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JustinBy Justin
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Webz is a hybrid shoe that combines the benefits of a trainer, sandal, and flip flop. It is breathable like a flip flop or sandal yet combines the comfort and full footbed support of a trainer. All of this compacted into a highly fashionable style. You can go from poolside to biking to picking up your kids from practice. No longer do you have to worry about packing a myriad of shoes for the sun, Webz is the ultimate summer shoe. Excellent for travel or holiday vacation.

Webz are also grease, oil and water resistant.  Add to this the unique and stunning design - there is nothing like this on the planet (I’ve checked). They are quite simply the most outstanding all round piece of summer footwear in the world. 

Whether you are traveling for work, on holiday, or going about your daily routine, Webz has a place in your lifestyle. We make comfortable and incredibly versatile shoes.

Our mission is to build wearable lifestyle products that combine fashion and function using our innovation and most importantly your input. 

From the moment we had the idea for Webz, we knew we had to rely on our core customer base for feedback before we even built our first shoe. It’s a shoe that has truly been built as much by you than it has by us. We kept asking along the way: how do you want it to look, to feel, and as importantly, how do you want them to make you feel. We did this without losing the integrity behind our original hybrid shoe idea. 

We will keep this close bond going during the evolution of our products, asking you the important questions, getting your thoughts and ideas, incorporating them into our designs and models, making them work for you and doing exactly what you want them to do. 

We’ll never lose sight of how important is for you to have your say and giving you the opportunity to have input on what we do and how we do it. We don’t just want you to wear Webz, we want you to be part of its heritage and our future together. 

Webz was born out of a need for a multi-purpose footwear item for people on the move everywhere. We have spent 4 years designing – and redesigning- the product you see today. With our starting point being the need for a non-slip, waterproof and stylish item that can be worn anywhere, we began to make initial sketches of what we felt covered all these needs and occasions. 

During the evolution of the product, we have gone back to the drawing board many times making tweaks here and there to make it the most comfortable footwear product on the market. This was hugely important to the finished product as we see you wearing them all day, every day. 

Whilst comfort and practicality was always at the forefront of our minds, we never lost sight of the need for style. Being able to wear them during any occasion or any event was of huge importance to us and you. We feel we have achieved our goal in this respect and offer and huge array of color ways to accommodate any outfit, no matter how you dress or what the weather might throw at you.

Versatility is a word we use often and remained a priority to us during the development of the product. Webz can be worn in casual surroundings, in a sporting environment, lounging in the sun or at a smart event. The list of occasions that Webz look great in is endless.
 

So, whether you’re trotting around the globe or popping to the mall, if you’re heading for the beach or out for drinks with friends, if you’re going off road hiking or downhill biking, just pop on your Webz, you’ll look and feel great.

At first glance, I get many people assuming that Webz are just the same as hiking sandals. This could not be further than the truth. Hiking sandals are made for just that - hiking. 

Webz are designed to go from concrete to rugged terrain and everything in between. I have spent years perfecting the best qualities from trainers, flip flops, sandals, and hiking sandals into the fully functional, ultimate summer shoe.

The designs may appear to be similar but Webz has 3 distinctive qualities when compared: 

1. Full footbed support and toe protection, not just arch and thick toe rubber   

2. Much more fashion forward designs and colors   

3. Grease, Oil, & Water resistant for more activity versatility  

Similar looking hiking sandals do not have the built in qualities that you can expect from Webz. Even long term hiking sandal wearers have converted. As soon as people try them on and walk a few steps, they instantly feel the difference and experience the benefits first hand.

The inspiration behind Webz Shoes came from lying next to a pool in Turkey on vacation when my friend Steve was complaining about how uncomfortable his feet were, owing to the heat and sweat that was generated from wearing his Pumas.

We were sitting in the Mediterranean heat, watching people trip and stumble around in their $5 flip flops or sliders, or ruining their $200 trainers by putting wet and sandy feet in them. There must be something better and easier than this. Right? 

