**Pledge with confidence! If we do not reach our funding goal then you will not be charged. But also have confidence because we really think we’re going to make our goal!**
Hello, we are Take Flight and we make Parkour shoes and apparel for Traceurs and Freerunners around the world! We’ve been making apparel for Parkour athletes since 2008, and In 2012 we embarked on a journey to start making Parkour shoes as well. The Take Flight Ultra is the next step in the journey. Here is our story…
Summer 2012: In summer 2012 we set to produce our very first Parkour shoe. It was a long and arduous process. Here was our first shoe prototype. It was a fun concept, but the shoe turned our awful.
Summer 2014: After a complete redesign, 2 years of added work, and more than 70 changes and iterations we finally launched the Take Flight 1.0 in summer 2014.
2014-Today: The 1.0 has been embraced, loved, and enthusiastically worn by Traceurs worldwide! Here is a video of Take Flight pro Oscar Sanchez wearing the 1.0 in Spain!
May 2015: Launching from the success of our first shoe, in early 2015 we set out to improve upon the Take Flight 1.0 and make our second shoe. Our vision? Make everything better. We didn’t know if it was possible, but we were dedicated to trying. We designed 5 concept shoes that we loved, and then we did something we’ve never heard before – we presented them to our fans and followers and let THEM design which one we made. Here were the five versions.
…and fans chose the Ultras!
May 2015: We then moved the shoe to finished development and testing, and now we’ve arrived at the finished product seen below and in this campaign. It’s crazy comfortable, light, and versatile, and with your help we’ll be releasing it in 3 colors: Flame Red, Shock Blue, and Electric Green.
For Parkour & Freerunning, the ability of a shoe to perform is of primary importance. So we made sure the Ultra shoes had every feature we could pack into a pair of trainers. The result is something we think you’ll love!
When deciding on colors, we gave our fans and followers a choice on this as well! After all the voting, we narrowed it down to three: Shock Blue, Electric Green, and Flame Red.
We wanted to make this shoe available to more Traceurs than ever before. So in all three Ultra colors, we will be making the shoe in sizes 4 to 14!
Here are 4 short video testaments to the Take Flight Ultra Shoe. You can click the link at the end of each quote for a much longer version of each video.
“I’m 100% sure I’m going to wear these when they come out.” -Joey Adrian (click here for full video)
“I love this shoe!” -D’Ondrai Jones (click here for full video)
“The Take Flight Ultras make me better.” -Adam Dunlap (click here for full video)
“I love the Ultras because they are super light and come in great colors.” -Danee Marmolejo (click here for full video)
If you are able to donate and help us launch this shoe, we have some great rewards that we think you will love! Check them out below and thank you in advance for your support!
4 HUGE Reasons To Support This Project And Make A Pledge!
#1. You are going to freakin’ love this shoe! We demand the most from our footwear and we absolutely LOVE the Ultra. So we think you’ll love them, too. If you don’t we’ll give you your money back NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
#2. Great rewards including special edition items! Plus you’ll save as much as 37% OFF the launch price of the shoe! Scroll down to check out the rewards!
#3. We support Traceurs worldwide! Not only are we Traceurs ourselves, we also financially support humble and hard working Traceurs in 13 countries around the world! Supporting this project helps us grow that and continue supporting Traceurs and the Parkour community worldwide.
#4. One small step for Take Flight… one giant leap for Parkour. Every time we make a product, we learn and become better. By supporting this project you’re giving us the momentum and energy to continue creating exceedingly better Parkour products made for and by Traceurs.
Who Are We?
We are Take Flight®. If you don’t know us, we are clothing and shoe company founded in 2008 by a Traceur who wanted to wear clothing and shoes made for Parkour. To this day, the company is still owned and run by Traceurs, and we plan to keep it that way.
Our Mission: To produce the highest quality athletic and urban apparel for customers worldwide, while providing people the inspiration to discover their own potential through movement.
Our Method: Helping the Parkour community grow through developing our global brand that supports Traceurs, Parkour communities, Parkour gyms, and Parkour organizations in all corners of the globe.
Beyond Parkour: We believe that the Parkour style of clothing, footwear, and life is the total style that people everywhere can benefit from. That’s why we are calling the Ultra Shoes a “The World’s Most Versatile Parkour Shoe.” Regardless of where you come from, we think you will love the Ultra shoe as well as our growing line of footwear, apparel, and other products.
Other Ways To Support This Project & Take Flight
Besides pledging, there are 4 other ways you can support this project and support us in general:
#1. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE This Project! Please share this project and video on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.Every share is valuable to us!
#2. Follow Us On Social Media! We have some pretty robust social media channels. Follow us for daily inspiration!
- • Follow us on Facebook —> www.Facebook.com/TKFLT
- • Follow us on Instagram—> www.Instagram.com/TKFLT
- • Follow us on YouTube —> www.YouTube.com/TKFLT
- • Follow us on Twitter —> www.Twitter.com/TKFLT
#3. Carry our products in your store or help us distribute! If you own a Parkour gym, a retail establishment / chain, or if you’re a distributor, and you’d like to carry our products and help us get them into stores, we’d LOVE to work with you! Go ahead and contact us at [email protected], and we’ll get back to you right away.
#4. Go Take Flight. Part of our mission is to inspire people everywhere to Take Flight. And that means YOU! We believe you are full of more potential then you know – all you have to do is unleash it. We’re here to support you and cheer you on. We mean that 🙂