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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 2:21 PM UTC +00:00.

$21,263
pledged of $39,000pledged of $39,000 goal
19
backers
30hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 2:21 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Swap shoes concept began in 2009, I was pregnant with my soon to be daughter, McCauley. I found a small lump in my right breast and my life was forever changed. I battled triple negative breast cancer while taking care of an infant. I had very little energy, but I did want to be involved in LIFE. My husband would want me at his business events, (where I could barely put on a pair of high heels) I was caring for an infant, and life was just too much for me to handle. I moved back home and lived with my parents for support. I was exhausted and one day I was sitting in the back pew at my church with a free moment of time. I started sketching a high heel that could come apart-a technology I thought would make life easier for everyone.
 

From this difficult time in my life, the technology for SWAP shoes was born. I first developed with the help from industrial designers, a high heel technology for women. The shoe pulled apart to create different heights and could transform into wedges or stilettos. The shoe parts made it easy to mix and match soles to design your own shoe. My mom (former public school teacher and artist), sister (a Corporate Communication major) and my Grandfather (an engineer) went into business with me and we named the company, McCauley, after my daughter. I wanted my daughter to have something special from me in case I could not beat the breast cancer.
 

I quickly realized I would need some of the oldest shoe makers and factories in the world to help me create a first prototype. I flew, along with my sister, to southern China.  At first we received help from a friend (living in China) we knew from our local church, but the relationship overtime was proven not to be in our best interest. We designed shoe molds from scratch and put in our first order for McCauley shoes. McCauley shoes next headed to “markets” all over the world. We were hit with very opposing buyers views. My mom would be threatened one moment in the bathroom with, “what are you all trying to do, put all the rest of us out of business??” Then the next moment we would be winning awards like the "most genius shoe of the year"!?  
 

No one in the shoe world could believe a little family run shoe company from Kentucky had made such unbelievable shoe technology. Incredibly, our women’s shoes were picked up in Tokyo, Japan.  We traveled back to China to start production and my sister and I became aware of deceit within our team and factories. We were both poisoned by men we had trusted. They hid our monies, destroyed our shoes and molds and we were left with nothing.
 

Yet, we continued over the next 4 years to develop the technology. Our shoes have a patented inner canal that helps keep the soles aligned, while also allowing movement in play. We have found new trusted people to work with and to date we have over 20 patents worldwide! We all have decided at SWAP shoes to continue to push for the success of these shoes and help get the technology to the consumers who need them. 


We want to kick off to a new start with our advanced technology for kids- soles that swap from athletic to a nonslip rubber cleat great for soccer and golf! These shoes are literally two shoes in one, great for parents on the GO!
Don‘t have a child at home?? Consider buying a pair of SWAP shoes for a niece or nephew, a future niece or nephew, a future child, an annoying child who lives in the apartment below you and might need to get that extra energy out by trying a new sport at the park! The list goes on and on!

SWAP would like your help to raise $39,000 dollars to make our new kids shoe molds and get a first order of shoes made. What’s next?? Just wait and see where this unique technology will run!
 

Risks and challenges

We want each child to receive their pair of SWAP limited edition shoes for Spring 2019 activities. We plan on traveling back to the factories to see this project produced and fulfilled.

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    SWAP shoes support with A BIG HIGH FIVE

    For $5.00 we would love to have your support for a lifetime! This is only the first version of swappable children's shoes we will be producing. We promise to update you FIRST on the men's and women's swappable shoes!! Thank you for your generosity.

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    Pair of SWAP Size 11 Shoes with sole bag

    Donate $59 to our passion of producing swappable technology in children's shoes. You will receive one pair (US children's size 11) of LIMITED EDITION silver/gray SWAP athletic shoes plus a set of cleat soles for the little kid in your life. This pair of athletic shoes will arrive all wrapped in a storage SWAP logo carrying bag- perfect for life on the go. Two shoes in one for unlimited fun!

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    Donate $59 to our passion of producing swappable technology in children's shoes. You will receive one pair (US children's size 2) of LIMITED EDITION silver/gray SWAP athletic shoes plus a set of cleat soles for the little kid in your life. This pair of athletic shoes will arrive all wrapped in a storage SWAP logo carrying bag- perfect for life on the go. Two shoes in one for unlimited fun!

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    Donate $59 to our passion of producing swappable technology in children's shoes. You will receive one pair (US children's size 3) of LIMITED EDITION silver/gray SWAP athletic shoes plus a set of cleat soles for the little kid in your life. This pair of athletic shoes will arrive all wrapped in a storage SWAP logo carrying bag- perfect for life on the go. Two shoes in one for unlimited fun!

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    Donate $59 to our passion of producing swappable technology in children's shoes. You will receive one pair (US children's size 4) of LIMITED EDITION silver/gray SWAP athletic shoes plus a set of cleat soles for the little kid in your life. This pair of athletic shoes will arrive all wrapped in a storage SWAP logo carrying bag- perfect for life on the go. Two shoes in one for unlimited fun!

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