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45 Best Shoe Designer and Supplier Startups Taking The Industry By Storm In 2020

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Shoe Designers and Suppliers startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of Shoe designer and Suppliers and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. RTFKT

The idea behind this startup: RTFKT is a developer of custom sneakers designed for video game enthusiasts.

Headquarters: South Jordan, Utah, United States

Industries: Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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2. Kicksnation

The idea behind this startup: Kicksnation is a provider of online platform focused on the modern sneaker.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Tamir Buchler

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3. Kinetyx Sciences

The idea behind this startup: Kinetyx Sciences develops in-shoe sensor-based solutions for a broad range of sports and performance applications.

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industries: Fitness, Information Technology, Sensor, Shoes, Software, Sports

Founders: Unknown

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4. QGoodsCo.com

The idea behind this startup: Custom-made Luxury Clothing & Fashion Accessories, Embroidered Patch, brooches, Pin Patches

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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5. Ox Street

The idea behind this startup: End-to-end marketplace for sneakers, streetwear and other high value branded items

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Information Technology, Internet, Marketplace, Shoes

Founders: Gijs Verheijke

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6. EleVate

The idea behind this startup: Elevate is a new brand of custom shoe insoles.

Headquarters: Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States

Industries: Fashion, Shoes, Shopping

Founders: Michael Schmid

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7. The Bobo Store Online

The idea behind this startup: The Bobo Store Online is a Pakistani-based online fashion store that provides the export quality products.

Headquarters: Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Industries: Children, E-Commerce, Fashion, Men’s, Shoes, Women’s

Founders: Unknown

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8. Fuego

The idea behind this startup: Fuego is a dance-inspired athleisure brand with a line of patent-pending dance sneakers

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Kevin Weschler

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9. Juntos

The idea behind this startup: Juntos manufactures naturally better footwear, made with eco and animal friendly alpaca fur.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Manufacturing, Shoes

Founders: Andrew Tupper, Mauricio Laniado, Sue Harnett

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10. PROTA FIORI

The idea behind this startup: Sustainable Luxury Women’s Footwear

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes, Social Impact, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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11. Societal Store

The idea behind this startup: Societal started in 2020 with the simple hope of connecting people from around the world and creating wearable art that tells a story

Headquarters: Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Industries: Fashion, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Dean Jones

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12. Restocks

The idea behind this startup: Restocks is an online platform to buy and sell sneakers.

Headquarters: Barendrecht, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Internet, Online Portals, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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13. Footprint Technologies GmbH

The idea behind this startup: SaaS, ComputerVision, B2B, Ecommerce

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Analytics, Computer Vision, E-Commerce, SaaS, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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14. Kassa Trade Organization

The idea behind this startup: A direct-to-consumer apparel manufacturing company, that also provides fashion focused augmented reality services.

Headquarters: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Industries: Fashion, Manufacturing, Shoes, Textiles

Founders: Bowei Oki, Phil Dawit

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15. GoodList

The idea behind this startup: Marketplace

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Group Buying, Home Decor, Procurement, Shoes, Sustainability, Trading Platform

Founders: Divya Demato, Richard Demato

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16. A-thumb FNC

The idea behind this startup: A-thumb is a South Korean shoe-maker that creates beautiful and comfortable handmade shoes, “Thdam”.

Headquarters: Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi, South Korea

Industries: E-Commerce, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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17. FETCHING

The idea behind this startup: FETCHING is an online marketplace that provides shoes, clothes, and accessories for men and women.

Headquarters: Bongcheondong, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi, South Korea

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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18. Kikokickz

The idea behind this startup: Kikokickz is a reseller and consignment store for clothing and shoes.

Headquarters: Santpoort-zuid, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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19. Marva Fox Boutique

The idea behind this startup: Marva Fox is an online boutique that offers women’s clothing.

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Fashion, Retail, Shoes, Women’s

Founders: Stephanie Jackson

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20. Stricters

The idea behind this startup: Stricters is a clothing and fashion web store that offers various kinds of accessories, shoes and apparel for ladies and gentlemen.

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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21. Oactta

The idea behind this startup: Oactta is a high-end fashion brand rooted and built around mental health.

Headquarters: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Nivan Quoreshi

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22. Thuisgekleed

The idea behind this startup: Thuisgekleed is a webshop that provides clothing items and footwear for women and men.

Headquarters: Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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23. Shepherd

The idea behind this startup: Shepherd is a webshop that sells slippers and shoes for ladies, men, babies and children.

