8and9.com: December 2007 — The custom sneaker game enjoyed a major rejuvenation this week as street wear group Eight & Nine Designs launched a collaborated effort with Mateo Company on Amazon.com to bring 1 of 1 exclusive sneakers straight to the doorsteps of collectors in practically any country.
Having over a decade of professional experience in permanent sneaker customization, the collective updated 20 template styles this week for sale @ 8and9.com by linking to the Eight & Nine feature Amazon Store. Here a buyer can sort through previous creations while visualizing their own take on their personal final product before purchasing a “template style” that will be modified with respect to base sneaker, art style, layout, color scheme, lining & laces. To compliment the trusted online shopping phone support will be launched and available by calling 1.866.LIVE.8N9 ext KIX
Standard designs range from Haze to Custom Denim; endless color combinations and styles are available. 8&9 x Mateo creations are flexible and shade matching is available. In fact, customers are encouraged to have as much or as little design input as they like and may even send their own sneaker for transformation. The work done on an 8&9 x Mateo sneaker is a 3 part process including a prep and “bake” that leaves the final shoe permanent to normal wear and moisture. The artistic quality is guaranteed.
The online launch @ 8and9.com is a “slow roll” by January 8, 2008 any kinks in the shopping experience or phone system are expected to be identified and eliminated. As the final testing continues products are available and prices are discounted. All orders will also have free shipping before January 8.
8and9.com – Mateo – Amazon