Premium Quality - Made from "A GRADE" raw materials, we have selected a rich calf silky suede with deep, expressive color and a luxurious hand nap for a smooth and superior finish.
Refined Craftsmanship - DRESS SUEDES are crafted in a small artisan shoe making factory where a head craftsman leads the production process assisted by small team of skilled shoe makers.
Versatile - By it's very nature the DRESS SUEDE combines the quality and craftsmanship of a dress shoe with the style and comfort found in a sneaker making them the perfect footwear for all occasions.
Long Lasting - Constructed with the integrity standards of a dress shoe and carefully selected materials, the DRESS SUEDES are made to last.
Comfortable - Quality construction combined with organic/natural materials provide a natural step in and wearable comfort.
Great Value - Kickstarter provides such an amazing platform to offer brands supports and early adopters our lowest possible pricing, 1/2 off the RETAIL price!
Timeless Style - Just like the character found in your grandfathers "nice shoes" old leather bag or worn wallet, the DRESS SUEDES are designed with the intent and components that get better with age.
DRESS SUEDES Low
DRESS SUEDES High
DRESS SNEAKER Low
DRESS SNEAKER High
We're back on Kickstarter
This is where it all started. 2014 was a BIG YEAR for InSoul. With the Kickstarter community and our early supporters, we were able to raise enough capital for our 1st EVER production run...this was not EASY. However, your tremendous backer support blew us away helping to reach our project goal amount raising over $70,000 which enabled InSoul to move forward with production.
A Special THANK YOU......to all of our Original Season 1 Backers!
What is a DRESS SNEAKER?
Sneaker styled upper built on a dress shoe chassis (Outsole/construction)
What makes a Dress Sneaker better than a sneaker?
A Dress Sneaker gets better with time by softening and conforming to the shape of your foot, similar to a dress shoe. A sneaker gets worse the more you wear them. The comfort component of a sneaker compresses and eventually becomes hard and bad for the foot.
How is a Dress Sneaker made differently?
A sneaker is made in a large manufacturing plant that mass produces million of shoes. The sneaker gets passed down an assembly line so no one person ever has ownership of it throughout the process worrying more about the quantity than the quality. A Dress Sneaker/dress shoe is made in a small artisan's shop where one cobbler/craftsman takes full ownership of each and ever shoe. They have passion for their craft as a art form and pride in what their shop delivers to the public.
Goals for Season II: We would like to fulfill 2 of the most common suggestions/ideas made by our backers from Season I:
1.) Colors - many of our backers and brand supporters wanted more COLOR in the product
Oxblood (burgundy/red) is a common dress shoe color, pairing well with menswear colors such as Navy, Grey(s) and Brown
Peacoat (Deep Navy/blue) is a common sneaker color that ties the sneaker culture to the dress shoe world.
Black the most common Dress Shoe and Sneaker color. Pairing well with Blues, Light & Dark Grey(s), and of course Black
2.) Everyday Wearability/Versatility - the original DRESS SNEAKERS are luxurious and sometimes a bit "Dressier" than your everyday kind of shoes, backers from Season I asked for us to keep them RICH but make them more easily wearable.Suede provides a supple look with rich color tones and is often a softer and more comfortable material to wear.
"DRESS SUEDES" fit true to size. For example, if you measure as an 8.5 on a Brannock device (those metal devices used at nearly every shoe store), we suggest you purchase an 8.5. All widths are standard "D", which accommodates most feet.
If you don't know your size and decide you can't make it to the shoe store to get help with the measurement, then you can use this printable version of the Brannock device.
When it comes to fit and comfort...InSoul offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If ordered the wrong size? No worries. Simply contact us for a Return Authorization and proper Exchange Instructions. Note: we can only afford to make this offer for 100% unused/unworn/undamaged shoes, so please be sure to fit your DRESS SUEDES inside and around your house before wearing out and about.
Being a small start up brand, we operate on a small quantity/high quality/timeless style scale. Our factory partners have agreed to execute the NEW MATERIALS & COLORS for Season 2.......... IF WE CAN PRE-SELL THE MINIMUM QUANTY FOR EACH COLOR & STYLE!
Why We Need You...
Your generous pre-order funding will 100% go towards the cost of manufacturing and production for the Season II: DRESS SUEDE Options - Oxblood, Peacoat, & Black. Most importantly the funds will help us get YOU outfitted in a pair of DRESS SNEAKERS or DRESS SUEDES.
Kickstarter provides an easy, safe, and open platform for everyone around the world to simply and securely back projects on.
Step 1: Log into your Kickstarter account, or create a new account.
Step 2: Click the green “Back This Project” button at the top of this page.
Step 3: Enter your pledge amount and select a reward tier.
Step 4: Submit your payment information!
Within 24hrs you should receive a confirmation email. Kickstarter accepts the following payment methods: debit or credit card associated with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. All payments are in US dollars. Note: your card will only be charged after the final date of this project.
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$127 - Early Bird: Limited Quantity/50 One DRESS SUEDE Low in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$127 - Early Bird: Limited Quantity/100 One DRESS SNEAKER Low in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$143 - Early Bird: Limited Quantity/50 One DRESS SUEDE High in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$143 - Early Bird: Limited Quantity/100 One DRESS SNEAKER High in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$159 - 1 DRESS SUEDE Low in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$159 - 1 DRESS SNEAKER Low in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$179 - 1 DRESS SUEDE High in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$179 - 1 DRESS SNEAKER Low in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$299 - 2 DRESS SUEDE Low in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$299 - 2 DRESS SNEAKER Low in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$320 - COMBO PAK DRESS SUEDE 1 Low & 1 HIGH in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$320 - COMBO PAK DRESS SNEAKER 1 Low & 1 HIGH in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$339 - 2 DRESS SUEDE High in any of the 3 color (OxBlood, Peacoat or Black)
$339 - 2 DRESS SNEAKER High in any of the 3 color (Brown, Black or White)
$5040 - RETAILER & DISTRIBUTOR TEIR (limited 20) - DRESS SUEDE High (12 pairs x 3 colors - 36 pairs)
$5040 - RETAILER & DISTRIBUTOR TEIR (limited 10) - DRESS SNEAKER High (12 pairs x 3 colors - 36 pairs)
Tara Livingston - President of InSoul InDustries and Project Lead. Tara worked at Diesel, 7 For All Man Kind, and UGG. She was a footwear developer communicating with the factories on a daily basis regarding samples, tracking, and pricing. For InSoul she is the backbone; handling almost everything from project campaigns & fulfillment, general customer service, press & marketing, product development, costing, pre-production & commercialization, travel, trade shows and more.
Sean OShea - Brand Founder/Owner and the Original: Season 1 Project creator. Sean is an ex-college basketball player who went on to study Industrial Design. He has been designing shoes for over 15 years for major footwear companies such as Converse, Reebok, Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Nike and more. In 2008 Sean founded InSoul and has continued working on the Brand from time to time.
McLovin - Brand Mascot providing daily inspiration to work hard and make this start up a success. Her positive attitude and total cuteness makes her the best co-worker we could ever ask for. #puppylove