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The minimalist, every day sneaker that provides comfort and versatility, even when going sockless.
The minimalist, every day sneaker that provides comfort and versatility, even when going sockless.
The minimalist, every day sneaker that provides comfort and versatility, even when going sockless.
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The Zilker | Breathable & Sweat Wicking Every day Sneakers.

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THE BREATHABLE & SWEAT WICKING MINIMALIST SHOE MADE FOR COMFORT & VERSATILITY, EVEN WHEN YOU'RE GOING SOCKLESS.

 

 

 

Grey/Dark Red & Military Green
Grey/Dark Red & Military Green

 

*STRETCH GOAL* 

THE ZILKER Digital Knit 2 Colors!

UNLOCKED!

The Zilker with a new ultra soft, digitally knit Upper and the same breathable and sweat-wicking features.  We've already tried this shoe on and it's literally like walking on clouds.  Backers will be able to vote and the most popular color will be chosen for production if this stretch goal is reached.

You can now choose any of these two Knit colors as one of the reward options at the end of the campaign!

JUNE DELIVERY

After launching SUAVS back in 2015, we gathered feedback from our customers, friends, and family to better understand what the on the go person really needs. We started sketching, designing, prototyping, testing and finally we've come up with the perfect everyday shoe. We love casual, comfortable shoes, and we want to be able to wear them everywhere.  We also love going sockless.

The Zilker is a lace-up shoe designed for people on the go.  With it's breathable design, and sweat wicking insoles, these shoes are perfect for wearing without socks.

 

 

We created a shoe that is unbelievably lightweight and flexible.

  • Minimalist Construction:  With lining only in the necessary parts of the shoe such as the heel and lacing for added support.  This makes the shoe extra breathable, perfect for going sockless.
  • 55% Low Density Rubber: Creates an ultra flexible sole that moves with your feet, while giving support.
  • Lightweight Insole:  We developed a new polyfoam insole with microfiber, that is both lightweight and super absorbent.

The Zilker's lightweight and flexibility allows for an almost barefoot sensation, while providing the right support and protection.  A flexible sole allows for a rocking motion of your foot from heel to toe, and prevents the collision effect that impacts your knees.

Ultra Flexible Sole bends with your feet while providing support
Ultra Flexible Sole bends with your feet while providing support

 

Lining only in the essential parts, keeps your feet feeling fresh with the Breathable Sports Mesh
Lining only in the essential parts, keeps your feet feeling fresh with the Breathable Sports Mesh

 

Lightweight and Flexible, The Zilker is perfect for packing in your travel bag.
Lightweight and Flexible, The Zilker is perfect for packing in your travel bag.

Who are these great for?

The Zilker's versatile style makes them perfect for pairing with any outfit.  With a minimalist, stylish design, you can wear your shoes with literally anything from jeans, pants, shorts, a skirt.  They look great on both men and women.

  • Commuters:  The Zilker's versatile style allows them to pair nicely with your work clothes.
  • Travelers:  Their light weight and compact shape makes them the perfect shoes for your travels.
  • People on the go:  You won't have to think about what shoes to wear because your Zilkers go well with everything.
  • People with an active lifestyle:  The Zilkers are easy to wear and offer comfort and great support for your every day adventures.
  • People who like comfortable footwear: These shoes are not only breathable and sweat wicking, but they are so comfortable you will forget you are wearing any shoes at all.
Comfortable for any casual day
Comfortable for any casual day

 

Perfect for all day city walking
Perfect for all day city walking

 

 

Black / Black
Black / Black

 

Black / White
Black / White

 

White / White
White / White

 

Navy / White
Navy / White

 

Military Green
Military Green

 

Grey / Dark Red
Grey / Dark Red

 

The Zilker will come with a removable insole that is both breathable and sweat wicking, making these the perfect shoes for going sockless.

The breathable poly foam insole is ULTRA sweat wicking, and helps prevent odor from forming when you wear your shoe without socks.

We've added an extra pair of inserts as a rewards option.  This way, you can continue wearing your shoes with a fresh pair of insoles, while your other ones are being washed.

Removable, Washable Insole
Removable, Washable Insole

 

When your Zilkers get dirty, just throw them in the washer!
When your Zilkers get dirty, just throw them in the washer!

 The Zilker is Vegan-friendly.  If you want to know more about this, feel free to message us!

 

The Zilkers are pretty true to size.  If you wear a half size, please measure your feet and refer to the chart below to make sure you size up or down to the next full size correctly.

If you plan on wearing socks with your Zilkers, we recommend sizing up to the next full size.

The Zilkers are all standard width, but because of the soft fabric, they fit a variety of widths from narrow to wide (A,B,D,E).  However, these may not fit extra wide feet (EE, EEE, 4E, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Uboxing your Zilkers
Uboxing your Zilkers

 

 New Color Insoles

We will offer a new color option for Insoles (Backers' Choice).  Please let us know which color your prefer or if you would like to see another color, on the comments section.  We will choose the most popular color to add for production.

Lime green, Orange, Purple, Green
Lime green, Orange, Purple, Green

 

 

*STRETCH GOAL* THE ZILKER Digital Knit

UNLOCKED!

The Zilker with a new ultra soft, digitally knit Upper and the same breathable and sweat-wicking features. We've already tried this shoe on and it's literally like walking on clouds. Backers will be able to vote and the most popular color will be chosen for production if this stretch goal is reached.

You can now choose this Knit as one of the reward options at the end of the campaign!

JUNE DELIVERY

 

Grey / Dark Red
Grey / Dark Red

 

THE ZILKER Digital Knit (2 colors)

We will be able to add an extra color in for the Digital Knit production (backers' choice of color).

 

*NEW* THE ZILKER Digital Knit (3 colors)

We will be able to add another extra color in for the Digital Knit production (backers' choice of color). 

 

 

 

                                            

 

 

For Press Related questions, please contact alexis@pushtheenvelopepr.com

 PRESS KIT

 

 SUAVS launched in 2015 with the Barton, a breathable and sweat wicking Slip On shoe made for people on the go.  With great success and lots of happy feet, we are ready to launch a new style to add to our comfortable footwear collection.

SUAVS Mentioned in:

Thanks so much to Alex Hopes and Catelyn Silapachai for trying out The Zilker shoes by SUAVS and taking the time to talk about them on our video! Thanks so much to Monique Rodriguez, amazing Austin photographer who helped us do our Lifestyle photography.  And finally, Elias Garcia, did our awesome video and helped get our voice and ideas out.

Alex Hopes : Zilker Bark

Catelyn Silapachai : The Distillery Market

 Photograpy by:  Monique Rodriguez

Video by: Elias Garcia

*STRETCH GOAL* THE ZILKER Digital Knit

UNLOCKED!

The Zilker with a new ultra soft, digitally knit Upper and the same breathable and sweat-wicking features. We've already tried this shoe on and it's literally like walking on clouds. Backers will be able to vote and the most popular color will be chosen for production if this stretch goal is reached.

JUNE DELIVERY

*STRETCH GOAL* THE ZILKER Digital Knit

UNLOCKED!

The Zilker with a new ultra soft, digitally knit Upper and the same breathable and sweat-wicking features. We've already tried this shoe on and it's literally like walking on clouds. Backers will be able to vote and the most popular color will be chosen for production if this stretch goal is reached.

JUNE DELIVERY

Risks and challenges

The Zilker lace-up is currently in production and we are expecting to deliver all shoes on time. We have a great relationship with our supplier and we personally supervise quality control.

Although we can't predict any mishaps, we will make sure to keep all backers and the kickstarter community completely up to date on all details of the campaign.

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