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We're out to prove that we can make high quality, environmentally sound sandals right here in the USA. Made here. Made better.
1,091 backers pledged $56,618 to help bring this project to life.

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Surveys

Posted by Vere Sandal Company USA (Creator)

Today we sent out the first of the surveys, so 542 of you have gotten them and the rest of you likely have no idea what we're talking about.  Within the next couple days we'll be sending out the surveys for all pledge levels, and we'll start getting your info in return.  

If you haven't gotten one yet, stay tuned and keep checking your email, and thank you again for supporting our project.  Let's get to making some sandals!

Cheers

John and Mike

thankyouthankyouthankyou

Posted by Vere Sandal Company USA (Creator)
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24 hours

Posted by Vere Sandal Company USA (Creator)

Hello everybody, and thanks for all your pledges and support. We've been continually excited about the pledges as they keep coming in, and we're looking forward to getting sandals made and on your feet.

Within the next couple days, we'll be reaching out to each of you to gather your preferences for style, color, size, and in some cases choice of pledge package.

We're new to this, and we'll be seeing the spreadsheets from kickstarter for the first time at noon on the 1st. We have no access to them beforehand, so we're not entirely sure what we'll be looking at. It seems pretty straightforward, and we've begun to set up our backend to handle the information, so we expect a smooth operation. If there's anything the past 20 months have taught us, however, it's that there rarely such a thing as a smooth operation. We're looking forward to getting into it and taking care of any issues as they arise.

Enjoy the beginning of the week, and we'll be speaking with all of you in one way or another within a couple days.

Cheers, and Thank you again.

John and Mike

Full Color Options

Posted by Vere Sandal Company USA (Creator)

For those of you who've asked to see the entire line, including all color options, we've updated the body copy on our main kickstarter page to show them all. Take a look!

Cheers,

John and Mike

The Scott Wilson Effect

Posted by Vere Sandal Company USA (Creator)

Wow. I was at the factory this morning and checked in on our Kickstarter page, and it looked a lot different than it does now. I went for a paddle on the lake, which is a story in and of itself (it was 16°), went home and watched a movie with the kids, and when I come back this thing has gone off...

The first question when we saw the spike was "what happened?" We didn't know of any articles coming out, and we hadn't heard about any other PR that was happening. When I read through the email and messages, we found out: Scott Wilson, he of TikTok & LunaTik fame (http://LunaTik.com/), had sent us a message and backed our project. As it turns out, he also mentioned us in an update to his backers - all 13,512 of them. It also got him a little bit of heat, as some questioned his right to "spam" endorsements for other projects to his backers and if it violated Kickstarter's code of conduct. I checked out his update and the comments, as we get his updates too, and there was some very well thought out conversation on the subject on both sides of the issue. I can see both sides, but I'm sure glad he took the side that thinks it's okay to share cool projects and that he thought ours fit that criterion.

Thanks to Scott's effort in spreading the word this morning, many of you have decided to back our project and we've near doubled the number of backers we had when I left this morning. There are also 25 new comments in the comments section, and I'm going to do my best to answer them all either here or in the comments section.

The most pressing question seems to be "what's that sandal in the video thumbnail?" It's the Louie, in Brown/Orange. We've had requests to show the entire line, and our main site is being updated soon to show the entire line. Between now and then, you can check out all the product at http://veresandals.com/product/index2.htm The page is being updated with higher quality photos and better color quality, but overall it'll give you a decent idea what's available.

I'll address the rest of the questions in the comments section, so if you had a question, look for the answer there, and thanks for all your inquiries and pledges. Can't wait to make some sandals.

By the way, Scott - cant wait to ship you your customized coveralls. The Scott Wilson Effect is, well, in full effect.

- John