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Gabriel L.By Gabriel L.
First created
Gabriel L.By Gabriel L.
First created
AU$ 28,056
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
311
backers
12days to go
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter 8 days ago

About

READ OUR FEATURE IN MAN OF MANY!
READ OUR FEATURE IN MAN OF MANY!

The AMALFI is a versatile loafer made from recycled TPU material. It was originally designed to be worn at the beach, pool or the bar. The AMALFI combines function, aesthetics and colours allowing the shoe to be worn for all occasions, whilst remaining fashionable and unisex.

We searched the globe for a factory that could produce what we wanted, and to your luck we found a place that was doing something very similar already. However, this was not enough for us.... Making sure that they could produce the shoe from RECYCLED TPU was the most important feature of the shoe and is what sets us apart from our competitors!

After several samples and small tweaks we have finally produced the world's most versatile water resistant loafer. The AMALFI is for all the places you'll go, whilst remaining fashionable for both men & women. 


FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCT

We initially thought of the concept whilst on holiday on the Amalfi coast. Our founder was at the beach relaxing and wanted to go straight from the beach to the bar, however wearing flip flops is not fashionable and most bars will deny you if you are not wearing closed shoes. This is when we thought we would create the perfect shoe that can be worn to both. Whilst the AMALFI loafer is a traditional loafer, it is ideal for the following activities;

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT TO OUR COMPETITORS 

- Our loafers mould is made from 100% recycled TPU. The process that is used is called Compression Molding. Recycled polyurethane is grinded into fine particles and then poured into a custom mould that has high pressure and heat applied to it. The materials bound and out comes a 100% recycled mould.

OUR RAW RECYCLED TPU PELLETS... THE WORLD'S FIRST RECYCLED WATERPROOF LOAFER
OUR RAW RECYCLED TPU PELLETS... THE WORLD'S FIRST RECYCLED WATERPROOF LOAFER

- A wider shoe last allows for the shoe to be more comfortable for those who have slightly wider feet, this mould was designed for Eve & Kane's Amalfi colleciton specifically

- We developed a custom recycled braided waterproof polyurethane rope, designed around our original Eve & Kane leather loafers. This will not tarnish with time as long as its rinsed of sea water and chlorine after every use. Our competitors are using a cheap cotton shoe lace which not only does not hold its shape but tarnishes with time.

- The AMALFI Collection was inspired by our St.Tropez Collection by Eve & Kane. We launched Eve & Kane way back in 2013 and found it to be the most popular range to date. However, we wanted to make sure we were doing our part and using recycled material

- The AMALFI Collection was inspired by our St.Tropez Collection by Eve & Kane. We launched Eve & Kane way back in 2013 and found it to be the most popular range to date. However, we wanted to make sure we were doing our part and using recycled materials.

SKETCH SHOWING DIFFERENCES TO OUR COMPETITORS
SKETCH SHOWING DIFFERENCES TO OUR COMPETITORS

AMALFI USES

- WATER (Beach, pool, sailing, boating, kayaking, tubing, paddle boating & canoeing)
- OUTDOORS (Bicycling, walking, walking, hiking and all other outdoor activities)
- TRAVEL (Waterparks, cruises & pool parties)
- EVERYTHING (There is no limitation to where you can wear your AMALFI's, this loafer is so versatile you can wear it anywhere & anytime!)
FISHING (The AMALFI is the perfect shoe for fishing, our rugged undersole and waterproof materials allows you to fish in comfort, best of all if they get dirty you can give them a wash on the way to the car!)


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NEW TO KICKSTARTER? HERE'S HOW TO ORDER YOUR PAIR OF AMALFI'S!

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR REWARD
STEP 2: CREATE KICKSTARTER PROFILE
STEP 3: ENTER PAYMENT DETAILS
STEP 4: CLICK THE PLEDGE BUTTON & YOU'RE DONE!
STEP 5: WE WILL SEND A SURVEY AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR YOU TO CHOOSE YOUR DESIRED PAIR AND SIDE!

NOTE: Your credit card will NOT be charged until the campaign ends. At that time we will send out our survey to all backers to choose their size & colour.


FEATURES & DESIGN

We have both designed and carefully chosen every material of our loafers to be both functional without compromising aesthetics. 

Here are some of the features!

 
BACKER REWARDS

A CLOSER LOOK

Amalfi Navy
Amalfi Navy
Amalfi Black
Amalfi Black
Amalfi Sky Blue
Amalfi Sky Blue

UNISEX

The best thing about the AMALFI's is that they are unisex! Designed for both men & women alike, we have made the shoe last the perfect width to accommodate for everyone!

SIZE GUIDE 

So you are confident and comfortable ordering your pair of AMALFI'S, below is a size guide, simply measure your foot to get your size accurate!

