About this project
Wet socks stink, literally! Not only do they smell bad, but they are also heavy, uncomfortable, and gross! The only socks that prevent against wetness are thick and stuffy neoprene socks (feels like rubber) and the like. That's why we created the world's first line of water-resistant athletic & everyday socks! #TheFutureOfSocks
5 Water Socks resist low-pressures of water. We found a way to balance comfort with breathability & water repellency. Small amounts of water will be completely repelled, but if inundated with water (or submerged), they will get wet (note: they are NOT waterproof). This allows us to keep the socks breathable and machine washable.The hydrophobic (water-fearing) fabric does not want to hold water so 5 Water Socks dry fast and reduce unwanted odor and itch!
Why buy boring traditional socks when you could have water-resistant 5 water socks!
1. ANKLE SOCKS
2. MID-CALF SOCKS
3. CUSTOM SOCKS [You must select the custom sock reward for this]
- Maximum of 3 colors for logo. Message us for more details.
- Maximum of 8 characters for name on top flap
5 Water Socks come in a variety of sizes for kids and adults!
By resisting water, 5 Water Socks keep your feet lighter!
The average person takes 5000 steps a day, we want to make sure your steps are comfortable! We're committed to providing a high quality product that keeps your feet drier, while reducing irritation and annoyance.
ODOR AND ITCH REDUCTION:
By resisting the absorption of water, 5 Water Socks naturally reduce odor and itch.
VARIETY OF USES
5 Water Socks are not waterproof. Our RainArmor™ keeps the socks resistant to low pressures of water so they stay breathable and machine washable. If they do get wet, they will dry up to 50% faster than traditional cotton socks!
So how did we do it? With our revolutionary RainArmor™ technology, we were able to fuse hydrophobic nano-particles with our premium yarn. This gives our socks a thin & undetectable water-resistant barrier which repels low pressures of water!
A sock company with a mission.
The company name, 5 Water Socks, was inspired by my two homes. First, my home Detroit, MI because of Michigan's close proximity to the five Great Lakes. The name is also a nod to my native home of Punjab, India. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Punjab means 'the land of five waters (rivers).'
Both Detroit and Punjab are home to a working class society and both face a range of socio-economic struggles. In addition to providing a top quality brand of water resistant socks that will keep feet drier and comfortable, 5 Water Socks is committed to increasing awareness about the socio-economic challenges that people are facing in Punjab, while investing in and growing Detroit.
Detroit has seen it all going through bankruptcy and back. The city needs jobs and infrastructure. We want to be a part of the revitalization by investing in Detroit.
Punjab, like Detroit, is facing a variety of socio-economic struggles. Due to a lack of education and jobs in Punjab, the youth has turned to drugs. A recent study showed that 73.5% of the youth between 16 - 35 years of age are addicted to drugs. We know we can't do everything, so we want to fight this epidemic by raising awareness.
Kickstarter backers will be the first in the world to receive 5 Water Socks. We are ready for production but are giving ourselves enough cushion to remedy any unforeseen issues that may arise. Our schedule is as follows:
July 2015: Kickstarter campaign ends. Surveys for sock styles and sizes will go out.
August 2015: Purchase and obtain raw materials.
September 2015: Manufacture the socks.
October 2015: You receive your 5 Water Socks!
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: All of our rewards will be shipped via USPS, if you would like a different option, please message us. Note that all Kickstarter rewards will be declared as a gift, but international shipments are subject to the duties and taxes of your country, you will be responsible for paying that. The carrier may pay the duty and bill you later.
We finally have a completed product and are ready to go into production! Your support will help us purchase the raw materials needed to manufacture our first batch of inventory so people around the world can finally avoid getting wet socks.
Back this campaign so you can be one of the first people in the world with water-resistant socks! :)
Once all of you have received your socks , we will use the remaining funds to expand our line into other athletic gear (we won't even consider this until everyone receives their socks). If you have any suggestions or comments on this - feel free to let us know.
Risks and challenges
We've taken the time and steps needed make sure everything runs smoothly. We have been working on 5 Water Socks for nearly two years now, and we're finally ready to take this big step.
We have been working closely with our manufacturers and have a good grasp on the production process. Still, we understand that things do not always go as planned. That's why we have given ourselves a cushion in the delivery time.
We won't compromise the sock quality & we will keep the communication channels open with our Kickstarter backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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