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Fund a carry-on sized, weekender travel backpack with dedicated compartments for a sneaker enthusiast's shoes and accessories. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 18, 2013.

Fund a carry-on sized, weekender travel backpack with dedicated compartments for a sneaker enthusiast's shoes and accessories.

About this project

You.

Last weekend you traveled to see your team play the conference rivals. You hung out with your friends, partied, laughed, and best of all-- your team won! But your favorite pair of Lebron's got scuffed up when you threw them in your bag with the rest of your gear. It ruined the best weekend you've had in a long time. You want to keep your kicks as fresh as the day they came out of the box. You know there has to be a better way to travel with your favorites, but you haven't seen it yet. We have the bag for you...

Your sneakers.

They need this. Sneaker collecting is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Your sneaker collection takes you where you want to go- from the studio to the club to court side. You're always on the move, and you need a BETTER way to take your favorite pairs with you.

What is Shrine?

The shrine launched in 2009, with our first product the Shrine Sneaker Rack. A truly unique piece, it's a wall mounted display rack for showcasing mint condition, limited edition sneakers. Following up with three more products, we've been praised by Sneakerheads as the only brand developing wall-mounted display racks for your gear and accessories.

We are extremely excited to introduce our latest product idea, the:

The Shrine Sneaker Backpack is a weekend travel backpack designed with two large dedicated sneaker compartments for your limited edition kicks. It also has storage for all your important accessories: caps, watches, jewelry, and tech. Whether flying to another city or just staying with friends a few hours away, your gear will always be ready.

KICKSTARTER EDITION:

Through this campaign you can pre-order the Shrine Sneaker Backpack, Kickstarter Edition Series 01.

EXTERIOR DETAILS:

PACKING FOR A TRIP:

You realize that how you pack defines how you travel. If your clothes are folded and neat when they're put down, they'll get there in the same condition. When everything goes in a typical one compartment bag it's chaos, and you don't like chaos. The Shrine Sneaker Backpack has specialized compartments for all of your gear. Not only can you safely carry your two favorite pairs of sneakers, but there are compartments for all of your cool stuff. Two watch compartments, a tech pocket for wires and chargers, a pin/necklace pouch, and exterior pockets for tablets or books and a quick access pocket for your phone or passport allow you to enjoy your trip knowing your gear is organized and safe.

INTERIOR DETAILS:

Two years in the making, the Shrine Sneaker Backpack is now ready for production. We need your help and rewards for the minimum order quantity that our manufacturers require of us. Your pledge will help secure the launch of this backpack and pursuit of an entire sneaker focused travel goods line.

Your pledge will make it possible for this bag to exist in the market.

The Shrine brand is for people who are serious about their sneakers. We wanted to create a travel backpack that provided ample storage for your high end footwear. Separated into two sections, two pairs of hi-top sneakers fit inside the front shoe compartment.

The pack is divided down the center by the main YKK vision zipper. This backpack opens like luggage so it can lay down flat on your bed or floor.

 EXTERIOR FEATURES

  • Matte finish, weather-resistant front panel
  • Charcoal Herringbone accent back panel
  • Soft padded jersey back panel and shoulder straps
  • Large YKK Visilon main compartment zipper
  • Side slip pocket for iPad when traveling
  • Unique pull out hat sling with buckles keep your hats stiff and shaped
  • Front zipper pocket for phone, tickets, passport, etc.
  • Quick-access front velcro pocket for phone or keys
  • Convenient side carry handles
  • Complies with most international airline carry-on size requirements
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Large front section stores two pairs of high top (or low top) sneakers
  • Sneaker section has expansion panels for 15+ size sneakers and ventilation grommets
  • Tie down straps stabilize and secure sneakers
  • Center divider panel contains top mesh pocket for chargers, cables and other essentials
  • Two specialized pockets store and display two watches
  • Accessory pocket to hold smaller items like earrings, jewelry, etc.
  • YKK molded tooth zippers throughout
  • Clothing compartment divided from sneaker compartment by soft zipper panel that can mark or harm your sneakers
  • Antique Brass finish trim

Dimensions
19.5" x 13" x 8"
49cm x 33cm x 20cm

Weight
4.5 lbs
2 kg

Compatibility
Fits two pairs of high-top or low-top sneakers (up to size 20)

Fits the new iPad Air, iPad 2 and iPad mini, and 11" MacBook Air

Fits two watches, charging cables and accessories.

