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Stikii: Under Construction

With the Stikii Shoe launch date just around the corner, our guess is that you are wondering where you will be able to purchase this fabulous footwear.  The locally owned, Toledo-based footwear company has a few options currently under construction to be used for shoe sales this coming holiday season.

The first option (a very convenient one) would be for interested customers to visit our e-commerce website. The site, like the shoes themselves, is set to go live on December 1, 2011.  By accessing this website, the customer will have full access to all that Stikii has to offer, including the product. 

Stikii.com Homepage

The newly constructed site will include a Home Page, a Stikii Store, more information on the “Stikii Situation”, contact information, a shopping cart, and a “Build a Shoe” tab. The “Build a Shoe” portion of the website allows the customer (adult or child) to literally build their own shoe! We believe that this is a special opportunity for the customer to get to know the product and allow them to truly enjoy their shopping experience.

Build a Shoe Option

 Through this option, the customer would first choose the shoe color and size, the quantity, and the Stik-em’s to go along with them! The shoe on the screen will change along with the choices selected.  This also includes a tool that allows the consumer to drag and place different Stik-em’s on the shoe so that they can visually see what it is they are purchasing. When finished with building, just simply add your creation to the shopping cart. A simple AND fun way to shop!

Build a Shoe - Add Stik-em's

Another option for purchasing Stikii Shoes will be via kiosks at various malls in the United States. Here we will display the shoes and various Stik-em’s. Interested customers will be able to see the product up close, and even purchase them on the spot! This will be a great way for us to market our product and spread the word. The exact dates and locations of these kiosks are to be determined, so keep checking back to find out if they will be at a shopping center near you.

The third Stikii Shoe purchasing option will be sale through our Stikii Showroom (for a limited time only, once our nation-wide kiosks have been opened, sales will be directed there).  For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a showroom is a marketing location used to help promote the sale and awareness of a product. It is usually a large space used to display products for sale such as automobiles, furniture, appliances, clothing, or in this case, shoes.  A showroom can act as a retail store where products are available for sale in a space created by the brand, or it can be used as a space for wholesale buyers and the interested public to view the merchandise and become acquainted with the product. Please view the following photos of  showroom construction:

Stikii’s showroom will be located in Toledo, Ohio, at the street address of 5842 W. Central Avenue. For those familiar with the area, this is near the Holland-Sylvania intersection near the Computer Discount store. This location, which is currently under construction, will include a warehouse with shipping facility, 4 office spaces, a conference room and a flashy showroom with a RMU/kiosk setup to demonstrate the future mall locations to be operated across the country.  We are planning to go national with the kiosk business model at Stikii. Our whole way of business will be completely driven by the e-commerce site and the kiosks at the beginning. Eventually, our goal is the place our products on the shelves of “Big Box”/chain stores in order to increase the reach of the goods.

Stikii Showroom: 5842 W Central Ave

The color scheme of the showroom will be the “Stikii Green” with a likely glossy black floor. A glass-walled conference room will sit directly behind the showroom. The space will have Stikii shoes and Stik-ems displayed which will be available for sale for a limited time. The estimate completion date of this product is November 15th. But, remember, the showroom will not be open to the public until our launch date on December 1st. Be sure to stop by then and see all of our awesome inventory and to learn more about how Stikii shoes can become a part of your child’s life!

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/stikiishoes and follow us on Twitter @Stikii_Inc!

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Start School Off on the Right Foot!

It’s back-to-school time again! For most areas in the US, school is just around the corner, and if you are a parent, you are probably counting down the days until your little ones hop back on that yellow school bus and down the road to your freedom.  As for the students, they are usually a bit less excited, perhaps even a bit morose, that the days of sleeping in, swimming and playing with friends that they have come to expect are finally coming to an end. But whether you are filled with excitement or dread, the back-to-school experience is one that every parent and child alike will go through over the next few weeks.

Getting back into the school year routine can be a difficult transition for parents and kids alike.  You are often weighed down with lists and errands that you can’t possibly finish in time to make dinner and get to bed at a decent hour. The stress of back-to-school takes its toll on us and it is important to take each day one step at a time.  Getting your child prepared for this transition involves much more than the buying of school supplies. The following outlines some suggestions and tips for a successful return to academia.

1.       Routine

Be sure to get plenty of rest and start your kids into their routine a few days in advance so as to avoid any “surprises” on the first morning back. Establish a strict routine both at bedtime and awakening, with no loopholes, for the school year. Slowly ease the kids into this routine by adjusting bedtimes and wake-up times each day prior to school until they are aligned with the desired times.  Remember, it is important that children get 9-10 hours of sleep!

2.       Nutrition

Make sure you plan enough time in the morning for a healthy breakfast packed full of brain friendly food (whole grains, dairy, fruits, etc.) each morning. For those mornings that you forget to set the alarm, hand the kids a granola bar or a bagel that you had previously stocked up on for such an occasion.

