About this project
To enhance our performance, move faster and go farther, man has invented a lot of special kinds of footwear: rollerblades, cycling shoes, cleats, climbing shoes, heavy-duty hiking boots etc. But all too often this footwear is so specialized that we are forced to sacrifice on comfort, convenience, and even safety. To overcome the limits, where footwear starts to be a burden rather than a benefit, we developed Skinners – ultraportable footwear for every adventure.
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FITNESS, YOGA – Socks, flip-flops, running shoes. Skinners disrupt this trinity of gym footwear and combine the advantages of each – the freedom of a sock, the great grip and the basic protection of shoes.
TRAVELLING – That 10-hour flight or bus ride can be tough on your feet – trapped in shoes simply because you can’t take them off due to the cold, dirty ground or embarrassing odor.
CAMPING, HIKING – Those 4-pounds boots got the job done on that 20-mile hike but now it’s time to take off those heavy casts and give your feet a rest. Skinners let you move around the campground without getting dirty, wet or stung.
RUNNING, ATHLETICS – Enrich your training on natural or soft surfaces and activate all your foot muscles and tendons. Skinners simulates the barefoot experience and forces your feet to adapt to the terrain. A strong athlete starts with strong feet.
OFFICE – We love your fashionable high-heels and Oxfords :). But usually 6 hours out of 8 at the air-conditioned office you are hiding them under the desk. And to be honest, because of comfort it's possible they end up next to your cold, dirty ground touching feet. Don't risk getting cold and tune up your work performance with Skinners!
ROLLER BLADING – Getting to the bike path, descending hills or getting over other obstacles in the way can be tough. But who wants to spend the whole ride with a sweaty back from carrying their spare shoes around?
SIMPLY ANYWHERE… take Skinners on your next walk with your dog, use them around the house or just at home. Take them to a beach-volleyball game, slackline, yoga session or wherever you want. The possibilities are endless…
10k - EARLY DELIVERY - production starts when we hit this goal :)
50k - PROTECTIVE POUCHE - for each pair of Skinners
150k - DISCOUNT - for backers in our online store after campaign
Just like da Vinci, we believe that your foot has all the technology you need. We invented Skinners to keep this masterpiece effectively protected and at the same time support all of the amazing things it can already do.
Skinners are handmade in the heart of Europe and are produced without harming people, animals or the environment (vegan and barefoot friendly).
The new production technology costs est. 16 000 USD and the costs regarding basic certification and patenting reach up to 4 000 USD. That makes 20 000 USD in total.
We were able to put half of the money up front from our own pockets, but we still need additional 10 000 USD. That's why we ask you, our backers, to help us make our dream possible.
Interested in writing about us and our mission? Then download our press kit, feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message if you have any other questions.
Please remember, Skinners provide basic protection to your feet and are not a full-time substitute for regular footwear. Proper and reasonable use is strictly advised.
Patent-pending technology, patent-pending design.
Thank you for backing us :)
Risks and challenges
Even though we've planned the heck out of these things, producing a top-quality product is a big mission. That's why we spent more than a year prototyping, fine-tuning the manufacturing process and eliminating possible risks and defects.
We did a few smaller production runs to make sure everything is good to go (and it is!), so right now we are frontloaded with the first 1,000 pairs of Skinners that we personally made for the fastest among you. All this from a professional team ready to do its best to deliver the best quality rewards on time. We are thrilled to be able to share the joy of Skinners with you :)
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