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We got tired of wet, ruined sneakers. So we designed our own. It’s like your hiking boots and dancing shoes had a love child.
We got tired of wet, ruined sneakers. So we designed our own. It’s like your hiking boots and dancing shoes had a love child.
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1,061 backers pledged $116,459 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Albert chan on January 10, 2014

      Wore it for continuously ten days in Taiwan. The trip involved both city and some trail walking. Shoe performed well. Great job!

    2. Creator Anders Aare Pedersen on November 25, 2013

      Best shoe I've ever had. Both for daily use and long hikes! Thank you!

    3. Creator FORSAKE on November 4, 2013

      @TheTees... the leather definitely stretches after a few uses! Give em a try.

      @JoshMckenzie... Sorry to hear that!! We're working on a fix for the next round of product.

    4. Creator Josh McKenzie on November 3, 2013

      I received my shoes in Sydney Australia a while back with no issues. Enjoying them...but my only gripe is the top front left of my left shoe (above the ankle) is very rough, this causes the shoe to continuously rub on the lower font of my shin and eventually starts scrapping away skin.

      I have to wear a band-aid or patch on my shin otherwise the pain starts with a few hours of walking.

    5. Creator The Tees on November 1, 2013

      I got my shoes... still haven't tried them on yet.. (YES I KNOW i"M CRAZY)... they seem a bit tight. Don't know if I have a wide foot or not.... Any "safe" way to stretch them if they seem to fit snuggly, or just try to wear them in for a bit around the house..

    6. Creator Victor Morbin on October 25, 2013

      Loving my Brown/Green shoes!! Can't wait to try it on the snow!!

    7. Creator Jeff Wallace on October 25, 2013

      I have been wearing my hikers for a month now - great shoes!

    8. Creator Keith Powers on October 19, 2013

      Will do. Probably won't be until tomorrow.

    9. Creator FORSAKE on October 19, 2013

      Keith - that's nuts! Can you send us a pic to

    10. Creator Keith Powers on October 19, 2013

      Got my shoes and loved them. Then the side blew out of them. Not sure what happened. I was on a down hill trail, and all of a sudden the leather ripped and exposed the inside of the shoe.

    11. Creator Bryce Stoddart on October 13, 2013

      Wooohooo . Got my shoes . Look even better than on computer. Fit great . Great work guys .

    12. Creator FORSAKE on September 23, 2013

      Checking on packages to AU now! Slowly making our way through the USPS customer service phone line....

    13. Creator Bryce Stoddart on September 23, 2013

      Thanks Hugo,
      Great to know you got your, might might be soon, :-)

    14. Creator Hugo Norton on September 23, 2013

      Hey Bryce,

      I live in Sydney and just got mine the other day. I know that they did have some issues with sending overseas with customs etc. so had to change shipping companies. Send them an email though.

    15. Creator Bryce Stoddart on September 21, 2013

      Hi Guys,

      Just wondering if there had been any news of people in Australia get their shoes yet, I have'nt got mine and was wondering if it was me or just postal system. has been about about 2 months since the trouble with the ordering system.


    16. Creator FORSAKE on September 18, 2013

      Kelly, hope you and your family and friends stayed safe throughout the flooding! Glad we could help in a very small way, and thank you for sharing!

    17. Creator Kelly McCormick on September 18, 2013

      Hey FORSAKErs,

      I just wanted to leave a note that I live in Boulder, CO where there was major rain and 100-year flooding over the past week. While I was one of the lucky ones, I was told at one point to leave my apartment and walk to higher ground since they were worried a 30-foot flood wall was heading our way. What shoes did I lace up? My Forsakes! And they kept me dry during the horrible rains. Thanks!

    18. Creator Wesley T on September 7, 2013

      The look, and feel AND fit of my thurston is astounding! Especially the fit is amazing! Is it wisely to use a waterproof spray on them to keep 'em extreme clean (and dry)? There ARE a few points i want to discuss about (will contact you later on I forgot, The fabrics you used are extremely high quality!!!

    19. Creator FORSAKE on September 3, 2013

      Robert can you send us a photo of the heel issue you're experiencing? Please send to We've been testing them for many months now and this is the first we've heard of any heel adhesive issues. The photos can help us prevent the issue in the future and potentially get a credit with our factory. Thanks!

    20. Creator Robert Walter on September 3, 2013

      I like the look of my Thurston model, but I don't think they've passed my use test. They began falling apart on me after only a week's worth of wear!

