December 13th: Get your kicks.

This gift already has a winner — go check out the Decemberfest calendar to find today's gift!


Call us biased, but we think people from Hamburg, Germany are pretty cool. Especially Saskia van der Heijden and her husband Muhammad Ilham Nirwan. Their boutique clothing line, Marapulai, features a collection of custom-designed, hand-made shoes, and each style is a limited release. Be careful, though, because giving your feet a pair of these paw-protectors for Christmas may make your other appendages jealous.


Kind Soles

Marapulai is a small, two-person opperation in Hamburg, but they're supporting small businesses all the way in Ilham's home country of Indonesia as well. Ilham travels to Indonesia several times a year to work with small factories there to make his latest shoe ideas a reality. With an intense focus on the details of his designs, Ilham sees his vision through from start to finish, producing quality kicks for you that are sure to have everyone following your footsteps.


Between their fair product prices and an insistence on partnering with small factories that provide quality working conditions, Marapulai has a keen understanding of social responsibility. And anyone who has the opportunity to meet Saskia and Ilham personally can tell immediately that they put a lot of love into their business, as well as the people who help make it possible.


Pink shoes


Thanks to Saskia and Ilham, one lucky person on this 13th day of December who comments on this blog post or retweets our daily Decemberfest tweet will win a pair of Marapulai's custom kicks. We like the ones pictured above, but if those aren't your style, check out the rest of your options in Marapulai's current collection. Don't worry if you can't read the German, I'll get Dan to help you out.*


*CorrectionMarapulai has a Google Translate widget in the sidebar that allows you to easily translate all the text on their site into your local language. Check out our Tools page to find this widget and so many others to use on your own Jimdo website.



Kurt Lash

Dan's Decemberfest Doppelgänger

Comments: 26 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    Yohannes Zewde (Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:51)

    Thanks for the pair of Marapulai's custom kicks.
    All the best...

  • #2

    Nancy (Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:35)

    I love going to these websites to see how other people are using Jimdo! Marapulai has a beautiful site and amazingly beautiful shoes! AND it was even easy to translate it into English! Loved the blog about the photo shoot!

  • #3

    forbest (Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:10)

    Marapulai's site is nice.
    It is said that the German shoes are very high quality.

  • #4

    helmprofessionals (Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:17)


  • #5

    minamoka (Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:51)

    Tigo grey would be my pick for my man! And thank you for letting us know about them - might be an interesting idea to feature them on MINA MOKA one day! I agree, people from Hamburg are pretty cool. Says a girl from Berlin.

  • #6

    Cynthia Chubbuck (Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:48)

    cool shoes.

  • #7

    lee duncklee (Thursday, 13 December 2012 15:09)

    really nice

  • #8

    streethipster (Thursday, 13 December 2012 15:14)

    Very cool shoes! Sporty and cool! =)

  • #9

    Cameron (Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:02)


  • #10

    shcjtech (Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:24)

    great website. Thanks for sharing.

  • #11

    Elmdea (Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:33)

    As someone mentioned above -- it's marvelous seeing how different folks are making Jimdo their own. Love the flexibility you offer and I'm looking forward to putting my other two sites up on Jimdo!!
    Oh -- and shoes look marvelous. If I'm a lucky winner it will be the PINK ones!!!

  • #12

    ARACELI torres fernandez (Thursday, 13 December 2012 18:44)

    necesito zapatillas bonitas y modernas, las quiero...

  • #13

    Mireille (Thursday, 13 December 2012 19:14)

    Trés belles chaussures ... ça change !!!
    et pourquoi une paire pour moi ?
    Bonne soirée.

  • #14

    Vena Jensen Blitsch (Thursday, 13 December 2012 19:43)

    I already won the fiction books - thank you, Jimdo! So I'm just posting on GP. Have a great day, everyone - good luck to everyone who posted here.

  • #15

    emporiocalabrese (Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:31)

    bel sito Complimenti
    e auguri a Vena per la vincita dei libri di narrativa.

  • #16

    Lucky (Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:46)

    Wow, I'd really like these!

  • #17

    mi-horoscope (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:03)

    uff much shoes.

  • #18

    charles (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:04)

    Thanks jimdo excellent gift. and I would like to earn it.

  • #19

    smert (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:05)

    jimdo fantastic, excellent gift.

  • #20

    merry (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:06)

    jimdo very good gift.

  • #21

    Karen Duncklee (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:10)

    Love the pink ones! or any color!

  • #22

    Julia (Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:32)

    Wow! Nice

  • #23

    Regina Hübner (Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:02)

    schoen, andere websites zu sehen, es ist eine gelegenheit, den eigenen graphic-horizont zu erweitern.

  • #24

    handmade-tintin (Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:58)


  • #25

    Nguyễn Việt GPS (Monday, 24 December 2012 09:45)

    Merry Christmas!

  • #26

    Laptop cu gia re (Tuesday, 25 December 2012 05:39)

    Merry Christmas!