Einblick in die Schuhfabrik

Adjustment of the schedule

We have to adjust our schedule. Originally, we wanted to start supplying shoes at the end of March. In order to ensure this, Annette contacted the main suppliers during the autumn planning and asked them if their goods are always in stock. After promises from all sides, the delivery date was set at the end of March together with the Portuguese manufacturer and our production agent in Portugal.

Unfortunately, we can no longer comply with this date. Our German tannery went out of one leather colour, we only found out a few days ago. The most desired leather, the stone grey, is out of stock and must be produced again. That takes about six weeks. Then it has to be delivered to Portugal and processed and then the goods are sent to us to Germany. We are now planning the delivery of all grey shoes for the end of May.
Currently, we are considering whether the partial production and delivery of all other shoes is economically justifiable. Since we start with a relatively manageable order quantity, even smaller partial orders for our manufacturer and our logistics partner are hardly worthwhile. And they are also associated with additional costs for us, which we still have to calculate.

We will let you know as soon as we know when we will deliver which models.

Unfortunately, these are initial difficulties that will soon be a thing of the past as soon as production runs and our suppliers can count on us with predictable order volumes.

Some of you may wonder why our manufacturer does not order the material sooner. This is quite simple: the shoe factories have only very limited storage space. So the brands cannot let their specific material delivered weeks before the production starts. The delivered material corresponds exactly to the quantity needed for the respective production order. It will be processed immediately and the shoes will be shipped straight away.

We wholeheartedly apologize for the delay and ask for your understanding!

In the photo, we give you an insight into the shoe factory, which is working under clean and fair conditions.

Hooray! We made it.

With the help of more than 150 supporters and many friends and fans who have shared our campaign in their networks we’ve made it to our funding goal. What does it mean “made it”? After only two weeks, we reached the required € 12,000 and by the end of the six-week campaign got over € 21,000 from you!
We are very touched by so much positive feedback and thank each and every one of you for the mental, financial and active support online and offline !!!


How it goes from now we have already explained in detail in our recent newsletter, here is a brief summary:
All get their purchased goods including invoice; planned delivery period is the second half of March 2019.
If you want to return or exchange your shoes you will have your statutory right of withdrawal or exchange within the EU. This is more exactly described in our cancellation policy below. If you live outside the EU contact us directly and we will see that we find a good solution.

From now on you can buy our first fully developed model Freudentanz in the webshop at regular prices. The delivery time is also March 2019!

The loafers Reiselust and the ballerinas Sommerwiese will be developed in the coming months and therefore not yet available in the webshop.
At the same time, we are investing your money in building up series production, in order to be able to start in February and then offer shorter delivery times in the future.

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To make this wish come true we started our crowdfunding campaign at startnext. Because we care for the environment and or health we bring out these durable, water-repellent eco- and skin-friendly comfort shoes in which you can sense the ground and consciuosly walk through life.
Our campaign will run for six weeks only until December, 4.

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Our crowdfunding campaign starts soon!

Finally we got our outsoles and we are very excited to present you our first model FREUDENTANZ! (Freudentanz means dance of joy.)

While we were waiting for Freudentanz we developed a sneaker and called it REISELUST (love to travel). See the first pictures of it:

Furthermore, a ballerina shoe gets developed the following months as well. Here is our first photo-montage of SOMMERWIESE (summer meadow):

All three styles will be available in five colours: ocean, curcuma and stone made of German vegetable tanned cow-leather. Paprika and charcoal are made of vegan Piñatex®.

In a few days we will start our crowdfunding campaign where you can buy all shoes at discounted prices, in limited editions at even lower prices. We won’t offer this special launch prices to you again and the campaign lasts only six weeks. So better be fast!

Subscribers of our info-post and members of our facebook fangroup will receive the information about the starting date first. Two days later we will show the campaign link on our website and to the public.
Meanwhile we got a new instagram account and we hope that it won’t get hacked again…

Instagram account was hacked

We have just realized that our Instagram account was probably hacked. Our account shows almost a thousand subscribers whom we definitely do not want to follow!
Since a collective deletion is not possible, we must either deactivate each subscriber individually or create a new account.
We’ll let you know as soon as we’re back on Instagram.

While we are waiting for the outsole…

Our holiday season is over and a slight melancholy at the thought of the approaching end of this phantastic summer is arising.
Our cooperation partners in Portugal are currently still in their summer break. As soon as they start working again we’ll get information about the status of shoe development.
The shoe itself has already been completely developed for several months; only the outsole is not finished yet.
Since we want to have a special outsole that can be sewn to the upper, which is also slightly raised at the lateral edges we have to have them made for us. The development of the prototype has been in full swing for four months. Since small improvements were required again and again, the outsole sample was not finished before the summer break. Only when the mockup is 100% ok, we can make the metal moulds and produce the first outsole. Only then can the shoe be finished.
So it means for us being patient and more careful with time forecasts. Still, we hope to launch the crowdfunding campaign this fall.
In the campaign there will be a surprise waiting for you, because we made good use of the waiting time. Today we only reveal so much: We have expanded the collection so that we will offer three different shoe models!

preview aehrenkranz outsole mockup

detail of unfinished Aehrenkranz outsole mockup

Nice, that you visit our website already – we are nearly finished with it!

We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign in 2018, where you’ll have the unique possibility to grab our shoes for introductory prices. This will enable us to start the shoe production and to deliver beautiful eco-friendly and natural minimal-shoes in the future.
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