New Gender Neutral Footwear Line MATRIARCH Launches Kickstarter

A Berlin/NYC-based sister-duo has teamed up to launch MATRIARCH, a new gender neutral footwear line offering masculine and androgynous styles in a wider range of sizes. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their story and design process:

Tired of the inadequate ‘menswear’ imitations for women, the masterminds behind MATRIARCH began designing ‘menswear’ inspired shoes in smaller sizes, but without all of the silly frivolous ‘feminizing’ details that they didn’t want. They simply wanted the same quality.

MATRIARCH also believes in sustainability which is why the shoes are made exclusively from vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather is leather that is colored using tree bark tannins, resulting in a natural look and feel.


There are four styles: two low-cut shoes inspired by the classic Longwing Brogue style, and two boots that express an understated elegance through simple but high-quality construction and materials. The leather soles have a stacked leather heel, and the zigzag soles are made from a durable Vibram rubber.

For more MATRIARCH, visit their website or follow them on Instagram. Oh, and definitely support their Kickstarter if you want to see more queer owned and operated independent shoe companies!

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