Gadget Flow V-TEX Unboxing Video
Since puddles and river beds aren't limited in height, why should your shoes be?
The natural path to continue our coverage of your body was to follow your ankles, and that means up! Step in deeper bodies of water. Don't be afraid of puddles.
With V-TEX, we'll keep your feet (and ankles) dry and we're up to the challenge.
Active Lifestyle Shoes for When Things Get Wet!
Our High Top Shoe (See below) is the perfect mix of athletic comfort and waterproof protection, and it's the featured shoe for this campaign.
Keep your feet dry, whilst looking good and staying comfortable.
V-TEX realized there was no solution for those that wanted an athletic looking shoe that kept their customers dry, which included their ankles and above.
We also knew providing this technology would be a challenge, but with our decades of experience and patents, we knew we could accomplish this in a year, and we did.
We've spent our time perfecting the technology, design and fit in our V-Tex Shoe - and are bringing it exclusively to you through Kickstarter.
V-TEX Feature List
Usually waterproof shoes are made with leather uppers with a heavy rubber outsole. With our V-TEX patented technology, our shoes are extremely lightweight and are protected by a 360 degree waterproof breathable membrane.
V-TEX shoes are also long lasting. As long as the V-TEX knit surface is not damaged by sharp objects that create holes, the stability of the V-TEX membrane will last for years or until the life span of the shoes.
Being waterproof and breathable shoes usually do not exist together. Breathable shoes usually means having holes on the surface of the material but having holes will lead to water leakages.
V-TEX is not only waterproof but breathable. The shoes contain a membrane pore size which is smaller than rain particles, but larger than air or vapor particles therefore preventing water from going inside the shoes. This allows air or vapor generated to go outside the shoes.
V-TEX shoes are protected from bacteria. We developed the shoe membrane pore size to be larger than bacteria, which prevents it from getting through membrane. Also, the fabric on our insole has anti bacterial qualities.
The special patented 4 layer design of V-TEX shoes provides extreme comfort to wearers. The perfect combination of our 4 Way Stretch Knit upper with it's unique elastomer layer makes V-TEX shoes soft and comfortable. You may not want to take them off!
V-TEX is good at creating molecule magic because our shoe's membrane can endure up to 200 degree Celsius which provides extra safety. Chefs to young children would be protected against accidents if something hot were to drop on their shoes.
V-TEX does not use any animal parts in the production of our shoes. We also minimize the use of harmful solvents through water based adhesive in laminating our outsole and upper.
We take pride in our shoes and want to offer you the best product. Components from the knit upper, membrane to the shoe's outsole are created with our experienced designers and technicians who are located in Taiwan, Europe, Korea and Japan.
Design & Colors
For each of our waterproof shoes, we work hard with our factories and overseas teams to construct the best design and offer a range of colors. We're aiming V-TEX at all age groups to allow choice and variation of a wide range of colors.
V-TEX Shoes are also sand and windproof. They are perfect to walk on the beach or for using in extreme cold weather, as our membrane can endure up to -15 degree Celsius. The rubber insert in the front and back of V-TEX outsole offers better grip compared to traditional EVA outsole.
V-TEX has special treatment on surface of our knit upper to allow it to have excellent stain resistant ability. For example, if coffee or sauce is accidentally spilled on the shoes, it can wash it off easily by rinsing with water.
See Our Video of V-TEX Showing off the Special Features
While we tested the waters with our Low Top series in Asia (as have some of our competitors), we've stepped up our game to offer higher levels of protection to the UK and the United States.
Say goodbye to wet, soggy socks with V-TEX
We keep you dry while providing style and support while you are out and about.
What would be the point if we couldn't keep your feet dry and comfortable?
Wear V-Tex from garden to the beach and your feet will thank you.
Available in a range of colors and sizes. Just let us know what you want on the Kickstarter Checkout.
5 Amazing Designer colors are now available in our High Top series. We also have the Super High Top series with a starter color of black as well. We've been testing out the Low Top in Asia with years of success already.