Be sure your child’s lunch is nutritious as well.  As sandwich, fruit or vegetable, healthy snack and 100% fruit drinks (or skim milk) are excellent choices. Don’t let them guilt you into ho-hos and ding-dongs because Sally’s mom packs them for her.

                                                                                                       

   3.       Rules and Organization

Make sure your child does their homework at the same time each evening (before dinner?). Stay on top of assignments and when they are due so that you ensure your kids are handing things in on time. Ensure each book-bag is pre-packed the night before and that lunches are easily recognized. Establish guidelines for the journey to and from school and discuss the necessary associated safety precautions.

4.       Set Limits

Limit the amount of time your child may spend with technology (TV, surfing the net, playing video games) each day. Offer up brain-stimulating activities or exercise as alternatives.

5.       School Supplies

Each year, your child will bring home a list of “must haves” for the classroom. Be sure to follow the list accordingly so that your child is well prepared and does not fall behind. Of course, we all know how expensive back-to-school supply shopping can be.  Shop around for places that offer the best deal or school rewards. Check out this website for deals near you http://dealiciousfinds.com/back-school-deals-2011/.

6.       School Clothes

Now this is where the fun begins. Of course your child has been active and growing all summer long and the odds are that their clothes are too small, too worn or just plain un-cool.  Take this list from Scholastic.com to the mall with you so you don’t miss anything!

  • Underwear (10 pairs)
  • Socks (10-14 pairs)
  • T-shirts (6-10)
  • Sweaters/sweatshirts (2-3)
  • Pants (3-5+)
  • Skirt and coordinating top (1 for girls)
  • Shoes (2 pairs…we’ll get back to this)
  • Boots (1 pair)
  • Coats (1 light/fall, 1 winter, 1 rain-resistant)
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, accessories, etc.

This is the category where Stikii shines.Kids’ feet are always growing, so the odds are that they are always in the market for a new pair of shoes. Stikii shoes complete with Stik-em accessories will be an excellent choice for growing feet! Not only are these shoes reasonably priced, but they come equipped with EVA outsole and microfiber stik material….there is no other shoe out there like them! They are extremely comfortable and fashionable while helping to teach children the importance of individuality, fun and sharing.  These are shoes your kids will be excited about and help them to look forward to going to school each morning where they will be able to show off their newly designed shoes. It will be like having a new pair of shoes each day of the term! Once Stikii is made available for purchase, we encourage you to spice up your child’s wardrobe with this fabulous footwear. School clothes shopping is not just exclusive to the early weeks of school but is an ongoing, engaging process.

Keep checking our website, www.stikii.com as well as Facebook and Twitter for the exact dates in which you can purchase the footwear. Once the excitement and euphoria of back-to-school wears off, fuel the fire with a new pair of Stikii shoes this fall!

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The Stikii 411

Shoes. They are a staple, a necessity, a luxury, a protector and an accessory. Search any closet and you are sure to find various colors, designs, shapes and styles, each purchased for their own unique occasion. Perhaps there is a pair for that fancy wedding you went to last June, or for that 5k you never ran. There is a pair that makes your legs look great, a pair that matches the suit your wife bought you for Christmas, a pair that give you blisters, and of course, that pair you just can’t seem to part with. Adults around the world have dozens of shoes, whether or not they find the purchase and selection process enjoyable is beside the matter.

 

Not only do some adults (women in particular) feel that rush when they catch sight of the new line of Jimmy Choo shoes at Macy’s or the new style of Nikes that guarantee to shave and extra minute of your mile, but they also go nuts for footwear for their children! Kids, on the other hand, could care less about what they put on their feet. Actually, they often can’t stand putting on a pair and would much rather spend their days barefoot and fancy free. Taking them along to shop for a new pair is often a chore in itself, as you tug their little arms past the toy aisle or the video games.

 

At Stikii, we aim to eliminate this obstacle by offering both child and parent a shoe that is both fun and comfortable….not to mention affordable. We offer a recognizable shoe shape with a one-of-a-kind design that is sure to appeal to any child. Stikii footwear uses its own microfiber stik material in its shoe design process that allows children to create unique shoe designs with every wear thanks to the brilliant “Stik-em” accessories. Kids will love personalizing their footwear with adhesive garnishes such as light-up lady bugs, shiny stars, 3D monkeys or rubber duckys. This fashion-forward, kid friendly footwear even promotes sharing among the little ones, as our Stik-em’s are sold individually or in pairs. Buying a Stik-em pair, we hope, will entice children to swap with their friends while more quickly building their own collections.

With Stikii, the combinations are endless. Shoe shopping and wearing will no longer be looked at as a daunting task, but will now feel like an exciting game or a creative art project. Stikii invites children to express what makes them special and to communicate who they are as an individual. Footwear has NEVER been so FUN!!

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