I asked why he simply did not just wear flip flops. He replied:


A - he hated the look of them   

B - they did not offer the support and protection he required
 

 
  I understood his dilemma because flip flops are fine for pool lounging. But anything beyond this and they're just not practical in the sun. Say you want to suddenly take a jog, ride a bike, trek through forests, kick a ball, walk into the sea, go quad biking, what ever it may be. Flip flops just don't cut it.
 

 
   Same with trainers - they offer support but your feet end up a stinky, sweaty mess as does the trainer. A possible solution would be the hiking sandal, but to the young, fashion savvy people of the world, they leave a lot to be desired visually and hiking sandals offer no front support or  protect toes well. 

What if someone could develop a type of Hybrid Trainer/Sandal/Flip Flop that could retain the looks of a tried and tested classic looking trainer, yet combine the light weight, breathable ergonomics of a flip flop/sandal?


I searched for high fashion designs with the quality features I wanted. I wanted to add a modern and contemporary twist to it. I surfed the net for weeks trying to find anything like it. There was nothing. I then started to make sketches until I was happy with the look, then I hired a graphic designer to develop the CADs (professional computer drawings). That really brought my idea to life.

I prototyped, visited manufacturers, and spent time in product development and quality control over the next few years.  My hard earned first batch of samples were finally created and they did not disappoint. I personally tested them and was happy with the result of my beloved new creation.

 Not only had I created a solution in that comfort, practicality and support were no longer compromised, the end result from a visual point of view is staggering. The possibilities and versatility of Webz is known as soon as you try it on. I now want to share Webz with you.
 

 Oh and the friend that said he'd never wear flip flops?.... would wear Webz in a heartbeat!
 

  Justin Khadaroo, Founder and Creative Director

      My name is Justin and my life plan was to go in to fashion and design. It was always my passion and I was pretty good at it by all accounts. Finances took me away from design school before I could graduate and I was never able to get back. But the fashion and design bug stayed with me always and I still alter most of my “off the peg” clothes to my own specific requirements. Looking good is important to me, combine that with practicality. Well, why can’t I have both I thought. 

Since that fateful poolside conversation, I have spent the past 5 years designing and producing the perfect holiday or travel shoe. My team and I spent the first year researching the need and the next 2 years developing the early sketches in to 2D and then 3D images. 


   At this point, we went back to you guys and asked for your opinions and thoughts on the design and philosophy. The feedback we got was outstanding, from 1,000 people polled, 96% of you said you would buy them.  Many of you had suggestions, some of which have been included in the finished product.


The last 2 years have been spent fine tuning Webz to make it the most versatile, lightweight and comfortable shoe we believe exists. We also think they look pretty cool too. But our journey isn’t over yet, we are now close to moving to full production and have many more ideas we would like to implement including some funky new color combinations we know you’ll love.
      We’ve enjoyed the past 5 years immensely. We’ve worked hard but had a lot of fun along the way. Why don’t you join us for the next leg of the journey? Walk with us in Webz. They won’t let you down.
   Just Add Sole.
 

If you love Webz but can’t financially back us at this time, please take the time to share with your network on your social media pages. It would really help us out. You can reach more people than you think. You can use any of our photos to post on your social media or media outlet.
 

Welcome to Webz, the most versatile go anywhere shoe on the market.

Webz began out of a need for a multi-purpose footwear item for people on the move everywhere. We have spent 4 years designing – and re designing- the product you see today. With our starting point being the need for a non-slip, waterproof and stylish item that can be worn anywhere, we began to make initial sketches of what we felt covered all these needs and occasions. During the evolution of the product, we have gone back to the drawing board many times making tweaks here and there to make it the most comfortable footwear product on the market. This was hugely important to the finished product as we see you wearing them all day, every day. Whilst comfort and practicality was always at the forefront of our minds, we never lost sight of the need for style. Being able to wear them during any occasion or any event was of huge importance to us and you. We feel we have achieved our goal in this respect and offer and huge array of colour ways to accommodate any outfit, no matter how you dress or what the weather might throw at you.
            Versatility is a word we use often and remained a priority to us during the development of the product. Webz can be worn in casual surroundings, in a sporting environment, lounging in the sun or at a smart event. The list of occasions that Webz look great in is endless.
            So, whether you’re trotting around the globe or popping to the mall, if you’re heading for the beach or out for drinks with friends, if you’re going off road hiking or downhill biking, just pop on your Webz, you’ll look and feel great.
Just Add Sole.

