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About this project

 

Gambino Alliance was created with the idea that dress shoes should not only be stylish and of high quality, but also comfortable, durable and affordable. Our incredible team has created a shoe you’ll want to wear time and time again. 

 

Our design is focused around the appearance, use of quality materials and the luxurious comfort. Made with carefully selected leathers, our beautiful designs are attractive in their simplicity, giving you something unique. We treated our suede with the highest quality liquid-repellant, allowing for the product to remain soft to the touch, yet withstanding the impact of unfavorable weather. The strengthened elastic bands on the Chelsea provide a high level of ankle support.

Introducing temper foam,  originally developed for NASA as a pressure absorbing material to help cushion and support its astronauts during take-off has since been perfected into a premium comfort experience for each pair of Gambino Alliance’s Footwear Collection

 

We focused on delivering luxurious comfort and quality with two styles that we knew would best fit today's Modern Man - The Derby & the Chelsea - Discover our clean, simplistic, and sleek collection.

Our Derby collection was created to have the appearance of a dress shoe with the comfort of a sneaker. The derby has an open lacing system, meaning the facing is open at the bottom, in the form of two quarters with shoelace eyelets that are sewn onto the vamp. This gives the Derby a more robust and versatile feel. Better yet, this shoe is water repellent, which means no more Olympic style hurdles over puddles.

 

Comfortable and sleek, this boot is characterized by an elastic gusset on the side. We analyzed hundreds of pairs of this 200-year-old iconic design, and came up with our own version. Many Chelsea boots lack long-lasting comfort, strength, durability and liquid-repellent properties, forcing you to replace them all too frequently. With Gambino Alliance, you now have long lasting comfort and dedicated construction, providing you with a shoe that is built for durability and timeless style.

 

 

 

Gambino Alliance's Suede/Leather Care Kit helps keep all your Suede/Leather pieces looking their best with everything you'll need to cleanconditionprotect and freshen up your favorites.

Kit includes the:

- Cleaner & Conditioner,

- Protector

- Brush and Suede Scuff Eraser.

 

Each pair of Gambino Alliance shoes is constructed with 100% Italian leather, building the shoe to last. Given the handmade nature of our shoes, no two pairs are exactly alike, yet special attention to detail is standard. Each pair is also given a thorough inspection to assure they meet our production standards. Every shoe is carefully measured and outlined. Leather is cut at a precise mark. Dedication is given to each shoe before and after the leather is carefully sewn onto the base.

 

By becoming a part of the Kickstarter community, you will have the opportunity to purchase our shoes at a price that bargain hunters envy. When you become a supporter of our Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a 30% LIFETIME discount. Yes, you might ask, “Am I dreaming?” Good news, you’re not. We turned our dream into a reality with the launch of Gambino Alliance and we’re giving you the opportunity to step in and join us.

 

 

Traditional way involves various middlemen standing in between the product and the customer. We do things differently. By using a disruptive, direct-to-consumer model we cut out distributors, wholesalers and retails stores. This way, by avoiding all the middlemen we can offer you luxury, premium-quality footwear, for under $200.00.  

 

 

 

 

Please see below for our size chart. Gambino Alliance recommends choosing one size down, as our shoes run on the larger side. For example, if you typically wear a size 10, we recommend a size 9. This may vary with people who have wider feet. At the end of the campaign we will send out an email requesting your information to better move forward with your selection. 

 

 

 

Gambino Alliance featured a collaboration with the remarkable Miami-based artist Arturo Correa. Over the years, Correa has been recognized globally for his visual concepts and creations. As a firm believer of dreams, Correa supported Gambino Alliance by designing an exclusive piece of art. Correa's first exhibition was held in 1995, in his native Valencia. Since then, Venezuela and the United States have witnessed over fifty individual and group exhibitions of this visual artist.

"Transmitting a dream is something that requieres knowledge, courage and a little magic"

​~ Arturo Correa

Gambino Alliance: inspired by art, based on timeless roots, defined by high quality.

