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BequipeBy Bequipe
First created
BequipeBy Bequipe
First created
€7,954
pledged of €9,000pledged of €9,000 goal
142
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 25 2019

About

Gaming socks... WTF ?!

Yes, this is a serious project designed by gamers for gamers ;)

We all spend a lot of time on our favorite video games. And we have all had our legs go numb after hours sitting at our desk or on the couch. Forget the cold ground, take the shoes off, and put on your Falcons because playing with shoes on sucks.

We designed  the lightest, warmest and most comfortable socks and added some super hero features. A high tech fabric to facilitate blood circulation and a strong sole to keep your feet isolated from cold floors. Everything has been thought for people who love playing video games. 

Having a good keyboard and a good computer mouse is essential. At Bequipe, we go further. Our aim is to put gamers in the best conditions to enjoy gaming with their friends and teammates. 

We create products dedicated to your well being. They fit perfectly into your set up and provide you an ideal playing environment. 

From casuals to pro gamers, from computer to game console, from FPS to MOBA, the Falcons  are combining the comfort of a sock and the practicality of a shoe. 

ABSOLUTE COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISE.

Comfort has a major impact on your performance. Ability to stay focused for long periods of time will give you an advantage to win over your opponents. Playing with your shoes on for hours is very unpleasant, whereas playing without shoes makes your feet feel cold. 

The Falcons is the answer: to ensure a thermal regulation of your feet, the base of the sock is made of a thick and soft fabric keeping your feet warm, the top of a fine mesh super breathable. 

WALKING. SITTING. GAMING.

Developed to be soft and light, the Falcons redefine your way of playing. It has a strong outsole that isolates you completely from the ground when you move. To optimize flexibility, outsole is ultra-thin and made of a lightweight material. A sock that is like an indoor shoe, but with greater comfort! 


BLOOD FLOWING PROPERLY THROUGH THE BODY.

A good blood circulation has positive impacts on the body and mind. Players sit for a long time, their legs can become numb and blood circulates badly. The Falcons are designed with a wide trim whose elasticity compresses the leg as with support stockings. It ensures blood circulation and, thus, stimulates the body. 

The brain uses about 3 times more oxygen than muscles. To function optimally, it requires a good blood circulation. When playing video games, we stay still, blood circulation is less "active" which has a negative effect on oxygenation of the brain. Improving cerebral blood flow increases physical activity and intellectual performance

FALCONS the ultimate gaming socks

Gamers are athletes in every respect. Their body is the tool that will allow them to be competitive! To optimize its potential, one must feel in perfect physical shape from head to toe.

The Falcons are made of a powerful association of different textile fibers added to a lightweight and durable outsole, thus combining the comfort of a sock to the practicality of a shoe.

The most multi-purpose socks ever.  


Adapted to all your needs, and of course… washable :) 

 FALCONS versus the rest of the world. 



Inspired by sports socks, Falcons are a unique blend of the most appropriate materials for the needs of players.

Base of the sock, made in cotton, is deliberately thick to ensure foot comfort and warmth. The black part is made in Techno.p.e, latest generation of high performance 100% polyester yarn for breathability. It releases body heat and preserves a feeling of well-being. Socks are weaved with 200 needles, making them finer and stronger thanks to the density of the stitching.


This is one of the essential part of the Falcons. The outsole material has been designed to be strong and light.  Strong to let you go everywhere, light to give the impression of wearing nothing. The pattern on the outsole was inspired by Play symbol. This symbol points to the front. When moving forward, the Falcons accompany you.  

The outsole fits perfectly. It has been designed to conform to the shape of your feet whether you are in front of a console or a computer, and follow your movements wherever you go. This outsole makes these socks a complete and exceptional product.

Reduce cold from the ground by 70%

By combining textile and plastic energy, the foot remains perfectly isolated from the cold of the ground. It allows you to stay focused on your game. Built to enhance pleasure of playing.

The idea

Bequipe aims to provide a full set up of creative equipments for gamers. Most brands do not give enough importance to the physical conditions of players and even less the bottom part of their body. 

We have, therefore, studied with players the essential aspects to meet the requirements of playing and mobility needs. 

The Design

Design is much more than color and form. Passionate design is about innovation, excitement and personal feeling.As many kids, I grew up in a world full of superheroes” explains Hugo, Creative Director of Bequipe. “The way I designed the FALCONS is deeply inspired by the items I found in the games I used to play, such as Mario's cap that gave him flying ability.” 


The conception.

We worked with a chiropodist to create the most suitable sole for our project. To make the prototype, we modeled it in CAD and printed it in 3D, such as to ensure the ergonomics of the product. Finally, we assembled the different elements to obtain a prototype of quality.

Take You Everywhere

Like most gamers, you play at home in the first place, then you make friends, you talk on Discord, you create a chat group, you share tactics on the game and finally you meet to play together. This is how every competitive player started

We imagined this product to accompany you whatever games you play and the environment in which you play. 

Whether you play at home, you go to LAN or compete on professional stages, the Falcons will take you everywhere. 

Gaming is the main purpose of the falcons but not the only one...the ultimate gaming socks are the ultimate indoor socks: Netflix&chill, writing a code line or the next article on your blog, whatever you’re doing on your desk, the Falcons will suit you in the best possible way.


Falcons are available in three colors: red, blue and green. We will update new colors, depending on the funding we can reach. 

 Size Help
 

Half Sizes: If you typically wear ½ sizes, we recommend sizing down.

Full Sizes: If you typically wear a full size, we recommend the same size for the best possible fit and comfort.

Size Exchanges: Getting the perfect fit can be difficult especially online. It’s our mission that you get the best possible fit with your FALCONS. We'll provide a detailed sizing tool. Send us a message and we’ll be happy to help you out with your exchange!


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2. Payment: Enter your payment information. Your payment won't be effective until the very end of this campaign.

3. Size, Color & Shipping Information: Don’t worry about that yet! You will get to select your Size, Color choice and submit your Shipping at the very end of this campaign.

 Smash bros 64, Golden Eye, Tony Hawk, CS1.5 these were our first games! 

Bequipe is the story of two childhood friends, Hugo and Remi, who were playing video games together in the late 90’s. Back in 2016, Hugo said: « we’re going to warm the hands of gamers ». Eight months later, we were launching the first gaming hand warmer: Kaliento. We are now working on the future of gaming and creating innovative products: the Falcons is the new one.

For this new adventure, we worked with partners who had the expertise in areas that were unknown to us and with the best Chief Happiness Officer possible!

Your Falcons will be delivered in September 2019. 

The money collected will be used to buy raw materials, make the mold and finance the production

For any questions regarding the product, sizing, shipping procedure, product warranty, customs and duties, please refer in the first place to the FAQ. We of course remain available for any additional questions. 

Our aim is to offer equipment that improves players' comfort and performance. Contributing to the financing of our new product is to help it to emerge and share this idea!

Risks and challenges

Deciding to sell socks to video game players is a bit like playing a FPS on console in cross play, it's not impossible but it's risky!

The first essential step to meet this challenge was to discuss with the players, understand their needs to propose a suitable product. We then spent long hours searching for materials.
It was essential to find the best way to make these socks warm while leaving the feet breathe.
The design of the sole was probably the most delicate part. How to ensure a good insulation and robustness while offering a lightweight product?
The result went well beyond our expectations. The combination of different materials works very well and the Falcons are machine washable.

It is obvious that new challenges will arise in the future. We will face them with enthusiasm and with your support!
To all our backers, we will remain available for any information you might need.

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