From 2D Design

To 3D Design 

To Prototype Design


Here at Webz we understand the importance of looking after our planet. Especially now, when it needs us the most. And we know that we need to play our part in encouraging sustainable manufacturing.

We aim to make sure that every single pair of Webz sold will be packaged using recycled and recyclable materials. We aim to use recycled materials to make our signature outsoles. We aim to continue our development into the use of plant-based plastics to create a shoe that not only looks and feels great but will actually be biodegradable.

And, as if all that wasn’t enough, we are going to fully utilise how malleable our shoes are and pack them in nice and snug for their journey to you. Meaning we’re able to shrink our carbon footprint right down and use less fuel to transport more shoes.

From the moment we had the idea for Webz, it has been led by you, those who are ultimately wearing our products. We kept asking you along the way, how do you want it to look, to feel, and as importantly, how do you want them to make you feel. We will keep doing this during the evolution of our products, asking you the important questions, getting your thoughts and ideas, incorporating them into our designs and models, making them work for you and doing exactly what you want them to do. We’ll never lose sight of how important is for you to have your say and giving you the opportunity to have input on what we do and how we do it. We don’t just want you to wear Webz, we want you to be part of its heritage, and its future.

Will Webz be available in other colourways later down the line? Hell yes!  The colours are really quite infinite so expect some serious fresh colourways to be out in the coming year. Eventually you'll see a contrasting colour for the toe too!

At such a great price I wonder how you've managed to create something which looks so good. Are they of a decent quality? It's a great question and yes Webz are made of the highest quality, you wait until you have them on your feet  and you'll know! How did we do it? By cutting out all the B.S and refining both the design and components to a minimum. Simplistic - stunning - value.

Are Webz completely water proof? No, no, no, but then they're not meant to be. Webz are an all-round practical shoe for people in any general  environment. But back to the question - so the body is water resistant as is the sole, the tongue however is fabric so that will get wet but will dry off reasonably quickly. The tongue is also perforated to help it dry that little bit faster. If you’re going to spend hours in the sea, the shoes will manage just fine, but remember, the tongue won’t dry immediately when you hit dry land. 

Can I go mountain hiking in them? Please see above about “general environment ". But sure you could, they’re incredibly comfortable too. However, I would draw the line at rock climbing as I would advise something a little sturdier for that pursuit! 

Can I walk on the moon in them? Enough already!

My children really love them, will they be available in kid sizes? Hhhmm you'd be referring to Webz Kidz! Does that answer your question? ;) But in all seriousness, absolutely yes. It's something we've thought long and hard about and we know that kids would love them. 

How long will it take to get my shipment once the campaign has ended?  We want you to be in your new Webz as soon as possible. Once the campaign is completed, we’ll make a start on getting your order out to you. We anticipate this taking between 90 and 120 days at the moment but we’re working hard right now to reduce that as much as possible.
 

Risks and challenges

As with all new ventures, Webz faces some challenges in the coming months during and after the funding and production process. Having worked on the project for 5 years now, we have faced, and overcome many already. A large part of the current teams’ task has been to identify any potential risks and hazards, and offer a solution to those found. We are confident that we have now identified all possible scenarios that could slow the project down or give cause for pause. As a consequence, we have contingency plans in place for all these possible situations, from alternative manufacturing locations – in the instance of geographical issues- , to back up distribution points to make sure that those who support us in the early days will be the last to be affected by any delays.

We have also considered the manpower issue in the event that funding exceeds our expectations and have already enlisted the support of a staffing agency who are ready to supply a number of temporary workers to help with any “surge” in distribution needs.

As with all new projects, there can always be that event that hasn’t been considered to slow a particular process and delay supply, however, we have taken all the steps we possibly can to ensure that this is mitigated to the greatest extent and remain hopeful that we’ve covered all the bases already. Our primary commitment is to you, those who have helped us get to where we are today, and where we hope to be tomorrow. We’re confident we’ve got your back, as you have ours.

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