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Kara Mac Shoes - First Eco-Friendly Women's Boots

Change Your Heel Design while Leaving Nothing but Footprints on our Planet

$7,226
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Campaign Ends on December 15, 2022

Project Description

 

leather boots, women's boots, recyclable shoes, biodegradable, funny
betty boot, broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
betty boot, broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
Python Leather with Black Trim
betty boot, broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
Denim Leather with Navy Trim
betty boot, broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
Chocolate Leather and Trim
betty boot, broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
Black Leather and Trim

THE MATERIALS

ZERO HARMFUL CHEMICALS USED

erin brockvich, hinkley CA, hexavalent chromium, chromium-6,

The leather industry poses a serious threat to the health of those who work in tanneries. 90% of the workers in leather tanneries in Asia die before age 50 and suffer from tuberculosis during their lives. This is mainly due to Chromium, one of the most harmful existing chemicals, not only for the health of the shoemaker but footwear has a detrimental effect on the environment. Many shoe parts are made from oil derivatives and are the source of micro-plastics that pollute our grounds, oceans, air, water, and ultimately ending up on our plates. When trends fade, we discard shoes while putting an unbearable burden on Earth's ecosystems.  

A quote from Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown, said: “Outside of the fossil-fuel industry, the fashion industry is the largest contributor of carbon emissions into the environment. That's a real problem. Twenty-five billion pairs of shoes are made globally each year [and an estimated 300 million pairs are discarded]. Americans buy an average of seven to eight pairs of shoes per year, and it’s a category that’s paid lip service to the idea of sustainability. There’s still a disconnect. Consumers say they care about it, but when it comes to the purchase moment it doesn’t always impact the way people buy—but I think that’s starting to change."

 

WE ARE CHANGING IT!

 Right now, skilled lifelong shoemakers are creating our boots in sustainable workshops in Campo Bom, Brazil- where artisans truly love the work they do. We’re proud to say they maintain a high standard of ethics, pay their workers fairly, and most importantly, treat them like family.  We are empowering local industry, reducing transport distances and what’s even more important, we are avoiding the dangerous effects of Chromium on the shoemakers and also on the environment.

brazil, factory workers, humans, human hands, mom, dad, brother, sister

Boots Compatible with Nature

Using our Brazilian manufacturing partners’ expertise, we redesigned boots from the bottom up, making them compatible with nature. They are very committed to the development of sustainable and recyclable materials in the footwear industry and we are beyond thrilled to have them as part of our team. We have traveled the world searching for new materials. Years of research, tests and development filled with ups and downs, tears and joy.  The result of our quest are supernatural materials. Not only can we substitute synthetic materials but in many ways they are far better than plastic. We are using  plants: wood, sugarcane, rubber tree and our leather is farmed responsibly in Brazil and then vegetable dyed to craft our 100% eco-friendly Boots. 

 

Anatomy of an Ecological Kara Mac Boot

broadway boot, biodegradable boot, recyclable boot, chromium-free leather, brasken, pet bottles, rubber tree, reforestation, recycled
eco-friendly, sustainable, responsible leather, wood heel, sugarcane, pet bottle, recycled

Why Not Vegan Leather?   Vegan Leather IS Plastic!


Most mainstream vegan leathers are largely made from polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is not sustainable or even biodegradable. The only sustainable vegan leather comes from plants and is slowly being introduced into the fashion industry, however, only at very high end brands. It’s understandable that many people are drawn to vegan leather because they care about animal welfare, but most do not understand that it’s really just plastic made from petroleum. It’s a product that poisons workers involved in its production. Vegan leather will sit in a landfill for centuries and when it does start to degrade, it breaks down into harmful micro-plastics.

 

Choose Your Styles and Colors

heels, heel covers, interchangeable heels, swappable heels

Heel Covers

This is simply a sampling of the heel covers that will be available once our campaign is closed. We are still working on the final choices and as the campaign moves along, we will be sending you more details

heels, heel cover, block heel
Block Heel Covers for the Broadway Boot 2.0.
heels, heel covers, leather heels, low heels
Low Heel Covers for the Betty Boot 2.0.

Sizing and Measuring your Feet

-True to Size

-Available Sizes 5 - 11 1/2

-Medium Width

 

measure foot, women's feet, shoe size, online shoe sale
shoe box, recyclable materials, recycled cardboart, recycled waste, jute
the team, teamwork, shoe agents, PR, Video

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to tell you my Color Choice and Size before checking out?

No. IF you want to, you can put the information in "Message" but we will survey you at a later date to collect that information

How do the Boot Sizes run?

We have been selling the original Betty and Broadway boots for years and our customers tell us they run True to Size

Can I order additional Heel Covers after the campaign is over?