- Super High Top: 18cm/7.1 Inches
- High Top: 12cm/4.7 Inches
- Low Top: 7cm/2.8 Inches
Super High Top Climbing Black
Thunder Black Super High Top Sock Shoes (Limited Edition and Available Only In Super High + High + Low Tops 3 Shoes Pledge)
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Gray Warriors Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Wave Red Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Juicy Orange Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Cozy Gray Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Midnight Gray Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Samurai Black Low Top For Kickstarter
Special Limited Edition V-TEX Misty Gray Low Top For Kickstarter
Air can pass through the shoes, but water can't!
We provide a thin layer of cells which act as a superior boundary to rejecting water.
This fabric encompasses our smart membrane system, and it overlays all of the critical areas where moisture can break through - providing lasting coverage that gives your shoe solid inner protection as well as adding structure, comfort and shape.
So easy to put on and take off.
You'll be pleasantly surprised after putting them on that going outside or run a quick errand can be so much fun.
Our shoes were meant to fit "like a glove" from the get-go.
From grabbing the paper outside, to grabbing lunch - they'll be stylish enough to wear even at your favorite social events. Use our sizing techniques below to get the perfect fit.
We accept International Feet but we're using "UK" uni-sex sizes from 4-12.
How to Get the Right Size Fit?
Just place a piece of paper on the floor and trace the shape of your foot on it (with no shoes or socks on), then measure the length from heal-to-toe in centimeters. Once you have the length in centimeters use the chart below to convert the centimeters to our V-TEX corresponding UK uni-sex size. It's that easy.
1. Place a large piece of paper on the floor.
Make sure the paper is larger than the length of your foot.
2. Place your bare foot on the paper and trace it closely.
Use a pen or pencil and make it as accurate as you can.
3. Measure the length of the tracing from heal to toe.
Take a ruler and see how long your foot is in centimeters, and note the longest length.
4. Use the chart above to convert your length (cm) to our UK size.
Then look at your centimeter length and map it to our UK size, and you're done.
5. That's it, you have your V-TEX size!
You can also download all of our sizes in a PDF format (the PDF contains UK sizes uni-sex sizes 4-12). Print out the set to which size you are closest to when you order.
* Make sure your print out is sized 1:1 in scale, using the centimeter/inch sample at the bottom of the sheet.
The workmanship of V-Tex is a huge plus. If you are looking at cold or wet days ahead, look no further than using our V-TEX shoes. They'll make it through wet springs and damp winter conditions.
We sourced the highest grade materials, so rest at ease as these shoes will last.
We took our shoes with us and got the general public to try them out. Their reactions are documened in the photos below.
So what do V-Tex feel like? It's like wearing air and walking on clouds!
We leveraged the lightest but most durable materials and put them through the test. You'll be wondering why you've ever worn anything else.
Studies have shown heavier shoes are capable of producing higher impact on your joints and lower back. If you are on your feet on a rainy day, you'll be glad you stuck with V-TEX.
You'll be hard pressed to find a shoe that fits better.
We've gone through great pains by studying many different types of feet to model what would work best in real life and you better believe, we've hit the mark!
And not only do we have the fit down, but our shoe is perfect for wet environments. If you look at the Chef below, he works in a very wet environment with cold, hot and staining liquids throughout his kitchen, but as you'll see in the video - he can stay on his feet all day in dry comfort.
See Our Video of a Chef putting V-TEX to the Test
Whilst Our Team in Germany Keeps on Testing
Walking in the rain, by rivers or close to ocean waves has never been more dry (or fun)!
V-TEX allows you to walk through, in and adjacent to water. With our form-fitting, waterproof, light-weight athletic shoes, you'll be able to go where only cumbersome rubber boots have gone before.
Our parent company Vision International Ltd specializes in waterproofing.
It's a process which focuses on stopping water penetration on a variety of products. Keeping customers comfortable while fully rejecting moisture is in our DNA.
The secret is in the fabric.
Coating approaches were originally the most pragmatic way to repel water, but we quickly ventured into the science of textiles to develop a native fabric that could achieve exactly the same results.
Your skin needs air, and we're here to keep you comfortable.
Do you remember puddle hopping in the rain - only to wear those cold, wet sneakers all day long in grade school?
