The Shiva - Unique, Cotton & Wood, Resistant Sunglasses

Xpand Lacing System

A project in Anacortes, WA by Charles Harris

Funding Successful

Shoelaces redesigned. Get your shoes on in 3 seconds flat. Comfort, style and performance wrapped up in one system.
Backers: 28273
Average Pledge Per Backer: $30

Funded: $851,083 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 13th -> Nov 25th (43 days)
Project By: Charles Harris
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: November 25 @ 00:01 -0500 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

November 24th - via:
Thank you all for being a HUGE part of Xpand! I can't believe the campaign is over in a couple hours.  I also can't believe the campaign has raised over $800,000 thanks to each and every one of you!  It's been a long month and I am ready to get... (Read More)

Reflective shoelace option color survey

November 18th - via:
HI Everyone! Well it looks like we will be passing the $700,000 mark shortly!  I'm really excited to have each and every one of you with us.  I can't wait to get the Xpand Lacing System in your hands and on your feet!  I know you guys are going to... (Read More)

A few pictures of the Lace Anchors production parts

November 12th - via:
 Hi Everyone! Just wanted to share a few pictures of the very first mass production run.  They just finished the first run of 40,000 sets of Lace Anchors.  From here they are sent to our production manager and gone through for quality control... (Read More)

Reflective, glow in the dark and rainbow lace options unlocked!

November 8th - via:
Hi Everyone!  You asked for it and we're going to deliver it.  I was really excited to receive the samples of our new shoelace options.  I have to say, the quality was impressive!  I will post some high res photos of all the laces below when I... (Read More)

Color preference survey - Input is appreciated!

October 27th - via:
Hi Everyone, We busted through $200K and approaching 7,000 backers!  Simply amazing!  Thanks to each and every one of you for your support.  If you are to busy to help us with this portion of the campaign, please don't worry.  We completely... (Read More)

Boots? Yes please! You can slip those on too!

October 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!   First off I accidentally emailed some of you twice about our campaign.  Extremely sorry about this.  Please don't think that was intentional and it won't happen again!  Can I slip on boots?Many of you have asked if... (Read More)

Lace Anchors update video - Why Lace Anchors work.

October 20th - via:
Hi Everyone.  Just wanted to share with you guys a quick video that shows you why Lace Anchors work so well.  At a quick glance it's easy to overlook whats actually happening when the Lace Anchors are functioning.  I wanted to show you guys what... (Read More)

Really need your input!

October 18th - via:
Hi Everyone! Really excited to have all of you onboard!  If you have a minute please make your selection on the multiple choice survey. This will give us some insight into what you guys are planning on using these for which will help us make some... (Read More)

Manufacturing Started! Stretch Goal ideas?

October 14th - via:
HOLY COW!  FUNDED!You seriously funded us 3 times over on the first day!  Thank you all for the great support.  We truly appreciate all of you! We pulled the trigger on production. Everything is rolling.  Once I get more information or pictures I... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!