About this project
Please visit www.crosskix.com for NEWS and UPDATES
We are currently working on other crowdfunding campaigns as well as a NEW outsole technology that we hope to launch in Fall 2013.
FREE MINI-CINCH BAG with every purchase of CROSSKIX!
Thank you backers! As a small gesture for your support, we'd like to give a FREE Mini-Cinch bag for every pair of Crosskix purchased!
What NEW colorways will be available?
Please scroll down to view the STRETCH GOAL available colorways.
How will the colorways be selected?
At the end of the campaign, we will send out an email survey requesting your choice of STRETCH GOAL colorway(s). We will then tabulate all submissions and send out an ORDER SURVEY which will include the color choices available.
Thank you for returning!
For those returning from the original launch, THANK YOU for being patient and understanding! For new viewers, we experienced some compliance issues with Kickstarter and lost VALUABLE time due to being "locked out" of Kickstarter for approximately 48+ hours. (for more details on lock-out please click here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crosskix/crosskix-hybrid-footwear/posts). Update #8
At any rate, we are determined to bring CROSSKIX to market and have offered MUCH more attractive rewards in hopes to exceed our goal and offer some very NICE stretch goals!
Why did we reduce or goal?
Since the original launch, we've had some interested investors inquire about investment opportunities. So, we've negotiated a deal that allowed us to reduce the goal. BUT, the deal is contingent upon us reaching our goal in order for investment funds to be made available.
CROSSKIX is a Registered Trademark of Crosskix, Inc. (patent pending)
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What is CROSSKIX?
A Hybrid Footwear for multiple uses. It is by far the most technical shoe in the EVA footwear category. "CROSS" is the short term for "crossover" and "KIX" is for "kicks" which is slang for shoes (a term typically used by young adults).
CHOOSE FROM 6 STOCK COLORS:
STRETCH GOAL COLORWAYS BELOW.
STRETCH GOAL COLORWAYS.
The above STRETCH GOAL colorways will be available for VOTING at end of campaign.
Every backer will receive an email requesting their VOTE for their favorite colorway.
Each STRETCH GOAL reached will allow for ONE colorway that will be ADDED to the STOCK colorway options.
For example: if we reach at least $70,000 (Stretch Goal #2), the TOP 2 vote getters will be added to the STOCK colorways.
An email survey requesting your color(s) and size(s) will be sent at end of campaign for order processing.
Let's face it....there is really ONLY one brand out there that dominates the EVA (soft foam composite) footwear category (as you have seen in the video). We all know who that is. But if you're like MANY other folks, you've probably have said to yourself..."they're comfortable, but I wouldn't be caught with them on!"
So, our goal was to design a shoe that EVERYONE can PROUDLY wear for multiple uses and of course...look GOOD while doing it. We believe there's definitely a void in this category for a more sportier, stylish, and functional shoe. So, we've spent over 4 years designing, redesigning, testing, retesting, producing sample after sample and have finally come up with a shoe that all men, women, and kids just can't wait to get their feet into. Our focus groups have unanimously voted on what you see.
We're committed to producing top quality footwear for the demanding consumer that cares about price, style, and functionality. We let YOU decide what you want in a multi-purpose athletic shoe.
What makes CROSSKIX different from the competition?
Below is a chart showing the advantages of CROSSKIX as compared to the one brand that dominates this category. We wanted to fill the void in this category for a more Sportier shoe that can be used in so many more ways than just a slip-on. Please review below.
Special Air/Water Drain holes.
Crosskix have strategically placed Air & Water Drain holes that allow air to circulate through the rear of the shoe for added ventilation. It also acts as a drain hole when used in water conditions i.e. washing your car or walking on the beach or pool.
- multiple uses - leisure, recreation, casual, and work
- stylish AIR VENTS throughout to keep your feet cool & dry
- soft and contour footbed for a comfortable fit
- strategically located water vents for use IN and OUT of the water
- PRE and POST foot recovery features (after playing sports)
- EASY cleaning
- 100% RECYCLABLE - for playgrounds, track & field, basketball courts, etc.
- fashion forward styling
Accessorize your Crosskix with magnetic CROSSBITS. We're working on our first run of icons and hope to have them before the end of this campaign.
