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$21
pledged of $12,450pledged of $12,450 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 19 2019 8:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

CEO  creator and designer Richard Coulter
CEO creator and designer Richard Coulter

About me:  Born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania I grew up with a flair for fashion. At the age of 21 I decided to move to Florida to start over.  Over the last 22 years living here i fell in love with all of the different cultures, lifestyles, the foods, types of people and most of all the different types of styles and fashion down here. 

For so many years I have always wanted to create my own gay/alternative shoe line for the community but did not know how to go about it and to be honest I figured by the time I did figure it out someone would have already done it by now and so far no one yet has so this is my opportunity to make something like this happen as this is my passion and dream. 

I decided who ever I go with to produce my collection had to be someone that made really good shoes with the highest quality as my name is attached to this and my goal is to create an entire shoe line for those that want to express themselves, be trendy, different and stand out from everyone else.  I want the line to consist of sneakers, shoes, boots and sandals some bright and vibrant, some blinged up, some bedazzled and some casual wear.  A little combination of everything for men and women.

This year I came across a manufacturer from Italy that makes handmade shoes and presented my idea to them. They were very pleased with what I had to offer and took me on, for me to create my own shoe line. I told them for my first pair I would like to produce a gay/alternative shoe that represents the community, something that is bright and vibrant, something that speaks volume, something that says be yourself, express yourself and be who you are that is why I came up with the name for my collection  "Xpressions Collection" for my shoe line and for my first pair of sneakers they will be called the  "The Pride Shoe".


Pledge $249 or more and receive a pair of "Pride Shoes" with a customize collectors box (see below). With your help I can bring this shoe line into reality. I am looking to bring my first 50 pairs of the "Pride Shoe" into production and get a chance to take this shoe line to a whole new next level.

The production of my first 50 pairs of this sneaker will enable me not only jump start this shoe off the ground but will take me to the next level. Phase two will allow me to meet with the elite shoe development network in Italy which will guide me in creating a capsule collection, an e-commerce presence and a professional photo shoot. I will then be able to showcase my designer shoes to prestigious retailers and international partners.  This type of exposure will also lead my custom shoe line, and my story to be featured in magazines and international press, allowing me to build relationships with bloggers and influencers, and potentially leading my product to worn on the feet of celebrities!

So, please with your help allow me to turn this dream into reality and create the first “gay/alternative” shoe line.


A little about "The Pride Shoe", my shoe line and how and where it will be brought to life ...

* All shoes manufactured are done in Le Marche, Italy a little town where over 100 years ago shoes were invented. It's considered the show valley of the world.  More than 2,000 industries and 30,000 footwear professionals work in this big, green, beautiful valley. For more than 50 years, The Shoe Valley has been the design, marketing, invention and production core of the most important fashion brands like Gucci, Prada, Tod’s, Chanel, Fendi to name a few, as well as many new upcoming independent brands.

Le Marche " The Shoe Valley"
Le Marche " The Shoe Valley"

* All shoes are 100% handcrafted there, featuring pristine quality leather and luxe materials that makes the end product smooth to the touch, comfortable to wear and stunning. Italian leather is an essential among the best brands. 

* All shoes are made with extreme quality, very robust made to last for years and extremely soft to the touch.

*  Made in Italy means the best of the best you know that old saying "you get what you pay for" which is so true!

* All shoes are made of real 100% Italian quality leather

Italian quality leather
Italian quality leather

* Shoes made in Italy have come to be known for their unparalleled quality thanks to the use of only the finest materials, traditional manufacturing and outstanding finishing detail which means

* Carefully handcrafted * Genuine leather * Clean leather cut * Precision stitching * Accurate assembly * Perfect fit

Amazing styles meet total comfort featuring all shoes
Amazing styles meet total comfort featuring all shoes

So now onto turning this dream into a reality with your help...

This is my first shoe that will go into production because of your help! "The Pride Shoe" that you will be a part of and own... 

Note: make sure your monitors screen is on bright so you can see the beautiful vibrant colors :)

  • This shoe is called the Classic sneaker (hi-top) boot
  • This specific sneaker is Unisex
  • Handmade 100% genuine Italian leather
  • The shoe color is bright / vibrant suppose to represent the gay colors
  • The eyelets (shoe lace holes) are a shot gun metal 
  • The logo on the back will include  the name " Xpressions Collection"
  • The inside tongue will feature a really cool urban design (see below)
  • The base is a modern fashion sneaker base feature strong lines, unique soles and a bold personality 
 Rendering drawing of “The Pride Shoe”
Rendering drawing of “The Pride Shoe”

Backers will receive.  "A Limited Edition Pride Shoe" handmade of 100% leather, made in Le Marche, Italy and a custom collectors box with solid magnetic clips entirely handmade in Fabriano,Italy

"The Pride Shoe" comes with this custom box both made in Italy
"The Pride Shoe" comes with this custom box both made in Italy
 Custom collections box with urban design and solid magnetic clips entirely handmade in  Fabriano,Italy
Custom collections box with urban design and solid magnetic clips entirely handmade in Fabriano,Italy
"The Pride Shoe” inside tongue view of an urban drawing  *as pictured on box
"The Pride Shoe” inside tongue view of an urban drawing *as pictured on box
 "The Pride Shoe" front and side view
"The Pride Shoe" front and side view
"The Pride Shoe" side view
"The Pride Shoe" side view
"The Pride Shoe" side view with shotgun colored eyelets included
"The Pride Shoe" side view with shotgun colored eyelets included
"The Pride Shoe" top view
"The Pride Shoe" top view

Please help me take this first shoe " The Pride Shoe" into production and be the first to own this unique, handmade, 1 of a kind shoe.  I hope you like my first shoe design and hope to create an entire line going forward. I will keep everyone in the loop every step of the way!  Best Regards Richard Coulter 

"Xpressions Collection"


*** A Sneak peak for you backers of 2 more potential styles to come after I bring "The Pride Shoe" into production first *** 

Potential new shoe design classic low top sneaker
Potential new shoe design classic low top sneaker
Potential new shoe design classic high top sneaker
Potential new shoe design classic high top sneaker

Risks and challenges

* Backers receive FREE shipping
* 100% satisfaction guarantee and free-returns within 30 days after receiving the package in pristine, unworn condition to qualify for a refund if not completely satisfied risk free!
* If we run into any problems with production you will be refunded.
* These shoes are also 100% Italian leather which is different than "regular" cheap leather that we are use to wearing which means when worn for the first time they will need to be broken in for a few days so give them a chance, however if for any reason they don't fit comfortably you can return them and get a different size.

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    * For each pledge $1.00 will go towards the LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 to help those in need

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    "The Pride Shoe "

    * Receive my first custom designed pair "limited edition" 100% Italian leather made sneaker called "The Pride Shoe" which will made in Le Marche Italy
    * Custom collectors box with magnetic clips
    * Signed autograph
    * Step by step production, pictures, videos and updates
    * Introductory offers/discounted prices on new shoes
    * Notified first of all up and coming new designs and projects
    * For each pair purchased $10.00 will go towards the LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 to help those in need
    * FREE shipping Europe, UK and the USA
    * 100% satisfaction guarantee
    * Free-returns if not completely satisfied
    * Risk free!

    The sneaker is a classic hi top boot and is unisex.

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