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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 10 2018 1:24 PM UTC +00:00
$10,050
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
141
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 10 2018 1:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

Keitaro(smash bros) rockin his blue VKs
Keitaro(smash bros) rockin his blue VKs

What will VK use my funding for?

Short answer, for two things. 1. Our first order of shoes. 2. Our custom website.

The first part, we need funds to produce the shoes. Our product has already been developed and the factory is waiting for our order. All we need now is to receive funds for the product.

Second part, we need a custom website to perform the "Unlocking" of Viceroy Kicks. Some Viceroy Kicks must be earned before access is given, therefore we need a website capable of this process. These types of websites don't come cheap. Our funds that we receive will go to building this system. Eventually, we are hoping to also integrate video game API's with our website. This means that we will be able to get gamer stats directly from the video game companies themselves. Then all gamers would have to do is prove that they own their accounts on our website and we will have their stats immediately.

What SIZES does VK have? (7a) -

At this point in time we only have Viceroy Kicks in true sizes for men & women. Meaning that we only have sizes in whole numbers.

IF YOU ARE A HALF SIZE, round up. (Ex. Mens 9.5 = Mens 10) (Ex. Womens 7.5 = Womens 8)

After this campaign, We will send out a survey to your email to collect your shoe size.

What about Foreign Shipping? (7b) - We unfortunately cannot provide free foreign shipping at this time. This means that all backers not from the US will have to pay for shipping + duties. We deeply apologize. However, the good news is, we took the initiative to give you a flat rate that will cover both the shipping & the tax.

This is a subsidized rate (we pay for some of the cost for you), you will not have to worry about any additional payments once you pay for this. (Applies to all foreign backers)

Starter Package - flat rate of $18 for shipping & tax

Great Bundle - flat rate of $28 for shipping & tax

Ultra Bundle - flat rate of $38 for shipping & tax

You will pay this flat rate alongside purchasing one of the reward tiers.

What do shoes have to do with video gaming? (7c) - 

We apologize for any confusion that we may have caused. This question comes from thinking that Viceroy kicks is a shoe brand that sells shoes to video gamers.

Viceroy Kicks is not a shoe brand. It is an achievement brand. We do not sell "just shoes", we sell PRIDE in the form of shoes. Its not about the shoes, Its about what the shoes represent. Viceroy Kicks was founded on 2 guiding values: Gaming is meaningful and something to be proud of. The shoes of Viceroy Kicks are an outer expression of these guiding values. We wear Viceroy Kicks, not only to promote our ideals, but also to unite with those who share the same values.

Why chose "shoes" to promote the message gaming is meaningful? (7d) - 

From army boots to heels, from skate shoes to cleats; Shoes tell the story of those who wear them.

This brand is all about empowering gamers to have pride in who they are. For gamers to feel pride, they must fully accept themselves and why they play. This is why we want gamers to share their stories. We want gamers to look at why they play and to feel the validation that who they are is worthwhile and strong.

We want gamers to feel that sense of accomplishment that they EARNED access to something of value because of who they are and what they have accomplished; With shoes, gamers can wear their story with pride and walk as legends.

I'm not a shoe person, will there be other products that can be earned in the future? (7e) -

Yes. There will be other products in the future. Hats, hoodies, T-shirts, and other accessories. Our hope is to also to collaborate with gaming hardware companies as well. If you are not a shoe person that’s fine.

All that we ask is that you please share what we are doing with your "Shoe-lover" gamer friends that might be interested.

If these shoes are gaming related, why are there no specific game characters like "Mario" on them? (7f) - 

We originally tried to go down this path, however we realized it is not feasible to have a shoe for every single video game title possible.

We also learned that being a gamer is not accurately represented by one specific video game company/character. One gamer could be a Nintendo fan meanwhile another gamer could be a diehard Blizzard fan; yet they are both considered gamers. Being a gamer is not about what you play, it is about WHY you play. Viceroy Kicks focuses more on the WHY behind gaming.

What is VK's Return Policy? (7g) - At this time, Viceroy Kicks has a limited return policy. Since Viceroy Kicks is just getting off the ground, we can't afford to do returns. PLEASE KNOW YOUR SHOE SIZE before you pledge!!

  • Viceroy Kicks will accept returns IF the shoes you receive arrive damaged or defected before use. (applies to US only)
  • Viceroy Kicks will not be accepting returns from outside the US :(
  • Viceroy Kicks will not be accepting returns if they are the wrong size for your feet. (US & Foreign)  IF they are the wrong size, keep onto them and sell them later on eBay or Amazon. Each year Viceroy Kicks replaces all previous colors and patterns of shoes. Every new year of Viceroy Kicks will mark a new Season. Right now we are in Season 1. After every Season, shoes will be replaced and not reprinted. So shoes from previous seasons will become rare so keep onto the wrong sizes and sell them later on Ebay or Amazon for a premium!
  • We know this return policy may be a pain in the butt and we apologize for any hurt butts this may cause. However, understand that we will do everything we can to improve this brand for the future. We love feedback and would absolutely love to have you contact us if something concerns you!

Are Viceroy Kicks Durable? (7h) - A common question we receive about our shoes is durability. YES :D We promise you that we have put in our best effort and abillity to making our shoes quality.

