Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 1, 2011.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on March 28

      David, yours was delivered on November 8, 2013 (so it was really a little over two years). I personally remember preparing this label for you and deciding to actually send this out despite your lack of concern over our factory fire and your wishes for us to go bankrupt and homeless. Feel free to track it: 9405503699300110655984.

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      Creator David Da Fonseca on March 28

      More than 3 years since this was funded and I still haven't received my pair. I understand delays and things happen but um 3 years. 3 years. 3! YEARS!

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      Creator Shermo on February 15

      Hi folks,

      I felt it really necessary to drop you a line. In December last year I finally received my second pair of sandals. I now have a pair of Al's and Louie's and I just wanted to say thank you.

      I realise that you've had a helluva time since you started your Kickstarter project. I have no doubt you wish you'd never done it given all the troubles you've had. But.... you've persisted and for that I thank you. Given the messages that are still being left here there are still some people who haven't received there sandals and are still upset. Bear in mind that the Vere guys could have just quit long ago and moved on. But they're not, they're still trying to do the right thing by their backers.

      To the Vere team, thank you. I really like my sandals but your persistence is far more impressive.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on January 14

      This was just posted in response to a comment we just received from an old update. In case anyone is still checking this stuff out, here's an update...................................

      First the basics: the funds received from the backers did help us cover the cost of production for our 2011 product launch. For your support and backing, we will always be grateful. When we experienced delays in the supply chain, machine breakdowns halting production, fire, etc. there were additional expenses we had to cover which required more funds than initially anticipated. It also required more time as you all know to fulfill backer requests.

      We sought out additional investment form private equity, as well as revenue from retail customers in order to survive. We barely survived. 2012 - 2013 was a significantly dry year for manufacturing investments. Due to this, inventory for some styles and colorways have remained depleted (Brown/Orange Louies, Pink Angies).

      We have secured funds that guarantee the necessary cash flow to operate our factory build redundancies to the production line, and meet the anticipated growth for the next several years which should get us over the hump.

      We have never taken our eye off the ball in getting you your rewards, and it just took way longer than anyone wanted. We have made attempts to fulfill all request, yet we are 97% complete. If you haven't gotten your backer reward by now, it is because of one of the following:
      (1) we have an outdated or undeliverable address / contact information on file
      (2) we never received any response to our request for a Louie Brown/Orange substitution
      (3) elected to hold out for the brown/orange Louie despite the materials being depleted by the fire, despite our offer to upgrade to a leather Al
      (4) no survey information (believe it or not we have some of these)

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on December 31

      David, We sent you a pair (our third attempt) in November. According to our tracking it left the States on 24 November. We have found that there is no consistent timeframe for delivery once it leaves the US. I will email you the tracking information which is also verifies that it was sent to the correct address as we discussed in prior emails.

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      Creator David Castledine on December 31

      Another two months.... Refund please...

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      Creator Marcel Robichaud on December 12

      I received my two pair of sandals and love them but I'm still waiting for my overalls... Looking forward for these.

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      Creator Aaron Benton on November 28

      Still here. Still waiting for my sandals...

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      Creator David Castledine on October 22, 2013

      Absolutely sick of wasting my time on you thieves now. REFUND ME IMMEDIATELY!

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      Creator David Castledine on October 5, 2013

      Well... here we are another four months later and still no sandals (2 and a half years now in all). Please forward the latest excuse at your earliest convenience. You have my email address, delivery address, and oh yes, my money...

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      Creator Daniel Modell on August 22, 2013

      As an early backer, I'm also patiently waiting for my sandals. Three summers have come and gone since this campaign started. Are you guys any closer to being able to ship product?

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      Creator Jennifer Gill on August 15, 2013

      How can I find out about the status of my order?

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      Creator RG Mich on July 7, 2013

      We finally received our sandals, but I would warn any future backers to carefully consider this company and their leadership.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on June 13, 2013

      @HillCNewbie: we got your email 23 minutes prior to your post below. At 10:24pm (Eastern time), you should expect to a little bit of time for us to respond. A reply has been sent to you this morning.

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      Creator HillCNewbie on June 12, 2013

      Same here. I sent an email to and haven't heard back yet. Any news for me?

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      Creator Erik on May 28, 2013

      Love my new sandals and coveralls. Very comfortable. Worth the wait! Thanks guys!

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on May 28, 2013

      We are going to try to send you another email to your new address with information on your backer request. We are afraid the first message sent a long while back did not get to you.

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      Creator Javier Fonseca on May 25, 2013

      Hi it's may 25! And no new no money no comments no sandals what happened ???

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on May 24, 2013

      Sorry about the delay getting back guys. Erik, you will get an email with tracking information when it goes out. Kevin we have your address changed.

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      Creator Kevin Spicer on May 23, 2013

      I also sent an email to about never having received my sandals. It's been 2 weeks and no response.

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      Creator Erik on April 30, 2013

      I sent an email to and haven't heard back yet. Any news for me?

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on April 12, 2013

      Can you send us an email to please? We attempted to send you an email in October regarding your pink Angies and it was returned. We were left with no way to get in touch with you.


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      Creator David Da Fonseca on April 11, 2013

      April 11th 2013 and I still haven't received my sandles I hope you go out of business and become homeless cause you used trust to steal 56,000$ from your customers.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on March 6, 2013

      We will check on your shipment and reply to your email with status and to request your new address.

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      Creator Susan Hammond Jones on March 6, 2013

      Hello somewhere out there... I ordered a Pink/Brown Angie on March 2, 2011 via the KickStarter survey... I have since moved to another state/address... and I have never received my sandals. How can I get them? Thanks! I'm also going to leave a request on your website...

