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Nakedbootz: Extremely Light, Warm, Tough, Winter Boot

Lightweight, Warm, Packable, Versatile, Winter Boot

Nakedbootz: Extremely Light, Warm, Tough, Winter Boot

Lightweight, Warm, Packable, Versatile, Winter Boot

$19,136
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
259
backers
45days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, January 4 2020 4:45 PM UTC +00:00.

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Clarification: The Pledge at the right IS the price you pay for the reward (boot(s)).   You are not paying for the right to pay again later.  Retail price is planned to be $135 so the rewards are discounts.

Testimonials (New add 11/12):

"When my wife asked me to test out these boots I was skeptical because  I've had a few hip replacement surgeries.  The need for stability,  warmth and comfort are my top priorities and let me say my NakedBootz  did not disappoint.  I wore them while shoveling and never slipped.   Wore them at my son's X-Country meet and never got cold or sore from  being on my feet in subzero weather for over a hour.   Great supportive,  easy to pack bootz!" Marty - St. Cloud, MN

They are very versatile. I took them hiking on rocks, loose gravel,  muddy hills, wet grass, through wet snow, cold snow, through cricks and  streams. I used them for snow shoeing. They did a very good job of  keeping moisture out and kept me warm in the cold snow when I was  snowshoeing. The sock feature was crucial for keeping snow out while I  was trudging around.   Caleb - Chanhassen, MN

You gave these to me to try out back in September. I was not sure where I  placed them...today I found out why: Matt has fallen in Love with them  and claimed them as his! He has frost bitten his toes many times and is susceptible to cold, this is the only shoe he says keeps his foot warm  and allows his active lifestyle! I need to pay you for these (I don’t  think I can get him to give them up)! Also, let me know if I could write  an awesome review somewhere. Matt is seriously the pickiest man ever and he LOVES them!  Marybeth - Orono, MN

The shoe looks solidly built and I look forward to try it in the winter months here in Norway. Erik - Norway

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 Introducing NakedBootz Footwear 

Note: We will get your shoe size information later. 

We are engineers by training but outdoor lovers by birth. We designed a boot with impeccable specifications to fit our active lifestyle.

 See Below for a lot more good information, including a sizing chart. 

When people first pick up these boots they are amazed by how lightweight they are and all the things they can do in them.

Winter isn't something just to be endured.  There are great opportunities out there, get out there and enjoy them.   You deserve a winter boot designed by people who love winter.  

Our business got its start when I could not find a pair of winter boots I liked to take with me on my winter vacations.  We designed this boot to be packable and travel friendly.  Whether going to a ski resort or to work, our warm lightweight boot will make the journey more pleasant.

 Sizing Information

  • Our boots run true to size for length.  Sizes 4.5 to 14 for Men and 6 to 11 for Women.
  • In the heal and mid-foot area they are a standard "D" width.  
  • In the toe area they are wider by design to allow free movement of the toes to promote circulation and warmth.
  • The sole has minimal drop 
  • The insulated insole has a arch support molded into it.

NakedBootz in Action  

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Reviews

Among our prototype testers is Cross-Fit trainer Caleb.  Watch him give his review of NakedBootz and put them through their paces in his gym. 

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How can such a lightweight boot be so warm?  Good engineering and good materials.  A thick layer of hightec insulation and a special insulating insole under the foot provides excellent insulating capabilities

Project Timeline

Three years of development and many prototype designs went into bringing this boot design from daydream into reality. 

Funding is needed to start production of these amazing winter boots.  We need to purchase multiple sets of tooling and place a minimum order for 3000 pair of boots.

Our name tells you a lot about our product.  NakedBootz.  We wanted a very lightweight, warm and versatile boot.  Something that feels like you are not wearing a boot at all.  

We are Mechanical Engineers from Minnesota, the land of harsh winters.  We engineered a boot that will thrive on the feet of active outdoor people.  We combined the best features of a running shoe and heavy winter boot to produce a very lightweight but warm boot that is a pleasure to wear.

We've engineered a top-notch winter boot and have a top-tier production factory all lined up to produce a high quality product, we just need the funding.  Please consider backing us and as a reward you will be the first to get a pair of these boots at a deep discount over the retail price.

Why are we doing this project?  Because we could not find a pair of boots that met the needs of our active lifestyle and love of travel and adventures.  We wanted a boot with the weight and comfort of a running shoe but the warmth of a heavy winter boot.

FAQ's

1) What is the feature most people comment on?

Answer: Their first reaction is "Wow!, that is light."  A size 10 Men's boot weighs only 14.5oz, less than a pound of ground beef.

2) How warm are they?

Answer: We have worn them with comfort in below 0 weather.  How warm they are is not only a function of what elements are at play, but also how well your feet are allow to move and how well your circulation is.  We did our own engineering testing to prove to ourselves we designed a warm boot.  See more info in this article.  Impressive.

3) Are they waterproof?

Answer: Yes, up to a point just above the ankle where the Neoprene is phased in.

4) Where can I find even more information?

Answer: Our website, which we add to regularly.

5) Are there Steel or Composite toe options?

Answer: At this time No.   We are taking any and all feedback for future designs though.

6) How much do they cost?

Answer:  For this Kickstarter, please see the backer rewards levels on the right side of this page.  We are planning a retail price of $130 once we are in production.

7) Do they have Memory Foam in them?

Answer: No.

8) What if I would like to make an exchange?

Answer: If the need for an exchange arises, we will need to charge for the exchange shipping both ways. We are a startup and work with very small margins on Kickstarter. This is true for domestic & international orders.

All exchange requests must be submitted within 30 days of receiving your reward. 

9) If I become a backer when will I receive my boots?

Answer: We first need to work with our production factory to make all the necessary tooling and produce a minimum of 3000 pair of boots.  We plan to ship them to our backers by Oct 2020.

10) When will you ask what size of boot(s) I will need?

Answer: Upon completion of a successful campaign we will reach out to you via email to get more details from you, which will include the size you want.  PLEASE, make sure you review the size table as those will be the only sizes we manufacture at this point in time.

Risks and challenges

If you have been following us you realize we have been at this awhile. Most of the pictures you see are of our SIXTH round of prototypes. We wanted to get this perfect.
We are very confident that we can deliver this product if the funding target is met. There is never Zero risk as there could be things outside of our control happen that could delay the delivery of boots, but we feel confident backers will have them in their hands before the winter of 2020.

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