I'm looking at a couple of dress shoe brands on kickstarter and wanted to know if anyone heard about them or if they're worth purchasing. Granted there's always a risk involved with kickstarter, but these two look legit.
Made tech x bespoke
They claim to create custom lasts for each customer, ship out fitting shoes, and have a 3D foot scanning app. Construction is hand welted and made in China. Apparently their leather is imported from Italy from the same tannery as berluti and hermes. plus they offer patina! Price is $380 USD.
Myrqvist Goodyear Welted
Goodyear welted from England, this company sells RTW shoes for $231 USD. They don't mention anything about the tannery that they use but they offer suede which is something Made is missing.
Both brands are direct to consumer hence the attractive price points. I'm kind of tempted to shell out an extra $150 for bespoke. But I'm not an expert in shoes so i'd like to wait until someone throws in their 2 cents.