Footwear Association - will see us exhibit our collection at 'Magic' - the world's biggest fashion and footwear trade fair - in Las Vegas, February 2016.

Few other shoes blend timeless design and modern-day wearabilty. Ideal for the busy lifestyles of contemporary, style-conscious men, they are smart enough for work and perfect for your leisure and social life, too.

Swift & Co 'Interchange' is EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter supporters rolled out to retailers in A/W 2016.

Create your perfect shoe:

  • Embossed initials on the tongue
  • Premium suede or leather uppers
  • A range of colour options
  • Coordinating or contrasting sole, midsole and lace colours

Let your imagination run wild! Refer to our Kickstarter Rewards for the chance to create your own, personalised show and strictly limited edition Swift & Co shoes with GOLD or SILVER midsoles! Just some of the combinations possible with Swift & Co 'Interchange'.

HERITAGE TWIST With our début Heritage Twist collection we have paired classic footwear styles - such as brogues, Chelsea boots and lace-ups - with shock-absorbent, lightweight soles, offering day-long comfort for your feet, as well as timeless good looks.

ROSEGROVE & CLITHEROE BROGUE SNEAKERS

Introducing a sporty looking version of our iconic brogue shoes and boots these sneakers are made from classic North American deer leather “butter-soft” but very durable, sourced in Wisconsin and finished by the finest tanners in Italy. The outsole is natural rubber, sidewall stitched, not to be confused with our revolutionary stitch and turn process used in our premium Heritage Twist collection.

Our innovative sole design (patent pending) comprises interlocking, dovetailed layers of shock-absorbent materials, to make a substantially thicker supporting 'cushion' than with standard footwear. The revolutionary shock-absorbent sole is 300% thicker than with standard footwear, providing day-long comfort and protection.

Professor Jim Richards (University of Central Lancashire Biomechanics Dept. and Research Lead for the Allied Health Research Unit) evaluated the shock absorbency of our soles and, thus, our shoes' ability to provide comfort and protection. He found that Swift & Co shoes offered greater impact reduction than:

  • Conventional casual shoes;
  • Welted dress shoes;
  • Even trainers!

Of the shoes tested, they were the most successful at minimising stress in the wearer's ankle and knee joints.

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If you'd like to support Swift & Co and make the most of our Kickstarter rewards, here's how to make your pledge:

  • Click the green button, marked 'Back this project'
  • Choose from our amazing rewards
  • Select which country you'd like your shoes shipped to

We'll be in touch, straight after the successful completion of our campaign, to gather details of your shoe size, preferred colour options, shipping address, etc. Our e-commerce website will be launched in January 2016.

With our début Heritage Twist collection we have paired classic footwear styles - such as brogues, Chelsea boots and lace-ups - with shock-absorbent, lightweight soles, offering day-long comfort for your feet, as well as timeless good looks.

We'd love to hear your questions, comments and queries on any aspect of Swift & Co or this Kickstarter campaign, so please, get in touch!

                                              

Risks and challenges

Swift & Co boasts a qualified and experienced team, with the knowledge to comprehensively deal with any challenges that the future may hold.

The beautiful creations of our highly trained design team are supported by staff with years of management, manufacturing and sales expertise.

Our admin department is fronted by an experienced chartered accountant, and our factory is run by a manager who has specialised in footwear throughout his career.

Now, thanks to our success at the Footwear Friends Awards, we will also benefit from a year's business mentoring from respected industry leaders.

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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 24

    We value your support of our vision and becoming part of the team. We will send you a leather coaster embossed with our logo and add you to our list of supporters. We would like to hear of your footwear dreams and make them come true. We will keep you informed of all our offers and developments.

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    Pledge £65 or more About US$ 79

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Rosegrove' women's low-top brogue sneakers (RRP £114)
    - Premium leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 3 to 8

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 91

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co ''Rosegrove' women's high-top brogue sneakers (RRP £132)
    - Premium leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 3 to 8

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    Pledge £85 or more About US$ 103

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Clitheroe' “ men’s low brogue sneakers (RRP £150)
    - Premium leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £95 or more About US$ 115

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Clitheroe' men’s high- top brogue sneakers (RRP £165)
    - Premium leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 122

    The 'Early Bird' I:

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Borwick' brogues (RRP £174)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 152

    The 'Early Bird' II:

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots OR 'Garstang' Chelsea boots (RRP £192)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

    Free shipping in the UK. £10 to the rest of the world.

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 182

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots OR 'Garstang' Chelsea boots (RRP £192)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £175 or more About US$ 213

    Create a PERSONALISED pair of shoes with Swift & Co ‘Interchange’.

    * SAVE £100 on RRP of £275 *

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Borwick' brogues OR 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots OR 'Garstang' Chelsea boots
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour upper
    - Any colour midsole
    - Any colour sole
    - Any colour tread
    - Any colour laces
    - Embossed Initials on tongue

    Please select colour options from the images provided.

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    Pledge £220 or more About US$ 267

    The 'Early Bird' III: Mix & Match

    * MASSIVE SAVING OF £146 on RRP *

    - 2 pairs of Swift & Co shoes, including 'Borwick' brogues (RRP £174), 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots, and 'Garstang' Chelsea boots (RRP £192)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £240 or more About US$ 292

    Mix & Match:

    - 2 pairs of Swift & Co shoes, including 'Borwick' brogues (RRP £174), 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots, and 'Garstang' Chelsea boots (RRP £192)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £300 or more About US$ 365

    The 'Early Bird' IV: Mix & Match

    - 3 pairs of Swift & Co shoes, including 'Borwick' brogues (RRP £174), 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots, and 'Garstang' Chelsea boots (RRP £192)
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour
    - UK sizes 7–11

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    Pledge £400 or more About US$ 486

    The 'Early Bird' VI: SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

    * SAVE over £350 on RRP *

    Create your own PERSONALISED pair of shoes with Swift & Co ‘Interchange’.

    Includes a GOLD OR SILVER-PLATED midsole with Certificate of Authenticity.

    - 1 pair of Swift & Co 'Borwick' brogues OR 'Lancaster' lace-up brogue boots OR 'Garstang' Chelsea boots
    - Premium suede or leather uppers
    - Any colour upper
    - GOLD OR SILVER-plated midsole
    - Any colour sole
    - Any colour tread
    - Any colour laces
    - Embossed Initials on tongue

    Please select colour options from the images provided.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,075

    The 'Early Bird' ULTIMATE!

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for footwear obsessives: bespoke shoes, tailored specifically to your feet!

    You will visit our factory where a 3D scan will be used to create a precise cast of your feet. You select the pattern, colours, style of shoe, and choice of leather or suede, and leave the rest to us!

    Besides a 2-day return trip to Burnley (flights and hotel included), you will be treated to a tour of our factory where your shoes will be crafted, a personal design consultation, and more.

    A one-off chance to own the most comfortable shoes you'll have ever experienced, made exclusively for you!

    DELIVERY: Your shoes will be delivered 6-8 weeks following your visit to our factory.

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