Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Barkan Desert Boots Campaign is Live!

Welcome back fellow shoemakers and shoe fans, it's time to get booted!

Our Barkan Desert Boot Kickstarter campaign is NOW LIVE and we need your help to tell as many people about as you can about it. 

This week's post is to demystify Kickstarter, in case you're in the mood for a pair of beautiful boots or if you're thinking about using it for your own product launch or project in the future. 


Aldeburgh Barkan Desert Boots in purple Nubuck

Aldeburgh pictured with lightweight rubber sole

This is the campaign link so that you can PLEDGE and SHARE far and wide. There are some fabulous rewards up for grabs and, however big or small, we really appreciate your support.


Eyke Barkan Desert Boot in sandstone Nubuck

Eyke shown with an undyed, natural crepe sole

For pledges under £40 there are beautiful natural cow horn shoehorns



Carreducker London boot bags...




The Original Lace Company waxed cotton shoelaces...


and cosy Carreducker/Pantherella socks - perfect for to wear with your Barkans 




Friston Barkan Desert Boot in snuff brown suede

Friston shown with a brown natural crepe sole

The boots, which you will be able to buy online for £265 (suede and Nubuck) and £295 (Italian veg. tanned leather) in September, are available for pledges of £125 or more, £165 or more and £200 or more....but be quick as there are a limited number of each! 


Rendlesham Barkan Desert Boot in cognac Italian veg. tanned leather

Rendlesham shown with an un-dyed, natural crepe sole

Then there are multiples to be had if you fancy grouping together with friends or family...or fancy more than one pair yourself! So you can pledge £300 or more for two pairs and £450 or more for three pairs....


Saxmundham Barkan Desert Boot in hot pink Nubuck

Saxmundham shown with lightweight rubber sole


You can pledge £750 or more for a customised pair of Barkans in a leather of your own choice, including a trip to our leather merchant in Northampton with us....


Snape Barkan Desert Boot in pitch black grain Italian veg. tanned leather

Snape shown with black natural crepe sole

Or 8 pairs in all of the colours or in a mix of colours and sizes for pledges of £1200 or more...
Wickham Barkan Desert Boot in jet black suede

Wickham shown with black natural crepe sole

Then for pledges of £2000 or more there are some exciting bespoke options including having a pair made on your own bespoke last!


Woodbridge Barkan Desert Boot in sky blue Nubuck

Woodbridge shoe with lightweight rubber sole


If you don't already, please follow us and share our posts via Facebook, @cdlondonshoes or @bespokeshoe on Twitter, Linked In, and at Carreducker on Pinterest and Instagram...to tell your friends and family about the campaign(Obviously get your early bird pledge in first!)

Thank you so much for your support and here's to another successful Kickstarter and to giving English shoemaking a boost! Fingers...and toes...crossed! Until next week, happy shoemaking!

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