This New Shoe Brand Has Interchangeable Covers Designed to Match ‘1 Million Outfits’ Instantly

Imagine if one pair of shoes could match every outfit in the closet. San Francisco-based fashion technology company Trooper America aims to provide the perfect solution by creating a fully interchangeable slip-on shoe.

Switch, designed in ultrasoft premium cotton, allows wearers to instantly change the shoe’s color, style, fabric and look, making for a versatile style that can match an endless combination of looks.

Created by brothers Ben and Michael Kaiser, Switch employs patent-pending technology that allows the wearer to simply zip on an interchangeable top to match different outfits. Starting with four top colors — red, blue, cream and gray — the tops can be applied to two base colors: cream and gray.

This makes for an unlimited amount of possibilities, which, according to the creators, means that “one pair of shoes could match 1 million different outfits, instantly.”

“We chose Switch to be a slip-on to be reminiscent of Toms comfort-epitomizing slip-on line. However, we wanted Switch to be more functional for activity than a normal slip-on, similar to that of a Nike running shoe, which is why we chose an ultracushioned jogger sole,” said Ben Kaiser, who also serves as the designer for the shoes.

Switch interchangeable slip-on shoes
The Switch shoe in a cream base with cream top.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Trooper America

“And last but not least, we wanted Switch’s fabric to provide the most comfort possible. Not only does Switch have a double ankle padding of plush cotton, but our interior, exterior and insoles were woven with ultrasoft cotton.”

Switch interchangeable slip-on shoes
The Switch shoe in a cream base with a red top.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Trooper America

Switch is intended not only to be versatile but to help wearers save money and reduce closet space by buying fewer shoes.

The interchangeable slip-on is also beneficial for travelers, who would be able to opt for one pair of shoes on trips.

Switch interchangeable slip-on shoes
The Switch shoe in a grey base with blue top.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Trooper America

Switch will be available for preorder, starting at $80, on Kickstarter beginning Aug. 21. Backers will receive a pair of bases in cream or gray and a bundle of red, blue, gray and cream tops, resulting in 16 mix-match pair combinations.

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