Fashion Meets Function with So iLL Original Footwear. Let’s Take Hold together.

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The new collection, inspired from vintage running shoes, skate shoes, and bowling shoes, has turned heads on Kickstarter and is nearly 1000% funded. More than 150 prototypes were made over nearly 3-years of development. New outsole rubber was sourced from non-slip shoes originally built for the U.S. Navy SEALs; it’s a new climbing rubber that maintains great grip on sheer surfaces and holds color—something that has never been done until now.

Another huge appeal for So iLL’s first shoe launch is the price: $69-$99 for Kickstarter backers. A great two-minute video tells the whole story.

Project + Video

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709752678/high-performance-climbing-shoes-inspired-by-retro

The Bowler:

The Bowler can be used as a rental shoe in commercial settings, and boasts the retro shoe sizes denoted on the back of each heel. The single closure strap gives the user a unique and classic look with easy on and off function. Minimal stretching can occur with all leather shoes, but we suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

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  • Leather Top
  • Easily Identifiable Sizing
  • Single-Closure Strap
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Non-Marking
  • Classic Shape
  • Thick Midsole

THE BOWLER: FEATURING DARK MATTER RUBBER – INSPIRED BY RETRO BOWLING SHOES, TESTED AND PROVEN BY CLIMBERS LIKE YOU.

VINTAGE DETAILS

Designed to resemble a retro 70’s bowling shoe, The Bowler mimics similar characteristics in bright colors, and style. Adorned in vintage details, The Bowler is an original climbing shoe intended for beginners with a less aggressive, classic shape.

CLASSIC FEATURES

Produced with a supremely thick midsole for durability and a leather upper for extreme comfort, The Bowler mixes classic features with a cool look for beginner climbers.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

The Bowler is coated in “Dark Matter” rubber, a member of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches. The colored outsole is non-marking and sticky at the same time; the first of it’s kind, ever.

Kick:

Modeled after a 1970’s retro soccer shoe, the Kick is a uniquely crafted climbing shoe. A perfect companion for intermediate climbers, the shape is slightly arched and perfectly tensioned in the heel. Developed with comfort and function in mind, the medium stiffness midsole helps the shoe retain it’s clean shape. Minimal stretching can occur with all leather shoes, but we suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

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  • Dyed Leather Top
  • Padded Tongue
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Medium Stiffness Midsole
  • Single Strap Closure

UNPRECEDENTED ORIGINALITY

The Kick’s upper is leather, dyed with custom colors, soaking them in rich tones creates an unprecedented original shoe. The Kick boasts a simple single strap velcro closure system for quick on and off capabilities.

COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE

The Kick blurs the lines between comfort and performance; featuring a medium stiffness midsole for an ultra clean shape, the Kick is perfect for bouldering, gym training, and outdoor climbing.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

The Kick is coated in “Dark Matter” rubber, part of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches. The regular volume version comes in all blue, with a non-marking sticky colored outsole rubber, the first of it’s kind, ever.

Kick LV:

Modeled after a 1970’s retro soccer shoe, the Kick – LV (Low Volume) is a uniquely crafted climbing shoe. A perfect companion for intermediate climbers, the shape is slightly arched and perfectly tensioned in the heel. Developed with comfort and function in mind, the medium stiffness midsole helps to enable the shoe to retain it’s clean shape. Minimal stretching can occur with all leather shoes, but we suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

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  • Dyed Leather Top
  • Padded Tongue
  • Low Volume Fit
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Medium Stiffness Midsole
  • Single Strap Closure

KICK – LV: FEATURING DARK MATTER RUBBER – MODELED AFTER A 1970’S RETRO SOCCER SHOE, TESTED AND PROVEN BY CLIMBERS LIKE YOU.

UNPRECEDENTED ORIGINALITY

The Kick is dyed leather with custom colors, soaking them in rich tones creates an unprecedented original shoe. The Kick boasts a simple single strap velcro closure system for quick on and off capabilities.

COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE

The Kick blurs the lines between comfort and performance; featuring a medium stiffness midsole for an ultra clean shape, the Kick is perfect for bouldering, gym training, and outdoor climbing.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

The Kick – LV is coated in “Dark Matter” rubber, part of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches.

Runner:

Inspired by a retro running shoe, the Runner embodies simple aspects of classic footwear while retaining the functionality of a high-performance climbing shoe. The Runner comes in Low Volume and Regular Volume to accommodate the differentiating widths of a climber’s foot. We suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

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  • Synthetic Top
  • Padded Tongue
  • Puffy Front Panel
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Fish-hook Thin Midsole
  • Downturned Toe
  • Three-point Closure System

THE RUNNER: FEATURING DARK MATTER RUBBER – INSPIRED BY RETRO RUNNING SHOES, TESTED AND PROVEN BY CLIMBERS LIKE YOU.

PREMIUM MATERIALS

The padded tongue, breathable mesh upper, and thin lining offers comfort and reliability. Crafted with synthetic materials to create a long lasting fit (minimal stretch) and a three point velcro closure system, the Runner is a supreme climbing shoe blending fashion and function.

ADVANCED FEATURES

A medium stiffness highly downturned toe provides precision in technical or steep overhung climbing. The fish-hook thin midsole enhances edging power for gym and outdoor climbing.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

Originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches and now employed by the Runner. The Runner features all blue “Dark Matter” rubber, a member of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, a sticky colored outsole rubber and the first ever of it’s kind.

Runner LV:

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Inspired by a retro running shoe, the Runner embodies simple aspects of classic footwear while retaining the functionality of a high-performance climbing shoe. The Runner comes in Low Volume and Regular Volume to accommodate the differentiating widths of a climber’s foot. We suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

  • Synthetic Top
  • Padded Tongue
  • Puffy Front Panel
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Fish-hook Thin Midsole
  • Downturned Toe
  • Three-point Closure System

THE RUNNER: FEATURING DARK MATTER RUBBER – INSPIRED BY RETRO RUNNING SHOES, TESTED AND PROVEN BY CLIMBERS LIKE YOU.

PREMIUM MATERIALS

The padded tongue, breathable mesh upper, and thin lining offer comfort and reliability. Crafted with synthetic materials to create a long lasting fit (minimal stretch) and a three point velcro closure system, the Runner is a supreme climbing shoe blending fashion and function.

ADVANCED FEATURES

A medium stiffness highly downturned toe provides precision in technical or steep overhung climbing. The fish-hook thin midsole enhances edging power for gym and outdoor climbing.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

The Runner – LV is coated in “Dark Matter” rubber, part of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches.

The Street:

Inspired by everyday classic footwear, the Street is a faultless blend of fashion and function. The softest and most downturned aggressive shoe in the line was designed with synthetic materials for minimal stretch. An ultra thin midsole provides a softer more sensitive fit, creating an extremely lightweight aggressive climbing shoe. We suggest ordering your street shoe size to give you a tight and functional fit.

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  • Lightweight
  • Synthetic Top
  • Thin Padded Tongue
  • Large Buckle Closures
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Ultra Thin Midsole
  • Downturned Toe

THE STREET: FEATURING DARK MATTER RUBBER – OUR SOFTEST AND MOST DOWNTURNED AGGRESSIVE SHOE, TESTED AND PROVEN BY CLIMBERS LIKE YOU.

PREMIUM MATERIALS

The Street is fully sealed in a formidable matte black finish and equipped with a thin padded tongue. The larger buckles give the tightening system power and sensitivity to mold the soft shoe to your foot.

ADVANCED FEATURES

An ultra thin midsole provides a softer more sensitive fit, creating an extremely lightweight aggressive climbing shoe. The toe box has been masterfully crafted to allow for a higher level of comfort and works conjunctively with the perfect amount of tension in the heel.

DARK MATTER RUBBER

The Street is coated in “Dark Matter” rubber, a member of the “UnParallel Rubber” family, “Dark Matter” rubber is a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches.

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