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[vc_row content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1470129594215{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 110px !important;background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}”][vc_column][mkd_card_slider image_position=”above” circular=”no” space=”40″ columns=”3″ separation=”34px”][mkd_card image=”4018″ title=”You can’t over-engineer safety.” text=”Designed by an engineer with over 40 years of experience in military and aircraft operations, QuickFoot is made tough because you’re made tough.”][mkd_card link_target=”_blank” image=”4012″ title=”Designed for amputees by an amputee.” text=”The idea for Quickfoot started with Mike Will, a retired communications technician and amputee since 2005, who envisioned a product that would let him quickly get back outdoors to do the things he loved.” link=”#”][mkd_card image=”3995″ title=”American made. American tested.” text=”Based out of Grand Junction, Colorado, the entire QuickFoot manufacturing process – design, machining, and assembly – are performed within the United States.”][/mkd_card_slider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”parallax” content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center” full_screen_section_height=”no” section_height=”302px” parallax_background_image=”4023″ css=”.vc_custom_1549307008515{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 3.6% !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”” type=”zero” position=”center” digit_style=”light” digit=”2000000″ title=”cycles”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”” type=”zero” position=”center” digit_style=”light” digit=”300″ title=”pounds of force”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”” type=”zero” position=”center” digit_style=”light” digit=”15″ title=”configuration options”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”” type=”zero” position=”center” digit_style=”light” digit=”3″ title=”seconds to swap”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1466600799507{padding-top: 102px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;}”][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”It’s been a long journey” title_color=”#373737″ title_text_transform=”uppercase” title_text_align=”center” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][mkd_section_subtitle color=”#666666″ text_align=”center” text_transform=”” text=”QuickFoot has grown and adapted quite a bit since pencil was put to paper just over ten years ago. What started as a personal project to speed up Mike’s mornings has turned into a device that can benefit amputees the world over. With millions of test cycles, hundreds of hours of real-life use, and materials selected specifically for their durability, we’re proud to present QuickFoot.” width=”80″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1468833620945{padding-bottom: 100px !important;}”][vc_column][mkd_process_holder process_type=”horizontal_process” number_of_items=”four”][mkd_process_item highlighted=”no” image=”4022″ title=”April, 2008″ text=”Quickfoot is conceived as a series of crude sketches and drawings.”][mkd_process_item highlighted=”no” image=”4000″ title=”January, 2009″ text=”Preliminary testing of QuickFoot begins – the first of many, many iterations.”][mkd_process_item highlighted=”yes” image=”4001″ title=”April, 2017″ text=”The United States Patent and Trademark Office approves the patent for QuickFoot.”][mkd_process_item highlighted=”no” image=”4003″ title=”December, 2018″ text=”At long last, a refined and perfected version of QuickFoot enters production.”][/mkd_process_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1468833668056{padding-top: 90px !important;padding-bottom: 105px !important;background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}”][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10 vc_col-sm-offset-0″][mkd_testimonials testimonial_type=”testimonials-slider” dark_light_type=”dark” category=”testimonials-about” number=”1″ show_title=”no” show_author=”yes” show_position=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1548083185004{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 105px !important;background-image: url(https://quickfoot.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/about-bg.jpg?id=4014) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″ css=”.vc_custom_1469193161318{padding-top: 14px !important;}”][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item item_padding=”0″][mkd_section_title title=”Mike’s story” title_color=”#373737″ title_text_transform=”uppercase” title_text_align=”left” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Necessity is the mother of invention. This is how the journey started, with the need for some type of normalcy in the simple act of putting on one’s pants and shoes. Amputation takes that normalcy away. Not only does one lose a limb, but one also loses the ability to choose. Choosing which pair of shoes to wear because the prosthetic has already been adjusted to the height of one pair, choosing jeans vs. shorts vs. sweatpants because the jeans might not fit over the socket; this was part of Mike’s story. He became an amputee with a need and desire to change his new situation and create a better one, not only for himself, but for other amputees.

I remember the day the idea of QuickFoot was born. It was a day of extreme frustration, anger, and tears. Mike just wanted to put on his jeans like anyone else and not struggle with the socket and prosthetic leg in doing so. He wanted to be able to change his shoes and not worry about the height discrepancy between pairs. “There has to be another way,” he said to me. We soon found that there really wasn’t an easy alternative so the process began.

Mike was the first amputee to test QuickFoot. I will never forget the expression on his face when he “clicked” into his shoe and then “clicked” into a different shoe. He could finally choose.

On October 15, 2017, Mike died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, and I wish he could see the results of his idea. His hope was to help change not only his life but the lives of other amputees. I hope that QuickFoot allows you to choose, too.

Best regards,

Donna M. Will[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”42px”][vc_single_image image=”772″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/mkd_elements_holder_item][/mkd_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row]