AliveShoes

Launch your own shoe line

3.3/5
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just don't .

Pros:

Quality is not premium at all.Outdated sneaker models with cheap soles.

Cons:

POOR CUSTOMER EXCELLENCE rude and uninformed-Luisa.250 $ for a pair that you can find for about 20$ as a white label.

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@dac_liber Please look at my slippers I need work and I tried to do as well as I can https://www.aliveshoes.com/ntagy-1
Lowering the price. As others have suggested, the shoes are all the same except for sizes and colors of material. They ran some long campaign to get people narrowed down and have people market and sell their shoes, so you are caught in the rat race, which is fine, I like competition, but at every turn, somehow your application and progress was lost, or you conveniently were closed out and they just brought in the people who were the biggest at kissing their ass, despite having nearly identical shoes to other people. Copyrighted logos were allowed to be used as there was no creativity or filter to catch that kind of thing. On top of having the same shoe as everyone else, you would have to pay extra to have your color code locked in, so no one else could use it, so basically it pushed ONE pair of basketball sneakers to $300. You had the opportunity to really design your own and have it drawn up, but that was after peddling several hundred of their shoes...which most likely looked like everyone else's. I'll become a damn cobbler and make my own for real before going back to this. You are not doing anything except throwing color schemes on premade designs and asking 3x what any other shoe costs. You are not starting a shoe line, no matter what they claim.
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Eccomerce

I love aliveshoes

Pros:

I feel aliveshoes is a good fit for beginners who want to start their own shoe line

Cons:

no cons just have to be determined to make the money

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Shoe design is creative and fun!

I am in the process of creatively marketing my shoe! The struggle is real and challenging! Survival of the fittest will make you think of vast ways to promote your design! I am motivated to get my free personal pair of shoes, only if I can convince 6 others to buy my shoes! Check out my design if you like? www.aliveshoes.com/karaokesinga

Pros:

You can create your own shoe brand with no financial startup and make $30 (customer discounts reduce this) per pair sold!

Cons:

Actually the hardest part is marketing your design to others!

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@carrie_jones This is sooooo true. I had actually thought it would be easier to get those next 6 pairs sold, I've only been with them about 5 days now but I already see how tough it is and I really need an income soon, as well as that pair of my own shoes I designed myself, LOL. I get MANY MANY people wanting to buy my shoes, but their problem....? The price that i have no control of other than a discount that would take from my profit. Even though right now I'm not caring about profit as I'm trying to just sell the amount i need, so I'm giving the full discount. But yes, people keep saying how much they want my shoes but ask me to drop the price, i tell them i have no control over that other than $30 off on top of the $10 off the company gives itself, which brings my shoes to $189. But that price is still out of their budget. I have been advertising my shoes literally everywhere I can think of, even calling local independently owned shoe stores. But again... too expensive is the problem. This is very difficult finding people who will bite at that price and hang on (not meaning to call people fish, don't know why that's the way I thought of to explain it, LOL). Anyway, these are mine, I took a lot of time designing them (even paid the fee to have my design protected because I thought they would sell quickly), but thus far no sales, compliments like crazy and lots of people badly wanting them, but no sales :-( https://www.aliveshoes.com/one-s...
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@carrie_jones @saj_justsaj The price is understandable because you have your own shoe manufacturer. You are you own designer and salesperson. Your customers do not have to go in store, they are getting shoes designed by you and not any big time celebrity they probably will never meet.
Fun and energetic
@carrie_jones @saj_justsaj let’s promote each other
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The product is out dated and over priced for a mass produced shoe where the only changes are the colors and few styles from other designers, the staff sends short rude emails if you dare to question anything, for example my profits I never recieved 300$ to be exact,they said they sent it to my PayPal but nothing was ever transferred, so when I ask to be emailed a recipe just to be sure it wasn't a PayPal issue, i got a short rude email saying, your payment was sent! And that was it.....I'm not sure what to say as of now but aliveshoes I expected a little more out of them... i wouldn't recommend this company for your shoe needs.. a month and a half to get my shoes, poor customer service, out of the country issues,mailing delays, played out styles but the people who actually made the shoe did a good job for the materials they have the work with no lie but that the only good thing and still not worth the trouble time and money period

Pros:

They sell you the dream of being a successful shoe designer, I can say the craftsmanship is fine

Cons:

Better customer service and a phone number to call if there's a problem, also better way to transfer profits in which I never recieved

