About this project
The idea of Floafers was first brainstormed back in 2014 as our founder Hayes Brumbeloe was packing for a trip to the Bahamas. He thought to himself "how nice would it be to have a pair of stylish loafers you could wear on the beach and in the water?" After searching the internet and not really finding much, especially under $50, he realized it was time to put his Entrepreneurship Degree to good use and design his own! Fast forward three years, and we are proud to introduce our patented water loafers for both men and women called Floafers!!
SUMMERS NEWEST SHOE!
Floafers are versatile and can be worn anywhere with anything; our patented design includes strategic vent holes and side gills for breath-ability and fast drying. Floafers are made of environmentally friendly closed cell EVA foam, which makes our shoes light weight, water proof and anti-microbial. The soles of our shoes are made of a scuff proof and slip resistant TPC rubber, perfect for boats or any kind of wet surface. Floafers are a life style shoe brand, perfect for any occasion!
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NOTE: Your credit card will NOT be charged until the campaign ends on April 7th. At that time we will send out our survey to all backers to choose their size, colors & style!
STYLE & DESIGN
With YOU in mind, we have diligently been designing and redesigning for the last two years to bring you the most functional and fashion forward shoe design that the EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) market has ever seen! We have combined the durability, scuff resistance and anti-microbial nature of EVA foam with timeless aesthetics and practical utility. From the array of color options and classic styling to the convenient utility hole allowing you to attach your Floafers, when not in use, we have made it our mission to create the ideal shoe for the fashionably aware outdoors men and women!
Three years ago this was just an idea while on vacation. We really wanted a pair of loafers that could be worn to the beach, in the water or on a boat…a pair of shoes stylish enough to be worn at a beach bar or the office. What we eventually came up with was stylish loafers combined with the utility of EVA foam. We want everyone to feel good & look good while doing the things they love! This shoe is ideal for many outdoor activities including:
- Boating-sailing, yachting, powerboats, kayaks & canoes
- Fishing-competitive, deep sea & weekend warriors
- Leisure-bicycling, walking, tubing & paddle boarding
- Outdoors-hiking, backpacking & camping
- Travel-cruises, resorts, water parks & pool parties
- Golfing-19th hole approved!
We have tirelessly worked to bring you the shoe we wanted to see! A multi-use, high fashion shoe styled after the timeless form of the classic driving loafer with the functionality to accompany you on the boat, in the river, on the trail or after a round of golf with the style that can take you from the beach to the boardroom!
A CLOSER LOOK
Disclaimer: Our shoes are available in whole sizes only and run true to size but if you're a half size we recommend sizing up to the next whole size (IE: if your a 6.5 go with a size 7). We've designed the collection for a regular size width; if you consider yourself a wide please be aware the shoes may fit snug. We are going to send out a PDF, which will be printable, that outlines the insole of the size you select so you can make certain the size you are ordering is 100% correct. This should eliminate size issues & will be sent out with our survey immediately after campaign.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our founder, Hayes Brumbeloe, was an Entrepreneurship major at Western Carolina University where he cemented his desire to one day start his own business. His focus & dedication to making Floafers a household name ultimately led to his decision of partnering with Dan Rubertone. Dan is well known for being very detail oriented & focused on maximizing results across the board; he continuously drives our team to be the best they can possibly be. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Brockport he met Hayes 5 years ago when he made his move to Dallas, TX. The future is bright for team Floafers!
WE GAVE OUT A FEW SAMPLE PAIRS & HERE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY....
“I wore my Floafers to work (6-4) then I went food shopping and cooked dinner, my review: Incredibly comfy and adorable!! And yes, they earned a prime spot in the Shoe Palace!!” -Jessica-Hauppauge, NY
“I was one of the lucky few who were given a pair to test out and they’re phenomenal!! As an avid golfer, Floafers are perfect for after a round of golf. Light weight, breathable and very comfortable! I highly recommend them to everyone!” -Will-Atlanta, GA
“I wear my Floafers almost on a daily basis! Last week while in Mexico I wore them 24/7 & while home (where its cold) I just throw on a pair of socks and slip them on! The sole is super supportive and feels like I’m wearing sneakers. With 3 dogs, a baby and a house to take care of this shoe is practical and fashionable!” -Julia-Nesconset, NY
"Growing up in NC, boat shoes & loafers are the norm. When Hayes told me he was designing a loafer that would float on water I honestly didn't believe him. I was pleasantly surprised with not only the look of the shoe but the true comfort as well. Floafers will be replacing a lot of boat shoes in my closest this summer! I highly recommend everyone to purchase a pair; they don't break the bank!" -Todd-Cary, NC
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Risks and challenges
We have carefully chosen our manufacturing facility based on our relationship with our sourcing group out of New York and our fulfillment center in Dallas, Texas. We are very confident in our team and supplier's ability to keep up with our schedule and deliver on time. With that being said, we cannot always control every step of development and there are always uncertainties and risks for delays in any manufacturing process. Although unlikely, delays may occur but we are prepared and engaged in precautionary steps to prevent any such event. Throughout the project we will be in contact with you, frequently updating you in detail, every step of the way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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