Fits a weekend's worth of clothes and toiletry bag (roughly two outfits)

Fits 2-4 caps under hat sling

Choose your reward. 

Please note: you can donate any amount you want to the campaign, even if you don't want any of the rewards! There's an option on the donate screen.

Reward Tiers in more detail:

We'll put your name on the Thank You page on our site (not compulsory) and blasts we send out.

You get one of our best-selling products- the Shrine Sneaker Rack. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/shrinesneakerrack

Here you'll get our second best-selling products- the Shrine Shoe Rack! Find out more here: http://bit.ly/shrineshoerack.

The first Shrine Sneaker Backpacks to go out are at half price! We're happy they will get a good home. SOLD OUT

You're still getting a great discount on a Shrine Sneaker Backpack! Limited to 100.

You're getting the Shrine Sneaker Backpack at the Kickstarter price.

You're going to be getting a Shrine Sneaker Backpack and a Shrine Sneaker Rack as seen here: http://bit.ly/shrinesneakerrack.

You just can't get enough, a Shrine Sneaker Backpack, a Shrine Sneaker Rack, and a Shrine Shoe Rack. You can see both here: http://bit.ly/shrinesneakerrack and http://bit.ly/shrineshoerack.

This Shrine Sneaker Backpack will be one of a kind. On this custom backpack you can select the fabric that replaces the current Grey Herringbone accent panels. Please review the available swatches below for fabrics. Accent fabric panels ONLY will change, all other fabrics/trim are just like original.

Option 1: All black (same tarpaulin from front panel), Option 2: White large diamond ripstop (matches hat sling fabric), Option 3: This camouflage fabric.

You're also getting a bound book of the entire design process: shots of the video, images of sketches and mockups, design illustrations, and all the photography.

This Shrine Sneaker Backpack will be one of a kind. On this custom backpack you can select the fabric that replaces the current Grey Herringbone accent panels. Please review the available swatches below for fabrics. Accent fabric panels ONLY will change, all other fabrics/trim are just like original.

Option 1: All black (same tarpaulin from front panel), Option 2: White large diamond ripstop (matches hat sling fabric), Option 3: This camouflage fabric.

You're also getting a bound book of the entire design process: shots of the video, images of sketches and mockups, design illustrations, and all the photography. You will get one airline ticket (originating in the US) to San Francisco for our party scheduled for December 18th (date may change). 

Who's this Fernando fella?

Fernando A. Robert is the founder of studioFAR, an emerging design house based in the Mission District of San Francisco. They provide industrial design services with a strong focus in soft goods + footwear. With a decade of design experience, they have a long and growing list of clients and brands they collaborate with.

A portion of Fernando's time is spent directing the path of The Shrine brand. Currently Shrine makes 4 distinct wall-mounted display racks for your shoes and other gear. Fernando was instrumental in crafting the vision for a line of products that simply didn't exist before and allow collectors to display their gear in ways they never imagined. With this brave new venture, Fernando's goal is to take his experience in bag design and blend it with his passion for footwear design.

Below are a few sketches and illustrations of the development process of this backpack. We've been through three rounds of samples. We've tried and tested the bag various times to ensure all details function as intended. Nearly a year in the making, we couldn't be happier with the results of this backpack and can't wait to work on the follow up designs.


A Million Thanks.

Joe Wilinski and Joe Silker from Gah Films - For your amazing work with video production and creation.

KK - He is the MAN! This wouldn't have been possible with out your hard work and thorough attention to detail.

Casie Clymer (first and foremost:), Samantha Del Rosario, Mike Woolridge, Mitch Soper, Richard Liu from DSPTCH, Philip De Los Reyes, Shannon Ma, Moe Bidabadi - for your help, advice, and guidance on this enormous endeavor.

Everyone else - we wouldn't be here without you. Thanks!

If you want to help, please head back to the top and donate any amount you want - there's no limit or restrictions - and / or share this project with your friends.

Future Gear

With the successful funding of the Shrine Sneaker Backpack, we hope to further our brand with a line of related gear. We're developing some concepts that we would like to produce, like a redesigned duffel and more travel related equipment to keep you looking fresh and organized, however long your trip.

