Monday, September 8, 2014

Step Out in Comfort and Style: Unstitched Utilities #Review + #Giveaway

With fall just weeks away from officially rolling in, I am already taking a few small steps to prepare for the cooler weather that's ahead. We're already seeing mornings start out cool, and evenings cooling off, too. This is my favorite time of the year, and I know that it won't be long before we're dressed for fall from head to toe. The transition period between summer and fall can be sort of tricky, and selecting a few key pieces to work with. I'm ready to kiss my sandals good bye, but it's not boot weather yet. I love my flats, but they're old and tired, and dressier than I want for a day to day shoe. I began looking for a shoe that would be comfortable, cute, and versatile enough to wear when I'm home with my kiddo, out and about, or one that could even be dressed up a bit.

When I found Unstitched Utilities, I knew that I had truly stumbled across something special. Unstitched Utilities is a unique footwear brand that was founded by three friends, each one with a background in the fashion industry. Jack Steinweis, Kevin Crowley, and Mark Kane were ready to let themselves become unstitched, feeling tired of the ways of the corporate world. In a world where consumers want to go green without shirking style, Unstitched Utilities brings together social consciousness and couture.

What makes them different?

Unstitched Utilities are proudly made with recycled materials and repurposed elements- vegan dyes and glues. This forward thinking gives consumers a leg up on the usual footwear scene, and gives them something that they can be proud to wear in more ways than one.

I was offered the opportunity to select a pair of women's canvas shoes from Unstitched Utilities, and couldn't wait for them to arrive. I knew that they would be not only a great looking, comfortable shoe for me to wear this fall, but a conversation starter, as well.

My shoes from Unstitched Utilities arrived in this cool shoebox. I love the artwork!

Here they are- the unique Maui Women's Canvas Shoes by Unstitched Utilities, in grey.

I selected the Maui style by Unstitched Utilities, because I loved the cute design as soon as I laid eyes on it! Unstitched Utilities offers many fashionable footwear styles for both men and women, and I wasn't surprised that my husband also really loved this design. Thought the Maui style for women is available in a few different colors, I chose the grey because I happen to love grey, and figured that I would get more wear out of these if I chose a color that I could wear with more colors and styles that I already owned.

Here's a quick view of the side of the Maui canvas shoe by Unstitched Utilities.

The front of the shoes, which feature Velcro cross over straps (no laces!).

The unique design of these canvas shoes by Unstitched Utilities makes them stand out from all the rest!

And here's the heel of the shoe, which features a sewn on Unstitched Utilities label.

The Maui is part of Unstitched Utilities new women's line. It features a soft, washed canvas, unique stitching, a velcro closure, and elastic opening for easy entry. These casual shoes are comfortable, fun, and available in eye-catching colors. I couldn't wait to try my new shoes from Unstitched Utilities on, so I didn't waste any time. I put them on the same day they arrived, and was excited to wear them out to a casual dinner with my hubby and son.

I really love the washed canvas look- it makes the shoes look like a favorite pair of comfy shoes that you've had forever, even though they're brand spanking new to me. The velcro closure makes for a quick and easy on/off, which is awesome! The shoes are not only stylish, they are incredibly comfortable! They're a great alternative for anyone who needs to wear a closed toe casual shoe, but doesn't want to wear clunky sneakers.

Stylin', in my new Maui Canvas Shoes by Unstitched Utilities.

Side view- the velcro straps make this design truly unique.

Paired with shorts and a sweater t-shirt, this is a great late summer casual look.

Rock these beauties with shorts, with pants, or with a skirt or dress for a fun, cute look this fall!

I've worn the Maui Canvas Shoes from Unstitched Utilities several times since I initially received them, and they have been drawing a lot of attention. Everyone has been asking me where in the world I found such cute shoes, and I have been telling them about Unstitched Utilities with much enthusiasm! My husband loves these shoes on me- he thinks they're super cute, and I think he'd even enjoy having a pair for himself. I've had girls from ages 17 - 60+ commenting on my shoes, and asking where they can get a pair for themselves.

The Maui Canvas Shoes are a great option for fall, because they can really be worn with many different styles. They look great with shorts and a tee, though my favorite way to wear them is with shorts and a 3/4 length tee. I just ordered a couple of new baseball tees, and cannot wait to rock them with these shoes! These also look great with a casual skirt, a t-shirt dress, or skinny jeans (roll up the bottoms). I am just waiting on the cooler weather to arrive, so I can wear these more and more!

Unstitched Utilities has so many great colors available in the Gusto and Maui shoe styles for women. 

Check these out...

Maui Navy

Gusto Red

Gusto Navy

Maui Lime

Gusto Orchid

Unstitched Utilities has the perfect color in the style you crave, to suit whatever fun or funky mood you might be in! Grab different colors for the different seasons, and choose one staple color that you can wear anytime! I know that I'll be wearing the grey Maui Canvas Shoes all year long!

I wanted to mention quickly (because I think this is important to note) that Unstitched Utilities are produced in Asia, either China or Vietnam. Like many of their customers they are concerned that the employees of the factories they deal with are in safe working conditions and not taken advantage of. Unstitched Utilities does everything possible to make sure this happens. Truly awesome!

Want them? Buy them!

Head on over to Unstitched Utilities to browse their entire line of shoes for men and women. Unstitched Utilities offers free shipping in the US. You can keep up with news and new styles from Unstitched Utilities through their blog. Unstitched Utilities is social and would love to connect with you through Facebook!

Want them? Win them!

Oh, yes- one lucky MBP reader will win their choice of a pair of Women's Maui or Gusto Shoes ($50.00 RV) in their choice of color from Unstitched Utilities! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. No PO Boxes, please. Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to our friends at Unstitched Utilities for allowing me to experience their wonderful Maui Canvas Shoes, and for offering this special fall fashion giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!


  1. I like the Maui with the velcro closing.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. I would choose the Maui style....the colors are great too!

  3. I would wear my Maui style shoes with casual clothes like jeans or cigarette-style pants.

  4. I'd style them with jeans.

    slehan at juno dot com

  5. I'm not stylish, I just like that they're comfortable.

    slehan at juno dot com

  6. Same as the way you styled them - shorts and a t-shirt, or now jeans and a tee.

  7. I'd wear them in the summer with a skirt when I go out to walk the pup.

  8. I think I would chose the Gusto. They are really cute.

  9. I would wear these shoes with my yoga pants or maybe capris.

  10. I would wear this with some casual clothes, like jeans and a cardigan for the fall!

  11. I'd style it with jeans and a sweater.

  12. i love the navy i can wear these to work

  13. I think they'd look cute with my fave jeans and sweater.

  14. Oooh, I like them both! But I guess I like the Maui better. The velcro straps really add an interesting detail and they'd probably be better for walking a lot like I do.


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