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sustainably made leather and wood wedge sandal designed to be universally flattering, versatile and comfortable
sustainably made leather and wood wedge sandal designed to be universally flattering, versatile and comfortable
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The Capsule Sandal: vintage-inspired sandal for modern women

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VINTAGE MADE MODERN

THE CAPSULE SANDAL

For vintage loving fashionistas, there is nothing that excites us more than finding that perfect pair of vintage shoes in our size. Broken in leather, beautifully stained wood, feminine design, versatile enough to go with just about any outfit...it's all reminiscent of our favorite past decades and qualities we look for when scouring the planet for the right pair. 

However, as vintage-loving women we also know how difficult—and sometimes downright impossible—it is to find that pair. All too often vintage footwear is the wrong size for our feet, too delicate for daily wear or straight up nonexistent. We crave that vintage design and quality with the functionality to keep up with modern life.



The Capsule Sandal made by Milina Footwear is the answer to this dilemma. 

Created from high quality, soft buttery leather and reclaimed, beautifully stained wood, the Capsule Sandal is reminiscent of past decades yet a timeless statement of its own. The low wedge sole provides just enough lift to be both flattering and highly comfortable for all day wear. The leather toe upper is thoughtfully cut just below the line of the toes with a wide, curved arc to perfectly hug the ball of the foot at just the right spot, and the peep-toe opening allows the wearer to flaunt their cute pedicure. The minimal ankle strap hugs the heel of the foot in just the right place and is finished off with dainty, effeminate leather ties that tie into the most satisfying bow at the thinnest part of the leg, elongating and flattering any pair of stems. The Capsule Sandal is available in both black and white. 




The overall design of the sandal has been heavily inspired by our creator’s favorite pair of vintage 1970’s sandals, yet made to perform flawlessly for modern life. This Capsule Sandal presents as an elevated and refined contemporary version of a vintage classic so there never has to be disappointment in the search for good, stylish footwear ever again. Whether you’re a true 1950’s enthusiast or the occasional vintage wearer with a predominantly modern wardrobe, the Capsule Sandal will offer you a sandal that transcends time and flows seamlessly with every style and outfit change you make.




THE BRAND

Milina Footwear (pr: mee-lee-nuh) is a style driven footwear brand rooted in vintage aesthetic with a modern sensibility that offers high quality, USA made leather and wood footwear for vintage and modern fashionistas alike. Our goal is to make every wearer feel their utmost, stylish best when wearing our shoes. 




Unlike many of the already existing brands that offer vintage inspired footwear, our sandal is not only made for long-term comfort, but is also designed to flatter every pair of legs with its feminine, sleek, minimal silhouette.The Capsule Sandal is here to relieve you of the stress of choosing the right footwear for every ensemble, working seamlessly with every look you create. Join us in making our ultimate shoe dreams come true, and move forward in endless style.


VALUES

Given that our aesthetic is completely inspired by vintage style and old world quality, we also wanted our methods of production to reflect that same sentiment. Our sandals are 100% USA made, right in the heart of fashion-forward Los Angeles, and crafted by hand from several vendors comprised entirely of seasoned shoe artisans using reclaimed leather and wood that is sustainably sourced. From sneakers to boots to handbags, our team has decades of skill in perfecting the art of shoemaking. By wearing the Capsule Sandal you not only have the freedom to be your most stylish self but also are supporting the movement towards sustainable fashion and ethical methods of production, qualities we value greatly as a footwear brand. SUSTAINABLY MADE IN LOS ANGELES




GOALS

Through the success of this campaign we will raise the funds needed to create our first production of the Capsule Sandal. Our next goal is to offer the sandal in several more color options (cognac brown and ballerina pink, yes please!) and to create a closed-toe shoe version of our sandal for cooler months and climates, so you can enjoy your Milina Footwear in any season. Your support will not only help us reach our goals but will also allow us to offer you a variety of options and colors for future releases of our much-loved sandal. 




SIZING

Our Capsule Sandal has been carefully crafted to fit true to size. The buttery soft leather and naturally curved, very minimal design of the leather uppers make the sandal comfortable for narrow and wide feet alike. Available sizes are US 5 through 11, and half sizes available up to 10.5. Take your true size, and if between sizes, size up one half size. Please note that size selection will arrive in your inbox once the campaign is complete via a rewards survey and will need to be completed prior to shipment.  

SHIPPING

Backers within the United States can expect their sandals to be delivered via USPS Priority Mail, 2-4 days post shipment. International backers will receive their sandals via DHL using Express Worldwide shipping, delivered 1-3 business days post shipment.


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📝  MILINA Press Kit

Risks and challenges

Producing a large batch of sandals from scratch requires a lot of important components, considerable time and passes through several professional hands before completion. As this is our first mass production of the sandal, there is the possibility that production can take longer that anticipated should we exceed our goals drastically. We are overestimating the arrival of the sandals in the chance that this happens so that our backers can expect it to take no longer than projected. Please note that in order to keep the window of time from production to delivery as short as possible production was started ahead of our campaign, which means our team ordered an educated estimation of sizes and colors, so should we exceed our goal significantly, later backers can expect a longer wait as we order more sandals and potential limitations in color choices. In anticipation of this problem we ordered a cushion for each size and color in order to hopefully avoid any shortages.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR HELPING MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY

💋 James Ricketts of FewMany Design House. Tadas Čiūdaras of Forsureletters. Shannon Lohr of Factory 45. Mercy Vintage Now, Oakland. Tomislav Gajic & Milina Jovanovic.

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    long-form video on vintage fashion

    Receive an exclusive long-form video that highlights the best features of a vintage-driven capsule wardrobe. Also included is our founder Sonja's favorite closet hacks and style tips that help to streamline a full closet and a busy life. From full-skirted dresses to midi skirts to cropped pants, minimally styled or with maximum intention, we offer our beloved backers a behind-the-scenes look on what it means to wear vintage as a modern woman. 🎬

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    THE CAPSULE SANDAL

    Receive the brand new, first-of-its-kind Capsule Sandal in your choice of black or white leather at a significant savings if you pledge early. Delivered to your doorstep in a cardboard box and carefully packaged in tissue paper. Backers also receive exclusive emails to participate in the decision making process for future color runs and access to our long-form video on style and vintage!

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    TWO CAPSULE SANDALS: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Early bird discount! Receive two pairs of the brand new, first-of-its-kind Capsule Sandal in your choice of black or white leather at a significant savings if you pledge early. Delivered to your doorstep in a cardboard box and carefully packaged in tissue paper. Backers also receive exclusive emails to participate in the decision making process for future color runs and access to our long-form video on style and vintage!

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    TWO CAPSULE SANDALS IN BLACK &/OR WHITE

    Receive two pairs of the brand new, first-of-its-kind Capsule Sandal in your choice of black or white leather at a significant savings if you pledge early. Delivered to your doorstep in a cardboard box and carefully packaged in tissue paper. Backers also receive exclusive emails to participate in the decision making process for future color runs and access to our long-form video on style and vintage!

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    THE CAPSULE SANDAL: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Early bird discount! Receive the brand new, first-of-its-kind Capsule Sandal in your choice of black or white leather at a significant savings if you pledge early. Delivered to your doorstep in a cardboard box and carefully packaged in tissue paper. Backers also receive exclusive emails to participate in the decision making process for future color runs and access to our long-form video on style and vintage!

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