Now you can relive those childhood memories and get to your destination with your feet as dry as when you left your home. Our fabric is designed to amazingly block water, while letting air still pass through, keeping you extra dry and comfortable.
Slip on our V-TEX shoes and feel the support and comfort of our soles.
Our patented form-fitting fabric takes on the natural attributes of your feet, while hugging the tread directly to your sole.
Our proven foam technology will keep your feet and knees happy standing, walking or jogging.
We use "Cloud Insole" with Super Fast Recovery Foam.
One of the key components to our cloud like feeling while walking or running, is our "cloud insole". We use a custom, highly resilient super fast recovery foam that provides both comfort and arch support. This sole is treated to be anti-bacterial. You'll feel like you're walking on a cloud.
The 'Super High Top' only comes in black. Prices may fluctuate based on conversion rates.
With our international shoe design teams collaborating from Japan, Korea, Germany and the UK - we're working with today's best talent to bring you tomorrow's best shoe.
These combined efforts of multiple design signals, high grade materials and a passion for quality is what we are standing by.
This shoe was made for people who traverse wet-lands, live in inclement weather - or who engage in light water sports.
Gone are the days of needing heavy rubber boots that weigh your feet down, are hard to manage and the worst to store in your luggage.
Since the V-TEX line covers so many situations - you'll be able to do more with less, and look good doing it.
Cliff Chang took the company from selling industrial products to finished consumer goods.
The company gained traction in Asia, most notably in Taiwan, Japan, Korea and even Europe. With Cliff's vision, need for innovation and talented team - V-TEX was born.
Design, production and quality control happens under one roof.
When you invest in V-TEX shoes, you can take comfort in knowing we've done all of the prototyping, tooling and quality assurance to ensure you're shoes feel good, look good and will keep you dry.
V-TEX Lightweight and Cushioned Outsole Process
These are our multinational certifications from Taiwan.
Our ability to produce in Taiwan is facilitated by the documents listed here. We couldn't produce our shoes without them, and we worked hard to earn them.
We Already Overfunded and Reached our Goal in Only 3 Days!
V-TEX is our 2nd overfunded campaign and we'd appreciate your support. Feel free to leave a comment or get in touch directly if you have any questions.
V-TEX is not new to manufacturing and already has competent factories with amazing abilities in Taiwan. Our supply chain is proven as we've already delivered our Low Top series throughout Asia with great success for years. There is little to no risk when ordering your waterproof shoes from V-TEX.
V-TEX is a waterproof shoe brand with factories in Taiwan with design teams and sales offices in Korea, Japan, Germany and UK (360 Textile Technologies). V-TEX uses raw material to create functional membranes which become your waterproof shoes, totally on our own. We have been producing waterproof raw materials and functional films for decades and have been producing the V-TEX Low Top waterproof shoes with our patented technology while selling it in Taiwan, Japan and Korea for years.
Please refer to www.vtexstore.net for our English website of V-TEX current Low Top waterproof knit shoes. Also visit www.ecoskin.com.tw which is our website for selling different types of functional membranes for unique applications such as fashion, waterproof clothing, medical use and ultimately in V-TEX waterproof shoes.
Risks and challenges
All new projects face risks and challenges and at V-TEX Waterproof Shoes, we have met ours and overcome them with gusto!
We've spent last year 2018 in developing the waterproof and breathable technology that goes into the New V-TEX Waterproof Knit Shoes which is currently demanded by the market but so far not available in the market.
The design of the V- TEX High Top Waterproof Shoe has been an ongoing project for many months in year 2018, with early prototypes being rejected until we finally hit on what we regard as the perfectly designed leisure shoe.
We organised for a team of people unconnected to V-TEX Waterproof to trial the shoes and we have taken all their findings on board. The entire production process has been worked through and we've planned the delivery-offering carefully to ensure we can meet all our promises.
We've worked hard to design the shoe to be as attractive, comfortable and price competitive as possible. We are 100% confident that the V-TEX High Top Waterproof Shoe is a truly innovative product, ready for the footwear market right now.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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