  • However, we also want you to understand that no shoe is perfect and they all wear out eventually. Ours will not last for an eternity, but rest assured their solid-grade vulcanized rubber will last.
  • Understand that these shoes are solid, but they are not made for athletics. IF you use them athletically, they will deteriorate faster. IF you do not take care of them, they will deteriorate faster.
  • But, they are hella comfortable. The majority of our focus has been on premium comfort. We made Viceroy Kicks as lifestyle shoes so that our players can wear them around all day comfortably.
  • We will do everything we can to improve them in the future as well. While you own your pair and you have something to add to help us improve the quality of our shoe, please contact us. 

What is the timeline for Viceroy Kicks? (7i) -

What are the Different Tiers of Viceroy Kicks? (7j) -

What is important to understand is that Viceroy Kicks are not bound to, nor do they represent, specific video games. They are designed to empower gamers to embrace their own origin stories. A gamer is not defined by only one video game. So our Viceroy Kicks aren't either.

Viceroy Kicks' first shoe style is named "Meta" and they are organized by tiers. These tiers are created to represent a gamer's skill, time, passion, or accomplishment.

  • Competitive Tier VKs represent a gamer's skill.
  • Exhibition Tier VKs represent a gamer's time put into games.
  • Starter Tier VKs represent a gamer's passion for gaming.
  • Collector's Tier VKs represent a gamer's pride.
  • Challenger Tier VKs represent a gamer's accomplishment.

Tiers that are locked: Competitive Tier, Exhibition tier, and Challenger tier must be earned by completing their video game requirements before purchase.

  • Competitive Tier video game requirements will vary amongst the most current and popular competitive video games. (league of legends, Overwatch, CSGO, DOTA2, Rocket League, etc.) Each shoe under this tier will have their own qualifications that will require you to be competitively ranked. For Season 1, the RED BLACK Meta are under competitive tier.
  • The Exhibition Tier video game requirements have a vast game roster that qualify based on time you have put into the video games. For example, play at least 50-100 hours into certain video games. (Minecraft, Legend of Zelda, Mario games, Skyrim, COD, Halo, Clash of Clans, etc.) A vast majority of games are accepted under the Exhibition tier. The BLUE & WHITE GREY Meta are under the exhibition tier. 
  • Challenger Tier video game requirements have also a vast game roster but require you to complete video games 100%. Getting all dem seeds in Legend of Zelda BOTW? Yah these guys deserve a shoe for themselves. The YELLOW BLACK Meta are under the Challenger tier.

Tiers that are available to any gamer: 

  • Starter Tier: These shoes are solid and classy. They will remain and always be available for any gamer who wants to show support for VK's cause. The BLACK & WHITE Meta are under the starter tier.
  • Collector's Tier: These VKs are available for only limited periods of time. As soon as they are ended, they will not be reprinted. They may show up in the future as part of Viceroy Kicks online events and challenges. The Black Grey Gold Meta (multi colored logo) are under the collector tier. You can only get them this Kickstarter Campaign.

How do I unlock a pair of Viceroy Kicks? (7k) -

For Challenger & Exhibition Tier VKs, We will be using an honor code system for verification, meaning we will give you the option to select the different games and what you have done in them.

  • We expect you to maintain the integrity of the VKs and their meaning.
  • On our website that will be created through the Kickstarter funds, you will be able to interact with this process. As soon as you complete the honor code process, you will unlock what you are eligible for.

For Competitive-Tier VKs, We will be using public APIs from competitive video games that we can access.

  • You will need to prove to us that you own your account (link your gamer account) and then we will be able to pull your data from the gaming API's from the games.
  • Game eligibility for Competitive-Tier VKs will be determined by our capacity to access the required APIs.
  • (Simplified explanation) you will need to link your gamer accounts to our website and we will be able to search and retrieve your stats and unlock the competitive tier all in an instant (if you are worthy). 

Will their be more BUNDLES for Viceroy Kicks? (7L) - In the future, we are planning on offering bundles for all Viceroy Kicks that you have already unlocked in a season.

  • This means you will have the opportunity to get more Viceroy Kicks in a season for a helluva discount. This brand will always focus on empowering gamers to be proud of who they are.

Risks and challenges

Rest assured, we have made six prototypes of our design before our current shoe model. This means we have tested, reworked, and removed any kinks in our design to deliver a comfortable, durable, and high-quality shoe. We have proven we can do it.

As it stands, the largest risk to the timeliness of orders is that shipments from our manufacturer may experience some unforeseen delays. That possibility notwithstanding, we are confident in our abillity to deliver Viceroy Kicks to your doorstep by April of 2019.

Other risks may involve slight damage to the custom, high-grade Viceroy box that the shoes come in. We cannot control how the shipping companies treat our boxes during delivery. The boxes may be exposed to weather and water damage. Sometimes this is unavoidable. However, because we have weather and water tested the shoes, the shoes will arive in prestine condition EVEN IF the shoe box happens to be damaged.

Do not worry, our professional shipping and handling team will keep an eye out for product malfunctions. We will send only the best of what we have to offer.

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    You are the very best that no one ever was. With the Master Deluxe bundle you choose & receive 4 VKs of any color & combination, but beyond that, you will ascend the hall of fame into the master backers tier. Praises to your name will be sung in the halls of Viceroy kicks and in the bowels of the interwebs for all eternity. We are not worthy of your glory. As a token of our humilty, master backers will be made beta testers of future Viceroy Kicks products. You will be treated with high respect and will be in the know of all the exclusive behind the scenes workings of Viceroy Kicks. Our future is in your hands, oh great one. Free Shipping & tax included (US)

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