Headquarters: Buinen, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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24. De Sneaker Reiniger

The idea behind this startup: De Sneaker Reiniger is a webshop that offers shoe cleaning kits.

Headquarters: Wichmond, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Industries: Customer Service, E-Commerce, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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25. Mutona.com Online Shopping

The idea behind this startup: Online platform, marketplaces, classified websites, applications and implementations, that provides superb variety to customers in products

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Fitness, Marketplace, Shoes, Shopping, Sports, Wearables

Founders: Unknown

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26. Boofies

The idea behind this startup: Boofies is an online store that sells leather shoes and slippers for babies.

Headquarters: Appingedam, Groningen, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Sales, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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27. ZAFORI GROUP

The idea behind this startup: is an online e-commerce platform and website, that provides fashion and footwear products. brands for fashion,Shoes, Accessories

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Beauty, E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Marketplace, Shoes, Wearables

Founders: Davis Jjunju Chwa NDAULA, Hillary Fung Wing Hei

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28. Gotcha Packed

The idea behind this startup: Gotcha Packed is an online platform that helps travelers pack for their getaway.

Headquarters: Newport, Kentucky, United States

Industries: E-commerce, Delivery, Fashion and Consumer goods

Founders: Chelsea von Ohain

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29. Tryna

The idea behind this startup: Tryna is an online store that sells sporty sneaker slippers.

Headquarters: Barendrecht, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Shoes, Sports

Founders: Unknown

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30. Little Bahini

The idea behind this startup: Little Bahini offers leather soft sole shoes for babies and toddlers.

Headquarters: Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Sales, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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31. Kahoy

The idea behind this startup: Kahoy is an online shop that specializes in Filipino wooden and ethnic handicraft products.

Headquarters: Leveroy, Limburg, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Handmade, Home Decor, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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32. Heatflip

The idea behind this startup: Heatflip is a webshop that supplies clothes, popsockets, sneakers and slippers.

Headquarters: Nieuw-vennep, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Delivery, E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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33. ROAF

The idea behind this startup: ROAF is a streetwear brand specialized in selling shoes, tracksuits, jerseys, and fashion accessories on the web.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Joshua Patrick

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34. JC Kappers

The idea behind this startup: JC Kappers is an e-commerce platform for sales of handmade neat leather shoes.

Headquarters: Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Lifestyle, Sales, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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35. Baghyra

The idea behind this startup: Baghyra is an online marketplace that provides accessories, fashion, and shoes for all.

Headquarters: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

Industries: Consumer, E-Commerce, Fashion, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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36. For babys

The idea behind this startup: For babys provides baby shoes and clothing accessories.

Headquarters: Zevenaar, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Industries: Fashion, Sales, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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37. Hollands Klompenhuis

The idea behind this startup: Hollands Klompenhuis distributes all types of customized clogs for various purposes.

Headquarters: Elst, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Industries: Consumer Goods, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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38. GAGWE.COM ONLINE SHOPPING

The idea behind this startup: GAGWE.COM.Online Shopping is an online shopping platform and website selling fashion, footwear.accessories, jewelry,beauty and personal care

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Shoes, Wearables

Founders: Unknown

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39. OMyFeet.com

The idea behind this startup: Foot wear and care solutions that get you moving with comfort and confidence.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Personal Health, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Wellness

Founders: Divine Tumenta

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40. Video Game Sneakers

The idea behind this startup: Video Game Sneakers is an online shop that provides sneakers with the theme of video games.

Headquarters: Gouda, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Gaming, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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41. MIJN SCHOENPOETSMACHINE

The idea behind this startup: MIJN SCHOENPOETSMACHINE is an online store that provides shoe polishing machines and shoe cream.

Headquarters: Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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42. Croma-Feet

The idea behind this startup: Croma-Feet is a webshop that sells footwear products.

Headquarters: Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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43. BabyChoices

The idea behind this startup: BabyChoices is an online shop that provides blankets, shoes and socks for babies and children.

Headquarters: Nieuwerkerk Aan Den Ijssel, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Baby, Children, E-Commerce, Retail, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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44. Norson

The idea behind this startup: Norson specializes in the distribution of fashion styles of footwear for kids, men, and women as well as designed furniture online.

Headquarters: De Krim, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Industries: E-Commerce, Furniture, Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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45. P & C Alterations

The idea behind this startup: Alterations in Bartlesville, OK

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Shoes

Founders: Unknown

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