The Hampton by Tofers, a sustainably elevated smoking slipper launches on Kickstarter.

October 07 15:00 2021

Loafers ethically made in Portugal with eco-friendly materials for extreme comfort, subtly striking looks, and unmatched versatility.

NYC-based footwear startup, Tofers, is set to revolutionize the loafer scene with its next-gen sustainably produced yet amazingly stylish and versatile loafers. Called the “Hampton” smoking slipper, these modern loafers are ethically crafted in Portugal using eco-friendly materials is now available on Kickstarter.

“Loafers are a staple in any man’s closet. There are countless styles on the market, including common ones such as penny loafers, driving moccasins, and boat shoes. Arguably the most timeless style is the more elusive smoking slipper. While handsome, most pairs that you find on the market today put style above comfort and sell at luxury price points, and worse, they are crafted with little to no concern for sustainability. However, things are about the change as Tofers is here to fill this gap in the market. Guided by our mission to make the most comfortable, refined men’s shoes on the planet while looking out for the planet,, we are introducing the Hampton smoking slipper as our first product, empowering you to elevate your footprint”, stated Tom Tofield, founder of Tofers.

“Our innovative, eco-friendly Hampton smoking slipper is amazingly comfortable, devilishly good-looking, and insanely versatile for a fair price. It has all the makings to be your new ‘go-to shoe’, whether traversing your cozy home with sweats, busy city sidewalks with chinos and a t-shirt, tired office carpets with slacks and a button-down, the hottest restaurant in town with jeans and a blazer, or your friend’s wedding with a suit and tie.”

We’re sticking it to “big-sock”, as the Hampton is made to be worn sans socks (though we won’t stop you from socking up). This is possible thanks to our buttery soft, chrome free-leather lining which is paired with equally high-quality chrome-free suede, both of which are able to “breathe”, ensuring your feet stay cool and dry. 

Top features of the Hampton include:

  • Vegetable tanned, chrome-free, and breathable leather & suede
  • Buttery soft, full leather lining that molds to your feet over time
  • Recycled foam padding for even more comfort
  • Shock absorbent soles made of 70% recycled rubber
  • 100% biodegradable, cotton-woven counters and stiffeners
  • Lightweight and flexible, yet durable construction 
  • Handsome and versatile style to take you from the office, to city streets, and even formal events
  • Ethical production in Portugal
  • Every pair sold means one mangrove tree planted + one square foot of kelp forest restored

Tofers’ Hampton is initially available in 3 distinct suede colors: Midnight Blue, Jet Black, and Sand Stone.

“Our footwear has been ethically crafted by skilled artisans who are paid fair wages. As we consciously strive to minimize our carbon footprint, we’re also working with our partner SeaTrees to plant one mangrove tree and restore one square foot of kelp forest with every pair sold. In an effort to avoid the pitfalls of fast fashion which often leads to excess inventory and waste, we are launching via Kickstarter to lock in pre-orders, providing upfront capital to produce the precise quantity of each color/size shoe ordered, while also allowing us to build a modest inventory for future growth. By backing Tofers, you are helping to bring the Hampton to life, so we can elevate our footprint together.”

Backers will be rewarded with special Kickstarter discounts on the Hampton. To learn more or show your support for the campaign, please visit the Kickstarter campaign here:

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