QUVEL SHOES | CUSTOM HANDMADE SHOES

custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality

This past week, I wrapped up a design collaboration with Quvel shoes. I’ve always wanted to design shoes, and this gave me a *very* small taste of what that process could look like (minus the reality of running a shoe brand, obviously). For this partnership, I started with an existing shoe style from their current collection, and was able to add illustrative and decorative elements to the shoe, as well as choose colors to complement the designs! I found Quvel through a website called, Shopping Links, and we were a perfect match for this collaboration. I created three unique designs for the Romana Mule Boat Shoe that I’ll share throughout the rest of the week. I’ll be doing a giveaway on my Instagram for each pair of custom handmade shoes after this first post. Be sure to follow along and enter to win a pair for you and a friend!

Quvel manufactured this first design in two colorways. The first one that I’m featuring is a dark blue leather with an almost black eye design. I love how the eye turned out!

custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality

I’m so into the concept of customizing your own shoes (which you can do, too, on their website). It’s like Nike ID, but for cute boat shoes you can wear everyday! You choose the colors of everything from the cord, the sole, the eyelets. A few styles even allow you to place a custom message. This idea of customization could be used for a wedding party, best friends, couples or even for matching in a family portrait.

Because these are boat shoes, I wanted to pair them with an outfit that felt very coastal. This striped shirt dress from Lost in Lunar was a perfect option for these shoes!

Dress / Lost in Lunar / Loving the stripes!

Bag / Sold Out / similar or similar

Earrings / Fool’s Gold

Shoes / Quvel / Design by Meredith Butler

custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality
custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality

Quvel was founded in 2015, and is based in the Dominican Republic. I was really inspired by their mission to “empower you to live your journey in a unique, handmade pair of shoes, made just for you!” These are definitely going to be a staple in my summer wardrobe and packed for every warm destination I have coming up.

custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality
custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality
custom handmade shoes - leather boat shoes - ethically made boat shoes - quvel - no basis in reality

Don’t forget to follow along this week on Instagram for your chance to win these shoes!


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  1. OnTrend

    23 March

    These are really comfy shoes. And love your bag so much!
    http://ontrend.cf/

    • meredith

      9 April

      Thanks! xoxo

  2. Comfy Cozy Up

    23 March

    The shoes looks very comfortable. Love the dress also. Nice post!
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

    • meredith

      9 April

      They are so comfy! You’d love them! xoxo

  3. Simplly Me

    23 March

    Lovely shoes, you did a very good job!!

    http://simplllyme.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

    • meredith

      9 April

      You are so sweet! xoxo

  4. Ana

    24 March

    Those shoes are so cool! I love the outfit xxx
    http://fallingforablog.blogspot.com.es/2017/03/tag-one-lovely-blog-award.html

    • meredith

      9 April

      Thanks so much Ana! xoxo

  5. La Caleya

    25 March

    Love love love love love love love love love love them!!!

    http://www.lacaleya.com

    • meredith

      9 April

      Thanks babe! xoxo

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