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Simplify your shoes with our high-tech magnetic solution. No more tying, knots, loose laces, floppy bows, or squeezing into shoes.
Simplify your shoes with our high-tech magnetic solution. No more tying, knots, loose laces, floppy bows, or squeezing into shoes.
Simplify your shoes with our high-tech magnetic solution. No more tying, knots, loose laces, floppy bows, or squeezing into shoes.
8,159 backers pledged $411,141 to help bring this project to life.

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Never tie laces again! ZUBITS magnetic lacing solution 2.0

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Zubits magnetic lacing solution is back with new colors and new lace holders for even easier micro-adjustments and installation. (patents pending)

Zubits® make your shoes insanely easy. Just imagine...

  • Slip into wide open shoes as if there were no laces at all. 
  • Never tie laces again. Close with a simple magnetic click.
  • Remove your shoes hands-free.
  • No more tying, knots, double knots, or laces coming undone.
  • No more ugly floppy bows. Just a clean looking shoe.
  • Magnetically pair up your shoes and organize them in new places.

 

Zubits high-tech magnets are incredibly strong.  Really, you won't believe it.  They can hold up to 16lbs of force and stay secure for running, parkour, going to the gym, or playing recreational sports. Thanks to Bay Area Movement (parkour)!
Zubits high-tech magnets are incredibly strong. Really, you won't believe it. They can hold up to 16lbs of force and stay secure for running, parkour, going to the gym, or playing recreational sports. Thanks to Bay Area Movement (parkour)!

Don't be fooled by fake / copycat magnetic shoe closures that are too weak to work.

Yes, others have already tried to copy our great idea but fake magnetic shoe closures are of the poorest quality and don't work. Fakes look similar on the outside, but split them apart and you will see exposed weak disc magnets that aren't strong enough for a child to use! The exposed magnets will also fall out, will scratch and chip, will corrode when wet, and don't include lace securing clips. They simply don't work! Zubits "magnetic array" technology makes our magnets more than twice as strong... which is the only way magnetic shoe closures can work.

 

Zubits® give your shoes a clean look with no messy bows.
Zubits® give your shoes a clean look with no messy bows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easily pair up shoes and organize them in new places. It's fun for kids to put their shoes away and easy for them to find their pair of shoes later.
Easily pair up shoes and organize them in new places. It's fun for kids to put their shoes away and easy for them to find their pair of shoes later.

 

Buy two pairs and mix colors to support your favorite sports team.
Buy two pairs and mix colors to support your favorite sports team.

 

Use Zubits closures on all types of shoes for all sorts of purposes.
Use Zubits closures on all types of shoes for all sorts of purposes.

 

NEW COLORS - Match your shoes or make your Zubits closures stand out. After the campaign ends you will be sent a survey asking what size and color you want. ALL 12 COLORS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.
NEW COLORS - Match your shoes or make your Zubits closures stand out. After the campaign ends you will be sent a survey asking what size and color you want. ALL 12 COLORS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.

 

Newly designed clips help you secure your laces quickly and easily, allowing you to make micro fit adjustments (looser or tighter) at any time and makes installation easier than before.
Newly designed clips help you secure your laces quickly and easily, allowing you to make micro fit adjustments (looser or tighter) at any time and makes installation easier than before.

Don't be fooled by fake / copycat magnetic shoe closures that are too weak to work.

Yes, others have already tried to copy our great idea but fake Zubits are of the poorest quality and don't work. Fakes look similar on the outside, but split them apart and you see exposed weak disc magnets that aren't strong enough for a child to use!  The exposed magnets will also fall out, will scratch and chip, will corrode when wet, and don't include lace securing clips.  They simply don't work.  Zubits "magnetic array" technology means our magnets are more than twice as strong... which is the only way magnetic shoe closures can work.

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After the campaign ends, you will be sent a survey asking you to choose your preferred size and color for each pair of Zubits closures you purchased.  The survey will explain the size choices thoroughly to help you decide.
After the campaign ends, you will be sent a survey asking you to choose your preferred size and color for each pair of Zubits closures you purchased. The survey will explain the size choices thoroughly to help you decide.

 

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Risks and challenges

We have already produced the basic Zubits magnets and adding colors should not be overly complicated. The new securing clips we are designing and manufacturing for the first time should also be manageable. We have the CAD designs finished and 3D printed samples. We will need to develop steel molds for mass production. This should only take a few weeks to accomplish, then we would want to test the quality of injection molded pieces. We may need to make a few changes or change plastic material, but again, the securing clips are not a very challenging part of the project.

Our first campaign was successful and we delivered our Zubits closures to more than 7,300 backers. The manufacturing took a couple extra months to complete, but a quality product was delivered and almost all Zubits backers were very satisfied.

We do not perceive significant challenges to delivering this product, but even if we do have major challenges, our existing Zubits closure inventory and formerly used clips could be used to satisfy backers. So even in a worst case scenario backers would not be left empty handed. Nevertheless, we are confident we can deliver new Zubits with new clips.

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