This project's funding goal was not reached on November 3, 2013.
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!"
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!
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.
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.
Sizes of Tip Flops- the only change in size is the platform length.
Women's 5-6 Men's 7-8
Women's 7-8 Men's 9-10
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.
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...
The success of this campaign is not mine alone but for everyone who supports the vision of independence through hard work.
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!
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!
+In addition, Tip Flops Original Blueprints.
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...
Todd Miller- Proof of Concept
Director Rajiv Smith Mahabir & Recording Artist Matt GuillotLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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