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Power Laces- a cool piece of "Future Tech" that every kid of the 80s wanted, and can also improve the life of those with with motor disabilities.
Power Laces- a cool piece of "Future Tech" that every kid of the 80s wanted, and can also improve the life of those with with motor disabilities.
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    1. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi Steve the email address I have for you isn't valid, please contact me at BlakeBevin (at) gmail dot com- thanks!

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      Steve Sarro on

      I'd like a refund. Please email me

    3. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Sorry to hear that Prem We'll contact you via email on setting that up for you.

    4. Prem Thomas on

      Hi, I feel the same way as Sean and would like a refund. I thought I'd be receiving something this month and I don't really want something to put on my shoes. Thanks

    5. Sean Mc Bride on

      Thank you! Do you have my email address? how will you contact me?

    6. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi there Sean I'm sorry you feel that way. I'll contact you directly this weekend and work out the arrangements.

    7. Sean Mc Bride on

      I need to get a full refund of my investment for this project. I funded to get shoes that self lace and after over 5 years you present a product/device that functions as an add on to a normal shoe. that is not what I hoped for. I understand you had multiple roadblocks getting this on track but this is not what you promised us.

    8. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Yup as you know they went up for sale and we're trying to aggressively advertise them as every few sales is able to find the creation of a backer unit. We're not making any profit yet as that's the priority now. After I leave the workshop tonight I'll contact you directly as well.

    9. Prem Thomas on

      Hey Blake any news?

    10. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Yes, we'll be sending out a new backer update by this coming Monday.

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      Joshua J. Slone on

      Any updates, now that it's for sale?

    12. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Absolutely, we just wanted the next KS Update to be closer to the launch next month.

    13. Prem Thomas on

      Why don't you guys post updates on Kickstarter? It would probably make it easier for your original backers.

    14. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi Prem, we've been posting updates via the website and the Facebook page. Our latest one includes our first advert and the shipping timeframe :)

    15. Prem Thomas on

      Hey Blake, any progress on the project? It's been a long time since we have seen any news.

    16. Prem Thomas on

      Hey Blake, any progress on the project? It's been a long time since we have seen any news.

    17. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi there,

      I am so sorry for your loss. Though it's taken awhile, progress is happening. We released a new video of the device on our FaceBook page and the website will be updated this weekend. In addition a long overdue official update will be delivered to backers as well.

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      SuM on

      I, too, would like to see the progress made- even if the progress falls in tandem or under the aegis of Nike. The person whom I'd hoped to help with a pair of these is no longer alive. Perhaps my brothers and I will be needing them before too long! Here's the latest press:

    19. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Thanks, I understand. I sent you a FaceBook message as well but I'll also say here a meaningful update will occurs within the next few days.

    20. Prem Thomas on

      Hey Blake, hope you are doing well. I wanted to see if we were going to get a meaningful update before year-end as I haven't received any emails from you guys. Power Laces is the first Kickstarter project that I have backed. Since then I have backed 65 other projects and launched my own. I love getting updates on projects, even if there isn't good news. It's been over 4 years since Power Laces was funded, but I have yet to see much real prototype photos or development news since the initial video. As big fan of Kickstarter, this is what I really enjoy about backing projects. At this point, I'm not holding my breath to get my shoes, but it would be nice to have a comprehensive update on what you guys have done.

    21. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Thanks for the link, competition leads to innovation and as our device is more medical orientated I believe we still can fill the niche. We're also working to release it by the end of this year.

    22. Blake Bevin Creator on

      We'll be doing a mass email update by the end of this year when we have a final product to show. The design by necessity has had to stay under wraps, as it's our only leverage against the larger companies entering this space next year. There's been setbacks and we had a lot of obstacles to overcome, but again, we're working to finish development by this year and begin distribution or start issuing refunds.

    23. Prem Thomas on

      Can we can a kickstarter update with some photos? I haven't been getting any emails. Thanks!

    24. Grant on

      When you say this year do you mean 2014 or 2015?

    25. Blake Bevin Creator on

      This is the year for Power Laces or bust. I've been posting incremental updates through my personal Facebook and direct emails. The last big one was joining TechShop in SF to have access to higher level manufacturing equipment, and we join other hardware startups basing their operations from there.

      The work as late has been focusing on modifying the design and mechanism such that it scales. My experience has been building with off the shelf parts, but there's a new dimension when one has to consider mass production and component availability.

