Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Tip Flops! Stop Waiting & Start Walking project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Tip Flops is a toe-separating flip flop which will allow your nail polish to dry while on-the-go! Perfect for gifts or everyday sandals Read more

Los Angeles, CA Fashion
Share this project
63
backers
$7,463
pledged of $20,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funding Unsuccessful

This project's funding goal was not reached on November 3, 2013.

Tip Flops is a toe-separating flip flop which will allow your nail polish to dry while on-the-go! Perfect for gifts or everyday sandals

Los Angeles, CA Fashion
Share this project
Kevin Rutledge
Project by

Kevin Rutledge

First created  |  0 backed

See full bio Contact me

About this project

Introducing Tip Flops!

Tip Flops is an innovative patent pending sandal which distributes toe separation.  There are 3 main benefits to Tip Flops:

Pedicures- As the saying goes, "Sitting and waiting for your nail polish to dry, is as much fun as watching paint dry on a wall." This reusable pedicure flip flop will replace cotton balls or those disposable flip flops.  Just slip Tip Flops on before you paint to avoid any smearing. This mobile footwear now lets you stand up and walk away as soon as your nails have been painted.

Like our motto says: "Stop Waiting & Start Walking!"

#NailsDid #Spa_day
#NailsDid #Spa_day

Health-  Several shoe companies have already sold toe separated shoes for balance. The biggest health benefit is for people who suffer from bunions.  This could realign skeletal structure and reduce the risk of crooked feet.  This footwear clearly influences users to stop sitting and exercise.

Flip Flops- If you don't need TIp Flops for either of these uses, it's still an everyday comfy sandal! Everyone wears Flip Flops! This sleek and strapless sandal has never been seen on any market and will be a fun fashion statement.  This transcends from a niche pedicure group to mass market appeal!

Everyday use! #TipFlops
Everyday use! #TipFlops

Design & Quality 

These shoes are built to withstand any rugged environment, from 80's Hip-Hop Breakdance, to American Womens Gymnastic Vault! 

The pedicure rings are made of expandable rubber to fit any size toe. Big or small, one size fits all!  Thermoplastic Elastomer which gives the flexibility to strengthen during expansion.  The soft touch will feel comfy gripping to you, not the other way around.  

#Selfie
#Selfie

EVA Foam is the same softness in material used to make shoes like Crocs; walking on weightlessness feels generous and comfortable all day. 

Full Rubber outsole is what makes this tread strong enough for Olympic Gold.

Tread
Tread

Sizes of Tip Flops- the only change in size is the platform length.

Small size

Women's 5-6                                                                                     Men's 7-8

Medium Size

Women's 7-8                                                                                     Men's 9-10

Large Size                                                                                 

Women's 9-10                                                                                   Men's 11-12

Color- Since I have a small product order, I will be limited in color to pink rings, with gray platforms, and black tread.

Original Pink
Original Pink

_________________________________________________________________

Thank You Supporters

This is where you come in!   In business you must upfront the money before you manufacture.  Kickstarter will help me reverse this old business model and help me get started with pre-sales.  With your help this will revolutionize the functionality of a basic flip flop.  From the deep end of my heart, I appreciate any support or sharing that you have given away.  

You can always friend or follow us here...

Facebookhttp://on.fb.me/1dkN9hG                           Twitterhttp://bit.ly/14d8Zkv 

Website- http://bit.ly/16ayK1o

Never Forget
Never Forget
#Trademarks #USPTO
#Trademarks #USPTO

Rewards

The success of this campaign is not mine alone but for everyone who supports the vision of independence through hard work. 

Musical Jingle

Recording artist Matt Guillot produced an original jingle specifically for Tip Flops.  What could be catchier than the "Friends" theme song? The Tip Flops Theme song! This could be yours as a download or ringtone. Including the debut LP by Artist Matt Guillot; press play below!

Sorry! We're having trouble displaying this audio file because Adobe Flash Player is disabled.

 Lyrics:   ooooooh, oooooooh, ooooooooh, oooooooooh I got my tip toes in my Tip Flops, I got my old "sole" feeling, young now! I got my tip toes, in my Tip Flops, I got my old "sole" feeling, young now!

                                                                                                                     Artwork Giveaways

Global Donation Atlas
Global Donation Atlas

+In addition, Tip Flops Original Blueprints.

Original Blueprint
Original Blueprint

Risks and challenges

I have several designs which expand to more then just a basic flip flop. I have been working on these ideas for nearly three years and it has taken time to develop from CAD designs, to research and development and finally to manufacturing.

Where's the $$ Going?

I have a minimum order of 3,000 shoes
5% Kickstarter tax
5% Amazon Payment tax
My Patent Attorney bills arrive every month and I am continuously paying off any bills. I am barely breaking even without taking a salary.

________________________________________________________________

The Kickstarter campaign will end November 1st. Production will take 6-8 weeks before shipment begins the first week of January. Expected arrival date for all shoes is delivered by Valentine's Day 2014 or February 14th.

Just a head start before Spring & Summer, you will be first to wear this weightless sandal!
________________________________________________________________

Special Thank You to the people who have supported and believed in this project...
My Mother
Todd Miller- Proof of Concept
Amelia Williams
TwelvEleven Creative
KMOB
Aaron Miller
KPX
Julianna Burrows
Danielle Thomas

Director Rajiv Smith Mahabir & Recording Artist Matt Guillot

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • After the goal has been met, then I will reach out to everyone one by one to ask for their requested size.

