When you have an ace in the hole with footwear handmade by Italian craftsmen who also create shoes for luxury brands, and an X marking the spot that most men can afford to pay to deck out their feet, you get Ace Marks. Fine Italian dress shoes for under $200.
Ace Marks launched in 2016 with a Kickstarter campaign that earned it more funding than any other shoe in the crowdfunding site's history. Now they're back with a 2017 collection, also debuting here on Kickstarter. All Ace Marks are made of full grain calf skin leather that is built, dyed, and burnished by hand, courtesy of a family of 4th generation master craftsmen. The cobblers also work for labels that sell their shoes for $600+, but Ace Marks is committed to keeping their lines affordable to all men who want to exude class without paying out the....
Through April 26, 2017, Ace Marks is offering Kickstarter backers their choice of any style, color, and size shoe in the 2017 collection. $190 will send a pair home with early birds, and $195 will get it done for those who pledge a little later. For an additional $55, opt for a boot over a shoe. Check out your options here.
Another Ace Marks Perk: Wear your pair 'til you wear them out, and then send them back to Ace Marks for a $60 credit towards new ones. The company has partnered with Career Gear to buy back and donate all of their used footwear.
For those who don't want to wait out the Kickstarter campaign and manufacturing process for the 2017 collection, you can also buy from Ace Marks' existing stock directly through their online store. Click here to check out their line of $295 to $320 Oxfords.