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Maku

The all-day, every day sandals

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William Choukeir@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
Hey, Will here, co-founder of Maku, and I'm happy to answer any questions. We are a small team of three entrepreneurs working around the clock to bring Maku to the world. We're obsessed with quality, design, comfort, and functionality. And we’re finally launching a Kickstarter campaign that we hope is on par with top brands! And we've love to get any suggestions to improve.
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Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Im going to ask the common question 😁 What's so special about these sandals?
David El Achkar
Maker
@david_el_achkar
@bentossell They've been designed over 5 years and 37 iterations so that you can put them on, forget they're there, and go through whatever your day throws at you. Day after day, year after year. We wanted nothing less than unmatched comfort, exceptional durability, and real versatility.
Chris Turlica@cturlica · Founder & CEO @ Voo
@david_el_achkar @bentossell Can you talk more about the design choices you made that make you forget they're there? Are they really light? Different materials? Different orthopaedics? They look really cool and well designed :)
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@cturlica @david_el_achkar @bentossell Thanks a lot! Would love to. I'll describe here, though I'm not sure about the level of details that you'd like me to go into. It's more enjoyable if you scroll through the benefit shots midway down the Kickstarter page. - Each of all 3 straps is individually adjustable for perfect fit - We've designed a proprietary RedLink™ that replaces buckles and velcro. It's simply adjustable by sliding it, and holds its position until moved. This pull-in all the slack from adjusting the 3 straps without adding bulk - We've searched for over 1.5 years for the ideal fiber for the laces. Finally we've found a unique boutique manufacturer that custom produced laces to our specifications. They're made from spun filament polyester (a nautical fiber), that resists salt water and sun, that's abrasion resistant, color-fast, looks like cotton, and feels softer than cotton - We weave the laces is a way that makes them compress just like memory foam, so they never separate the gap between toes. That weave makes than also slightly stretchy to cope with feet swelling throughout the day - Makus have a zero-drop sole with a deep heel cup that protects the heel and keeps it clean - We tested 50+ types of rubbers and finally settled on a neoprene composite rubber that gave us the best combination of abrasion resistant, flexibility, light-weight, puncture resistance, versatile grip, and with just the right shock absorbance and firmness Hope this helps. Happy to clarify any point
Chris Turlica@cturlica · Founder & CEO @ Voo
@williamchoukeir @david_el_achkar @bentossell That sounds awesome. Thanks!
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@cturlica @david_el_achkar @bentossell My pleasure Chris :)
Jack Smith
Hunter
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
these sandals look pretty sweet
David El Achkar
Maker
@david_el_achkar
Thanks @_jacksmith! We're really excited to finally share them with the world!
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@_jacksmith Thanks Jack! It's been years in the making :)
Constantine Nicolaou@cnicolaou · Full Stack Developer
@_jacksmith they are indeed. I've seen Will wearing them everyday (winter/summer) & they look super comfy. Can't wait to try them out myself.
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@cnicolaou @_jacksmith It's amazing that I initially designed my first pair of sandals to run in, thinking they'd would solve my knee pain, only to realize that I'm wearing them more than all my other shoes. That was a wake up call for me. I realized that there's still big room for improvement when it comes to making footwear functional, comfortable, really well designed, and durable
Yazin@yazinsai · Doer
Love that minimalism.. can't wait to get mine
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@yazinsai That sounds awesome Yazin! Curious, how did you find out about Maku?
Yazin@yazinsai · Doer
@williamchoukeir spotted it first on my Twitter feed, courtesy of @DaveAchkar :)
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@yazinsai @daveachkar Cool!
Alex Foster@alex_foster · Email obsessive
flip flops I actually want to wear - genius. Count me in guys! I hope they're as comfy and flexible as your reviewers claim they are ;)
David El Achkar
Maker
@david_el_achkar
@alex_foster We like to call them sandals because they don't make that annoying flip flop sound... :)
William Choukeir
Maker
@williamchoukeir · Co-founder makulife.com
@alex_foster Thanks! Happy you're on board. You can even give them a try for 30 days, and if you're not in love, we'll take them back for a full refund
David Fauchier@dfauchier · Product Manager
These look damn cool, do they come with a warranty though?
David El Achkar
Maker
@david_el_achkar
Thanks @dfauchier! Yes. You get our Maku Triple Guarantee! Which includes: 1. A One-Year Warranty 2. Free Exchanges 3. Full-refund within 30-days. No Questions Asked.