      First day I got them I began wearing them. Two days later I was off to hit the trails! Broke them in, but they were comfortable when I put them on the first time. When I got back home and unlaced the boots I noticed that the adhesive that holds the inner lining to the heel was already slipping. The heel hasn't ripped through yet, but I think that it would have if I wasn't unlacing and re-lacing them every time I wore them.

      The next day sitting in the office one of the WaterProof metal emblem on the outside of each shoe came off. I pushed it back into the small little holes for the pegs. That didn't stop me from losing it when it came off later and didn't notice it.

      Overall I'm pretty happy with the shoes, but that's just because I got them at a discount. If I paid what they're retailing for on your website I would be disappointed. I won't recommend them for the 110-130 price point when they're falling apart after only a week.

    21. Creator Sebastien Hubert on September 3, 2013

      Hi, it's been a bit over a month since I refused my shoes because of the custom fees and since that private email to international backers was sent. Would it possible to have an update regarding that? I'd like to know what happening with my shoes if possible...


    22. Creator Lennard on September 2, 2013

      Received my shoes 3 days ago. They look and fit great (I got the brown-red Pilot). Only downside is the extra $50 custom fees. Shipping was with USPS.
      It's strange that the USPS customs declaration note says that the value is $120 and postage fees are $44 instead of the 115 total I actually paid...

    23. Creator El Drijver on September 2, 2013

      I finally got my shoes today and they are an amazing fit! (I got the Thurston). The shoes are much sleeker than I thought, I'm very happy with that. I was afraid they would go too much towards 'skater' shoes, but now I would even go as far as saying they are a bit more narrow than 'regular' fit.

      They have a great balance between soft and rigid. With rigid I mean the sort of sturdiness that allows shoes to form to your own foot.

      Only got them for 2 days, but liking them a lot right now! Some friends of mine are liking them as well and looking into ordering a pair of their own :)

      Great project Forsake, good luck keeping the business afloat after this wonderful Kickstart!

    24. Creator Anders Aare Pedersen on August 30, 2013

      Got my shoes today. Perfect fit! Very satisfied! Sadly, the package was not marked "reward" or "gift", so I had to pay 65$ extra in customs fees, which should not be necessary...

    25. Creator Anders Aare Pedersen on August 21, 2013

      Dang. I see a lot of people mentioning that they had to pay customs fees and etc. I hope the package is marked as a gift, like Kickstarter rewards should be...? If not, the price will sky rocket for us Norwegians.

    26. Creator Christopher J. Carter on August 19, 2013

      Any way to track my shoes or to see if they have shipped. Filled out the shipping info a while back and am headed out of the US, I would be psyched to take them with. Best, Cj

    27. Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on August 19, 2013

      still waiting ,,
      i dont even know if mine have been shipped or not :+(

    28. Creator Chris Bray on August 13, 2013

      I'm a Canadian backer and UPS asked for over $100 in the typical bogus "customs fees", I currently have a dispute against the fees and the package is in limbo. I'm really disappointed, as you said international shipments were going out USPS, not cool.

      Do I have to just eat these fees on my own? Will you be refunding the costs? Or should I tell UPS to return to sender so these can be re-sent via USPS? Thanks.

    29. Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on August 11, 2013

      hi all

      just got this

      "Hi Terry,

      I got a notification from my warehouse that your address wasn’t accepted by their system. The address I have on file for you is:

      Is this all correct? Please let me know if there are any other variations of the address that might work. Once you get back to me I’ll resubmit the order and if it goes through your shoes will ship out at the beginning of next week. If not I will be back in touch. Sorry for the delay!


      so my shoes are still not posted,,,not happy here,,NOT HAPPY

    30. Creator FORSAKE on August 8, 2013

      Hi everyone - we'll have an update on Monday for you that will fill in many of the blanks! Thanks!

    31. Creator Richard Wahl on August 6, 2013

      I received my shoes and the quality is outstanding.
      I do need to exchange them for a larger size as they are quite snug.
      Also wondering if I can exchange them for a different style, as the black Hiker style looks much more like ski boots than I anticipated, and a bit out of place in the desert (Tucson, Arizona).

    32. Creator Darren Chan on August 4, 2013

      I'm also missing a discount card in the box. Nice pair of shoes!