Check out more of Correa's work by visiting: www.arturocorrea.net
Check out more of Correa's work by visiting: www.arturocorrea.net

The concept: 

Two icons, Marilyn Monroe and Kim Kardashian.

We're consumers of what we see throughout the media.

This work of art was precisely divided into 2 sections.

The television color bars, showing a range of colors, used to ensure that all colors are displayed correctly and the visual, Marilyn and Kim.

Gambino Alliance is derived from the Gambino Family - a family of power during the prohibition era. During the prohibition era, men dressed to impress. With Gambino Alliance, we're looking to combine style and class. Our shoe is about empowerment. The power of being made with the strongest, most durable materials that can withstand various weather elements. These shoes were made for leaders, for those who believe in standing apart from the crowd. Those who make their own paths, instead of following the one’s already paved by others.

Once the campaign is funded, we expect that it will take 2-3 weeks for us to send the survey and receive back the style, color, and size surveys from all backers. The faster we get them back the less likely any delays!

Production typically takes 10 weeks, and shipping approximately 3 weeks.

By the end of June 2017, or sooner, we expect to be shipping to you from our facility in Miami, FL.

Our team has years of experience in manufacturing and logistics! Our factories are ready to go! We’ve already made a small production for exclusive customers and influencer's. We will do everything in our power to make sure we meet the timeline.

Shipping costs are included for all shipments in the continental United States.

However, if the need for an exchange arises, we will need to charge for the exchange shipping both ways as we are a startup and work with very small margins on Kickstarter. This is true for domestic & international orders.

The cost of international duties and shipping will depend on the destination.

Continental US and International shipments will all ship from our facility in Miami, FL.

The cost of international shipping will be charged at the time of the survey once the campaign is over.

If applicable, duties and local taxes will be charged by the appropriate authority at the destination country. Please determine these charges locally.

Quality. Our team is made up of dedicated individuals that have a passion for creativity and have a gift for creating products with the best materials, in the best way, in an engaging atmosphere.

Affordability. Traditional way involves various middlemen standing in between the product and the customer. We do things differently. By using a disruptive, direct-to-consumer model we cut out distributors, wholesalers and retails stores. This way, by avoiding all the middlemen we can offer you luxury, premium-quality footwear, for under $200.00.  

Communication. Your commitment to us is what makes this all possible, and in return, we are just as committed to you. We will continue to keep you in mind by communicating with you every step of the way. This includes getting updates, and responding to your concerns.

Consistency. Every Gambino Alliance shoe is hand crafted and hand dyed, so that every shoe is unique. And every pair goes through inspection to make sure you are getting what you paid for.

Experience & Reliability. Our company was founded by a team of experienced individuals in the fashion industry. We have the resources to make sure that the process of every shoe is smooth. By continuing to do this, we hope to earn and keep your trust in our brand. 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER; MIGUEL

My own entry to the fashion industry began at the young age of 15, when I started buying apparel from various wholesalers and selling directly to consumers through various channels. Intrigued by the entire curating, buying and selling process, I decided to reign in focus on my true passion: men’s footwear. I launched a successful shoe boutique through which I sold exclusive sneakers to various celebrities and other high-paying customers waiting to get their hands on a pair of limited-edition sneakers. Through working with notable celebrities such as Kevin Hart and Wale, I was able to make valuable connections and truly learn the ins-and-outs of the footwear market, preparing me for the launch of Gambino Alliance. With Gambino Alliance, I have finally been able to take my love for footwear and combine it with my other true passions: art and design. It took me three years of developing samples and sourcing materials to develop a perfect product that sets itself apart from the competition. I made sure that each pair of Gambino Alliance shoes remains unique through their handcrafted nature, guaranteed.

Over the last 2 years I spent time looking for the best materials in order to combine them to make the best shoe. We have spent countless hours perfecting our research and our work, in order to give you what you deserve. We want you to feel at your best when you wear our shoes.

