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Zeevas Are Custom Handcrafted Shoes With 3 Layers of Thick, Soft, Natural Leather Under Your Feet. Bringing Choice To Men's Fashion.
Zeevas Are Custom Handcrafted Shoes With 3 Layers of Thick, Soft, Natural Leather Under Your Feet.
Zeevas Are Custom Handcrafted Shoes With 3 Layers of Thick, Soft, Natural Leather Under Your Feet.
161 backers pledged $37,562 to help bring this project to life.

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Zeeva Artigiani delivers beautiful, artisan-crafted shoes for under $200 per pair. Today, most men’s dress shoes are either mass-produced and cater to passing fads, or they're sold by luxury boutiques at 3x times the cost. 

Zeeva is creating an alternative for customers like us; People who value quality, artistry, and timeless style. We use three layers of thick, soft, natural leather under your feet for amazing comfort and durability. Each shoe in our collection can be customized by design, color, and outsole style, giving you over 200 ways to customize your Zeevas.

Zeeva Shoes Bring You: 

  • Three Layers of Leather Under Your Feet: We use three pieces of beautiful, full-grain leather in every shoe. 
  • Premium Construction: Zeeva artisans use traditional moccasin construction and hand-sew each stitch with an awl and needle. 
  • The Highest-Quality Leathers Available: Our leather is among the best out there. Full-grain, lustrous, breathable, and sourced in the USA. 
  • A Socially-Responsible, Lean Business Model: Zeeva shoes are hand-crafted in our own workshop in Mexico. Our lean business model allows us pay our artisans fairly, while charging you a lower price than our competitors.
Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and British Tan with the Leather Outsole.
Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and British Tan with the Leather Outsole.
The Dean Summer Loafer Shown Midnight Blue, Indigo and Light Taupe
The Dean Summer Loafer Shown Midnight Blue, Indigo and Light Taupe

Designed to take you from the meeting to the party, and everywhere in-between. The Dean Loafer delivers exceptional performance throughout the day.

  • Hand-sewn moccasin construction for unbeatable comfort and durability.
  • Both Dean styles are available in 9 colors and 3 outsole options. (Scroll down to view options in the "Customize Your Zeevas" section).
  • Create a color combo: Choose a different color for the Dean’s Saddle and Backstay.
  • Request the Dean Summer Loafer to receive a lighter leather- perfect for summer!

Customize your Deans with your own unique combo!  Choose your personal combination from any of our 9 available colors. Check out our staff picks:

Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and Golden Sand
Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and Golden Sand
Shown in Black Smooth with the Crepe Outsole (top) and the Extra-light Wedge Outsole (Bottom)
Shown in Black Smooth with the Crepe Outsole (top) and the Extra-light Wedge Outsole (Bottom)

No matter where your day takes you, The Dalton Moccasin keeps you cool, calm, and incredibly comfortable. 

  • Hand sewn moccasin construction for unbeatable comfort and durability.
  • Available in 9 colors and 3 outsole options. (Scroll down to view options in the "Customize Your Zeevas" section).
Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and Golden Sand
Shown in Black Smooth, Redwood, and Golden Sand
The Dover Summer Boot Shown in Indigo, Bone, and Light Taupe Roughout
The Dover Summer Boot Shown in Indigo, Bone, and Light Taupe Roughout

Polished and ambitious, The Dover Boot brings comfort and style to your everyday adventures. The Dover blends rugged construction with classic styling, so you’ll want to wear them to every occasion. 

  • Hand sewn moccasin construction for unbeatable comfort and durability.
  • Both Boot styles are available in 9 colors and 3 outsole options. (Scroll down to view options in the "Customize Your Zeevas" section).
  • Request the Dover Summer Boot to receive a lighter leather and a bold whip-stitch detail!
The Portofino Sandal Shown in Black, Gold, and Silver
The Portofino Sandal Shown in Black, Gold, and Silver

 Special Reward #1: The Portofino Sandal. The first of our styles for women! The Portofino Sandal is handmade from premium leathers for an elegant addition to your wardrobe. Features double-leather outsole with a rubber insert for grip, and signature leather on the upper. Available in Gold, Black, or Silver. Pledge $90 to snag this reward!

