Skip to main content

The Most Funded Shoe in Kickstarter History is Back for More

The Miami-based dress-shoe crafters rose to fame in spring 2016 after their luxury Italian-leather kicks succeeded in becoming the most-backed shoe campaign in Kickstarter’s existence. Now, Ace Marks is back at it with fresh handcrafted styles for the modern gentleman.

Whether you’re looking to stand out among your coworkers for that new promotion or you’re trying to stand-out in everyday interactions, Ace Marks provides the bold, powerful statement you’re looking for in first impressions. But, as the company is quick to point out, no matter how good your shoe looks, comfort is just as important.

With the help of traditional Italian craftsman, Ace Marks created an attainable luxury dress shoe built on both functionality and flare. Made with hand-burnished Italian leather with a soft cushioned insole and flexible leather outsoles, these shoes will quickly become your go-to pair based on comfort alone. Add in Ace Mark’s unique styling and universal colorways and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine shoe as seen with the examples below.

But the quality doesn’t stop once you buy a pair of shoes. Ace Marks is the first and only luxury brand with a buyback program. Kickstarter supporters can send back their old Ace Marks for a $60 credit toward a new, full-priced pair from their website. In doing so, Ace Marks and partners Career Gear donate your old shoes to help men get back on their feet and re-enter the work force. You can find more details on the program on Ace Marks’ website.

There are also some added kickbacks if you participate in the campaign. For instance, if you pledge $50 or more, they’ll throw in some shoe accessories, the $60 buyback value for your old shoes, and free shipping in the Continental U.S. They also offer various early bird and bundle deals available that can be found along the right side of their Kickstarter page.

Editors' Recommendations

Topics
Bryan Holt
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Bryan Holt is a writer, editor, designer, and multimedia storyteller based in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate from the…
Oris’ 120th anniversary watch is a sleek, all-black Divers Sixty-Five
Oris drops an all-black Divers Sixty-Five for 120th anniversary
Oris 2024 Holstein edition

When you're between the ages of 1 and, let's say, 13, birthdays are a big deal; your friends come over, there's a big cake and candles, perhaps a magician or a clown shows up to scare everyone, and if you're lucky, it takes place at a roller rink or a bowling alley. Well, Oris watches are turning 120, meaning they've matured quite a bit since the days of party hats and streamers. The Swiss watchmaker has released a Hölstein Edition (named after its hometown) every year for the past five years in order to celebrate its anniversary, with just 250 pieces. Oris uses these Hölstein Editions every year to create some truly head-turning watches, and this year is no different.
Oris watches 2024 Hölstein Edition: As black as a watch can get

Oris watches made 2024 even more special since they hit the big 1-2-0 and gave their ever-popular retro dive watch, the Divers Sixty-Five, an all-black makeover. And when we say "all black," we literally mean all black with not an accent color in sight minus the date window, which is printed in white (after reading that, Batman said, "No, thanks.")

Read more
Apple promises software updates, AI enhancements, and a fitness focus at WWDC 2024
Apple and OpenAI's new partnership is already paying off
Apple Vision Pro screens

WWDC has traditionally been a very software-focused conference, and 2024 was no exception. Apple announced a whole bunch of new operating systems that should add extra capabilities to iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

iOS 18 is set to hit the iPhone X and more recent devices sometime this fall. It includes a total rework of several apps, including the Photos app and how calls are handled. Multiple new customization options will also be present, allowing users to easily create custom backgrounds and adjust the color of app icons. AI is also set to be deeply integrated into the system.

Read more
TaylorMade, Oliver Cabell drop limited-edition sneakers — here’s how you can get them
TaylorMade and Oliver Cabell collaborate on luxury sneakers
Oliver Cabell for TaylorMade black shoe

What do you get when you put a luxury footwear brand and a leader in sports equipment together? The ultimate limited-edition sneaker collection that will have you rushing out to buy them before your friend snaps them up and rubs them in your face. Oliver Cabell and TaylorMade have teamed up for a collaboration that has birthed two pairs of sneakers that will knock your socks off (did you like that joke?)
Oliver Cabell X TaylorMade team up

With the luxury shoe world as crowded as it is, it's hard to stand out these days, but with Oliver Cabell's artistic expertise and Taylor Made's cutting-edge technology, it's a match made in heaven that resulted in a sneaker collection that will surely stand out. Firstly, the new Oliver Cabell x TaylorMade sneakers are handcrafted in Italy, and even a complete fashion novice would know that means the quality is out of this world (or country, at least.)

Read more