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Give your feet a chance! Use Rescue LOOP for 20 minutes a week to reenergize your feet.
Give your feet a chance! Use Rescue LOOP for 20 minutes a week to reenergize your feet.
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With Rescue LOOP - Keep the Heels, Lose the Pain

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CHECK YOUR BODY RIGHT NOW:

How are your feet? And your knees, lower back and neck? Are your feet in pain, fatigued and sore because of the prolonged use of high heel shoes? If your feet are often sore, preventing you from being great at what you do best and making you grumpy with the people around you, Rescue LOOP is the little spa for your feet that you’ve been looking for.

  • Reenergize your feet
  • Less pain
  • Wear heels longer

Highlights — Rescue LOOP

Functional and safe: Rescue LOOP is designed with safety and comfort as a top priority. The way the spring hooks between the screws and the sturdiness of the screws make the product durable. The leather is strong, smooth, and comfortable to the touch.

Sleek and pretty: Shiny and stylishly adorned with crystals, this niche workout tool breaks the borders of the fitness industry to merge with and marry the fashion world.

Little space and little time: It’s light and tiny so you can carry it anywhere you go, and it will only take a few minutes of your precious time.

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Rescue LOOP is the star of the High Heel Rescue workout program. Whether you wear high heels because you love them, because you have to, or both, you need to take care of your feet while you still have time.

Nearly all modern women wear them. Athletes, healthcare professionals, corporate executives, students, mothers, retail sales clerks, and teachers all adore their high heel shoes.

Yet most of these women also complain about chronic foot, knee and back aches, and many suffer the pain of poor posture.

If you are an unrepentant lover and defender of high heels, I have one word for you: COMPENSATE.

With one tool you will be able to:

•   Strengthen the muscles of your feet and your ankles.

•   Separate the toes and the metatarsal bones in line with the toes so that your feet will be able to explore a proper range of motion.

•   Increase the blood circulation in the foot and ankle complex, which is key in the healing process of inflammation.

Rescue LOOP will help get your tired, achy feet in shape and then keep them in shape. Your feet will be stronger, even when wearing your favorite stilettos, because you’ll learn how you can easily stretch, strengthen and restore them after a day at the office or a night on the town.

Rescue LOOP comes in two sizes: regular and large. The regular size fits most feet. To make sure, measure your foot across: from the ball of the big toe to the base pf the little toe. If this section measures more than 4 inches the large size will be recommended. We will send more info and a picture that shows how to measure in the survey before we ship Rescue LOOP to the backers.

VIDEO Tutorial RESCUE LOOP.

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Let's not waste time passively complaining and blaming the heels. Instead, let's do something about it.

Professional athletes understand the severe demands their sports put on their bodies. In the off-season their workouts must compensate for all the damage done by repetitive motion, collisions or foot-pounding hustle. Just like all good athletes, we need a compensatory workout to counter the effects of wearing heels. Not only can we slow down or reverse some of the pain and discomfort we may be experiencing, but we can stand taller and longer in our heels.

That’s why I refer to women as ATHLETES IN HIGH HEELS! Wearing high heels is a very demanding activity; that’s why you should start thinking of yourself as an athlete – an athlete in high heels!

Where you can use Rescue LOOP: 

At the beach, at the office, on the plane and on the couch!
At the beach, at the office, on the plane and on the couch!
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Characteristics of Rescue LOOP:

“GET READY FOR YOUR SOIRÉE”              Free Video Tutorial

Anyone who purchases Rescue LOOP will also receive instructions on how to use it and the free video, “Get Ready for Your Soirée”

If you’re not in a place to financially contribute to our campaign, we still care about your feet and your health! Simply share our Kickstarter page with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll send you the “Get Ready for Your Soirée” video for free. Just click on one of the share buttons below, take a screen shot of your share(s), then go to this site .

The VIP Rescue Experience  Individual: ($650)

You will own three Rescue LOOPS from the first production. Then you’ll fly to NYC where you will get a postural evaluation followed by a customized training program for your feet and your whole body. (Evaluation + Feet + Workout = 2 hours.) 

Afterwards, stylist Tania Sterl - Sterl on Style - will advise you on the most appropriate high heel shoe for your foot type, your lifestyle and your needs. 

After all this work and excitement, it’s time for a nice, relaxing dinner! On me :-)

 •      Receive 3 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

•      Come to NYC and get a customized training program for your feet and your whole body.

