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Smart

Shoe
Toppers

Makes Kids Unstoppable

Transform ordinary shoes into an opportunity
for immersive imaginative play.

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how it works

Designed to be easily teleported (transferred) between shoes. Once the laces are set so the shoe is easily slipped on or off, slide your shoe into the opening of ontoppables!

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put on your shoes

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slip on an ontoppable

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jump and play!

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FeatureS & benefits

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Shields Laces

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Easily Adjustable

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Impedes Removal

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Easy On/Off

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Lightweight

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Washable

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Comfortable

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Durable

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Fun Characters

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Why We Play

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Take it Outside!

Cognitive and social/emotional development are impacted….. [as children are] able to express themselves and learn about the world in their own way. [It also] promotes autonomy, decision-making, and organizational skills.
– Early Childhood News
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Let’s Play Pretend

Children encouraged to don a cape and pretend….. are able to persevere at boring tasks and wait longer for rewards. These pivotal skills are linked in research to better SAT scores, grades and social skills in adolescence.
– The Wall Street Journal
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Importance of Pretend Play

When your child engages in pretend (or dramatic) play, he is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. [Through cooperative and character play, children learn how to take turns, share responsibility, creatively problem-solve and learn important moral development skill of empathy.]
– Scholastic
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Costumes To Parent’s Rescue

The neurological benefits of unstructured outdoor play extend far beyond mental health…..[It] encourages learning and problem-solving skills, which can help children perform better in the classroom….. [and can be applied] to their academic learning, helping them see the material in another way.
– Parents Magazine

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our story

Hi! I’m Carmen and I’m Greg!

We are the owners of a new business with an exciting product that kids love and which helps them engage in imaginative play. Our journey was inspired by our experiences with our special needs daughter, Gabriella, who was insistent that she always remove her shoes. Many of you parents have probably experienced something like this—it’s definitely not a unique situation! We decided that the best way to encourage Gabby to wear her shoes was to create a reason for her to love them. We decided to make them FUN and EXCITING!

Kids want to express themselves and show their unique and incredible side, which often takes the form of make believe and role playing. We realized that we could stimulate a child’s imagination AND win the war of shoe removal at the same time. The solution? Ontoppables—a series of over-the-top shoe toppers for kids that give them an incredible opportunity to step into a make believe world of pirates, monsters, astronauts, and more—and carefully cover their shoe laces or straps to that it makes it tougher to remove them. With Ontoppables, kids are encouraged to be creative, confident, and expressive—and most of all to have FUN! When you’re encouraging your child’s imagination, you’re helping them build skills that last a lifetime. Ontoppables adds a finishing touch to your child’s imaginary world of play and exploration while solving one of parenting’s most perplexing problems.

We are passionate about the potential for Ontoppables to be both a fun and practical addition to your child’s wardrobe. However, we cannot move forward without your support. Support from our Kickstarter campaign will allow us to accomplish several important goals. The first? Place our initial order with our manufacturer to produce two Ontoppables designs. These designs have been tested and are ready to go! The second goal? Reinvesting into the creative arm of our business to expand into new Ontoppables designs to keep kids engaged, excited, and playing! Our third goal? Donate 5% of all Kickstarter contributions to the Autism Society of Georgia, an organization that has does amazing work for families.

Our focus is on kids and helping them create excitement for the adventures of every day and enthusiasm toward learning and exploration. Help us keep kids playing and developing their imaginations—and in helping parents keep their kids safe and happily wearing shoes. Join us in our crowdfunding campaign. Support us and watch as your child’s imagination SOAR!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Our Mission

To cultivate active imaginative play that embraces creativity, discovery and learning. Where ideas and dreams today would be the aspirations for tomorrow.

Our Vision

That by encouraging imagination a child develops the ability envision ideas beyond expectation. Where inventiveness become a lifestyle that spurs innovative solutions and designs.

Our Project

To create over-the-top designs that inspire fun, anticipation and imagination. To instill eager excitement as kids imagine the day filled with new adventures and thrilling possibilities.

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Play is the highest form of research.

-Albert Einstein