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This startup wants you to make your own shoes

Alterre, a New York-based shoe startup, has just launched a line of modular shoes. You can buy shoe bases–platform heels, sandals, pumps–and dozens of straps to create hundreds of different combinations of different looks.  The brand is eco-friendly, allowing women to change their looks frequently without a lot of waste. But they’re also popular with … Continue reading “This startup wants you to make your own shoes”


Alterre, a New York-based shoe startup, has just launched a line of modular shoes. You can buy shoe bases–platform heels, sandals, pumps–and dozens of straps to create hundreds of different combinations of different looks. 

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The brand is eco-friendly, allowing women to change their looks frequently without a lot of waste. But they’re also popular with women who travel a lot and want shoes that match different outfits without creating too much bulk. 

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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