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Sandals made with a Vibram sole and parachute cord lacing. Tie yours simply or come up with something new. (We did!)
Sandals made with a Vibram sole and parachute cord lacing. Tie yours simply or come up with something new. (We did!)
385 backers pledged $26,242 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Deal

We make really simple sandals using a Vibram sole and parachute cord lacing. Clay + Bros. started in 2012 when we made a few pairs for close friends and family. Word spread quickly. Other people wanted to know where they could get their hands on—and feet in—a pair. So we began testing and tweaking the design and materials until we settled on what we think is the perfect storm of form and function.

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The Product

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Where Your Money Goes

We plan on using the funds we raise to buy materials and tooling to manufacture our sandals. We will have dies made and will be able to meet the large minimums for our material orders.

Our Promise

Clay + Bros. products are made with the promise of durability and comfort. Simple design, quality materials, and craftsmanship are our stamp on every pair of sandals we make. We believe that you should be able to depend on us—on your Clays. 

To show our commitment to our promise and our appreciation for your support of our Kickstarter campaign, we'll guarantee lifetime replacement of your Clays if you can wear a natural hole in the sole.

Some ways we could imagine that happening*:

  • Walking across lava rock in Hawaii
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia
  • Backpacking through Europe
  • Outrunning Border Patrol in Mexico
  • Outrunning an elephant stampede in Africa
  • Dodging traffic in the streets of Sao Paulo
  • Vagabonding across South America
  • Running with the bulls in Pamplona
  • Dancing like you've never danced before at Bonnaroo
  • Walking The Great Wall of China
  • Exploring the depths of Yosemite

So, if you manage to wear a natural hole in the sole of your Clays, just send them back to us, and we'll send you a brand new pair. We promise to do this for the rest of your life.

It's simple: Your support now will let us keep making sandals for as long as you could need new ones.

*Clay + Bros. cannot be responsible or liable for any outcome if you actually do any of the above activities—except for the outcome of wearing a natural hole in the sole of your Clays. However, if you do go on any of these adventures, please let us know—and take us with you!

Your Rewards

Clay + Bros. "Simple Is Good" Bumper Sticker
Clay + Bros. "Simple Is Good" Bumper Sticker
Clay + Bros. Clear Die-Cut Logo Sticker
Clay + Bros. Clear Die-Cut Logo Sticker
"Get Fired Up!" Pocket T-Shirt
"Get Fired Up!" Pocket T-Shirt

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Risks and challenges

We've spent the last year making sure we had the right materials, wear-testing our sandals, and gathering feedback so that we could hone our design and bring you what we think are some of the best sandals out there.

Crafting these sandals in-house with our own hands and equipment allows us to control every aspect of our product's quality. And that's the way we like it. We're confident in our ability to consistently deliver high-quality sandals.

We don't foresee any problems with hitting our delivery date and having a beautifully simple pair of sandals in your hand — and on your feet — when you expect them.

We'll be completely transparent if we do happen to run into any delays in production or delivery. You'll know everything that we know throughout the process of resolving the issue. And that's a promise.

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  • After the campaign is over we will send you a survey in which you will get to pick your color and size.

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  • After the Kickstarter ends we will give you access to a sizing guide that you can print out and place your foot on to ensure that you get the perfect fit before we ship your sandals.

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  • No problem. It’s a flat rate of USD$35 to ship the sandals and we will make sure they land right where you want them.

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    "Get Fired Up!" Pocket T-Shirt: Available in XS - XL in Ash Grey. MADE IN THE USA. Illustration by the cool and talented Liza Corsillo.

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    THE EARLY BIRD: (1) pair of Clays 20% off retail ($65). Any size. Any color. You were here first.

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    THE ACE: (1) pair of Clays. Any size. Any color.

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    THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: (1) pair of Clays. Any size. Any color. (1) "Get Fired Up!" Pocket T- Shirt. Any size. (1) Clay + Bros. Sticker Pack. You are outfitted real nice.

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    TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: (2) pairs of Clays 10% off retail ($130). Any sizes. Any colors. Thanks for grabbing two!

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    THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER: (3) pairs of Clays 15% off retail ($195). Any sizes. Any colors. Thanks for grabbing three!

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