Here’s the main reason we love the boom in online style retailing: you give the designer money, the designer gives you your cool new product. No middlemen. It’s a pretty sweet setup.

Now here’s why we love NobleSole, currently tearing it up on Kickstarter. One, they make beautiful shoes. Two, they’re using Italian calf leather. Three, they’re based in Toronto.

Once funded, NobleSole’s shoes will retail for $189 a pair, but you can get an early bird price of $169—any colour, any size. It’s worth getting in on the ground floor, we’d say.

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