Can the Atheist team please help me out on this, when did I buy this unbreakable pair of shoes?
I remember when I first heard of Atheist shoes I just loved them for their soles and immediately regretted that they were probaly just very care intensive with the Nubuck and be ruined very quickly. I usually do not like to spend mmore than 100 EUR on a pair of shoes and really thought about it for some time, but then decided to go for it after all. When I put them first on I was so happy about them being super comfortable, I wear them basically every day during the summer, unless it rains. They are my usual pair on holidays, because they are so comfortable, I can walk on them through Paris, Barcelona, Lisboa, Berlin, Hamburg and New York all day. And then dance the night away if it so should happen.
Now several years in I had not once to bring them to the shoemakers what I usually have to do with my shoes once a year, as I tread them off very unevenly. You can see the Darwin being worn off just as much as the heel.
I just brushed them yesterday and put the care on as I had not done it this spring (usually do this once a year when the snowy season in Vienna is over).
So just to let you know: I probably will never ever buy another pair of these miracle shoes ever! I would love to, but there is just absolutely no reason to do so!
While visiting Berlin, I spent many warm and delirious days walking around with tired feet. My feet are fussy, and despite my best efforts, they'd become unhappy with my footwear choices as I walked nearly 100 miles over the course of a week. One afternoon, I stumbled across the Atheist Shoes storefront. Of course, I went in. I tried on a single pair of Holly Go-blackly shoes and was immediately hooked. I had them shipped back to my home country and have been wearing them frequently since their arrival. These are shoes that make no supernatural claims: they rest on the laurels of mere mortal humans. And yet, they are perfect. The true test was wearing them to an outdoor music festival on a hot day: hours and hours standing on pavement and concrete, and my feet stayed both cool AND comfortable all day. Zero complaints.
A neighbor has the black boot and it look fantastic. I would love a pair but not being an atheist I want to avoid the type of looks my wife gave me from people I know. Do you have a black boot for someone like me?
A friend went to Berlin and came back wearing Atheists. I tried hers on and it was love at first touch. I have found the most comfortable shoes. I walk all over New York in my black boots, and never want to wear anything else. I intend to wear Atheist shoes for the rest of my life. Next I would like some of the grey leather boots, but I don't see them on the website any more. Have you stopped making them?
On the last day of my long weekend in Berlin with the mrs, we randomly walked into a small shoe boutique. Half an hour later, i walked out with 3 pairs of Atheist shoes!
They are absolutely fantastic and the most comfortable shoes i have worn to date.
We also met David and Nana who were extremely helpful and not the usual pushy sales type at all!
I fell so much in love with the design of your shoes that I went to Berlin just to buy them and I don't regret it a bit. I was helped by a very sweet American gentleman who helped me pick out a pair for my son and one for my daughter. They absolutely loved them. My husband now wants a pair and my son wants another one! We just can't get enough of them. Besides being heavenly to wear, they are beautiful and the older they get, the better looking they become! I suggest you plan your next pop-up trip to London - I'll be the first in line!
I remember the first time I saw your product on Facebook, was skeptical a little , but then I decided to buy one pair of Kitten grey shoes, and after 2 years I bought Das Cognac Boots - In love with them, already wearing and not tearing them for the 2nd season ! They still look brand new with a couple of scratches! It's an amazing achievement for me, because im spending less on shoes because of you guys :D
And you can forget about stinky feet , even after 8 hours of wearing them you can only smell leather! Awesome product, like title says - DON'T YOU DARE TO CLOSE THIS SHOP!!! IF Anything happens let me know , ill buy 10 pairs upfront! :D
Love and Respect!
Bin ich froh, dass ich mit meinem amerikanischem Angetrauten an eurem Laden vorbeikam. Wir haben fast eine Stunde gebraucht, bis wir uns jeweils für ein Paar dieser wunderbaren Schuhe entschieden haben.. nicht nur, weil es so viele gute Farben gab. Hauptsächlich, weil ihr so angenehm im Umgang seid und guten Humor habt, dass wir getrödelt haben.
Nachdem ich meine blauen Nubuck-Schuhe jetzt seit 6 Monaten trage, mein Urteil: Bitte versucht mal, Sandalen und Winterschuhe zu machen :), dann kaufe ich nie mehr Schuhe woanders
There comes a point in life when you realise that walking around in bland, stiff, uncomfortable shoes is just not worth it. At that point you need an Atheist in your life, and ironically your feet will be in heaven.
That’s the only way anyone will be getting my Atheist boots from me.
I saw them in the window and five minutes later they were on my feet.
I’d sleep in them if my wife didn’t complain.
Just received my fourth and fifth pair of shoes. This time I got two pairs of sneakers and Am again absolutely impressed with their style and comfort. The petrol blue and red nubuck pairs I just received have caused compliments from everyone who has seen them. I have never thought of myself as a shoe enthusiast but with atheist shoes that is totally changed. I have never been able to find shoes that fit me comfortably given the shape of my feet.I now look at my closet and simply want to discard every pair of shoes I own and only have Atheist. Truly the most comfortable and stylish shoes I have ever owned her wished own in the future. I cannot recommend them more highly and the wonderful group of people associated with the design and manufacture of the shoes. It’s an honor to be able to find such great shoes that are so incredibly comfortable. Thank you David and Team
My experience with Atheist has been one of the most rewarding interactions I’ve had with a company in my life. I can verify that they are the definition of quality at every aspects of their process; the shoes, the shipment, the customer service. I am, quite frankly, in awe and hope to emulate their business practices in the future. The shoes are spectacular; the people behind the shoes are even better. Thank you all for being wonderful.
