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THÉTIS: Design your own sustainable shoes

Create your unique shoes online and support a better shoe industry!

About the project

* Create your own designs.
* Real premium shoes.
* An eco-friendly business model.

We are two friends who have been working for international shoe brands for the past 15 years. We wanted first to offer real premium shoes customization, at the right price (without paying extra marketing and intermediary fees).

Then we looked for a  business model that enables us to reach our eco friendly and economic goals : No store, online sales for a limited time, and made to order manufacturing and direct delivery from the factory.

Our business model is  based on made to order shoes : You design your own unique shoes, we produce one uniquepair and you receive it within 4 weeks. This is our Customization Atelier.

Or simply follow our monthly drop : 1 month - 1 model - 100 pairs. Launched exclusively on Pre-order, our Atelier craftsmen and us design 1 model in limited quantities with an exclusive discount (volume allows you to get up to 40% discount vs a customized order).

 

 


* THE RIGHT PRICE 

Made to order manufacturing allows us to :

  • Reduce our global consumption of raw materials
  • Avoid unsold products and storage
  • Enable the right pricing for a real premium welted leather shoes: under €200 for a plain leather and under €300 for real hand patina works (start from a natural uncolored leather).

 

* PREMIUM PRODUCTS

  • Premium leather from the most famous European tanneries (Puy, Annonay, Errepi, Pellami or Tris) : we use only calf leather even for lining! 
  • Integral inner leather sole which is usually reserved for expensive luxury and top quality bespoke footwear. Its enhance the global comfort and longevity
  • Reinforced shank to maximize comfort- a real shoemakers specification ; shank is a small technical piece under the arch of the foot
  • Exclusive foam insert between the sole and the inner sole which upgrades the global comfort
  • Shoes are available from size 5 to 17 US in 2 widths, which is not common in other retail brands.

 

I. CUSTOMIZE your own shoe with the online 3D tool.

Our online 3D tool allows you to create a unique shoe by selecting the leather, colors, sole, laces and each part of the shoes. Your order is directly sent to our Customization Atelier- your shoes are made for you.

  • Easy online customization
  • Each pair is made to order, for you
  • Detailed customization to reflect your style
  • Thousands of styles to choose from

 

Choose from 20 different base shape:

 

Select the main specification and customize it:

 

 

 

II. Or pick from our MONTHLY DROP : 1 model, 1 month, at the best price.

Every month, our Atelier’s craftsmen design one model for you, available for a limited time only. This way you can get your hands on monthly new styles at a competitive price vs a customized style :

  • 1 month - 1 model - 100 pairs
  • Launched exclusively on Pre-order
  • ​Volume allows you to get up to 30% discount

 

Box calf leather, white and painted red, Margom sole, available from size 5 to 13 UK

 

Box calf leather, black label, Blake welted leather sole, available from size 5 to 16 UK (half size available) and 2 widhts (regular D & large EE)

 

Box calf leather, polished cognac, Blake welted rubber sole, available from size 5 to 13 UK (half size available) and 2 widhts (regular D & large EE)

* A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR PLANET

We believe in a better shoes industry. Farming, tanning, packaging have all negative impact on our environment.

We are determined to build a business model with strong eco friendly and sustainable values. Made to order manufacturing helps us to minimize these impacts but we also go even further:

  • We removed the usual shoe box, 95% of them go straight to the trash! For aficionados we made the shoe boxes an option. It reduces by 95% our paper consumption and carbon footprint for that matter
  • We ship directly from the factories which avoids international truck transportation (between factories & the warehouse) and cut 100% of the potential carbon emission
  • We ship right after manufacturing, which means no storehouse, less handling and less global consumption
  • Our leathers are exclusively naturally tanned : no chemical, no chrome which is very bad for the environment (No excuse - Natural tanning also makes the best leather rather than chrome tanned ones!)
  • We are exclusively using DHL for home deliveries since they are known for their DHL GOGREEN SOLUTIONS which  optimizes our environmental footprint

 

* A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR PEOPLE

We are proud to produce in the EU. Depending on the product's specifications factories are located in Spain, Italy or Portugal. Leathers are also 100% European and come from France, Spain or Italy.

Produced in the EU means fair production :

  • Suitable wages for every employee, gender equality and paid overtime hours
  • 5 days of work per week
  • 20 to 22 working days of paid leave per year
  • Mandatory government retirement plan

 

* RETURNS POLICY

Can I get a refund?

Sure! Our returns policy allows you to return unused products within 14 days after receiving them. We'll make a refund once we receive them back in our office. we cover the refund of the pledge paid by the backer except for the shipping fee.   All goods returned for refund must be returned with original packaging intact, and in pristine condition , that is why we recommend trying your shoes on a carpeted surface indoors.

Please note that customized shoes from our Customization Atelier are not refundable.

Can I exchange my shoes?

Because of our business model, exchange is not possible. However, you can always return the ones you received, get a refund and place a new order by contacting our customer service directly at [email protected] This way we can ship your new order as soon as possible.

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Any worries about your size?

Try the Feetsizr app, and get the perfect fit! You can also use our size chart or contact us on our live chat on www.thetis-shoes.com :

 

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About the project owner

This us, happy and grateful for you believing in us!

 

Paul: "I have to admit the comfort is incredible! "

Majdouline: "Loved the possibility to create your own shoes. Husband loved his for his birthday! Delivery was pretty fast"

Ben: "High quality shoes with good service and everything done to get the correct size"

Jeremy: "Very satisfied with the entire process, designing my own show was easy and fun and the delivery was actually faster than expected"

 

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