Special Reward #2: Three Pairs of Zeevas + The Weekender Bag. Receive three pairs of custom shoes, delivered in our handsome Weekender Bag! Hand-stitched with our signature leather, the Weekender makes the ultimate travel companion. Available with our $1000 pledge level.

Special Reward #3: NEW! The Gladiator Sandal by Zeeva. Thanks to an enthusiastic response, we're offering a new women's style in the final days of our campaign. The bold Gladiator Sandal makes a chic addition to your summer or fall wardrobe. Crafted with our signature hand-sewn construction and premium leathers. Available in Black and British Tan. Pledge $90 to get this reward!

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to substitute the Portofino Sandal for the Gladiator Sandal on an existing pledge- no problem! Please just message us with your request.

We know that personal style and choice are important. To start, we're offering Zeevas in 3 styles, 9 colors, and 3 outsole options. That's over 200 ways to customize your Zeevas. 

We use three pieces of premium, full-grain leather in every shoe, all sourced in the USA:

  • The full-leather insole wicks away moisture and conforms to the shape of your foot. 
  •  Our true moccasin construction gives you an extra layer under the insole for unbeatable durability. 
  •  Our complete leather outsole (or leather midsole for some styles) gives you amazing support and keeps you incredibly comfortable throughout the day. 
 HELP US REACH $50,000 to unlock a new color for the Portofino Sandal.
Portofino Sandal in Natural Tan Leather
Portofino Sandal in Natural Tan Leather
HELP US REACH $60,000 to include our all-leather Zeeva mousepad with every pledge over $155!
HELP US REACH $100,000 to unlock this unique all leather hybrid jogger for men and women.
Unisex hybrid leaher jogger (available in all of our 9 colors). This prototype was meant to launch next year, but we have gotten so much interest that we will unlock this style when we reach $100,000
Unisex hybrid leaher jogger (available in all of our 9 colors). This prototype was meant to launch next year, but we have gotten so much interest that we will unlock this style when we reach $100,000

We want to make sure we have satisfied customers who love their Zeevas. So we have partnered with a great Wisconsin business that makes the Ritz Stick, the original scale device to measure your feet, (patented in 1904)! This measuring device helps you (and us) figure out the right Zeeva size for you. We will send all backers a free Ritz Stick so you can take an accurate measurement of your feet. Our lasts will accommodate widths D, E and EE for men.

The Ritz measuring device. Created in 1904. Why change something that has worked for over 100 years !
The Ritz measuring device. Created in 1904. Why change something that has worked for over 100 years !

If your shoes do not fit properly, we will be in contact with you and do everything we can to get you a pair of Zeevas that fit perfect for you.

Our sizes will be in US scale and will run from size 7 to size 13. Please note that if our international customers request the RITZ stick, we charge an additional $10 to cover shipping. 

Shipping is included for all U.S. customers.

For Canada and Mexico, we request a $10 additional shipping charge at checkout.

For the rest of the world, we ask for a $30 shipping charge for 1 pair, $40 for 2 pairs and $50 for 3 pairs. Please note that international customers will be responsible for any custom/import duties in their corresponding country. 

We have scheduled our leather production to run in May, and our shoe production to run in June. Delivery is scheduled for July. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to make the materials and 2-3 weeks to make and ship the shoes. We are confident that we can deliver on our promise, and we will always keep you updated with any progress.

Once we reach our pledge goal, we will message you to confirm your mailing address and send your Ritz Stick. We will also send you a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom size, color, and style options. Your fast reply to the questionnaire will enable us to deliver your Zeevas as soon as possible!

I’m passionate about leather and I love good shoes. I’ve been working in this industry for more than 15 years as a supplier to some of the finest manufacturers in the world.

Over the years, I realized that most shoes either retail for a very high price, or they're made with cheap materials that don't last. I thought that by using 3 layers of leather, not cutting corners, and selling directly online, I could make better shoes available for under $200. I've been working on this idea for years and with your help, this will become my reality.

This passion has been shared and supported by Zeeva’s co-founder Mariu Saad. As an artist, she wanted to express her love of nature and art, and contribute her unique style and vision to Zeeva.