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Educator
@king_los did you ever get any money. Did they ever expedite your money to you is my question. Have you decided to sue them? What happened.
https://www.aliveshoes.com/bange... Im so glad i didn't spend any money on the shoes. Just signed up, because Im pretty upset about adidas taking away there design program from the general public, but leaving it open for icons only is crap. To get almost coned out of money for high priced shoes. It seemed really easy. So I looked into it, and i'm super glad I did.
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@marshall_allmand. You can see the YouTube videos. Of real people with real shoes from the company
it was really easy to design but i can't get any sales, i would really appreciate it if u check it out https://www.aliveshoes.com/amun-9
Entrepreneur, Innovation, Life Coach
@gabby_barsoum did you finally make sales?
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This company will cost you severe money you to pay for it and they will not refund your money you got to pay for advertising you got to pay for protection of your design you want to get $30 prepare which they asked you to pay for for other things they will profit over $10,000 what the cost of advertising and discounts to get you orders processed you profit $0 and they profit over 10,000 this company is a big rip off they are money hungry your product is not go into production and they keep your money the shoes are ridiculous hi today equivalent of Gucci they expect you to sell a non brand shoe higher than a well-known brand such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci yes they are some success stories elope or designer getting ripped off
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You guys just make bad designs and can’t get sales. You are just frustrated because you thought this platform guaranteed success but it didn’t work out for you so you start saying bad stuff about it. I personally think it’s a amazing platform for startup brand as throughout your progress, they allow more freedom towards your designs and they help your brand with promotion. Any bad feedback about the platform is a failure story in my opinion.
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Fun and energetic
@ss3bl3g the only thing I hate is that if you dint sell your shoe in 30 days it come off the web. So paying for design protection and pro account is a waste of money
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@ss3bl3g I agree. The platform is awesome. I was able to launch my shoe design and sold 6 pairs a month after launching my design. If you don't have marketing skills, then this platform isn't for you.
@ss3bl3g @lakesa_howard An alternative to the 30 day time limit is the prototype option. You can purchase a prototype which will then start the production process for your prototype shoe and the customer's shoe. That way you can physically show people your shoes so they fully understand the quality, process and price of your shoes. It's much harder trying to sell a shoe no one can see in person especially with the higher price tag. The prototype option is found through your dashboard when you sign-in. By going with the prototype, it releases the pre-order timer/ lock on that pair of shoes and your customers can now order shoes without having to wait for the 7 pre-orders. Because the platform is limited starting out, design protection simply ensures that other users don't try to reproduce your design. It's not uncommon to see users pick the same colors and materials as you especially if they are using the same shoes template as you. However users have tried to steal specific names from others for their shoes. This is where design protection comes in. If you plan to use the AliveShoes platform long-term, I recommend the pro account. Otherwise, don't worry about the upgrade. The pro account simply gives you more customization options, but be careful because additional materials will raise the price of your shoes.
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The product seems to be of quality, the design possibilities are good but the business model is very rigid. It is not a proposal to build a brand where everybody wins, it is a marketing affiliation proposal, with a very low profit margin of 30€ per pair, not counting the feeds from the extras. It is very difficult to manage this business model with such a poor margin. The cost of acquisition is high and the possibilities of upsell do not exist. It is a pity the product has possibilities.
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Entrepreneur
I love aliveshoes for how simple and fast the production process is and how easy the website is to use. Pros: Easy and fast Cons: Marketing is difficult Saying that I recently published my first shoe line and need only 6 more pre-orders to start production. Use this link if you're interested :) https://www.aliveshoes.com/missi...
Freelance designer
Hi, i would to ask people around here... i wonder if i can't get 7 shoes sold... what will happen to my design shoes?
@zacfie_hanz Don’t worry about the 30-day timer. If you don’t make it, you can do the pre-order stage again. Also don’t worry if you haven’t sold anything. This takes a tremendous amount of time and effort unless you have a big support team behind you. If you feel concerned, I highly recommend buying the prototype which will then start the production process for your prototype shoe and the customer’s shoe. I personally recommend buying at least one or 2 prototypes so you can physically market your shoes. Again, it’s better to physically show people the shoe so they fully understand the quality, process and price of the shoe. It’s much harder trying to sell a luxury shoe no one can see in person. You can select the prototype option through your dashboard. By doing so, it releases the pre-order timer/ lock on that pair of shoes and your customers can now order shoes without having to wait for the 7 pre-orders.
Chaotic good is the only good.
It’s okay, as long as you want to spend the time and effort hustling. Do the market research, compare your styles, and pound the pavement. If you want to check out my design go for it. https://www.aliveshoes.com/alway...
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Great service but if your not an influencer or experiened business person this is not for you. They have the best quality for this type of service. There is no such thing as an outdated shoe design, people are still wearing Jordan 1's from 1985. Even Adidas shell toe from 1969. Also Vans style from 1960's. Virgil Abloh charges $800 for a pair of sneakers as far as price. As far as the designs looking the same, there is a multi million dollar custom shoe design industry. Designers take Nikes and just change the color and paint over them. Great company for the right people.
I signed up and paid all fees to get my design rolling, trust me I did read the reviews. I am noticing lot of disappointments and some good reviews. Nonetheless, you have to have a passion and drive to make this work. If you are a egomaniac, bitter and negative person, you won't succeed with Alive shoes. Nothing in life is free, you have to put a little hustle in your game. The amount of time spent griping and complaining, could be spent investing and marketing your brand. Sorry you all experience a bad investment, but I believe I am in this for the long haul.
They don’t deliver product. Lie about when it was shipped. Don’t give a rat’s ass about reviews or customers. Over 2 months no delivery, use COVID-19 as excuse. The new I am made in China and can do what I want with ur order excuse and just don’t care. Avoid them.
@karen_dickey NOT TRUE. I launched 3 pairs of shoes within 2 months, launched my first pair during Covid. My customer's received their deliveries within a month after ordering - this was after they reopened.
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https://www.aliveshoes.com/beast... It is difficult to sale my products, or I dont know how to sell my shoes. I think marketing is harder than design.
I haven’t had any major issues. I designed my shoe and sold the amount needed to start production. All of my customers were notified of production start dates as well as shipping dates. Everyone received their shoes within a 3 day span. You have to market your product. You cannot depend on them to hustle for you. They provide the tools,the designer has to do the work. My shoes are selling. I paid for daily marketing through Instagram and Facebook. Only thing I dislike is that I can’t talk to anyone on the phone. The email responses are slow but other than that,I have no complaints.
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Yenilik :)
Hello, This is my simple design. I hope you also like it. :) https://www.aliveshoes.com/styli... If interested, I will arrange a discount coupon for you :) <3
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For real marketers, it would be easier if you were able to actually purchase your own first pair so that you can show it to people in action. Also so that you can create real advertising for it. The set up makes it seems as if the company is trying to help but, in reality, it is a great hindrance. Almost as if they really don't want you to succeed but remain stuck under their very saturated umbrella.
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