•      A free style consultation to advise you the best pair of pumps that match your foot type, profession, personality, and signature style. Step up your Style with Personal Stylist Tania, Sterl on Style

•      Dinner on me :-)

 *Flight and accommodation not included.

The VIP Rescue Experience — Pilates/Fitness Studio (Only USA) ($800)

 •      Receive 10 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

•      10 High Heel Rescue goodie bags (including tote bag, towel, shirt etc).

•      2 Hours High Heel Rescue Workshop taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

•      1 Hour Workshop (Pilates or ELDOA or postural exercises) taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

•      Workshops will be scheduled between September 2017 — December     2018.

 *The Studio/Gym is responsible for Ilaria's travel and accommodation.

The VIP Rescue Experience — Pilates/Fitness Studio (Only Europe) ($800)

 •      Receive 10 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

•      10 High Heel Rescue goodie bags (including tote bag, towel, shirt etc).

•      2 Hours High Heel Rescue Workshop taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

•      1 Hour Workshop (Pilates or ELDOA or postural exercises) taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

•      Workshops will be scheduled between September 2017 — September 2019

 *The Studio/Gym is responsible for Ilaria's travel and accommodation. (From Milano)

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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MY STORY:

    When I began developing High Heel Rescue it was not because I was required to wear heels every day. Rather, my work and home life demanded that I remain on my feet constantly. I’d begin at 5 a.m. and keep moving until about 8 p.m. I would stand for long hours training my clients, then return home to chase my young son through the apartment or at playgrounds before bedtime.

    On demanding long days, even a simple evening walk back home turned into a nightmare. My feet hurt, my legs were tired, and sometimes I was a little grumpy. 

                              Sounds like anyone you know?

     The situation only got worse when I’d slip into my favorite high heels for special occasions and social events: dinners with my partner and friends, concerts and parties. You might think that a rescue would not be necessary for me and other women who wear these shoes infrequently. Wrong. Even minimal exposure can cause discomfort.

      In a sense, I was the perfect guinea pig. I was willing to experiment with new fitness and movement concepts, because my feet had taken a pounding throughout my early years. I was a young elite gymnast and then a professional dancer who toured throughout the world. The transition to Pilates and Soma Training was a blessing that taught me how to care for my feet. When a new type of exercise provided relief, I was deeply grateful.

      My clients were an enormous help too, because so many of them wear heels daily in high-pressured corporate and entertainment settings in New York City. Their complaints of pain and overall weariness encouraged me to deepen my knowledge and conviction in developing a rescue that would benefit women from all backgrounds.

     These days when I venture out in my stilettos I always do HHR that night or the following morning. After only a few minutes of exercise my legs feel light and alive again. Exhaustion is replaced with energy and zest. By learning to properly care for my feet I have experienced a whole-body improvement that allows me to enjoy evening walks again and endure strenuous daily demands without complaint.

    By reading about and researching this issue I learned how many women become crippled by wearing high heels every day. Some of them ultimately have to give them up and others decide to undergo painful surgeries to “change their feet” to keep wearing their favorite stilettos. I had no idea this option was even out there before I started this journey. I had no idea how many women were suffering from foot pain.

    I began working on the High Heel Rescue Program and experimenting it with my clients. At the same time, I was working on designing and engineering Rescue LOOP, first by myself and then with the help of a designer engineer that helped me translate a rudimentary prototype done at the shoemaker into something that looked very similar to what I had in mind. My vision was finally reality, and now I have in my hands something that I’m very proud to present to you as a preview.

 I’m on Kickstarter for three reasons:

1- I’m hoping to reach the goal so that I can get the minimum order quantity and produce the very first run of Rescue LOOP.

2- I hope I can help your feet, your mom’s feet, and your girlfriend’s feet to achieve better health and allow them to be more confident and pain-free in their stilettos. (I want to hear your story!)

3- I’m hoping you can get involved and provide feedback on how we can do better and how to market Rescue LOOP. We value your feedback!

 Please, let’s get rescued!


High Heel Rescue wants to help women and we will NOT stop at the feet! During regular sale we will donate part of the profits from each Rescue LOOP to Vital Voices Global Partnership.Vital Voices is a wonderful organization that invests in women leaders who improve the world.   

Vital Voices
Vital Voices

WHY BECOME A RESCUE LOOP BACKER?

Healthy and pain-free feet affect your posture, your overall health, your mood, and ultimately who you are and how you interact with people.

My mission is to help women to be more conscious of their foundations. Education is empowering and forces you to take action!