WHOLESALE

A perfect opportunity to stock the AMALFI's in your shop!
We will guarantee the purchasing price for a period of 12 months.

For more wholesale questions feel free to get in touch with us!


REVIEWS 

WE GAVE OUT A FEW PRE-PRODUCTION PAIRS AND HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR REVIEWS!

"I am a keen rock fisherman and these Amalfi's are the best all weather, non slip, fast drying shoes I have ever had. They rugged taking the hard work of scrambling over rocks while being supremely comfortable. I am amazed at how versatile these shoes are I don't even have to change them when I stop for a drink. I will definitely be a loyal customer". - Gary D

"I wore my Amalfi's during my entire Europe trip and they were amazing! Comfortable, great quality and I love that I didn't have to worry about them getting sandy or dirty, I just simply rinsed them after the beach" - Richard Brogan 

"Loafers are a daily wear for me and I have to say that this is such a great pair of shoes. I wore them during my trip to Vegas, they were great during pool party's and got loads of compliments" - Daniel Moses 

"The perfect shoe for outdoor activities, I love the beach and always struggle to find shoes that I can wear just walk up to the cafe or to the car. Comfortable, durable and love the feature of being able to wash them" - Jessica Charlotte 

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SHIPPING & EXCHANGES

All backers receive FREE shipping!
Please note that if you choose the incorrect size we can swap them for you (reshipping rates may apply).

Duties and local taxes may be charged by the appropriate authority at the destination country. This is the backers responsibility.

If the need for an exchange arises, we may need to charge for the exchange shipping both ways. We are a start up and work with very small margins on Kickstarter.


BUSINESS MODEL

We cut out all the middlemen, with no stores, no ads it means we sell direct to our customers, making it affordable without compromising quality or comfort! To us, its all about affordable luxury!


OUR FOUNDER

Our founder, Gabriel, was a graphic designer who always dreamed of having his own footwear label. After much success with a footwear brand named Eve & Kane, he decided to create AMALFI! With his expertise in manufacturing, product design and fashion he has created the world's most versatile loafer.

MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

5 years ago I founder a affordable luxury loafer brand called Eve & Kane (www.eveandkane.com) after much success I am excited to release a new innovative product!

I would like to thank each backer for their support. I truly believe we have created a product that surpasses our dream that can be worn by many different people for many different purposes. Our Amalfi's are versatile, stylish and affordable. A year ago this was just a dream, and to have it become reality is beyond amazing. 

OUR TIMELINE & PROMISE

We want to keep you in the loop on how long it will take to receive your pair of AMALFI'S, here is a timeline, however we will work tirelessly to make it quicker! We promise to get your pair of AMALFI's to you as quick as possible!

PROTOTYPES, SAMPLES & PRODUCTION

Here are our 3 full prototypes
Here are our 3 full prototypes
Different finishes and quality. We made sure that the soles were anti slip whilst long lasting.
Different finishes and quality. We made sure that the soles were anti slip whilst long lasting.
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Testing the recycled TPU mould for flexability 

2nd prototype of our eyelets moving lower so the bow sits lower and is more comfortable.
2nd prototype of our eyelets moving lower so the bow sits lower and is more comfortable.
4 Different innersole prototypes
4 Different innersole prototypes
Sourcing different ropes and finishes
Sourcing different ropes and finishes
Final rope sample, custom braided & coated PU! 100% Water resistant
Final rope sample, custom braided & coated PU! 100% Water resistant
From drawing to concept!
From drawing to concept!
Prototype & custom last
Prototype & custom last
AMALFI Collection By Eve & Kane - Final rubber branding samples
AMALFI Collection By Eve & Kane - Final rubber branding samples
Colour matching our final prototype
Colour matching our final prototype
Visiting our product development colleague in Asia! Judhee, Gabriel (CEO & Founder), Gary (Chairman)
Visiting our product development colleague in Asia! Judhee, Gabriel (CEO & Founder), Gary (Chairman)

Risks and challenges

We can not always control every step of the manufacturing process, however we have chosen the factory very carefully based on quality and craftsmanship. We have taken every step to prevent delays from occurring, but we will be keeping our AMALFI family in the loop every step of the way and ensure you get your loafers in a timely manner!

Although unlikely, delays may occur but we are prepared and engaged in precautionary steps to prevent any such event. Throughout the project we will be in contact with you, frequently updating you in detail, every step of the way!

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    Thank you for your support! We appreciate any donations. We will add you to our Amalfi Mailing List and promise to send you good things only!

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    Here's your opportunity to be one of the first to carry the Amalfi's in your store!

    Pick any color & size from our collection.
    *FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

    We will honor this wholesale agreement pricing for the next 12 months.

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