Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 6 November 2015

Kickstarter count down for new Winkers Resort Shoes


One camera's never enough!
What a busy week it's been, much of it spent in front of the camera. As you can see, some of us enjoyed the attention more than others :) (see above) 

Just checking the script
We've been telling our story for a Kickstarter campaign to produce a new style of Winkers Resort Shoe. Inspired by the classic espadrille and made In England they will retail for £199. If the campaign goes well they will be available in the spring, but you can pre-order a pair as a reward via Kickstarter. Look out for news of the campaign here, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @bespokeshoe. 


We launch next Saturday and have 30 days to raise £18000. We would really appreciate your help in spreading the word as wide as possible. Every pledge helps to get us closer to our target and if we don't reach it, the shoes don't get made! 

There are some lovely rewards to be had. Be one of the first 30 to pledge £125 or more and you will receive a pair of shoes, £20 or more for a shoehorn and £10 or more for a launch party invitation! 


The samples finally arrived on Wednesday when it was our turn to get behind the camera. 



Here's a glimpse of the results...aren't they handsome? As you can see we've named them after some of our favourite British coastal resorts

Broadstairs
Dunbar
Whitby
Brighton 
Cromer
Margate 
Pembroke
St Ives
Southwold
In the mean time a huge thanks to CC who is currently working all the hours to get our campaign film edited...and to our intrepid customers whose Winkers travelled the world this summer.

 

 Until next week happy shoemaking!