What's next:

During the KickStarter Campaign we will finalize the production process. Making any small corrections after testing the pack some more. Preparing a spec document for quality control inspection during manufacturing.

when we are funded  - We will place the order as soon as possible after receiving payment from Kickstarter/Amazon. We have a manufacturing partner ready to help us place the order and handle quality control. We got it covered.

 If we are funded  - We will place the order as soon as possible after receiving payment from Kickstarter/Amazon.

January 2014-March 2014 - Production Run - We will produce 300 units (or more if needed) to ensure production is perfect.Lead time to produce 300 units is 90 days, (depending on success of campaign) if there is a much larger order this may be extended.

April 2014 - Product is shipped to our US warehouse.  To keep costs down we will ship the first production run via Ocean, that is estimated to take 30 days.

early May 2014 - Our Kickstarter supporter's products will be shipped for deliver in the first week of May.  We truly believe that we will be on time and  will do everything in our power to deliver early. We plan on shipping UPS ground though out the US.

Risks and challenges

We are working with a sourcing and production team with the experience to handle a smooth production run. Together we have the knowledge, skills, and ability to get the Shrine Sneaker Backpack delivered to your door as listed. We have a manufacturing facility that built our prototype ready to produce the final product and our Bay Area distribution center makes it convenient to ship nationally and internationally. As with any Kickstarter projects, slight hiccups may arise in the process, but we are ready to mitigate and address any issues that come along to assure that you will get the Shrine Sneaker Backpack that you want in a timely manner.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    6 backers

    A sincere THANK YOU from the Shrine Rack team! Your name will be listed on our MAD thanks page (optional) on our site.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    5 backers Limited (45 left of 50)

    one SHRINE SNEAKER RACK ($30 retail value) and a huge THANK YOU from the Shrine Rack team! You will get one wall-mounted Shrine Sneaker Rack for displaying one pair of your never worn/mint condition kicks. FREE shipping to US. Makes a great Christmas gift.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    3 backers Limited (22 left of 25)

    one SHRINE SHOE RACK [white milk edition] ($70 retail value) and a massive THANK YOU from the Shrine Rack team! You will receive one wall-mounted Shrine Shoe Rack for storing three of your favorite pair of sneakers. This rack keeps your shoes organized and off the floor. FREE shipping to US. Makes a great Christmas gift.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $99 reward

    50 backers All gone!

    Better jump on this!!!!!! ***Super Early Bird Special*** Get one SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK ($200 retail value). These will be the first backpacks from the factory and you're getting one at HALF price. Get in early and receive this HUGE discount from the retail price. US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $149 reward

    43 backers Limited (57 left of 100)

    Another great deal!!!!!! ***Early Bird Special*** Get one SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK ($200 retail value) and a colossal THANK YOU. Get in early and get a huge discount from the retail price. US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $175 reward

    0 backers

    one SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK at the Kickstarter price, ($200) retail value. Thank you so much for your order. US shipping included. Order now! For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $199 reward

    2 backers

    one SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK and one SHRINE SNEAKER RACK ($230 retail value) and a crazy big THANK YOU. This backpack is sure to sell out quick and reorders will take time. The SNEAKER RACK will ship with your SNEAKER BACKPACK. Order now! US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers

    one SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK and one SHRINE SHOE RACK and one SHRINE SNEAKER RACK ($300 retail value) and a crazy big THANK YOU. The SNEAKER and SHOE RACK will ship with your SNEAKER BACKPACK. Get in early and get a huge discount from the retail price. US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    one LIMITED EDITION SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK (ACCENT FABRIC YOU SELECT FROM OUR THREE OPTIONS) and one BOUND COFFEE TABLE EDITION BOOK OF DESIGN PROCESS. Your pack will be one of a kind. US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    one LIMITED EDITION SHRINE SNEAKER BACKPACK (ACCENT FABRIC YOU SELECT FROM OUR THREE OPTIONS) and one BOUND COFFEE TABLE EDITION BOOK OF DESIGN PROCESS and one PAID AIRLINE FLIGHT TO OUR KICKSTARTER FUNDED PARTY (@ OUR STUDIO IN SAN FRANCISCO/DEC 18TH). Your pack will be one of a kind. US shipping included. For Canada please add $15. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (29 days)