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Forsake on Kickstarter - support a shoe company for boarders

A few years ago my friend and I noticed our friends and ourselves sliding around and soaking through our shoes because none of us wanted to wear winter or hiking boots around campus and at ski areas. This inspired us to start a company that makes versatile shoes with the performance features of a purpose built hiking boot (waterproof/breathable membrane, lugged sole, etc.) and the style of a casual shoe. We put in 2 years of work developing the company and our designs and now we're ready for mass production.

Our project is now on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com to generate the money for mass production. We are offering a bunch of rewards for pledges including pre-ordering the shoes at the wholesale price of $75. They will retail for $120-$140 so this is a really good deal for fully waterproof shoes.

We started Forsake for our fellow skiers and snowboarders so check out our video and get yourself some shoes!
FORSAKE: Waterproof Outdoor Sneakers by FORSAKE — Kickstarter
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This skirts right on the edge of spamvertising. I'm giving it a tentative pass because a) the shoes actually look pretty good, and b) they'd be useful for skateboarding as well. But pledging funds for a startup? Sketchyyyyyyy.


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no offense intended Donutz, but you need to check your judgement - this is 100% SPAM. first post and you come on here begging for startup $$.... give me a fucking break. SCAMverising...

oh yea, that and google 'snow skate shoes' and see how several established skate companies have already beat you to it



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Although I think this is borderline spamvertising, AFAIK Kickstarter doesn't fund the project unless the minimum is met, so it's like an assurance contract. If not enough money is pledged, then you get your money back and the project doesn't get anything. I think.


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This skirts right on the edge of spamvertising. I'm giving it a tentative pass because a) the shoes actually look pretty good, and b) they'd be useful for skateboarding as well. But pledging funds for a startup? Sketchyyyyyyy.
Yeah, especially because he just joined and this is his first post...
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I'm going to put up a kickstarter pledge so you can give me your moniez and I can rule the interwebzors


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spamvertising ):
waterproofing is good idea but they're hella ugly
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OP, you can make a video introducing this project (there's a sticky post about this rule, somewhere). Then you might get a little better reception around here.
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no offense intended Donutz, but you need to check your judgement - this is 100% SPAM. first post and you come on here begging for startup $$.... give me a fucking break. SCAMverising...
Maybe, but the feeding frenzy can be pretty entertaining...


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