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THE VERY FIRST AUTO-LACING SHOE TECHNOLOGY!

The new Powerlace auto-lacing system is the most effective means of tying shoelaces the hands-free way. The mere insertion of the foot automatically engages the lacing system's mechanism.

The activation of the small lever found at the lower rear end of the shoe unlocks the power system. It's really that simple! The total energy required for the lacing system's mechanism is provided for by the weight of one's body.

The Powerlace shoe has been extensively tested in laboratories and has been subject to the wear and tear conditions when in actual use.

The easy and adjustable tension design system guarantees the best fit, the best comfort, every time!

Shoes – why do we need them? Shoes shield our feet from all kinds of weather – be it rain, shine, hail, or snow. Shoes also protect our feet from the strains of strenuous keep-fit activities like walking, jogging, and running. These are just some major reasons that drive us to produce one of the coolest breakthroughs that will do just about all these and even more!

Powerlace shoes possess an outside material that is waterproof and water-resistant but is also washable. They have frontal breathable zones that control the amount of humidity in the interior area of the shoe, though they do not provide isolation the way a rain boot or a winter boot does.

Powerlace shoes were designed to provide maximum versatility. The soft midsoles and flexible outsoles can really provide a great amount of unparalleled comfort to its wearers, be it indoors or outdoors, occasional use and even in daily use.

Lever: The lever is the key to unlocking the Powerlace mechanism design, not to forget the unique function of the maximum-strength nylon-coated stainless steel wires.

Mechanism: The Powerlace mechanism was designed and tested to be mainly and highly resistant to fatigue.

Puller: The puller provides outstanding impact resistance and is responsible for excellent balance between stiffness and strength.

Sole: A flexible sole is located in the front. These soles are highly resistant to abrasion and are non-marking.

Midsole: The full-length midsole is supple and soft to provide for superior comfort and cushion support.

Lace: The excellent quality of the laces provides high levels of resistance to wear; and a breaking strength of 250 lbs.

Lace lock: This is another cool feature of Powerlace which is the two-part slide for locking laces or adjusting shoe tension.

Material: The raw materials of Powerlace shoes have been carefully selected to achieve a very high-quality design. They are of high quality, highly-resistant, durable, and waterproof. The materials we selected also allow for washability without compromising quality.

Heel counter: We have chosen to incorporate a firm heel counter for maximum heel support.

Inlet: Each Powerlace shoe is equipped with breathable inlets to help facilitate and control the process of thermo-regulation in the interior area.

Lining: The shoe lining is soft to the touch but is also highly-durable for intensive use.


DISCOVER THE MOST ADVANCED POWERLACE SHOE IN THE WORLD!

MECHANISM
The new auto-lacing system paves the way for efficient hands-free shoelace tying made possible by Powerlace. Simply slide your foot into the shoe and adjust the lace's tension as you deem necessary. To reverse the process and loosen up the shoelaces, the activation of the small lever at the lower back end of the shoe is all that is required.

PRESSER
The presser is the part of the Powerlace system that is concealed beneath the heel area of the midsole – the part that is greatly affected by weight pressure. The presser serves as a force sensor and transmits this power directly to the lacing mechanism using a very clever, but subtle process. Our mechanical design enables to unlink the presser to the puller when the presser reaches its final position in the sole. Worry not, for this process does not send even the slightest sensation of a tingle!

PULLER
The puller is a key element to the Powerlace lacing system. It provides the connection between the tension applied by the mechanism and the direct pressure applied by the lacing. It is manufactured with engineered thermoplastic that offers outstanding impact resistance and excellent balance between stiffness and strength.

SOLE
The shoe sole is one of the key elements of the Powerlace design. It serves as the principal support system for the mechanism and as an anchorage for the pedal (or lever). The sole is manufactured with TPU (thermo polyurethane), a substance with very high-level resistance to abrasions and good flex fatigue properties even in the cold but also remains supple for ultimate comfort, providing more overall durability.

LEVER
The lever unlocks the mechanism with the help of maximum strength and nylon coated stainless steel wires that allow for a wide opening of the shoe. Powerlace is strategically engineered with the integration of the wires into the shoe soles and, is fashioned and designed to achieve a smoother and more compact style.

LACE
The Powerlace shoelaces are made out of heavy duty material that uses Fiber Technology for maximum resistance against breakage and wear. These laces are uniquely designed to support tension exceeding 250 pounds.

LACE LOCK
Powerlace has developed its own lace lock system! With its easy to use and quick to adjust features, the operation is quite simple – when you first try on your Powerlace shoes, all you'll have to do is adjust the lace's tension to your desired level of comfort, and VOILA! The system remembers the previous tension setting and simply re-applies this to your many subsequent Powerlace use!

TONGUE
The shoe tongue of the Powerlace is designed to automatically loosen up once pressure from the laces is released, and as a result, allows for a large opening which enables the foot to easily slide in or out of the shoe without an inch of struggle. 

MATERIAL
The Powerlace team has exerted great and significant effort to find and obtain the best available quality materials not only to offer and provide increased resistance, but most especially, to give unrivaled comfort to its wearers.