    Last updated:
  • If you are unsatisfied with the shoe size that you have chosen I will be happy to exchange your pair for a different size.

    Last updated:

Rewards

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    We like you too! We hope that you are having an awesome day! Thank You from the deep end of my heart! We value your support and heartfelt appreciation. We humbly ask for you to share your donation on any social media or email.

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Manage your pledge
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    4 backers Limited (196 left of 200)

    You believe Tip Flops could be BIGGER than Crocs and obviously more attractive! Your digital download of the catchy original Tip Flops jingle as a mp3 and as a ringtone for your Apple or Android devices. Also included is the entire digital LP from recording artist Matt Guillot. A portion will go to recording artist Matt Guillot +Tip Flops LP and Jingle

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Manage your pledge
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more
    About $40 USD

    34 backers Limited (466 left of 500)

    All the above PLUS: The very first proprietary pedicure ring Flip Flop, Tip Flops! Name your shoe size S-M-L and shipping is included for U.S. residents.
    +Tip Flops

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    0 backers Limited (650 left of 650)

    All the above PLUS: Tip Flops will follow you on any social media -- you are now the source of my entertainment which keeps me motivated! A Thank You stationary from Kevin Rutledge is included with your Tip Flops! You will be included in my personal weekly timeline of updates get behind the scenes of manufacturing, shipping and overall process.
    +Social Follow
    +Stationary
    +Updates

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    2 backers Limited (498 left of 500)

    All the above PLUS: A Global Community Contribution Atlas! It's a small world after all, become a part of Tip Flops Kickstarter donation community. Your city will be an added pin to the Campaign Atlas which will be sent to your email.
    +Emailed Global Community Atlas

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more
    About $125 USD

    2 backers Limited (423 left of 425)

    All the above PLUS: High quality framed blueprint of Tip Flops! Signed and numbered by Kevin Rutledge, and mailed to your home address. Also a personalized Thank You note from KR.
    +Blueprint Art Work
    +Personalized Thank You

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more
    About $175 USD

    0 backers Limited (325 left of 325)

    All the above PLUS: Like Credits for a movie, you have helped make this a success story! We will add a dedicated Credits Page to our TipFlops.com website with your name. Thanking YOU as our Kickstarter backer! We can directly link your social media with your Credit name for easy viewership!
    +Golden Credits

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    0 backers Limited (250 left of 250)

    All the above PLUS: Become our TipFlops.com fashion model! Submit your photos wearing our Tip Flops, to our website and we will feature your photo with a mini biography on our page! Clothing is mandatory. Tell us a little something about you, and where the photo is taken. Kevin Rutledge will make a personal phone call or skype call for international supporters as a sincere, Thank You!
    +Photo Bio Page
    +Phone/Skype Call

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more
    About $400 USD

    2 backers Limited (173 left of 175)

    All the above PLUS: You’re invited to our headquarters in Los Angeles to test new colors, sizes and spend a day as our Foot Model! Here we can collaborate by research and develop form fitting shoes to your liking! Travel arrangements are at donators expense.
    +Personal invitation to spend a day with us
    +Become our R&D Foot Model

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  10. All gone!

    Pledge $650 or more
    About $650 USD

    1 backer All gone!

    To prove I am dedicated to Tip Flops and want to show that I bleed and sweat for Tip Flops, I will tattoo the Tip Flops Trademark on the bottom of my foot, palm side, and I will post the video on our social media and website. This will hurt but I will prove I will do anything to watch this succeed.
    ALL THE ABOVE
    +Trademark Tattoo

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Manage your pledge
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $850 or more
    About $850 USD

    2 backers Limited (123 left of 125)

    All the above PLUS: Have you ever wanted to be an accredited Model/Actress? Cheaper than headshots, be casted in our next viral video which will feature YOU! Fly to Hollywood California, and become the next male or female Tip Flops Idol! Subject to our filming dates.
    +Viral Idol

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    All the above PLUS: Silver Package you will be invited to L.A. to join our secret launch party. Also included is a mailed global contribution Atlas to your address. This Map symbolizes the people who helped fund this project, you will be one the many pins on this coverage!
    +Framed Global Atlas Art
    +Invitation to Launch Party (at contributors expense)

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more
    About $3,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    All the above PLUS: "The Deluxe Package"- A personalized song of your choice from artist Matt Guillott. You can include any lyric you wish to be said, name your music genre! Example wedding song, funny alarm clock song, new business jingle, spoons.
    +Personalized Song

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    All the above PLUS: "The Posh Package" A Personal concert with artist Matt Guillot he will perform your customized song live for you in LA. We will have a dinner together as a token of my appreciation just name your cuisine.
    +Dinner Date
    +Concert/Performance by Matt Guillot

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $9,000 or more
    About $9,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    All the above PLUS: We will name a shoe after you! Change the colors add designs, whatever you wish we can add to our next production line of Tip Flops. +Custom Name Tip Flops

    Less
    Estimated delivery:
    Ships to: Anywhere in the world
    Manage your pledge

Funding period

- (38 days)