With your assistance, we can continue to expand this dream into the reality it has become. Most importantly, we continue our work so that you end up happy with the end result.

Thank you for helping us make this a reality. We hope that you can continue with us on our journey to success. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow Blue Derby
Shadow Blue Derby

 

Terracotta Derby
Terracotta Derby

 

Cool Grey Derby
Cool Grey Derby

 

Vegan Tan Derby
Vegan Tan Derby

 

Shadow Blue Chelsea
Shadow Blue Chelsea

 

Terracotta Chelsea
Terracotta Chelsea

 

Sand Chelsea
Sand Chelsea

 

Black Chelsea
Black Chelsea

 

Risks and challenges

We have carefully selected our artisan factories prior to our campaign. We have also already made a small production for exclusive customers and influencer's which you can find throughout social media. Our team has years of experience in manufacturing and logistics. While life throws curve balls at us from time to time, there are always uncertainties and risks for delay in any manufacturing process. Although very unlikely, our factories are ready to go! We will do everything in our power to make sure we meet the timeline.

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    Thanks for believing in our brand!

    You will receive a personalized thank you message from our founder Miguel. He'll even throw in a pun or two! Thank you for helping us get closer to making our dream come true.

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    GAMBINO LEATHER CARE KIT

    Gambino Alliance's Suede/Leather Care Kit helps keep all your Suede/Leather pieces looking their best with everything you'll need to clean, condition, protect and freshen up your favorites.

    Kit includes the:
    - Cleaner & Conditioner,
    - Protector
    - Brush and Suede Scuff Eraser.

    You will also:
    - Be added to our Gambino Alliance’s Founders Mailing List.
    - Receive Exclusive Access To New Styles & Discounts.

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    GAMBINO DERBY LOW: VIP Special

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    PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Derby Collection ($71 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
    - Be added to our Gambino Alliance’s Founders Mailing List.
    - Receive Exclusive Access To New Styles & Discounts.

    (We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your size, selected style and color.)

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    PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Derby Collection ($61 OFF Retail).

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    1 GAMBINO CARE KIT + PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Derby Collection ($76 OFF Retail).

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    GAMBINO CHELSEA BOOT: VIP Special

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    PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Chelsea Boot Collection ($81 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
    - Be added to our Gambino Alliance’s Founders Mailing List.
    - Receive Exclusive Access To New Styles & Discounts.

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    GAMBINO CHELSEA BOOT: Early Bird Special

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    PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Chelsea Boot Collection ($71 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
    - Be added to our Gambino Alliance’s Founders Mailing List.
    - Receive Exclusive Access To New Styles & Discounts.

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    GAMBINO CHELSEA BOOT: Wholesale Special

    (SEE BELOW FOR OUR 2 PAIR EARLY WHOLESALE SPECIAL)

    1 GAMBINO CARE KIT + PICK 1 PAIR - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Chelsea Boot Collection ($86 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
    - Be added to our Gambino Alliance’s Founders Mailing List.
    - Receive Exclusive Access To New Styles & Discounts.

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    PICK 2 PAIRS - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Derby Collection ($141 OFF Retail).

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    GAMBINO DERBY + GAMBINO CHELSEA SPECIAL

    PICK 2 PAIRS - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Derby & Chelsea Boot Collection ($151 OFF Retail).

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    PICK 2 PAIRS - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Chelsea Collection ($161 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
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    3 PAIRS CHELSEA BOOT: Wholesale Special

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    PICK 3 PAIRS - Any color, and size you like from our hand-made liquid-repellent Chelsea Collection ($243 OFF Retail).

    You will also:
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    1:1 Exclusive Art Piece by Arturo Correa

    The concept:

    Two icons, Marilyn Monroe and Kim Kardashian.

    We're consumers of what we see throughout the media.

    This work of art was precisely divided into 2 sections.

    The color bars, showing a range of colors, used to ensure that all colors are printed or displayed correctly on television, and the visual, Marilyn and Kim.

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Funding period

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