THE SHOE SOLE IS ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENT OF THE POWERLACE DESIGN.

The sole is manufactured with TPU (thermo polyurethane), a substance with very high-level resistance to abrasions, but also remains supple for ultimate comfort, providing more overall durability.



NO BATTERIES, NO MOTORS, NO EXTRA CARRY-ON WEIGHT!

The engineers who pioneered the Powerlace system have developed a revolutionary self-lacing system that does not require the use of any batteries, motors, springs or gears.

The operating scheme engages the work performance system of highly resistant cables, which virtually add no unnecessary weight to the shoe.The mere body weight of the wearer is all the energy the Powerlace system requires.



200 000 CYCLES AND COUNTING!

All component parts of the Powerlace mechanism has undergone rigorous benchmark testing runs to achieve the goal of assuring repeated flawless operation of the mechanism. The designers made ​​sure that the system would easily be able to support up to 200,000 lacing cycles. The utilization of superior and high-quality materials was a top-ranking important factor in the development process of the Powerlace mechanism.

PLEDGES LIST FOR MEN'S SHOES ONLY


GET YOUR OWN POWERLACE T-SHIRT FOR ONLY 25$
Buy a Powerlace t-shirt and be a part of the story for only 25$ - After purchase you will receive an email to choose size and color! (Size/ Medium / Large / X-Large)

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EARLY BIRD PLEDGE 175$ SAVE 20$
Save 20$ when you buy one of the 500 pairs early bird rebate available!  Become the very first to get the Powerlace auto-lacing shoes for only 175$!

After purchase you will receive an email to choose size and color!  (US size/ (8 - 8.5) (9 - 9.5) (10 - 10.5) (11 - 11.5) (12)

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GET LUCKY PLEDGE 195$
Get lucky and become the very first to get the Powerlace auto-lacing shoes for only 175$!

After purchase you will receive an email to choose size and color! (US size/ (8 - 8.5) (9 - 9.5) (10 - 10.5) (11 - 11.5) (12)

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MAKE A GROUP OF FRIENDS!
Make a group of friends and buy 10 pairs of the Powerlace auto-lacing shoes and get one pair free! (Value of 195$) 1750$ = 11 pairs
After purchase you will receive an email to choose size and color! (US size/ (8 - 8.5) (9 - 9.5) (10 - 10.5) (11 - 11.5) (12)

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CHOOSE COLOR AND SIZE

NEW DESIGN CONCEPTS OF SHOES AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER 

WHO COMPRISES "THE POWERTEAM"

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Behind Powerlace's story is a group of individuals, united as a team, who share a common goal, a philosophy, and a vision. They are strongly bound together one objective. Respect, teamwork, and communication are the core values conveyed by the Powerlace team. Strongly driven together, they have created what has become the most advanced and innovative auto-lacing shoe available on the modern shoe market.

"WE PAVED THE WAY FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE SHOE INDUSTRY WITH OUR MOST ADVANCED & MOST INNOVATIVE AUTO-LACING SHOE!"


POWERLACE CALENDAR

POWERLACE CALENDAR 2014-15

Our strategic planning has advanced through its phases and we have attained real-time goals through the realisation of the actual Powerlace shoe from its prototype stage.

We have successfully equipped our factory with machinery dedicated to shoe production, created our own tooling, adapted, and slightly modified standard manufacturing procedures to transform Powerlace into reality with permanent and strong existence.

We have recently validated tooling and part design with our plastic injection press and built a bigger mould uniquely meant for processing and testing outsoles with integrated moveable pedals.

The aforementioned developments have paved way for the possibility and complete realisation of the shoe production phases within the premises of our facility.

November

- Establish connection among and with Kickstarter friends

- Select prequalified factories that meet our needs and tech  package criteria

- Fit and wearsof several prototypes produced by machinery in our facility

- Finalize and complete mould designs to be used for the mass production of mechanical components

December/January:

- Fabrication of moulds for the mass production of mechanical components

- Outsole and midsole mold opening for size 10.5.

- Shoe sampling with existing mechanical components from selected factories for size 10.5

- Commencement of mechanical components production.

February/Mars/April:

- Production of U.S. size 10.5

- Size grading

- Pattern adjustments

- Production of size ranges (8 - 8.5), (9 - 9.5), (10), (11 - 11.5) (12).

May:

- Quality evaluation and control testing

- Shipment and beginning of fulfillment

Risks and challenges

Since 2007, the first step was to develop and integrate our technology in an existing shoe. For the second phase, we realized to make it possible; we had to study traditional way of shoe manufacturing. Since then, we simplified, and created special tooling to implement our technology in a way that production could be possible.

We created a test bench to study the wear and fatigue resistance of our technology. We think that we have made everything for our product to be ready for production and customer market.

As we went through every stages of the design and the engineering of the Powerlace shoe, we are confident that we can overcome any potential technical problems that could happen on the production line.

Even if there are few modifications in the production process, we still have to integrate our tooling in the production line, establish quality control procedure and standardising of production steps.

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