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      Creator Andrew Keller on February 10, 2013

      Oh man, these flip flops are crazy nice! Thanks! Good luck in the future!


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      Creator Aron on February 6, 2013

      My wife and I ordered sandals ages ago and neither one of us have received our sandals...any updates would be nice (since summer is coming in a few months and we ordered these things like two years ago)...

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      Creator Ed Smiley on January 16, 2013

      Forgot about this, and came back to see that the Louie's have shipped. All my information is current and never received any sandals. Can you help?

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on January 14, 2013

      If anyone who is still waiting on Brown/Orange Louies that did not get an email from us in July regarding your reward status, please send an email to us directly at The email we have on file from your survey may not be your current email address or it just went in to your junk email folders.

      Erich P we definately do not have your current email address. Please send us an email so we can have your current address. Thanks.

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      Creator Erich Pfeiffer on January 14, 2013

      I would also like to know where my Brown and orange Louie's are come on!!!! If you tell me I didn't reply back I am sure I did. not to mention it would have appeared from your email if you dint change your mind then you were planning on waiting on the color you had chose. Come on Vere your giving American manufacturing a really bad name.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on January 12, 2013

      Mark we will try to track this for you. They were sent out in October, and were not returned back to us. Look for an email from us so we can verify your address.

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      Creator Mark Knill on January 12, 2013

      Please let me know when I can expect my sandals.

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on January 11, 2013

      No confusion on our part David. Please look for a direct email where we can discuss your issues in detail. We have exchanged emails with the backers whose comments you mention below and their concerns are being taken care of.

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      Creator David Castledine on January 10, 2013

      I would like the colour I originally ordered, and specified on the survey in March 2011. ie. Brown/Orange. Why the confusion? Surely if I'd changed my mind in the interim I would have said so. Is this really why my order hasn't shipped? If so, what about the two backer comments below from December 24th? Are you waiting on everyone to confirm and then re-confirm the colour they want?

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on January 7, 2013

      David first of all your comment on the retail pricing is misleading. You backed us for custom sandals at $45 each (plus Intl. shipping). Custom sandals are not available anywhere.

      We are awaiting a reply from a July 2012 email regarding your Louie color choice. We responded to your last email in October, asking for a verification but never heard from you except to complain on the message board. It will be difficult for us to send you a pair if we have no idea what color you want.

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      Creator David Castledine on January 7, 2013

      So gratifying to see Louie sandals for sale online when I'm yet to receive mine almost two years after paying for them. Even better is that they sell them for less than two thirds of the price I paid. Fortunately all I need to do is email the company and no doubt i'll receive a speedy and courteous email detailing when I should expect to receive them. Oh wait...

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      Creator Ali Ukani on December 30, 2012

      Any updates?

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      Creator HillCNewbie on December 24, 2012

      Still no brown/orange Louie’s, no update, no response to my many emails — 1 year & 9 months and counting!!!

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      Creator Stuart Cameron on December 24, 2012

      Hi, I've still not received my brown/orange Louie's - could you let me know when they might ship?

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      Creator Lisa Church on December 23, 2012

      still waiting on the Angie's. Any chance they'll make it before the 2 year anniversary?

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      Creator David Castledine on December 17, 2012

      Still no sandals. Any update would be great.

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      Creator Lisa Church on December 14, 2012

      I have received one of the two pairs ordered. The last schedule posted > two months ago said the last pairs would go out before October 31? What's up? I'd like to be done with this.

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      Creator Crystal Helpling on November 29, 2012

      I got my sandals a few months ago don't get me wrong I love them but the sole is coming apart.

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      Creator Chris Greene on November 27, 2012

      After a long wait, I finally got my Louie's. They are great. You guys went above and beyond and sent me out an additional pair of sandals since my Louie's were part of the "fire sale". Best of luck to you ion the future.

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      Creator Andrew Keller on November 22, 2012


      Just wanted to see what's going on! I returned my awesomely comfortable sandals (size 11) for a size 12! I can't wait to get them, since I live in Colorado now and it seemingly will be 70 degrees everyday year round! Yay!!! Can't wait! Thanks!

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      Creator Tom Reimer on November 20, 2012


      You make a good point! I am wrong to berate my fellow Kickstarters. I owe them a sincere apology! I'll be quiet and wait for my sandals. They probably will be great! Sorry to all!

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      Creator Chris Keenan on November 19, 2012

      Finally got my AL's and as skeptical and negative as I was in the past, I am pleasantly surprised. The sandals are great and I look forward to warm weather to wear them everyday. Thank you Vere!

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      Creator Vere Sandal Company USA on November 17, 2012

      We need to mention that due to a change in the Kickstarter website, we've lost the ability to update the FAQ section since mid October. Josies have all shipped. We are awaiting some updated addresses for the last few Als. We only have a few Angies left to ship out...

      We've stayed out of some of the fray among some of the comments for good reason. It is not because we aren't reading these. We are. We are okay with taking the heat for our delays, not enough updates, etc. We know we've pretty much earned it. For one to berate other backers, especially those who do have something nice to say we find a little perplexing. Especially when it is someone who has left comments a record 15 times themselves. That includes a painful post-midnight posting of 5 separate comments (we get time stamps on these posts) one weekend back in August. Your sandals are on the way. They shipped out sometime this week. Breathe, and enjoy that newly built house.

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      Creator Tom Reimer on November 16, 2012


      Stop it! They don't care about you!

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      Creator Chris Keenan on November 16, 2012

      Any update? I know you said the last pair of Al's were to go out by the end of October, as you said the same in September, but I'm just curious anyway.

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