I’ve spent the last three years learning everything I could about feet, heels and the culture related to them. Let’s enjoy the heels, but let’s not forget about our health.

The relief that you get from moving and working out the feet in a conscious and proper way is revitalizing and awakening for the feet, your whole body and your mind!

We want to improve the world by helping women and Vital Voices.

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

I have self-funded the design, development and sampling for Rescue LOOP. Our final prototype has been well tested, tweaks have been planned, and we are finalizing the choice of manufacturers. Every dollar pledged will go towards manufacturing, quality assurance, packaging and shipping.

Rescue LOOP is my first Kickstarter Campaign. The months building up to it have been some of the most amazing and challenging of my life. If you are thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign, I encourage you to take the leap and go for it. Get as ready as possible but don’t wait to be too ready or you will never launch. 

A big THANK YOU to my Team:! wanted to share some of the amazingly talented people who contributed to my campaign. Maybe one day they will help you with your campaign too.

Manufacturing and production for Rescue LOOP //

  • product design engineer  
  • prototyping
  • quality control 

A huge thank you to Allen Hu for helping me improve and bring to life my idea and my vision. You can find him at ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL  -allen@allianceintco.com

Video // 

PRAVDA COLLECTIVE helped me develop, shoot/edit all my videos. They are incredibly talented and wonderful to work with. You can reach them at: http://pravdacollective.com 

Cristina Sarto for the creative concept and production of the “Testimonials” video. You can find Cristina at cristina.sarto@hotmail.it 
Graphic Design // 
PRAVDA COLLECTIVE created the graphics on this page. Check them out at http://pravdacollective.com 
Marketing + Product Development + Branding // 
PRAVDA COLLECTIVE http://pravdacollective.com 
Photography // 

Raoul Beltrame. You can find him at raoul@raoulbeltrame.com 

Maurizio Bacci shot all of the photography related to the exercises. You can find him at mm@babaldi.com 

Public Relations //
Francesca Lettini PR & Communication Consultant. She did magic in a very short period of time! You can find Francesca at pr@francescalettini.com

Risks and challenges

We recently started working with a different designer engineer because the previous one was not able to get us to the finish line with manufacturing and production. Allen has been a wonderful listener to our requests and he is also applying some improvements to the prototype that you see in the videos and in the pictures.
We are adding a safety mechanism inside the spring so that it won't over extend.
Also since the crystals were falling off we changed the molding of the screw so that it will be able to cradle the crystal within the mold itself.

At this point of the process one of the risks that I fear the most is being late. Late with manufacturing, production and delivery. For this reason I kept big margins when setting up my goals because I would hate to have backers wait.

As we receive the ultimate prototype and updates from Allen we will keep you updated so that you won't feel left alone.

One promise that I can make is that the communication with the backers will be clear and on time so that if problems arise we will be able to find a solution.

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    THANK YOU for helping bring this project to life. And if you share our Kickstarter with your friends we’ll send you the tutorial video “Get ready for your Soirée”: a few tricks and exercises that will be very useful to get your feet ready for a night out in heels or for a long day of business meetings.

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    The VIP Rescue Experience (Individual)

    • Receive 3 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

    • Come to NYC and get a customized training program for your feet and your whole body.

    • A free style consultation to advise you the best pair of pumps that match your foot type, profession, personality, and signature style. Step up your Style with Personal Stylist Tania, Sterl on Style.

    • Dinner on me :-)

    *Flight and accommodation not included.

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    The VIP Rescue Experience (Studio-USA)

    For Pilates or Fitness Studios

    • Receive 10 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

    • 10 High Heel Rescue goodie bags (including tote bag, towel, shirt etc).

    • 2 Hours High Heel Rescue Workshop taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

    • 1 Hour Workshop (Pilates or ELDOA or postural exercises) taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

    • Workshops will be scheduled between September 2017 — December 2018.

    *The Studio/Gym is responsible for Ilaria's travel and accommodation.

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    The VIP Rescue Experience (Studio-EU)

    For Pilates or Fitness Studios

    • Receive 10 Rescue LOOPS from the first production run.

    • 10 High Heel Rescue goodie bags (including tote bag, towel, shirt etc).

    • 2 Hours High Heel Rescue Workshop taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

    • 1 Hour Workshop (Pilates or ELDOA or postural exercises) taught by Ilaria Cavagna.

    • Workshops will be scheduled between September 2017 — September 2019.

    *The Studio/Gym is responsible for Ilaria's travel and accommodation (From Milano).

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