Introducing the Neva Shoes, the world's first fully-customizable leather handmade shoes, designed in Atlanta and handmade in Gaziantep - Turkey, inspired by classic handmade espadrille and yemeni shoes .
Espadrilles and Yemenis are well known traditional footwear from Spain and Turkey. What started as a simple garment has become classics by now. Yemenis and espadrilles are timeless shoe styles. They are versatile, casual, and comfortable. We wanted to create harmony between these two styles. We wanted to bring east and west together.
So we combined these two classics and created fully handmade, fully customizable three unique shoe models inspired by timeless classics, yemenis and espadrilles.
Paris, Zeugma and Barcelona. These Neva shoe models are the most authentic shoes of their kind in the world. Also, we added some innovation to these classics. We covered outsole with organic natural rubber to prevent slippery and to reinforce and extend the life of the shoe.
Nevas are unisex, easy to wear, easy to clean, comfortable and versatile shoes made with premium Italian leathers. We created Nevas and liked very much. We wear them literally every day. Now we want to share these models with you.
We select basic colors for our models. Our artisans made samples with these basic colors and they are gorgeous. But we wanted that our backers reflect their individual styles to Nevas. So each backer can create their own unique shoe by selecting 3 models and 45 leather type and colors.
Here are models.
Paris is the first design of Neva Shoes. It offers one-piece upper and a short heel with extra soft leather anti-odor insole.
Zeugma is the second design of Neva Shoes. It combines best features of espadrilles and yemenis with lowered tongue and lowered backstay. Also it has full flat organic rubber outsole add-on.
Barcelona is the third design of Neva Shoes. It offers modern style with the best features of espadrilles and yemenis. It is improved with outsole version of one of our artisans old design.
The designs are novel, but the materials (we used premium leathers imported from Italia when crafting samples and we will use premium materials with backer's shoes too. ) and craftsmanship are faithfully traditional.
Nevas are made to last with best quality Italian leathers, and you'll be surely be wearing yours for more than one season. They are fully handmade. The sides of the shoes are carefully hand stitched with %100 cotton thread dipped in beewax. The stitching is what gives Nevas their distinctive looks. Nevas are unisex, easy-to-wear, easy-to-clear, comfortable and versatile shoes.
Here are the our selected basic colors Neva Shoe models.
Or you can go with a custom pair of Neva to design your shoe inside and out. There are endless options, so you can create a unique pair to match your style. You can create your own unique shoe by selecting from 3 models and 45+ different color/leather option.
We will send you a survey about your design at the end of the campaign, also with a link to design your shoe using our web site's online design tool, with our interactive custom neva design tool, you can see exactly what your shoe will look like as you select from an wide variety of options. We will start to ship shoes 6 - 8 weeks after the end of the campaign.
You can select your colors / leathers from our leather swatch . See our full detailed leather / color swatch from web site.
If you want another color/ leather option for your shoe, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will contact our suppliers and will do our best to find your colors.
Also custom neva designer web app will be online at our web site. Using our interactive custom neva designer web app, you can see exactly what your shoe will look like as you select from an wide variety of options.
You will get a beautifully made shoe with a multifunctional cotton dust bag in the box that's comfortable, surprisingly versatile, and well-nigh indestructible. Neva's high-quality leathers soften with time and stretch to accommodate your feet, making them feel like a second skin that was stitched just for you.
After this Kickstarter campaign ends, we’ll send you an easy survey to fill out, and will also include a link to the Neva Custom Designer Web app if you ordered any custom pairs to design your shoes on our web site. We will need 6 to 8 weeks for manufacturing shoes.
Hurry up and back this campaign earlier orders will be first on the production line.
Please choose your size from the chart.
Neva shoes are all made by natural leather that will adapt to your feet, in the case of being doubtful we recommend to choose the lowest number since the shoe will expand to adapt your feet.
One of our co-founders is from Gaziantep, a town known with ancient shoemaking tradition. We meet with yemenis during our Gaziantep trip in 2017. We found this shoe style and yemeni artisan's craftsmanship is remarkable. I was wearing a pair of handmade espadrille at that time. We were impressed by the survival of these traditional models and crafting methods for hundreds of years.
At that time, yemeni artisans we met were faced with economic and cultural crisis. We loved this traditional footwear. We wanted these traditions, and artisans to be saved from the wheel of times.
We decided to create a leather shoe design as our first product when founding Neva Design. We wanted to create harmony between classic yemeni and espadrille styles. We wanted to bring east and west together.
Our goal is to make these models followers of tradition with sharing them with you, allowing people to appreciate the work from espadrille and yemeni craftsmen. Encouraging these artisans to embrace and pass their knowledge to following generations. Meet Orhan Bayram, he is our lead artisan.
We combined these two classics and created three shoe models inspired by yemenis and espadrilles. And named them Paris, Zeugma and Barcelona ( To be honest Barcelona is an improved version of one of our lead artisan Orhan's old designs ).
Our production is currently in Gaziantep where local artisans still devote themselves to every single detail of every pair of classic shoe they produce.
We’ve partnered with an artisan family which crafting yemenis with traditional ways for generations. We are using imported first quality Italian leathers. Every pair is still made entirely by hand, from A to Z, using high-quality leathers.
Quality is matter, each pair is meticulously hand-stitched using the same tools and methods that have been employed for generations. Slow, handcrafted production enables us to go carefully about our craft. We closely inspect each shoe to ensure that it meets our standards of beauty as well as durability before sending a pair to you.
We made samples, wear them, and they are great. Now we need your help to share these designs with you too.
We are an interesting mix of designers, graphic artists, software developers, and serial entrepreneurs. You can visit nevas.co for more about us, the core team is three people who have come together by a random connection over the past two years.
The Neva was created in 2018 by the Naime and Mustafa who designs leather and wood-based products as a hobby.
Together with Daniel, Serdar, and Kadir, they took on the challenge of creating a business from their hobby
Neva Design is now our vehicle to do awesome things.
You may return any new, unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.
You should expect to receive your refund within 7 days of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases, you will receive a refund more quickly.
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges and we have minimized them. As one of our co-founders is from Gaziantep, based on his personal relationships back home we are working with artisans who's abilities give us confidence in fulfilling orders on time and with the best quality.
The Neva shoes are the first step for us, Neva design has a lot of good designs in its pocket from wallets to bags. We need your help to give chance to Neva Design to realize all its creations.
If anything arises during the campaign, we will transparently communicate this information with you and keep you up to date.
Our primary challenge is spreading the word and really is what will determine our success here on Kickstarter.
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