About this project
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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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.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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