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Soul Trotters Athletic Cross Trainers Trusting Step By Step

Soul Trotters was created for Overcomers who persevere, to provide high performance athletic footwear. Slogan: Trusting Step By Step

Soul Trotters Athletic Cross Trainers Trusting Step By Step

Soul Trotters was created for Overcomers who persevere, to provide high performance athletic footwear. Slogan: Trusting Step By Step

$6
pledged of $300,000pledged of $300,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 11 2018 8:41 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 11, 2018

About

Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
 
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Men's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
Women's SanctiFly 1.0
The main goal of the Kickstarter Campaign is to fund the production of the Soul Trotters running/crossfit shoes. These shoes were designed by a very creative designer that I was introduced to who has over 20 years in the shoe business. He told me Benoit is the best in the business in his opinion and recommended him very highly to me. Ben and I have developed a great relationship and listened to my needs and desires for the brand. I love his attention to detail and I believe we came up with an outstanding shoe. 

 Much of the development came from my experience as an ex-professional athlete and someone who has trained on the basketball court, lifted weights, and biked as well as ran and hiked a tremendous amount, starting in my younger teen years. 

We wanted to come up with a shoe that addressed a problem that most athletic shoes, in particular running shoes, don’t really address -- a lack of arch in the shoe. Most shoes are very flat or just have a hint of arch in the shoe. This has been a life long struggle for me since, like most boys when they start getting their growth spurt, my feet grew first. Most shoes on the market just don’t have the necessary arch support needed. I regularly had to tape my feet and buy OTC arch supports, just to have some comfort and relief for my feet. 

The funds raised for the Soul Trotters running/crossfit shoes will be used for production of 3500 – 5000 pairs of shoes. Specifically this includes for samples to be approved, shoe molds for all the styles and sizes, manufacturing of the initial 8 colors, along with the exporting, shipping, warehousing and any other fees associated with production of the shoes.

 These Soul Trotters shoes will also bring message of being an Overcomer and persevering through life challenges and obstacles, much like I have had to do being a survivor of bacterial spinal meningitis. We will also bring hope to people choosing our brand by leaving a positive encouraging message in each shoe. 

Our goal initially is to sell through our website – SoulTrotters.com -- as well as on Amazon. But we plan to sell them at running shoe boutiques, athletic stores and websites and long range -- big box retailers if it makes sense. We hope to provide a premium product that can be affordable to the masses since running shoes is the largest segment of the athletic shoe market. Folks in their 80’s wear running shoes for comfort as well as young kids and everyone in between. 

 We also plan to use the funds to further explore ideas to produce an adjustable arch that would work for someone with a high arch like myself or someone with a medium arch to a flat foot. When perfected, we would apply for a Utility Patent and produce the next round of athletic shoes.

 Giving Back: We have a plan of giving out free pairs of shoes through Samaritans Purse, local churches and other legitimate organizations. These will be used for the less fortunate in the US as well as overseas as we grow. The quantities haven’t been determined yet, but will be based on sales and implemented at the start no matter how small we are as a startup company.

 We thank you for the opportunity to present our product and look forward to serve you and grow your investment to the fullest.

 Godspeed to you all. 

 Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Risks and challenges

With every project/investment there are always risks and many challenges. I believe I am uniquely qualified to overcome these challenges partly because I survived bacteria spinal meningitis. This has forced me in life due to my handicap not to give up, but to persevere through life difficulties. God has given me the gift to talk to anyone at any level with ease. I may not be the best public speaker, but in one on one situations or small groups, I have been able to connect and speak to folks at all economic levels. This has served me well in sales and many instances in life where I was working with a cuddled celebrity, pro-athlete or just a difficult customer making big demands on me or the company. Sure there are always challenges in life, but you just do the best you can and don’t give up. Sometimes your plan or goal may take a detoured route, but I have learned to enjoy the journey and be patient -- not to rush into anything and overreact, but just take things in stride and sometimes go back to the drawing board and revise your plan.

I am a big believer in communication with the customer and all those who are counting on you and let them know if there is a change of plan or a detour to get to the end goal. I also don’t have such a big ego to admit that I was wrong or to take input on a better way to achieve the goal. You always have to remain teachable and coach-able to be a great leader and humble enough to give others credit.

Some of the ways I am qualified for this is my 20 plus years in sales management, working with product lines and brand management, along with being a former athlete that is very determined to succeed. And if you were to ask my mom, she would tell you that I have always had a love for athletic shoes and still do and the family looks to my expertise and recommendations on quality athletic shoes. But most importantly is my ability to gain trust and rapport and put them at ease.

When I was young I did not know what I was gifted at, but have learned and been told by a number of leaders that I have the ability to speak with anyone and put them at ease.
I have been in touch with a recommended manufacturer for several months along with Ben, the athletic shoe designer of the Soul Trotters brand and his trusted recommendations.

I look forward to serving you well and bringing you a quality shoe to be proud of, the SanctiFlyTM 1.0

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