Remember Forsake, that all-weather, all-condition footwear I wrote about back in April? Well, they are back with another Kickstarter campaign – this time looking for $100,000 to support their first wave mass of production. The cool thing about supporting companies such as theirs on Kickstarter is that a large enough investment actually buys you a pair of shoes should they reach their goal (though you still get some pretty neat stuff for a lower investment). And if they don’t reach their goal, you don’t spend a thing.
If this post isn’t enough to convince you to check out their product line of versatile, all-weather shoes, you should check out their “elevator pitch”, which features co-founder, Sam Barstow, pitching his product while free-falling from 14,000 feet. The pitch seems to have caught the attention of almost 500 backers already. Or maybe it’s just the idea of sporting their good-looking shoes that will take you anywhere.
Head on over to Kickstarter to watch their innovative elevator pitch and to learn more about their products. If you feel so inclined, tell them you love them by backing their new product line.
More About Forsake
Co-founders Jake Anderson and Sam Barstow, both outdoor enthusiasts and avid skiers, credit their time working at resorts in Montana and Utah for inspiring them to build outdoor footwear that can be used in a variety of settings. “We wanted to bridge the gap between your favorite pair of kicks and more heavy-duty boots or trail shoes,” says Anderson. Their shoes combine technical performance features with clean, urban styles, resulting in a versatile product line that feels at home in both casual and rugged environments.
To develop their products, the company partnered with a top-tier footwear manufacturer based in Taiwan whose client list includes Nike, Timberland, and The North Face. Anderson and Barstow travelled to Asia in January to tour the facility and confirm final prototypes. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, they will begin mass production in March with shoes delivered to customers in April.