These are a few styles of CROSSBITS that we will be offering. CROSSBITS are optional for each pair. Each new pair of Crosskix will come with a standard Crosskix logo (as shown in above images). Please stay tuned for more info as the campaign continues.
Our 5 YEAR GUARANTEE!
We are very confident about our quality that if any part of your CROSSKIX becomes defective under normal use (i.e. instep strap breaks off, separation between upper, outsole, and sidestrap), we will gladly replace it with a NEW pair! Simply follow our return policy procedure by sending us a clear image of the defective area and we will send you an authorization code. Normal wear and tear does not qualify.
What do we do with returned shoes?
EVA material type shoes typically will last forever (under normal worn conditions). Anything that is defective on CROSSKIX can easily be repaired and/or replaced. So, we will actually take all returned shoes (that are still in good condition) repair them and donate them to needy kids and families around the world. We are VERY passionate about giving back and are very excited when we have collected enough shoes to make our first donation!
100% RECYCLABLE (RecyKIX Program)
Don't throw away your used or unwanted CROSSKIX!
Return 'em to us and we'll use for our RECY-KIX program. In return, we'll offer a 15% DISCOUNT on your next pair of CROSSKIX!
Do we know what we're doing?
Absolutely! We have been in the athletic apparel industry over 10 years and in footwear for over 4. Collectively, our team has over 30 years in footwear design and manufacturing. During the 4 years, we've actually developed 3 other designs and samples. All of which did not make the cut for design but more importantly - functionality.
Our commitment is our promise to deliver a high quality functional product. We've studied the competition, improved the flaws, designed based on demand, and all the while maintaining an attractive style.
About the shoe.
Crosskix are made with the highest EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) material. It is basically a soft foam composite that is commonly used as midsoles in running and basketball shoes. Most people can identify the material simply by the brand crocs (we prefer not to be mentioned in the same breath simply because CROSSKIX are much more superior in the way it is constructed, function and quality).
They are VERY lightweight (only 7.5oz for size 11). The outsole and uppers are SEPARATE molds (not like the competition that is made with just ONE mold). This allows the shoe greater flexibility and to wear like a fabric made shoe.
What will the funding be used for?
Size Molds. In order to produce the shoes, we need to pay for the molds (sizes 3-13) so that we can begin production for our opening order. We have everything in place with our manufacturer and now just need the funding to produce molds. If we exceed $100,000, we will be able to offer childrens sizes as well.
What sizes do we offer?
Sizes 3-13 (including WOMENS). (click here to view size chart)
All colorways are in FULL sizes (no half sizes needed).
What if I order the wrong size?
NO PROBLEM! We understand this may be a huge concern for you. You (our backers & customers) are our MOST VALUABLE asset in our business! Without you, we wouldn't have a business. So, we want to make sure that you have the most pleasurable experience when you shop for CROSSKIX.
We will take back any pair of UNWORN Crosskix and gladly replace them with the size/color of your choice. Return postage is on us. We will have DC's (distribution centers) in US and Canada and you can return your Crosskix to either DC. All other countries, will need to pay for return shipping (sorry, this can be VERY expensive for us).
click here to view SIZE CHART
If you have ordered the wrong size, no worries! We have an EASY NO HASSLE exchange program. We want to make sure you get the RIGHT size as fast as possible!
Upon funding, we will post a "HOW TO ORDER THE RIGHT SIZE" page on our website so you can order the right size the first time.
Custom COLOR PALLETTE.
Select from above color palette to create your own CUSTOM Crosskix!
How do I make a pledge or purchase?
Simply select from one (or two, or as many as you like) of the REWARDS to the right of this page. Follow the prompts on how to finalize payment and you're done! Fast and Easy!
Special Thanks to NIKO CATABAY for producing the video..thanks for being patient and dedicated!
Risks and challenges
We've spent over $75k to design and redesign, produce and reproduce samples, and test and retest prototypes....so we've already made the corrections and improvements to make sure that Crosskix are produced with the highest quality and workmanship.
Our team consists of highly experienced Industrial Designers & Engineers, x-CEO's of highly successful footwear companies, and serial Entrepreneurs that have spent countless hours perfecting the first Crosskix design. All we need now is to produce molds for each size....this is where we need your assistance.
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