- Only takes 3 weeks
- Get full help from the team
- Includes one free pair for you
AliveShoes is an innovative platform that allows
consumers to design and sell their own shoes
AliveShoes has lofty ambitions to radically
re-invent the shoemaking process
Three Italian co-founders and a winner idea
between artisan making and innovation
Ranked #1 The future of
Fashion on Product Hunt
Startup of the week: AliveShoes makes it easy
to design and sell shoes online
AliveShoes gives you many possibilities and
push shoe customisation a step further
The three key points of our technology:
Luca Botticelli, Co-founder, CEO
Luca boasts a 15+ years experience in the shoe industry as a product developer and marketing person. He is also a member of the Botticelli family, the pioneering family that kickstarted the shoemaking movement in Italy 100 years ago. He adds to the stack a 8+ years of expertise in building digital products, e-commerce and marketing. He pioneered shoe customization technologies when he was a kid. He has also developed and led, together with 1000+ students, a digital innovation center in Italy formerly called as AliveLab. He holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Management. Passionate about consciousness studies, loves traveling and is a decent golf player.
Michele Torresi, Co-founder, Chief Designer
Michele is a cutting-edge designer with web, 3d and footwear design background. He has been a web designer for 10+ years and then mastered 3d and footwear design for an additional 10 years. He created projects for big fashion firms such as Versace, Moncler and G-star. He is a design guru with amazing technical talent and extraordinary attention to detail. He is a fashionista and a great cook.
Marco Ferroni, Co-founder, CTO
Marco is an all-round Engineer. With a Bachelor degree in IT engineering and a Masters degree in Automation engineering, he is one of the most reliable ruby-on-rails developer in Italy with 15 years of software development experience. He strives for experimentation, optimisation and he is all-in for connecting the shoe industry to people through software. He is a Karate practitioner and a great pianist.
We are a team of 10 driven and talented people. We are super passionate about Fashion-tech, about shoes and about innovation. Our expertise are very wide: Tech, Design, Operations, Communications, Marketing, Quality Control, Logistics, Finance. We are in for the big and hard challenges and fully committed to connect the world with the shoe industry.
Our design and production HQ is located in Le Marche, Italy, in the middle of the shoe valley district in front of Prada and Tod’s facilities.That’s where most of the team work runs. We run operations internationally in three additional flexible offices in Milan, Amsterdam and San Francisco. We also work from remote.