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This project was successfully funded on September 7.

Introducing Snaplaces: Click here to discover a simple, yet brilliant design that makes traditional shoelaces a thing of the past.

About this project

NEW REWARD 

After watching this video from one of our backers we decided to add a BUY A SET | GIVE A SET REWARD at the $35 level. 

Our Goals 

$20,000 - THE MINIMUM is the minimum we'll need to have a 2 cavity, long lasting (It should be good for 1 million parts) injection mold made by Weissert Tool & Design in Washougal, WA. 

$50,000 - 4 CAVITY MOLD With the additional capital we'll be able to have a 4 cavity injection mold made. This is a significant advantage from a manufacturing perspective, but starting out it can be costly. 

*NEW GOAL* $75,000 METAL SNAPLACES - The additional funding will allow us to have a special injection mold made to have SnapLaces made from materials like stainless steel and titanium. 

 $100,000 ADDED TECHNOLOGY - In addition to the 4 cavity mold we'll be able to continue to add innovation to the SnapLace system. We already have other models in mind that will further extend the awesomeness of SnapLaces (such as a mobile app for the data junkies and competitive athletes who need to track every step taken, calorie burned, heart rate and much more)as well as create a minimalist model for non performance applications.

SnapLaces in Action

Why Shoelaces?

There's been very little innovation with shoelaces simply because most people don't give much thought to tying their shoes. 

Express yourself with lots of clip colors to choose from.
Express yourself with lots of clip colors to choose from.

Triathletes have been attempting to solve this problem for years, because when you have to get your shoes on as fast as possible or run a marathon, it matters.   A lot. 

Delays, blisters, and swollen feet are no bueno.

Here's what Portland based Pro Triathlete Chris Boudreax had to say:

Unfortunately, most race systems are expensive, complex, and aren't practical for everyday use. 

Tons of lace colors and designs to choose from.
Tons of lace colors and designs to choose from.

Why NOT shoelaces?

For a guy like Reggie and the team at SnapLaces there's always room for improvement. We've spent the last 2 years working on a better way to lace your shoes. A lace that's faster to secure, more comfortable, and better looking. No more hot spots, double knots, or bunny ears!

SnapLaces Are For Everyone!

Although SnapLaces were initially developed for elite athletes, it wasn't long before we started wearing them all the time because they were so comfortable. 

Young children and people with physical limitations can can now fasten their own shoes. When our kids started asking for them we realized our efforts to reduce a triathlon transition time had much broader applications.

Kids don't need help with their shoes!
Kids don't need help with their shoes!

Millions of airline travelers can quickly get through TSA check points or relieve the pressure of altitude induced swelling without removing their shoes! 

Environmentally friendly. Our laces use 50-80% less material than standard shoelaces and are recyclable. The downside to all this conservation is you won't have anything to trip on. 

SnapLaces use 80% less material.
SnapLaces use 80% less material.

Did we mention they look cool? With an almost unlimited color combinations you'll be able to personalize even the most popular shoes. 

A Waste of Time

Something like tying shoes may seem like an insignificant part of your day, but here's a crazy stat for you: the average person will spend 2 - 6 weeks of their life just tying their shoes! 

2 - 6 weeks that could have been spent relaxing, having fun, traveling, playing games, or making the world a better place. 

More Than Just Shoelaces

When you back our project you're not just supporting us, you are helping all the people and companies who partner with us.  

Our mission is to create great products that enable people to become the best possible version of themselves. For us that starts with great design - making things we'd actually use for ourselves, but it also means doing our best to improve the economic ecosystem as a whole. 

SnapLaces 2.0
SnapLaces 2.0

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Our Goals 

  • $20,000 - THE MINIMUM  is the minimum we'll need to have a 2 cavity, long lasting (It should be good for 1 million parts) injection mold made by Weissert Tool & Design in Washougal, WA. 
  • $50,000 - 4 CAVITY MOLD With the additional capital we'll be able to have a 4 cavity injection mold made. This is a significant advantage from a manufacturing perspective, but starting out it can be costly.
  • NEW GOAL8$75,000 METAL SNAPLACES - The additional funding will allow us to have a special injection mold made to have SnapLaces made from materials like stainless steel and titanium. 
  • $100,000 ADDED TECHNOLOGY - In addition to the 4 cavity mold we'll be able to continue to add innovation to the SnapLace system. We already have other models in mind that will further extend the awesomeness of SnapLaces (such as a mobile app for the data junkies and competitive athletes who need to track every step taken, calorie burned, heart rate and much more)as well as create a minimalist model for non performance applications.

About The Rewards

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing a new product is always a challenge - there are so many factors to be considered that it can melt your brain. Fortunately we have a team of smart and talented people to find solutions to every challenge that arises.
Although this is the first product we've launched on Kickstarter, Reggie has invented and successfully brought to market other products as well (like the 1Vest and the Spider cord). Together we share operational, marketing, management, and development duties in order to get things done!
The primary challenge we face when funded is that of time. In order to start shipping in time for Christmas, we'll need to know how long will it take to get the mold made and once fabricated, actually start manufacturing products. If a setback does arise we'll work with our production partners to come up with an acceptable solution and communicate it as quickly as possible to our backers.

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FAQ

  • If you'd like to order multiple sets of a given reward, navigate to your pledge and click on the green 'Modify Your Pledge' button. Multiply the reward amount by the number of sets you want. If you are considering 4-5 sets for yourself or family it probably makes sense to pick up the SNAP CLOSET Reward. You'll get 20 SnapClips and an assortment of laces to get you equipped.

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  • One Snap Per Shoe - For shoes with just a few eyelets, or tennis shoes that you just want to wear as slip-ons, a single clip per shoe will work great. Shoes like Vans, Converse, and similar styled shoes fit this application.

