NobleSole is at is again with another Kickstarter campaign for their ridiculously comfortable and highly versatile sneaker disguised as a dress shoe. Last year, they ran a Kickstarter with great success raising over $60,000 with 327 backers with good reason.
Up until now, we have had two choices. Casual shoes or uncomfortable dress shoes. NobleSole is blurring the lines between convention and expression so you can wear a sneaker to work still look professional. Other companies have tried to create a shoe with the same level of versatility. The results have always been a pair of shoes that look inexpensive, and quite frankly were meant for an older crowd. Much older.
This year, Patrick Cornish the Founder and CEO of NobleSole pulled out all the stops. The current campaign includes Oxfords, Wingtips, Monk Straps, Loafers, Chelsea Boots all in multiple colors. There is even a matching leather belt once unlocked. They also benefit from experience. Since they ran a successful campaign before, they understand how to manage the moving parts and communication needed to keep customers aware throughout the process of production and shipping.
Cornish carefully selected an uber-soft napa leather for the uppers and the linings use a beautifully supple yet durable calf leather. This combination of soft leathers, classic dress shoe styling and comfortable sneaker construction creates one of the most comfortable shoes you will ever own. The pricing is also attractive with the early bird starting at $140 for the early bird up to $169 with deeper discounts for multiple pair pledges.
We were excited to see an increase in the number of unlock levels this time around.
- $50K it’s a matching leather belt for $65
- $100K Opens up the Chelsea Boot (I will take the suede please)
- $150K gets us access to extra large sizes. Both 14 and 15.
- $200K unlocks new secret colors
The campaign runs the month of October with shoes arriving to you in February/March. I’ve opted for the Monk Straps since I am a suit and tie kind of guy during the week.NobleSole Kickstarter