I enjoyed meeting you and Nana yesterday at your Berlin shop, Dave. I’ve never had so much fun buying shoes before. The shoes themselves are beautiful and feel like a dream — such fine leather and craftsmanship. I’ve got the mustard boots on now. They match the skirt I’m wearing to lunch today. It will be difficult to decide which — those or the petrol — to keep with me for the next three months in Europe and which to send back to New Mexico.
The Syrian restaurant I thought was so good was Yarok Fine Syrian Cuisine from Damascus at Torstrasse 195. It’s right where Tucholskystrasse dead-ends into Torstrasse, so it’s not far from your shop. Despite the name, the atmosphere is totally casual. My husband and I ordered the Yarok Platter with Meat, loved it, and wound up taking about a quarter of it home.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (and Berlin)
Just received my sneakers, it takes time to get to Australia; they are really nice. I have never before worn a pair of mustard coloured shoes; its fabulous.
Thank god ;-) I received my sneakers yesterday and, hey, I’m smashed! Green, black and cognac – so beautiful, smooth and nice to wear. Thank you a thousand times for three perfect pairs of shoes. Now I am waiting for beeing able to walk in the snow, making a statement on my atheism …
DAs Sneakers arrived today and I just love them! Not just cool and sexy but comfortable and I just want to touch them, they are incredibly tactile, thank you Nana for the note..l.now to see about Das Boot!!
Hello! I just received my new atheist sneakers today and I am beyond impressed. I have to admit I was a little concerned at first because I fit into a U.S. size 11.5 (or 12) with a wider foot. After sending in my measurements your team recommended I purchase a size 46. They are absolutely perfect! I have never felt such a comfortable shoe. These are designed with quality and passion and it shows. It feels like the perfect pair of shoes. I am an extremely satisfied customer and I would like to inquire about purchasing additional colors. The Atheist message on the bottom is very special to me. You have a wonderful product here! Amazing service. Quality built to perfection. I am really taken back. Thank you for making my favorite shoes I’ve ever owned. – Travis :)
I do love my “hellfire reds!” I notice they are no longer on the site. Were they not selling? If I wanted to get this color again, would it be possible? In boots?
One of the best pair of shoes I have ever worn. I work in a company producing leather tanning products so I appreciated your nabuk quality. Next step: trying to convert my über-catholic mum to your brand… Have a nice day!
I have a pair of Holly Go Blackley shoes that I really like! My wife likes hers too -0 but both of us have to double tie the laces to keep the laces from dragging on the ground. They are brown and about 140 cm long. Can we get shorter laces that will still work but won’t drag on the ground? The shoes are incredibly comfortable!
Can’t remember if I’ve already reviewed but–
Wonderful shoes. Handsome and extremely comfortable. My favorite godless accessory. However, the red paint on the inside of the lettering began to wear essentially immediately, even with only light use.
Hi, my name is Rob and I’m an American who bought a pair of grey shoes about a month ago while in Berlin. I have been loving and enjoying the shoes, probably the best pair I’ve ever owned. But a few days ago the soul of one of the shoes came out of place and now when i try to wear the shoes the soul just bunches up near the toe. How should I fix this? It’s made the shoes unwearable which is rather regrettable because I like them a lot, thanks -Rob
One of the most comfortable shoes I have ever own.The leather is beautiful, really supple inners and fits perfectly. They have a precise sizing chart, would strongly encourage to follow the instructions to the letter for a perfect fit. Now that I have tried the boots, can’t wait for the sneakers project to materialised , I have backed them too on kickstarter. Their customer support is top notch..thanks Nana for responding to my mails.
My Das Sneakers arrived lightning fast: they showed up at my front door in New York City only 19 hours after they were shipped! I didn’t get home from work for another 8 hours, so I had to content myself with a text from my wife: “your shoes arrived.”
I finally opened the box that evening and my first impression — even more beautiful than I had imagined! (and they came with Haribo gummies, mmmmm!) The fit felt fine, size perfect, color perfect and the buttery leather is amazing. I really like the design, it looks like a sneaker but at the same time it has the classic Bauhaus look of the Atheist shoes — I imagine wearing them with a summer suit.
Unfortunately, there was torrential downpour the next day, so Das Sneakers stayed in the box.
This morning, it was sunny out so I decided to wear them on a walk to the local farmer’s market.
My first test drive of the sports model: stiff suspension, but great support; excellent cornering and acceleration without sacrificing any of the comfort of the “sedan” model.
Strangers on the street seem to be nodding at me… then I realize they are all looking down at my Petrol Napa clad feet.
Dear Atheist team,
Thanks a lot for the new sneakers. This sneaker is the next level up from your awesome shoe. The quality, as far as I can judge it after 8 days, is excellent. I already have two pairs of shoes from you, which have, despite me wearing them frequently, not shown much signs of aging.
While the top of the sneaker is similar to the old shoe, the new thing with the sneaker is the added comfort of the sole. The sole was always loved by my soul and made it feel well. But now the sneaker’s sole is also doing just that with my feet. As a side effect of the thicker sole, the sneaker makes you 1.5 cm taller.
The shoe appears sturdy and seems to contain metal. I know, because I failed a metal detector test at the airport and had the joy to interact with the security. It started a discussion about the shoe and I got compliments for the looks of the shoe and some insecure smiles once they discovered the message. Thanks for giving me frequent opportunities to talk about atheism!
Over the last 3 days, I put my sneakers to the test. I gave been waking and standing around at a conference for 10+ hours. With grey pants and a white shirt, the shoe certainly fits “business casual”. Today I walked 14km around Stanley Park, Vancouver (in the back of the picture) and I enjoyed it. Hands down the most comfortable “business” shoe I ever had.
Thanks a lot and please keep doing what you love!
Dr. Patrick Britz