    Two Snaps Per Shoe - For running, hiking, or athletic shoes (with the exception of gargantuan basketball shoes) two clips per shoe is the way to go. By using multiple clips and laces you are able to specifically adjust the tension for the top and bottom of your foot. When you are not running around you can release the clip for a more relaxed, yet secure fit.

    Three Snaps Per Shoe - For boots and large sized basketball shoes, it is sometimes necessary to use three clips to get the best result.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    ==SNAP KIDS BETA== **LIMITED** Get the SNAP BACKER reward plus a beta version of our SnapLaces Kids edition - One set (2 Clips + 2 Laces) of our original version SnapLaces for your little one. Imagine never having to tie their shoes again. We'll even throw in some SnapLace stickers. What kid doesn't like stickers?

    **WE'LL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR CHOICES**

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    125 backers All gone!

    ==EARLY BACKER== **LIMITED** Get the SNAP BACKER + The SNAP PRO rewards, but because you are one of the first to fund us you'll save some dough and have our eternal gratitude! Two sets (4 Clips + 4 Laces) of our Kickstarter funded SNAPLACES 2.0. Faster to lace, easier to clip, and a super sleek design.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $12 or more

    20 backers All gone!

    ==BETA SNAP SINGLE== **LIMITED** Get the SNAP BACKER + Two sets of our BETA model of SnapLaces. (4 Clips + 4 Laces) | You'll be able to select from 10 different clip colors and variety of lace lengths.
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $13 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    ==BETA SNAP TRI== **LIMITED** Get the SNAP BACKER + one set (2 Clips + 4 Laces) of our BETA model of SnapLaces for triathletes. You'll be able to select from 10 different clip colors and variety of lace lengths.
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    59 backers

    ==SNAP SINGLE== Get the SNAP BACKER + one set (2 Clips + 2 Laces) of | SNAPLACES 2.0 our Kickstarter funded model. Faster to lace, easier to clip, and a super sleek design.
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    856 backers

    ==SNAP PRO== Get the SNAP BACKER reward + two sets (4 Clips + 4 Laces) of the Kickstarter funded SNAPLACES 2.0. Faster to lace, easier to clip, and a super sleek design.
    The ultimate in fit! With multiple clips you can precisely adjust the tension on the laces to meet your needs. Allow the ball of your foot to expand but keep the top tight - or do the opposite if you like!
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    109 backers

    ==SNAP GLOW== Get the SNAP BACKER reward + Two glow in the dark sets (4 Clips + 4 Laces) of our Kickstarter funded SNAPLACE 2.0!
    Be the envy of your training partners by rocking luminescent SnapLaces on your morning and evening runs.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    16 backers

    BUY A SET - GIVE A SET
    For every person that backs this reward we'll give you a set of SNAPLACES 2.0 (4 clips and 4 laces) AND we'll donate a SNAPLACES 2.0 set to someone with difficulty tying shoes (one for every $15 multiple of the reward). So far we've been able to provide SnapLaces to people with Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's, Autism, Asperger's, those that have suffered strokes (old and young), and many other conditions.

    For Example:
    $35 - 1 set for you - 1 set to donate (4 clips + 4 laces each)
    $50 - 1 set for you - 2 sets to donate (4 clips + 4 laces each)
    $65 - 1 set for you - 3 sets to donate (4 clips + 4 laces each)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    9 backers

    ==SNAP SHIRT== Get the SNAP BACKER + SNAP SINGLE rewards plus a limited edition Team SnapLace t-shirt. This is the gear we wear at events and around town.
    **WE'LL EMAIL YOU WITH SIZE AND GENDER CONFIRMATION**

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    5 backers

    ==SNAP HAT== Get the SNAP BACKER + SNAP SINGLE rewards plus a sweet limited edition Team SnapLace Hat.
    **WE'LL EMAIL YOU WITH SIZE AND STYLE CONFIRMATION**

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    1 backer

    ==SNAP REP== Get the SNAP BACKER + SNAP SINGLE + SNAP SHIRT + SNAP HAT rewards! | Shoes, shirt, hat - there will be no question about your status as a SNAP BACKER **WE'LL EMAIL YOU WITH SIZE AND STYLE CONFIRMATION**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    96 backers

    ==SNAP CLOSET== Get the SNAP BACKER reward + 10 sets (20 clips) of the SNAPLACE 2.0 system.
    Mix & match colors for the ultimate in customization.
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers

    ==SNAP CUSTOM== Get the SNAP BACKER reward PLUS you get to select a custom color and give it a name! We'll make a custom run of SNAPLACES 2.0 in the color of your choice and send you enough sets to SnapLace your closet and have some to share. Your custom color will forever be known by whatever name you designate (subject to certain exceptions like vulgarity, profanity, etc)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    ===***THE ICHIBAN***=== Who want's to be the first? You get to own the very first Kickstarter funded SnapLace set ever produced AND you decide the first color we make with the new mold. We'll document the whole thing with a certificate of authenticity and mount it to a custom frame to make sure the world knows you are the original SNAPBACKER. When these things start trading like baseball cards, you can tell your friends that you were there from the beginning and you'll have the hardware to prove it. In addition, you'll get the SNAP REP REWARD and enough SnapLaces sets to outfit your closet and the family.
    **WE WILL EMAIL YOU WITH COLOR AND LACE COMBINATIONS.**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers

    ++ SnapLace Licensing Agreement ++
    There are a number great shoe companies in the Northwest (hint, hint) & around the globe. This is an opportunity to add SnapLaces to your shoe line(s). This reward includes the branding of the SnapLace clip with your logo (like a swoosh for example). Final details to be worked out by the suits after the campaign has concluded.

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Funding period

- (39 days)