      As such we'll be custom making a lot of the components, and various materials have to be tested.

      We're forgoing updating the website until the product is finished at the end of the year or we pull the plug. Like I said, this is it; We're going to have a distribution worthy product by the end of this year or we're going to begin refunding backers.

    26. Gavin Maxwell on

      Any progress? Haven't seen anything significant on FB of late and 2015 is right around the corner now...

    27. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hey there, yes I've let the website fall to wayside a bit to focus on development. I've been putting most updates through my personal Facebook. Working out of TechShop now in downtown SF to start distributing to backers by the end of the year. You can also message my personal email at blakebevin (at) for quicker responses.

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      Jonathan Melo on

      Any update? The site hasn't been updated either. Any photos or something?

    29. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi there! Were working on getting the product to backers before the end of the year, with wider release to follow shortly after. The initial run will initially be limited, scaling up with every succession. We'll post more info on the site and you can also reach me through my personal email at if you have any more questions.

    30. Prem Thomas on

      Hey Blake. Any update to the project?

    31. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Thanks for the link! We're working to put our device, which is more medically orientated, out this year.

      There's more than one way to autolace a shoe, and we're looking forward to finding our niche within the market. We'll be posting an update at soon.

    32. Blake Bevin Creator on

      I’d be the first to admit the project was a much bigger venture than I originally realized, but it’s not something that’s been given up on. It is my full-time endeavor in which I work daily on to overcome the mechanical challenges which constantly present themselves.

      As I state on, the goal this year to start getting a functional and aesthetic product release into the hands of backers, made from our own assembly line, with a free upgrade to an upgrade version if the beta release deems that necessary.

    33. Gavin Maxwell on

      Ho hum... another year down...

    34. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Thanks Gene, I completely understand where you're coming from and I try to address that in my latest blog post. I just recently relaunched the new site, with a timeline for release and future updates will be posted to there.

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      Gene Paton on

      So Blake what's the hold up? How's the new work space going? How's the additional funding going? Let's have some photos of these Power Laces that we've all contributed towards and been waiting on for coming up 3 years now. It's sad to hear you've had a rough year or two, but when you enter into a business proposition with investors you need to keep your focus. Sadly your lack of evidence to support Power Laces has led me to be reluctant to back any new inventors on KickStarter, which is sad for those who do have the commitment and gumption to follow through on their promises. Some material evidence would be nice.

    36. Roridge on

      Thanks for the update Blake, sorry to hear about your loss and your general bad start to 2013.

      I think all the backers know how awesome the final product will be, so happy to wait, but always nice to get updates :-)

    37. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Apologies for the late response- 2013 hasn't gotten off to the smoothest start. Suffered an injury last month that put me in the ER which I believe contributed to a nasty infection I later developed. And right as I was recovering from that I suffered a death in the family.

      It delayed my timeframe B=but I've moved into the new work space and I'm building the online store up. I'll also be heading to Nevada and Florida in the next coming weeks to get some late stage capital to aid in final production.

    38. Roridge on

      There hasn't been an official update since September 2011, would be really nice to get some good detail.

    39. Jeremy Hoffmann on

      Any update on the project?

    40. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hi there, aiming to produce the final prototype for the initial manufacturing run by the end of the year, and pics and video of that unit will be posted before the rollout.

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      Jonathan Hodgins on

      Hi Blake - Just wondering if we could get an update on the progress of power laces. could we see some pictures of the factory tours or product development? I can't wait to see the fruits of your effort!

    42. Blake Bevin Creator on

      I'm sorry to hear about your mother's medical setback. We should begin rolling out the initial production before the end of the year. Thanks for the continued support!

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      SuM on

      Hi Bevin- Just wonder how things are going. My mom had a medical setback this summer and I am hoping to be able to offer your Powerlaces to help her along! Let us know how you are doing as well!

    44. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Yup, and your entry was updated. Thanks, Sean!

    45. Sean Mc Bride on

      Hey Blake! I'm not sure if you kept track of everyone's shoe sizes. I originally said size 12. Now I will need a 13.

    46. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Hey there Jonathan, just responded to your direct message :) Thanks!

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      Jonathan Melo on

      Can we get an update please?

    48. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Thanks Brian! I'll make sure to update that and I'll be confirming with everyone just to be on the safe side :D

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