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Ultimate All-Purpose Yard Shoe has the durability of a work boot, grip of a hiking shoe, and the comfort and light weight of a sneaker.
Ultimate All-Purpose Yard Shoe has the durability of a work boot, grip of a hiking shoe, and the comfort and light weight of a sneaker.
Ultimate All-Purpose Yard Shoe has the durability of a work boot, grip of a hiking shoe, and the comfort and light weight of a sneaker.
345 backers pledged $43,203 to help bring this project to life.

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We're excited to introduce the first shoe designed for the yard 

We've created a lightweight, flexible and comfortable shoe, specifically designed for backyard activities. Our versatile shoe is made to perform - whether you're mowing the lawn, gardening or landscaping. The comfort and style will keep you wearing our kicks after the work is done - during that backyard BBQ, or tossing the football around. 

 

What makes the Ultimate Yard Shoe?

Many people don't like heavy, stiff work boots.  Not everyone is a fan of rubbery, one-dimensional garden clogs.  We set out to give you a better, all-purpose option for working in your yard.

Our research guided us during development, and we discovered the Back Yard features that are most important to people. 

We've stitched together high-quality materials specifically designed to perform in the yard.

 

 

 

Why a Yard Shoe?

Born out of a passion for his backyard, our Founder Shawn Langton was tired of the lack of shoe options to wear while working in his yard.  For years he wore old athletic shoes to mow the lawn and work in the yard.

He battled soggy feet in the morning dew, slipped on inclines with his worn out tread, and rips in the old shoes would let grass in all over his feet. He searched for a better option, with no luck.  

One of our early shoe ideation sketches
One of our early shoe ideation sketches

Shawn decided to create the ultimate all-purpose yard shoe. He spent 3 years researching & developing what makes the ideal shoe for working in your yard.

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Endorsed by Lawn & Garden Experts

Kujo Yard Shoes have been endorsed by the Garden Gnome Community
Kujo Yard Shoes have been endorsed by the Garden Gnome Community

Our Motivation

We are a brand, a company, a culture that not only offers a solution, but engages homeowners who take pride and joy in their yards.  

Comfort
Comfort

There is nothing better than keeping your yard in shape, then enjoying it with friends, family and neighbors.  

Lightweight
Lightweight

We have set out to create footwear that truly captures the terrain of the yard without skimping on the style.

Flexibility
Flexibility

Our pride is in freshly cut grass and our joy is enjoying it with a cold one because nothing beats opening up the backdoor to your own paradise. Soak up the sun, work up a sweat, host a blow out, show off your flowerbeds... as long as you're spending time outside, you're doing it right. 

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Our Team is Ready to Deliver - Ethical and High Quality Production

Our Founder, Shawn Langton has spent his career in the lawn & garden industry.  Shawn has worked with many different overseas factories, and has a history of successfully launching new consumer products.  Shawn loves enjoying his backyard with friends, wife Renee, and his kids Olivia and Connor.

Our Founding Team includes Shawn's sister and brother-in-law, Kelsey and Craig Martin.  Our CMO Kelsey is pivotal in our brand management, and web design.  Our CTO Craig is a talented software engineer, building our website for scale, and implementing machine learning and automation into our processes. 

Kelsey (CMO) & Craig (CTO)
Kelsey (CMO) & Craig (CTO)

We've teamed with one of the best designers in the footwear industry, Brett Golliff.  Brett was previously a lead designer for a Major Footwear Brand, and has created a variety of innovative shoes for both small and large brands.  Brett's insight and footwear design knowledge is invaluable.

Shoe Designer Brett Golliff
Shoe Designer Brett Golliff

The past 12 months we have been developing our shoes with our manufacturing partner, Otabo.  This partnership with Otabo is excellent, as they bring a history of working with major footwear brands, and producing premium quality footwear.

Otabo is based in the United States, and has a China office staffed with Quality Assurance and Factory Managers.  Otabo only works with factories that meet a high standard of ethics, workers' rights, and product quality.  You can be confident that Kujo Yardwear is manufacturing our shoes with the same philosophy we have when working in our yard - No Shortcuts.