It is important to us to make these shoes in North America, and improve the lives of the brilliant artisans who sew them. In 2013 we pooled all of our savings together and decided to start a small manufacturing operation in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, alongside some of the highest quality brands in the world.

We started our journey with genuine moccasin construction, a traditional method for hand-making shoes. Instead of using synthetic fabrics, our artisans craft a single piece of leather that wraps completely around the foot. The artisans also use the disappearing art of hand-sewing with an awl and needle, instead of using cement adhesives. This allows them to compensate how the leather stretches, and create a near perfect wrinkle-free leather around the seam.

By committing to quality, tradition, and passion, Zeeva Artigiani will keep these techniques alive for generations to come. The result is exceptional custom luxury footwear, crafted from some of the finest leathers in the world available to you at a great price. Thank you for helping make Zeeva a reality. On behalf of our team and artisans, we're excited to get started!
- Zeeva Founder, Pablo Uriegas

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Risks and challenges

We are ready to go. We have done significant production for other brands and testing over the past 2 years. With your support, today we are ready to launch our own zeeva brand to bring you the quality and luxury with 3 layers of leather under your feet.

Manufacturing is always a challenge although we have planned out every detail, surprises can occur. If there are any issues we will be proactive in our communications and resolve them as quickly as possible.

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    EARLY BIRD
    One Pair of Portofino Sandals

    - For the women in your life who appreciate luxury and the finer things. Receive a summer launch edition of our double-leather Portofino Sandal.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    NEW!
    One Pair of Gladiator Sandals

    - Thanks to an enthusiastic response from supporters, we’re offering the Gladiator Sandal at a discounted price for this campaign. Each pair is crafted with our signature hand-sewn construction and premium leathers.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a lifetime of product previews and special discounts.

    - Receive a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    ONE Pair of the Deacon Loafer, Dalton Shoe or Dover Boot.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

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    ONE Pair: Deacon Loafer, Dalton Shoe, or Dover Boot.

    - We will enroll you in our Founders Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    Get TWO Colors of the Portofino Sandals

    - For the women in your life who appreciate luxury and the finer things. Receive a summer launch edition double-leather Portofino Sandal.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    ONE PAIR FOR HIM + ONE PAIR FOR HER

    Choose One Pair of The Dean Loafer, The Dalton Shoe, or The Dover Boot PLUS One Pair of the Portofino Sandals

    - Choose any pair of The Deacon Loafer, The Dalton Shoe or the Dover Boot. Plus, get one pair of summer launch edition Portofino double-leather sandals.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    EARLY BIRD 2:

    Chose Any TWO Pairs of Dean Loafers, Dalton Shoe, or Dover Boots

    - We will enroll you in our Founders Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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    Pledge $310 or more About $310

    Chose Any TWO Pairs: Dean Loafer, Dalton Shoe or Dover Boot

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

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    TWO PAIRS FOR HIM + ONE PAIR FOR HER

    Chose Any TWO pairs of The Dean Loafer, The Dalton Shoe, or The Dover Boot PLUS One Pair of The Portofino Sandals

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

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    Pledge $460 or more About $460

    Chose THREE Pairs: Dean Loafer, Dalton Shoe or Dover Boot

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

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    THREE PAIRS FOR HIM + ONE PAIR FOR HER

    Chose Any THREE pairs of The Dean Loafer, The Dalton Shoe, or The Dover Boot PLUS One Pair of The Portofino Sandals

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free Ritz device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

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    THREE PAIRS FOR HIM + ONE PAIR FOR HER and our exclusive WEEKENDER ALL LEATHER BAG.

    This option is available NOW and limited to 20 pledges.

    Chose Any THREE pairs of The Dean Loafer, The Dalton Shoe, or The Dover Boot PLUS One Pair of The Portofino Sandals, Get them in your week ender bag and enjoy the luxury style and comfort of zeeva.

    - You will be enrolled in our Founder's Club for a life time of product previews and special discounts.

    -Received a free RITZ device to measure your feet for a perfect custom fit.

    - We will contact you with a personalized questionnaire to collect your custom options and size information.

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