A FINAL WHOPPING GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
Happy Easter Everyone!
With just 3 hours left to pledge, before Atheist Shoes become officially 'funded', I just wanted to say once again how very grateful we are for your support. What started as a peculiar idea that made us smile has, in the last 4 weeks, become a very real and tangible project that is going to beautify 600 feet and, hopefully, create some ripples of enjoyment wherever those feet tread. It's quite an amazing thing... we're still pretty stunned that we now have a small shoe business on our hands... and we owe it all to your pledges. So thank you, THANK YOU, for altering the lives of a handful of atheists in Berlin and for giving them the opportunity to do something fun and interesting that they really think worthwhile. After this first batch of shoes is made, who knows what the future will hold... but we have decided we're going to make more shoes and that we're going to try our very best to make Atheist Shoes a sustainable enterprise. This Kickstarter page is hopefully just a beginning... but we'll let your feet decide what kind of future we have .)
All pledgers, please know that this page will remain open indefinitely and that we will still be able to communicate here. Nonetheless, in the coming days, I will request email addresses from all of you and, shoe pledgers, I will send you your special "passcodes" which will allow you to claim your shoes on our website, which is still scheduled to launch in late April / very beginning of May. Those of you who have pledged to have something other than shoes, you won't need passcodes and you will receive your rewards in the near future.... updates on each reward category to come!
As for the estimated delivery of shoes.... well, things are moving at a brisk pace, the first steps towards production have been taken in Portugal and it looks like we won't be too far off our original target of end of April for first deliveries. But I estimate that we are probably 7 to 10 days behind schedule... so a reasonable expectation for first deliveries would now be the first week of May. Again, things are changing everyday, so this date may move forward or backward... but I'll keep you up to speed at every turn in the coming weeks.
The best way to keep up with news about the shoes, their production and our ups & downs, will be via our facebook page... http://www.facebook.com/AtheistShoes ... please "like" the page if you haven't already!
So that's it for now I guess. And questions, please just shout... otherwise eat lots of chocolate, dream of bunnies and may your holiday not be ruined by zombie Galileans or overly sharp pieces of eggshell.
The Atheist Shoes Team
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Mar 10, 2012 - Apr 7, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you for your support, kind Sir or Madam! And, for he or she who believes in nothing, we give you.... NOTHING! A big, inviting void of nothingness. Enjoy! (shipping included).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $15 or more
We will enshrine your name, forever, in an epic song about how lovely it is to be an atheist. The song will be performed in a cabaret club in Berlin this year and a recording of the song sent to you.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $30 or more
22 backers Limited (3 of 25 left)
Congratulations, you just bought yourself a sole! No, not the type that gets you into to heaven, but a beautiful rubber one, with a message like “Ich Bin Atheist” carved into it. (Includes shipping).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $70 or more
7 backers Limited (18 of 25 left)
You will be sent “The Handbook of Atheism”... a beautifully bound book with an embossed front cover, but entirely empty on the inside... because there are no rules on how to be an atheist. No moles were skinned in the making of this classy little notebook. You will also receive an “ICH BIN ATHEIST” tote bag AND an atheist sole. (Includes shipping).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $180 or more
Oh My Gollygosh, you just bought a pair of atheist shoes! This reward is a 100% prepayment for a pair of shoes, which you can redeem on our website one month from now. It's at that point that you will be able to choose the size and colour of your shoes - the smallest size will be European 36, the largest European 47. We hope we'll be ready to deliver by May 1st, if not by Easter!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
40 backers Limited (60 of 100 left)
Not only will you get a pair of atheist shoes, but we will ensure that yours are amongst the very first ones dispatched AND, for good measure, we will include a Handbook of Atheism and a Tote bag in your package. This reward is a 100% pre-payment for a pair of shoes and can later be redeemed on our website, at which point size and colour can be chosen, min Eur 36, max 47. (Includes shipping).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
You can have 5 pairs of atheist shoes in any material and colour combination you can dream up (well, ok, we're not going to make you shoes out of platinum or diamond, but you get the idea). AND we will name a shoe after you and sell it on our website.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
We will fly you to Berlin where we will measure your foot and make you a pair of customised atheist shoes! We promise they will be the best-fitting shoes you have ever owned AND we will show you all the best sights of Berlin AND drink some gorgeous tipples AND offer you a debaptism party, with a hairdryer and some local guy pretending to be an atheist priest or something.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012