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The Styleforum x Archibald Sneaker GMTO

ArchibaldLondon

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Hi SF community,

We’ve got some pretty exciting news. We’ve been quite the obsessive sneakerheads for some time, and we’ve wanted to create the ultimate classic Italian leather sneakers for just as long. We’ve been tinkering with our own design for some time (making mistakes along the way) and have gone through four different versions, building on each and finessing details in the stitching, shape and more.

Then, it occurred to us that we couldn’t possibly create the ultimate sneaker all on our own. We decided we needed some help, and where better to get it than the community which is most passionate about ultra-high quality, with an intimate knowledge of iconic luxury products?

We’ve had a chat with Fok and Arianna from Styleforum, and we would like to create a sneaker made in complete collaboration with the community, which we will sell to the community at cost. We estimate that would be $128 dollars, for a hand-cut, handmade Italian leather sneaker (to clarify: our sneakers use hand cut leather, they are mounted by hand, and stitched by a hand-operated machine). It would be available exclusively to Styleforum users, and if we were ever to sell subsequent runs to people outside the community it would be through our standard pricing model and cost $200. Here’s how it will work in practice:

  1. Fill in our short survey (https://www.archibaldlondon.com/us/survey/styleforum-x-archibald) to share your thoughts on all aspects of the sneaker- material, design, laces, padding- you name it.
  2. We’ll then share the results in the forum for open discussion and feedback, which we’ll also take into account as part of the research and design phase.
  3. Our trusted craftsmen in Italy will create 3-5 samples of the sneaker which we’ll share on the forum through photos and videos for any final thoughts and feedback.
  4. Pre-orders will open up for all 3-5 sample designs, and we’ll take it from there!

We’re excited to get the ball rolling, and nothing is set in stone in our mind. This is a collaboration between us and you, so if you think the process could be improved or had any other suggestions feel free to share them. And we really look forward to making something special with you all.

Orlando, Maja, and Rohan
 
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OrlandoMo

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Hi SF community,

We’re back, and we’ve got some pretty exciting news. We’ve been quite the obsessive sneakerheads for some time, and we’ve wanted to create the ultimate classic Italian leather sneakers for just as long. We’ve been tinkering with our own design for some time (making mistakes along the way) and have gone through four different versions, building on each and finessing details in the stitching, shape and more.

Then, it occurred to us that we couldn’t possibly create the ultimate sneaker all on our own. We decided we needed some help, and where better to get it than the community which is most passionate about ultra-high quality, with an intimate knowledge of iconic luxury products?

We’ve had a chat with Fok and Arianna from Styleforum, and we would like to create a sneaker made in complete collaboration with the community, which we sell to the community at cost of production. We estimate that would be $128 dollars, for a hand-cut, handmade Italian leather sneaker. It would be available exclusively to Styleforum users, and if we were ever to sell subsequent runs to people outside the community it would be through our standard pricing model and cost $200. Here’s how it will work in practice:

  1. We can either start with our current sneaker silhouette, the V4 Ghirlandina, or create an entirely new silhouette from scratch. We’ll share a survey with you to collect more specific information on every detail of the shoe: the design, the colours, the materials, stitching and more.
  2. We’ll then share the results of your feedback in the forum for open discussion and feedback, which we’ll also take into account as part of the research and design phase.
  3. Our trusted craftsmen in Italy will create 3-5 samples of the sneaker which we’ll share on the forum through photos and videos for any final thoughts and feedback.
  4. Pre-orders will open up for all 3-5 sample designs, and we’ll take it from there!

We’re excited to get the ball rolling, and nothing is set in stone in our mind. This is a collaboration between us and you, so if you think the process could be improved or had any other suggestions feel free to share them. We’ll post the survey as soon as it’s ready and look forward to making something special with you all.

Orlando, Maja and Rohan
Super pumped, thumbs up.
 

Catullus

Member
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Hi SF community,

We’re back, and we’ve got some pretty exciting news. We’ve been quite the obsessive sneakerheads for some time, and we’ve wanted to create the ultimate classic Italian leather sneakers for just as long. We’ve been tinkering with our own design for some time (making mistakes along the way) and have gone through four different versions, building on each and finessing details in the stitching, shape and more.

Then, it occurred to us that we couldn’t possibly create the ultimate sneaker all on our own. We decided we needed some help, and where better to get it than the community which is most passionate about ultra-high quality, with an intimate knowledge of iconic luxury products?

We’ve had a chat with Fok and Arianna from Styleforum, and we would like to create a sneaker made in complete collaboration with the community, which we sell to the community at cost of production. We estimate that would be $128 dollars, for a hand-cut, handmade Italian leather sneaker (to clarify: our sneakers use hand cut leather, they are mounted by hand, and stitched by a hand-operated machine). It would be available exclusively to Styleforum users, and if we were ever to sell subsequent runs to people outside the community it would be through our standard pricing model and cost $200. Here’s how it will work in practice:

  1. We can either start with our current sneaker silhouette, the V4 Ghirlandina, or create an entirely new silhouette from scratch. We’ll share a survey with you to collect more specific information on every detail of the shoe: the design, the colours, the materials, stitching and more.
  2. We’ll then share the results of your feedback in the forum for open discussion and feedback, which we’ll also take into account as part of the research and design phase.
  3. Our trusted craftsmen in Italy will create 3-5 samples of the sneaker which we’ll share on the forum through photos and videos for any final thoughts and feedback.
  4. Pre-orders will open up for all 3-5 sample designs, and we’ll take it from there!

We’re excited to get the ball rolling, and nothing is set in stone in our mind. This is a collaboration between us and you, so if you think the process could be improved or had any other suggestions feel free to share them. We’ll post the survey as soon as it’s ready and look forward to making something special with you all.

Orlando, Maja and Rohan
I look forward to hearing more :)
 

Jr Mouse

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Interested. Will keep an eye on this thread for more info. :bigstar:
 

Staxxx1

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Very interested in this!
 

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