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NOTE: Your credit card will NOT be charged until the campaign ends on August 2nd. At that time we will send out our survey to all backers to choose their size & colors!  

Sizes Available:  Women's size 6 - Men's Size 13

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We can't do this without you

Words can't explain how excited we are to be launching our Kujo Yard Shoe Project, after working on this for the past couple of years.  To make this crowdfunded dream become a reality, we need your help.

We ask that you share this on your social media platforms, and let people know what we are trying to do!  Crowdfunding truly is about a group of motivated people, stepping up and helping bring a passion project to life.  Thank you for your support! 

 

 

Get Outside and Enjoy Life 

Our only other ask is that you take some time to step away from your computer, phone, and TV.  Make it a point to get outside with friends, family and neighbors.   It doesn't matter if your outdoor space is 20 rural acres, a suburban backyard, or the urban jungle of the city you love...we just want you to get outside and enjoy life with the people around you!

Cheers!

Kujo Yardwear

Risks and challenges

Our manufacturer is already preparing for this production run. However, there's always the risk of a factory closures, capacity issues, or material supplier issues. In the unlikely event of such an occurrence, Kujo Yardwear will move production to another facility or supplier that we’ve already vetted.

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    Join the Kujo Founders Club and gain access to exclusive updates, news, and sales in the future.

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    Kujo Sunglasses+T-Shirt+Kujo Can Koozie

    Backyard Fun Package - These Bright Green & Black Kujo Yardwear Sunglasses will be the talk of the neighborhood.

    Our Kujo Yardwear T-Shirt's tri-blend construction means that this will probably be the softest t-shirt you've ever owned. Throw in a Kujo Koozie...and you have yourself a "Backyard Fun Package"!

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    Autographed Book + T-Shirt

    Autograph Special - "Big Impact Landscaping" Book, autographed by author Sara Bendrick, Celebrity Landscaper and host of DIY Network's "I Hate My Yard".

    Our Kujo Yardwear T-Shirt's tri-blend construction means that this will probably be the softest t-shirt you've ever owned.

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    Early Bird Special - One Pair of Shoes

    Early Bird Special - Limited Quantities! One pair of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

    30% off regular retail price ($120).

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    One Pair of Kujo Yard Shoes

    One pair of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

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    Pair of Shoes + Backyard Fun Pack

    One pair of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

    Backyard Fun Pack of sunglasses, T-Shirt and Koozie.

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    • Kujo Yardwear Can Koozie
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    Early Bird Special - Two Pairs of Shoes

    Early Bird Special - Limited Quantities! Two pairs of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green, or Black Out.

    31% off retail ($240).

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    Three Pairs of Shoes

    Three Pairs of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green, or Black Out.

    30% off retail ($360).

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    2 Pair of Shoes + 2 Backyard Fun Packs

    Two pairs of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of colors: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

    Two Backyard Fun Packs - sunglasses, T-Shirts and Koozies.

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    Four Pairs of Shoes

    Four Pairs of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green, or Black Out.

    30% off retail ($480).

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    You are a Kujo Model

    Model Special! After you receive your shoes, you will be a model on our website! We will feature at least one photo of you wearing your Kujo Shoes on our website.

    One pair of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

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    Lawn Pro Crew or Retail Store Pack

    10 Pairs of Shoes, only $69 each! That's 42% off the retail price.

    If you run a lawn care or landscaping company, why not get your crew some shoes designed for what they do every day!

    If you own a retail store, here is your chance to ensure you are one of the first to offer Kujo Shoes!

    10 Pairs of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green, or Black Out.

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    Kujo Founder, Shawn, will mow your lawn

    Kujo Founder, CEO Shawn Langton, will go to your house, mow your lawn, and have a drink with you.
    *Must be in Continental US. 10 acres maximum.

    One pair of Kujo Yard Shoes in your choice of color: Grey/Green, Grey/Purple, Black/Green or Black Out.

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