British Men’s Shoe Brand Carréducker Launches Kickstarter For Ready-Made Line

Carreducker chukka
A colorful range of chukka boots by Carréducker London on Kickstarter.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

If a pair of mass-produced shoes off the assembly line isn’t your thing, U.K.-based brand Carréducker London has just what you’re looking for. The company, known for its bespoke handsewn men’s footwear, last fall launched a line of more moderately-priced ready-made styles produced by small, artisanal factories in England.

Now the company is adding to its offering. Earlier this month, Carréducker London launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its newest style: the Barkan, a chukka boot available in a color spread that includes purple and pink and the more practical black and brown.

According to company co-founder James Ducker, its main bespoke collection averages about $4,300 a pair, while the new chukka style can now be had on Kickstarter for just $261 (early birds snagged them for $181 and $239). Delivery is slated for October, and boots can be shipped worldwide. And for those who want to fill their closets full of the iconic style, a pledge of $1,738 comes with eight pairs, all in different colors.

Real footwear aficionados willing to shell out $4,491 will be treated to a pair of bespoke boots. The team will take your measurements in person to create a last, while company owners Ducker and Deborah Carre will personally hand welt and stitch your boots.

The company was founded in 2004 and regularly see clients for fittings in England at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row, and Mayfair and Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury. For the right price, customers can fly the owners to a location of their choice for a fitting.

Ducker and Carre also run their own shoe-making classes in London and Brooklyn, N.Y., at Brooklyn Bespoke, a shoemaking studio founded by Jesse Moore and Marika Verploegh Chassé, who also offer classes of their own.






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