HOW WE MAKE...

Let’s start at the beginning. Melik Alphan – the entrepreneur behind the brands H32 Sneakers, Melik Shoes and Ponche – is a self-made man; he has acquired his position on his own. Born in a village in the east of Turkey and in his teens he chased his older brother and cousins to earn a living in tourism 1400 kilometers further up the coast. There he lost his heart to a Dutch lady. In 2008 Melik start to live in the Netherlands. With some clothes in his suitcase and a guitar on his back – on which he couldn’t play a note – he started his adventure in our country.

Confidence, faith and persistence everything is possible

The shoe fashion for men was not very sexy at that time and in particular colorless. With shoemakers in the family and a good dose of entrepreneurship in his blood, Melik has fully focused himself on designing a shoe line. After an intensive time of research and making contacts, he started a collection of 17 pairs of special shoes that he brought with him from Turkey in his suitcase. With this he started looking for retailers to test his ideas and style. 

Philosophy & principles 
Our motto is; “Melik Moving People” and can be interpreted in two ways; firstly, shoes literally take the one wears the shoes from A to B and secondly, wearing the brands Melik Shoes, H32 and Ponche give you a happy feeling. Melik makes shoes, matching belts and bags for men and women who want to stand out and feel good about what they wear. Self-confident and Happy People with a clear opinion and taste. 
At Melik Shoes, we only settle for the best of the best. That is why we can proudly say that we make shoes that not only look great, but also offer great wearing comfort.

Style & Design 
We market three “own” fashionable shoe brands. The passion for making beautiful products is visible in every product. Price / quality is perfectly in proportion. Melik his passionate designs are surprising every season and bear the significant Melik signature. The creative process already starts at the international leather fair in Italy, where Melik Alphan selects the most beautiful leather and suede materials himself. He finds inspiration for the stylish details at trade fairs and in the streets of the most vibrant fashion cities around the world.
We only use high-quality materials. Our specialty is hand dyeing and finishing shoes. This is a laborious and meticulous process that makes every pair of shoes unique. As a result, that each pair of shoes gets its own look.