Absolutely! There are too many to add to this campaign but they will be put on our website in the Fall

 

 

12/05/2022
Early Special- Betty Boot & 2 Heel Cover
$179
10/17/2022
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL-Broadway Boot 2.0
$169
Lynn Corrigan
10/17/2022
Early- Broadway Boot & 2 Heel Cover
$209
10/10/2022
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL- Betty Boot 2.0
$149
10/05/2022
Early- Broadway Boot & 2 Heel Cover
$209
10/05/2022
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL-Broadway Boot 2.0
$169
10/05/2022
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL- Betty Boot 2.0
$149
Denise Turner
10/04/2022
1 Pair Betty & 1 Pair Broadway & 4 Heels
$378
09/02/2022
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL- Betty Boot 2.0
$165
09/01/2022
Monetary Contribution
$250
Monetary Contribution

Pledge Any $ amount

Backers: You Love what we are doing for the Planet & You support Female Owned Business

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149.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL- Betty Boot 2.0

Pledge $149 and SAVE $100 

Backers: 1 Pair

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot

-Save $100 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size at campaign end

+$5 for an additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

+ $20 for each additional pair of low heel covers (choose at campaign end)

ESTIMATED DELIVERY- October 2022

SHIPS TO: USA Only

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14 Supporters
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169.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL-Broadway Boot 2.0

Pledge $169 Save $100

Backers: 1 Pair

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly block heel boot

-Save $100 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size at campaign end

+$5 for an additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

 

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5 Supporters
Select this reward
179.00 USD
Early Special- Betty Boot & 2 Heel Cover

Pledge $179 and SAVE $120 

Backers: 1 Pair plus 2 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot

-Save $120 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color, size and heel covers at campaign end

*Add $5. for EACH additional set of top lifts (heel pads)

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4 Supporters
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209.00 USD
Early- Broadway Boot & 2 Heel Cover

Pledge $209 Save $120

Backers: 1 Pair Boots & 2 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly block heel boot

-Save $120 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color, size and heel covers at campaign end

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

25 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
308.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 1 Betty & 1 Broadway Boots

Pledge $308

Backers: 1 Pair Betty and 1 Pair Broadway Boots

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick size and colors via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
298.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 2 pair Betty Boots 2.0

Pledge $248

Backers: 2 Pairs of Betty Boots. Your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
338.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 2 Pair Broadway Boots 2.0

Pledge $338

Backers: 2 Pair Broadway Boots of Your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly ankle boot.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
378.00 USD
1 Pair Betty & 1 Pair Broadway & 4 Heels

Pledge $378

Backers: 1 Pair Betty and 1 Pair Broadway Boots & 4 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $180 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick size and colors via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
776.00 USD
The Mother Load

Pledge $776

Backers: 4 Pairs of Boots- You Choose- plus 8 Heel Covers of your Choice- 

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $425 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick style, size and colors via survey *This Offer is for One SIZE Boot ONLY

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

 

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0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Pledge Any $ amount

Backers: You Love what we are doing for the Planet & You support Female Owned Business

95 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
149.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL- Betty Boot 2.0

Pledge $149 and SAVE $100 

Backers: 1 Pair

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot

-Save $100 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size at campaign end

+$5 for an additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

+ $20 for each additional pair of low heel covers (choose at campaign end)

ESTIMATED DELIVERY- October 2022

SHIPS TO: USA Only

16 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
169.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH SPECIAL-Broadway Boot 2.0

Pledge $169 Save $100

Backers: 1 Pair

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly block heel boot

-Save $100 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size at campaign end

+$5 for an additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

 

25 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
179.00 USD
Early Special- Betty Boot & 2 Heel Cover

Pledge $179 and SAVE $120 

Backers: 1 Pair plus 2 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot

-Save $120 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color, size and heel covers at campaign end

*Add $5. for EACH additional set of top lifts (heel pads)

26 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
209.00 USD
Early- Broadway Boot & 2 Heel Cover

Pledge $209 Save $120

Backers: 1 Pair Boots & 2 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly block heel boot

-Save $120 off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color, size and heel covers at campaign end

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

25 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
308.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 1 Betty & 1 Broadway Boots

Pledge $308

Backers: 1 Pair Betty and 1 Pair Broadway Boots

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick size and colors via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
298.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 2 pair Betty Boots 2.0

Pledge $248

Backers: 2 Pairs of Betty Boots. Your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea boot.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
338.00 USD
EARLY LAUNCH 2 Pair Broadway Boots 2.0

Pledge $338

Backers: 2 Pair Broadway Boots of Your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly ankle boot.

-Save $200 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick color and size via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
378.00 USD
1 Pair Betty & 1 Pair Broadway & 4 Heels

Pledge $378

Backers: 1 Pair Betty and 1 Pair Broadway Boots & 4 Heel Covers of your Choice

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $180 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick size and colors via survey

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
776.00 USD
The Mother Load

Pledge $776

Backers: 4 Pairs of Boots- You Choose- plus 8 Heel Covers of your Choice- 

Be the first to own the world’s most eco-friendly chelsea and ankle boots.

-Save $425 off off future price by backing this project now
-You're helping to save the planet
-Pick style, size and colors via survey *This Offer is for One SIZE Boot ONLY

+$5 for each additional pair of top lifts (heel pads)

 

6 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward