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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 19 2015 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
$7,654
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
61
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 19 2015 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Sole Stacks is founded under the philosophy that shoes are an art form, not just an accessory. Our team has two full-time footwear designers, so we understand the stories, details, and passion that go into making shoes. We wanted a means to display shoes as others would display fine art in their homes. 

All shoe lovers have the same problem. Too many shoes, not enough space.

We focused on four key objectives that are important to any sneaker rack consumer: efficiency, visibility, versatility, and simplicity.

Sole Stacks follow the shape of the shoe, allowing you to store more pairs within a smaller space.

Traditional shoe racks only allow you to see the heel or the front of the shoe. Sole Stacks show off more of the sidewall, similar to the way shoes are displayed in a retail store. The modern design aesthetic will compliment the furniture in any home or place of business.

Sole Stacks is a modular design that can expand and adjust to any size collection. The starter rack holds 5 pairs and can extend in increments of 4 to unlimited heights.

Expansion panels can be bolted on as needed.

Dimensions are for size medium
Dimensions are for size medium

Sole Stacks come with wall mounting brackets for added stability, although the 5, 9, and 13 pair racks have the ability to free stand without them. The wall brackets can also be used to get your shoes up off the floor.

 The top shelf is flat, welcoming space for an additional pair of shoes or other accessories. Use the triangular cutout to rest a basketball, football, or soccer ball.

Several accent edge color options are available: natural brown, white, UV blue, or UV pink.

Two widths are available to accommodate shoe sizes up to a men's 14. Larger widths will be considered upon demand.

Sole Stacks pack flat for easy shipping and storage.

With bolts, wing nuts, and pins included, the only additional tool necessary for assembly is a screwdriver.

All prototypes have been laser cut by a local shop. While laser cutting has been effective for prototyping, CNC routing ( a type of computer controlled cutting) is more cost effective, and will allow more material options. I've collected quotes from several domestic CNC shops. I'm looking to raise funds on Kickstarter in hopes of placing a large volume run, therefore lowering the overall production cost per unit.

I'm Jacob Garcia, founder and creative director of Sole Stacks. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Discovering a passion for creativity at a young age, I studied at art magnet schools from 2nd-12th grade. After graduating with a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I began working as a color and material designer in the footwear industry in Boston, MA. I'm now a performance footwear designer, and my love of shoes is only matched by my love of playing sports.

If you'd like to support this project, please share our page with your friends, and pledge for your very own SOLE STACKS.

Like us at facebook.com/solestacks

Follow us and spread the word on Twitter and Instagram @SOLE_STACKS 

Please send any questions or comments to solestacksinfo@gmail.com.

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Risks and challenges

The majority of production is reliant on CNC routing, which is an industry standard and therefore a low-risk process. Turnaround time will vary based on the volume of orders we receive. We're currently aiming to complete production in March 2015, with shipments being sent out in April 2015. If funded, we promise to keep our backers up-to-date with the production process along the way.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: (1) 9-Stack* -- holds 9 pairs of shoes + (1) Neon-edge Sole Stacks sketchbook + (1) Sole Stacks sticker

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    BALLER PACKAGE: (3) 9-Stacks* -- holds 27 pairs of shoes + (1) Neon-edge Sole Stacks sketchbook + (1) Sole Stacks sticker

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    COLLECTOR PACKAGE: (3) 13-Stacks* -- holds 39 pairs of shoes + (1) Neon-edge Sole Stacks sketchbook + (1) Sole Stacks sticker

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    SNEAKERHEAD PACKAGE: (5) 9-Stacks* -- holds 45 pairs of shoes + CUSTOM LOGO CUT OUT ON SIDE! + CHOICE OF 9 EDGE COLORS! + (1) Neon-edge Sole Stacks sketchbook + (1) Sole Stacks sticker

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    NICK YOUNG SWAGGER PACKAGE: (5) 13-Stacks* -- holds 65 pairs of shoes + CUSTOM LOGO CUT OUT ON SIDE! + CHOICE OF 9 EDGE COLORS! + (1) Neon-edge Sole Stacks sketchbook + (1) Sole Stacks sticker

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