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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 30 2015 9:34 PM UTC +00:00
$1,461
pledged of $2,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 30 2015 9:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

First I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and watch the video for this project. While I am not asking for a huge amount, I hope that the funding will surpass my asking goal. In other words, I'm looking into my crystal ball and hoping that I will fund, but I'm also hoping that the backers will really come through and support me as extensively as I've seen other projects get funded. I want every available level to be filled!

Thanks for visiting the ARCH Kickstarter page. In February of 2014 ARCH successfully ran a campaign and by my research became the fastest shoe company to ship to its backers. I updated my backers often and kept them informed of the entire process. The goal was to be as transparent as possible and increase confidence in ARCH. 

Below is the Aztec Red/Black shoe from what I labeled the Kickstarter Pack. This was the most popular color in the pack. I even surprised my backers by shipping them an additional set of shoestrings and a pair of ARCH Logo no show socks.

ARCH CG097III Aztec Red/Black-White
ARCH CG097III Aztec Red/Black-White

Check out the first successful ARCH Campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/archfootwear/the-arch-lightweight-running-shoe-project

I worked extremely hard to update my backers often to create a level of comfort and trust. While I launched my project and shipped to my backers I noticed other Kickstarter footwear projects fund at absurd amounts of money. I've been following those projects and it seems that they've had problems shipping or they haven't even produced a shoe and if they have produced the shoes, the sizing has been off or there have been a lot of complaints. ARCH has not gotten any negative feedback. On the contrary I've gotten incredible feedback on Amazon.com. It is my hope that the ARCH TR-114 Runner project will garner some serious support based on what I've done with such a small amount of backing.

I made sure to represent my Kickstarter roots in the last project. I made a Kickstarter colorway that represents the Kickstarter Family The ARCH CG097III Kickstart Green/Black-White.

ARCH CG097III Kickstart Green/Black-White
ARCH CG097III Kickstart Green/Black-White

The Kickstarter Pack production went smooth and allowed for a small amount of brand recognition, but I realized that my work wouldn't be made any easier in acquiring new fans of the brand. With such a small amount of backers the first time around, I haven't really been able to capitalize on the campaign.

ARCH CG097III Haze Grey/Black-White
ARCH CG097III Haze Grey/Black-White

I'm running this Kickstarter to accomplish two goals. I realized how difficult it is to crack the performance shoe category so I created a style of shoe that a lot of people who bought the CG097 asked about. I created a classic casual runner. I paid for this out of my own pocket.

The problem was my last was sized incorrectly and I was unable to create a size 13. I have to open a new mold. Your support will allow me to do this in a way that will allow me to launch a Fall line on time for this year.  

I also I want to be able to gain a larger following that will allow me to sustain the brand without having to return to Kickstarter and ask for the support of the KS community over and over. I think it is vital to find a way to build my brand and get sales to really solidify my position.

I hope that you will take a look at my previous project and decide to donate to this project. I will take the time to update you as much as possible and go beyond your expectations.

Here are pictures of the two available colorways for backers of the ARCH TR-114 Runner project.

ARCH TR-114 Runner - Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner - Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner Shadow Grey
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel ships with Additional Shoestring
ARCH TR-114 Runner Caramel ships with Additional Shoestring

Stay Motivated,

Chris B.

Thanks and please visit www.arch-usa.com
Thanks and please visit www.arch-usa.com

Risks and challenges

The obstacle remains in creating and shipping shoes is that I have to manufacture offshore. This creates uncertainty and potential problems when the shoes can't be monitored and take time to arrive. The great thing about my project in comparison to other shoe companies on Kickstarter is that I've already accomplished my goals before.

My biggest worry is that requesting you to give and then not being able to fulfill the project. I would hate to be one of those projects that makes it's supporters wait, and wait, and wait. Honestly though, this is a concern because I can't control outside factors, but it really isn't a concern.

I plan to build on my previous campaign and strengthen the ARCH Foundation.

Hawaii and Alaska please add an additional 30.00 dollars to your shipment. Although you are in the US, shipping to both locations costs between 25-45.00 dollars.

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    This is the "ARCH can be the next famous sneaker" backer level. All donations to ARCH are appreciated. You will be added to our list of Kickstarter backers which makes you a part of the team. Backers at any level above will be given a listing on the Kickstarter page.

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    The ARCH TR 114 Runner will ship with a card of thanks to every person. This card will feature your name as a backer. As a brand grows, the first shoes created can become collector's items. This card will be a part of the brand's history. Your name will also be added to the ARCH Kickstarter page.

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    The ARCH Logo Tee Award. Backers at this level will receive an ARCH Logo tee and placement on the Backers List on the website. You can specify your size after the campaign is complete. Open to residents in the USA (except Hawaii and Alaska) due to shipping costs.

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    Stretch Goal 1: Caramel Size 10 TR-114 (In every shipment certain shoes don't pass QA, but they are definitely still good enough to wear. You can grab this pair at cost plus shipping. This size has a small hall in the midsole)

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    Stretch Goal 2: Caramel Size 9 TR-114 (In every shipment certain shoes don't pass QA, but they are definitely still good enough to wear. You can grab this pair at cost plus shipping. This size right shoe tongue is not shaped with the rounded tip)

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    Stretch Goal 3: Shadow Grey Size 7 TR-114 (In every shipment certain shoes don't pass QA, but they are definitely still good enough to wear. You can grab this pair at cost plus shipping. This size on the left shoe heel counter the embroidery of the word ARCH is reversed. Hey this might be a collector's item when the company gets bigger!)

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    Stretch Goal 4: Shadow Grey Size 11 TR-114 (In every shipment certain shoes don't pass QA, but they are definitely still good enough to wear. You can grab this pair at cost plus shipping. This tongue on the right shoe is not rounded correctly.)

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    The ARCH TR-114 in Shadow Size 10. The classic trainer silhouette featuring premium suede and textured canvas in a subtle, monochrome color. Perfect for casual wear and for walking.
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    The ARCH TR-114 in Caramel Size 7. The classic trainer silhouette featuring premium suede and textured canvas in a subtle, monochrome color. Perfect for casual wear and for walking.
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    The ARCH TR-114 in Caramel Size 12. The classic trainer silhouette featuring premium suede and textured canvas in a subtle, monochrome color. Perfect for casual wear and for walking.
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    This is the Myke Lowery Pack! Pick up two pair of the ARCH TR-114 in Caramel and Shadow. Only 12 packages will be available and in limited quantities. As these packages are claimed, I will post an update to inform those backing which packages remain. Size 7, Size 8, Size 9, Size 10, Size 11, Size 12 (2 packages in each size) Free shipping for the 48 States. Add 40.00 for Hawaii and Alaska.

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Funding period

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