    33. Creator Petr Konecny on August 3, 2013

      Received my Hiker shoes in Czech Republic on Friday. They are great.
      I have paid only $23 extra ($10 VAT + $13 brokerage custom fee). And i have told the UPS brokerage office, that the invoice in the parcel is wrong and I have sent my confirmation from Amazon and Kickstarter instead of it. And they have calculated the VAT from the price on Kickstarter ($95+$20).

      UPS CZ Rep is charging extra money only for storage in their warehouse. 5 days are for free, any additional day is for $10 here. I have contacted them and sent them all necessary documents in time and they did not charge me any extra money. It is weird that one company has different rules for every country.

    34. Creator Jonas Schiött on August 2, 2013

      darksabor, don't count yourself lucky just yet.

      I didn't pay anything on delivery, but got an invoice in the mail a week later.

      Had to pay Swedish sales tax, based on the stated value of goods (which was off the website, thus more than I actually paid) plus UPS' own shipping charges. Then UPS slapped some extra charges on there just because they could.

      Overall, I've paid $130 extra for 2 pairs of shoes.

    35. Creator Tom Diffley on August 1, 2013

      Received my Hiker in Black & Gold - great quality, fit & finish -- glad to help with my pledge for this project - best of luck.

    36. Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on July 31, 2013

      i got no email,?

      whats the story ,,i think we need a update about this

    37. Creator darksab0r on July 31, 2013

      UPS didn't ask for any additional taxes in Russia.

      But, I've got 2 issues with this package. First of all, my name on the package label was somehow replaced with my Kickstarter nickname, although it was correct in order confirmation email and another email which I sent to ensure the address was correct. Fortunately, the messenger gave it to me without any major problems. Also, there was a note that claimed that a discount card is included in the box, but there wasn't any.

      Anyway, thanks for nice shoes!

    38. Creator Liam Maloney on July 30, 2013


      I can't talk for them unfortunately. I don't know why you wouldn't get an email though, it may be worth contacting them to make sure it applies to you too.

    39. Creator Jean-Sebastien Brouillette on July 30, 2013


      Are we gonna receive a email with all those info or we just send all those info to a unknow email (cause we did not receive any email).

      I would like more official info like Timo.


    40. Creator Liam Maloney on July 30, 2013

      Timo, it basically states that you should pick your parcel up and pay any costs UPS may ask you to pay. Then sent Forsake a copy of your receipt and they will reimburse you the UPS brokerage fee through PayPal

    41. Creator Timo Tolonen on July 30, 2013

      I haven't received any email about extra costs. I'm going to pick up my shoes from UPS tomorrow and would appreciate some more info...

    42. Creator El Drijver on July 30, 2013

      Just received an email message from Forsake ( I assume all 'outside US' backers got this?) on how to handle the extra UPS costs. Thanks for Forsake for replying to our calls and moving towards a solution.

    43. Creator Jean-Sebastien Brouillette on July 30, 2013

      I just got my Forsake from UPS with 89$ EXTRA ..... so the price was not 80+20(shipping) but 100 + 89(shipping)...

    44. Creator Tobster on July 29, 2013

      Mine have arrived in South Korea and waiting for me at the apartment. Didn't have to pay any additional customs / shipping fees. Hope there a great fit!

    45. Creator Suemitraa Thiagarajan on July 29, 2013

      Got mine here in Malaysia. Paid a RM115 in tax which is about 35 USD. :(
      In other good news, they fit snugly & the shoes are awesome :D

    46. Creator sharon on July 28, 2013

      Grisham had the exact same story, my mom was home to cover my 78$ tax by UPS.
      How is sending it back for reship going to help?

    47. Creator Joseph on July 27, 2013

      I just got the shoes yesterday and they look great, but I had to pay an $80 COD as well. I wasn't home at the time and my mom ended up covering the COD for me, but after reading the comments it sounds like sending them back to be reshipped is the best course of action. An update on your perspective on the issue would be appreciated.

    48. Creator El Drijver on July 27, 2013

      Haven't received mine (in Europe) yet, but please advise on the best course of action.

    49. Creator Darren Anderson on July 26, 2013

      Same thing happened to me, $85.61 in COD, I just got the notification. I'm sending them back and expect a re-shipment via USPS (which will cost $20 max in customs).

    50. Creator Darren Chan on July 26, 2013

      The people living outside of USA should've rejected their package if it was shipped via UPS. Forsake stated that international shipments were going to be shipped via USPS, who would've charged significantly less fees.

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