The support you need so you can get on with your life.
We were tired of searching for an easy to wear, comfortable shoe that we could wear anywhere. The SOAK slide is the first American-made slide sandal, ergonomically designed to provide comfort and arch support.
All women need easy-to-wear, stylish shoes, to run around in during their hectic daily schedule and we saw the need for a comfortable yet chic, casual shoe, for the socially-concious woman on-the-go.
Soak are made using BPA-free PVC, a recyclable material that also classifies as vegan.
Pledgers will be able to choose one of three colors when they pledge $65 or more and we’ll be running full sizes between Women’s 5 through 10.
*Update we are adding a fourth color... grey. We will update with picture this weekend!
So what is it you’re funding anyway?
Every dollar pledged will be put towards the cost of our first production run. We’ve finalized the design elements, having recently completed our first prototype, and are now ready to move into the production phase.
Your funding will help us cut the mold we need to produce the Sandals and their packaging (read more about that in the rewards section).
Made in America. Manufactured in Maine.
We wanted to figure out a way to make an affordable product in the United States that any woman could wear. When we were deciding where in the US to produce the shoes, we learned about Maine’s history as a thriving hub of the industry.
This project will allow hundreds of Mainers to get back to work and, and as we grow, possibly thousands of Americans across the country.
We chose to work with a factory called G&G Products because the owner has a strong knowledge of shoe construction and worked with Unico, one of the last shoe manufacturers in Maine. When Unico closed their operations, Gary bought some of the equipment with the same hope that we have of reviving Maine's shoe industry. He's extremely enthusiastic about Soak!
What Happens Once The Project Gets Funded?
- April: Finalize Protoype (DONE! - ahead of schedule!)
- April - June: Create all of the molds we need for production, one for every size
- July: Production, Packaging and Shipping
Who Is Behind SOAK?
We’re two friends with a big vision of bringing an affordable, high-quality American made product that any woman can purchase and feel great in. That's genuine and we have chosen to launch with Kickstarter because we believe there are people out there that want that, too.
Thank you to everybody that helped us launch this project:
Wes Hutchinson for providing us the rights to his song More than Today of his latest album All the Plans have Changed; Christian Carter for Producing and DIrecting our video; and Splashlight Studios, for graciously providing us with a set to film our video...
...and an even bigger Thank You to all of our supporters (if you haven’t yet, scroll up to the top of the page and click the green button!)
Risks and challenges
We have been fortunate to have both retailers and consumers already validate the need for Soak slide sandals in the market. To date we have met with some of the largest retailers in the world, who are extremely excited for our launch.
With all the buzz and anticipation, we know we need to be prepared for supply and demand. Fortunately, our manufacturer has both a vast amount of room for expansion within his factory and additional machinery for high volume production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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