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POWERLACE SHOES - ARE YOU READY TO STEP IN?

Keep your hands free with Powerlace self-lacing shoes. The experience that you won't forget.

POWERLACE SHOES - ARE YOU READY TO STEP IN?

Keep your hands free with Powerlace self-lacing shoes. The experience that you won't forget.

pledged of CA$ 100,000pledged of CA$ 100,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 24 2016 8:37 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 24, 2016

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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About

At Powerlace, we believe that ''lacing is not a sport''

Have you ever felt that lacing your shoes is an unnecessary task? In fact, everyday objects of our lives are constantly evolving.

*Phones have become handheld computers!
*Cars are smarter and cleaner!
*Watches have turned into personal assistants!

But what about our shoes? Well, listen to this.

After 15 years of research and development, my team and I came up with a shoe that will make your dreams come true, Powerlace's P-One.

I have the pleasure today in unveiling our latest self-lacing shoe technology, allowing for hands-free shoe tying! Available exclusively on Kickstarter.

Frederick Labbe, inventor, mechanical engineer


Our last 2014 Kickstarter campaign

Our last Kickstarter campaign goes back to November 2014 and generated high interest among early adopters. We never gave up the desire to provide you guys with the best alternative tying solutions.

As always, no compromise was made on comfort, ease of use and performance. We teamed up with a reputable shoe manufacturer and consulted with a top tier footwear designer. The factory is now ready for the first production run, are you ready to step in?

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Return Policy 

Wrong size? Return them back and simply choose another size. FREE RETURN SHIPPING. 

 

 

  

  

The Powerlace P-One is a robust and revolutionary outdoor shoe offering a unique once-only adjustment system and dynamic balancing that adapts to the natural motion of your foot. Reliable over any type of outdoor terrain and suitable for everyday wear.  

Lever  

The lever unlocks the mechanism with the help of maximum strength nylon coated stainless steel wires.

Puller

The thermoplastic pullers allow to perform static and dynamic balancing that adapt continuously to the natural motion of the foot.

Sole

The TPU sole is non-marking, abrasion resistant and flex fatigue resistant.

Lace

The kevlar laces offer superior breaking strength of 250 lbs.

Lace lock

The lace lock allows to adjust the required tension of the laces.

Our team of rocket scientists have developed a revolutionary self-lacing system activated only by your body weight. 

 

Just slide your foot in, adjust the tension once, and you’re set, forever. You’ll never have to bend down again.  

**  Adjust only once. **      

 

To take off the shoes, use your other foot to press down on the back lever. Beautifully simple!  

In our quest to build the most innovative prototypes, we have gone through countless manufacturing processes including 3D designing, numerically controlled machining, plastic injection, thermoset, stitching and ultrasonic welding.

All stages of research and development have been conducted at our lab facilities in St-Hubert, Canada by our team of rocket scientists. And we are confident that our efforts will offer you the greatest self-lacing shoe experience.  


Prototyping & Design

In my 15 years as a footwear designer I have never seen footwear include such sophisticated technical package. Creating a design to incorporate such a carefully hidden mechanized system so precisely with almost no margin for error was more like applying the automotive process to footwear.  

For a small group of friends to achieve what so many giants in the industry have been attempting for years, shows just how much can be achieved in this world.

But what I think really sets Powerlace apart from other brands, is that like the automotive industry their innovation is ingenious, striking the perfect balance between simplicity, performance, reliability and industrialization.

"Powerlace is the new frontier in footwear".

Markus Kittner Professional footwear designer


Future Horizon

The first portion of the money we raise will go to fund the production of more molds and machinery. The second portion will be used to expand our product range: women, kid's, safety, golf, running - and more.

Yes, ladies, we haven’t forgotten you.  

Just imagine the difference with Powerlace auto-lacing shoes in our life. The number of possibilities is infinite!  

Risks and challenges

We are fully aware that every Kickstarter project is confronted by its own share of risks. In this regard, we would like to tell you more about how we prepared our market entry.

Over the last year, we've been regularly travelling to China to undertake the production and testing of our tooling equipments. So many production challenges to overcome! Hopefully, we succeeded in harnessing all of our energy and resources to deal with the complexity of the manufacturing process, leaving the plant ready for the first production run.

And most importantly, we have worked hard over the last years to build up strong relationships with our partners to assure you the best quality possible and to hit all of our delivery deadlines.

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    THANKS FOREVER.

    Your help at any level brings Powerlace self-lacing technology one step closer to reality. We will keep you informed with all the Powerlace updates.

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    Pledge CA$ 129 or more About $101

    EARLY BIRD

    You'll receive ONE pair of Powerlace shoes / P-One in your choice of colors.

    The Powerlace self-lacing shoe is the latest and greatest shoe technology. You'll never have to bend over again. Future retail price is $179

    Once the goal is achieved, you will receive an email to chose your color and size: 8 – 8 ½ - 9 – 9 ½ - 10 – 10 ½ - 11 – 12 / US size.

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    SINGLE POWERLACE PAIR

    You'll receive ONE pair of Powerlace shoes / P-One in your choice of colors.

    Wrong size? FREE RETURN SHIPPING

    The Powerlace self-lacing shoe is the latest and greatest shoe technology. You'll never have to bend over again. Future retail price is $179

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About $117

    SINGLE POWERLACE PAIR

    You'll receive ONE pair of Powerlace shoes / P-One in your choice of colors.

    The Powerlace self-lacing shoe is the latest and greatest shoe technology. You'll never have to bend over again. Future retail price is $179

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    SHARE WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE!

    Get 2 pairs of Powerlace shoes in your choice of colors. Make your family and friends happy!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    You'll receive ONE pair of Powerlace shoes / P-One in your choice of colors.

    Powerlace self-lacing technology could be yours for the lowest price it will ever be. Future retail price is $179.

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