Our Kickstarter campaign is over! It's been an amazing 45 days and we're looking forward to getting production started.
To order some SilverAir Socks & Shirts, head on over to yathletics.com
Why you'll love the SilverAir Sock:
Y Athletics was born on Kickstarter with the help and support of thousands of backers from over 70 countries. Our mission is to design and manufacture the highest quality products in each activewear category, using the best materials and technologies on the market. Simply put, we create products that are engineered for performance and insanely comfortable—you’ll never want to take them off.
We leverage cutting edge technologies like seamless knitting, which eliminates the need for stitches and ensures minimal irritation. Our fabrics are sourced from unique locations around the world, wherever innovation is occurring most rapidly. This includes yarns knitted with pure silver, which prevents odor from accumulating on your gear.
A year ago, we launched our first product - the SilverAir Shirt - and our fans helped us raise more than $250,000 to kickstart our dream. We’re frequently asked what’s next and now have an answer:
After many months and hundreds of hours in development, we got the formula right and our next product is ready. We are proud to introduce the SilverAir Sock - It's beautiful. It's comfortable. It's odorless. It just works.
This is a brand new fabric. We sourced the finest merino wool from Australia, known for its natural performance and odor-resistant qualities. But wool by itself is not soft enough, so we added acrylic for superior comfort, nylon for durability, and spandex for stretch recoverability. Finally, we blended pure silver on the areas that accumulate the most sweat, which takes the odor-fighting capability of this sock to a whole new level, unlike anything you’ve experienced.
After fabrication comes construction and we iterated until it was just right. We used seamless knitting to create a sock without any stitches and added vent panels that allow airflow to keep your feet cool and comfortable. The sock is beautiful inside and out. After you've worn it a few times, you won’t be able to go back to anything else.
We've been testing our socks rigorously over the last 9 months. A backer from our first campaign cycled 800 miles for two weeks wearing the same pair of SilverAir socks. A decathlon athlete wore them through his entire race and the socks stayed fresh. And, of course, we wear them every day ourselves. Every test led to improvement until we got them just right.
This is where you come in. We're still a young brand that's self-funded, and to bring these socks to market, we need to manufacture them at a moderate scale. Help us fund our first production batch of the SilverAir Sock and be the first to receive a pair... your support would mean the world to us.
How It Works
Where It's Made
We're proud to work with the best manufacturers in the industry. Here's where our socks and our shirts are made:
Colors & Styles
Thanks to you, we will now be offering our socks in six colors. Check them out:
The Jet Black and Electric Blue are exact colors. The other 4 colors were unlocked as stretch goals and the colors shown are mock-ups. We'll show the actual socks in a future update.
For this campaign, our shirts will be available in the short sleeve crew and V neck styles in six colors - Carbon Black, Jet Grey, Surf Blue, Alpine White, Alloro Green and Marino Blue.
SOCKS: Our socks are unisex and will come in two sizes*:
*Due to a small number of our backers having a shoe size of 14 and above, we are going to be producing an XL size for shoe sizes 14-16. This size will only be available in our most popular color - Jet Black.
SHIRTS: Our shirt sizes are men-only for the time being. The shirts are fitted. We recommend sizing up if you prefer a loose fit.
*Carbon Black color may not available in the XXL size
**Please check our web-store for the latest measurements
Shipping / Delivery Schedule
Kickstarter backers will be receiving their shirts and their socks together. We estimate the following timeline:
- MAY 2015 - Campaign closes. Backers' selections finalized.
- JUNE 2015 - Raw materials are sourced and shipped to our factory.
- JULY 2015 - Production period.
- AUGUST 2015 - Finished products are shipped to our distribution center and on to your doorstep.
Where We Are
SOCKS - We've been working with our sock manufacturer for almost a year now. We've made and tested dozens of prototypes and feel confident in bringing them to you. The socks you see in pictures are production-ready and we'll start manufacturing them as soon as we are able to raise the funds for production.
SHIRTS - We have delivered thousands of shirts to the backers from our first Kickstarter campaign and continue to deliver shirts to customers every day. The production of our next batch of shirts will start soon and we want you to be the first to get your hands on them, at a deal exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
Help Us Spread The Word
We need your help to get the word out, so please help us by telling your friends and family about us. We also give away prototypes to our fans on facebook and twitter from time to time so keep an eye out...
Carrier - We ship to most international countries via FedEx, to ensure the package is delivered to you safely in the shortest amount of time. If you would like to opt-in for another shipping method, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duties & Taxes - Please be aware that all international shipments are subject to duties and taxes by your government and you are responsible for paying that. All Kickstarter rewards will be declared 'gift', however, most countries will still assess a value and in certain cases FedEx will pre-pay the duties and taxes and bill you later.
Risiken und Herausforderungen
This is our second Kickstarter project and we have done our best to make realistic projections of the amount of raw materials we need, the time we need to receive them, and the time we need to manufacture the socks. However, manufacturing at the standards of Y Athletics has its own complications. Every single detail is scrutinized and we don't settle for anything less than perfection. The risk with that is that it if unavoidable production issues come up, the delivery of your rewards will be delayed.
With that said, we will make two promises:
1. We will deliver the highest quality product to each and every single backer. We take extreme pride in making some of the best products in the world and will never compromise on quality.
2. We will keep the lines of communication open at all times. If we have hurdles, you'll be the first to know about them. We encourage you to take a look at our communication with backers from our first Kickstarter project:Näheres zur Rechenschaftspflicht auf Kickstarter
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