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The World's Most Elegant Sneaker (concealed in a Ballerina)

A project in San Diego, CA by Thomas Pichler

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Looks like a ballet flat. Engineered like a running shoe. Luxuriously handcrafted with high-tech orthotics from space-age materials.
Backers: 3354
Average Pledge Per Backer: $207

Funded: $694,417 of $20,000
Dates: Feb 5th -> Mar 17th (40 days)
Project By: Thomas Pichler
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Latest News

Sole colors, competition, respect for IP and A BIG THANK YOU !

March 15th - via:
Hello Backers!   I assume that most of you will not make it to the end of this long update but nevertheless I felt compelled to write to everyone a few heartfelt words now that the campaign is coming to an end. Keeping in line with being transparent... (Read More)


March 14th - via:
Hi Everyone. 3 more days to go. Endspurt! This is an important update for everyone. We get frequently the question about sizing so independent of what you think you are in your country, we made a table showing the length your foot can have for a... (Read More)

$500k/2,500 backers/ On track to become the highest funded woman’s footwear project on KS

March 9th - via:
Hello Everyone:     THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. We can’t say it often enough. Yesterday at around noon pacific we crossed the $500k mark with 2,500 backers. We have another 8 days to go and according to forecasts we are on track to... (Read More)


March 8th - via:
Hello Everyone:       We wanted to inform you about a Facebook group which an ambassador had started and which you might find useful to join. The group grew to about 1,000 members over the past 2 weeks. We thought you might find it interesting to... (Read More)

UNBOXING of firm back and elastic back versions

March 6th - via:
Hello Everyone:   We just finished two unboxing videos which showcase what everyone will be getting in June. We have chosen to show you the ‘firm back’ version with charm on the black leather shoe with teal blue sole in one video. The second is... (Read More)


March 2nd - via:
Hello Everyone:   Since we have lots of exciting things to share, we will have a number of updates over the next days and the coming week. Not to overload you with information, we are starting small today: We decided to add a new color to the... (Read More)

Hey Backers!

February 26th - via:
Hi Everyone,   By popular request we are sharing details of the 22 color choices. You still have three weeks to decide but as backer ELC mentioned, at least you get a head start on the decision 😊. When looking at the colors, please bear in mind... (Read More)

$250,000 reached/product details/Sole colors/New leather colors in development

February 21st - via:
Hello everyone!   It goes so fast! I prepared a $200k update over the weekend and here we are past $250k mark already. Thank you everyone for your support and for helping us spread the word. I would like to update you on three topics today: Product... (Read More)

Update: 5

February 17th - via:
Lasts for wide feet in final development stage Hello everyone! As I am leaving Germany, I wanted to share with you some information of our lasts. Most people think of ballet flats as ‘simpler’ shoes than regular shoes and that might be true for... (Read More)

$150,000/ 2nd stretch goal reached

February 16th - via:
Hello everyone!   I need to apologize for tracking a couple of days behind actual dates but due to my travel to Germany, Austria, Italy this week I am not getting as much time to write. It just keep getting better and better every day…thanks to... (Read More)

$100,000/ 1st stretch goal reached

February 12th - via:
Hi everyone!   While Thomas was changing planes in Denver on his route to Frankfurt on Saturday, we made the $100,000 hurdle and are thrilled to announce that we have blown past our first stretch goal!!! THANK YOU!!! We will now also finish the... (Read More)

Thank you everyone!! $50k after only 3 days! WOW

February 9th - via:
Hello everyone!   CARAMBA! $50k after just 3 days. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You are the best! Every company needs product evangelists and early supporters to help it move forward and your support and feedback (questions, suggestions, etc.)... (Read More)

Thank you Early Birds!

February 8th - via:
Thank you Early Birds!!!! 100% Funded in less than 8 Hours! Hello everyone! Thank you very, very much for your help and for supporting us so early in our campaign. You have helped reach our goal in less than 8 hours after launch! Let me repeat that 8... (Read More)

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February 7th - via:
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