I love supporting local entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses so when I saw that Portland, Maine handbag designer Alaina Marie teamed up with Keds to create two nautical sneaker designs, I wasted no time snatching up my size.

Alaina Marie started creating handbags, wallets, and other accessories after growing up in Maine. She takes inspiration from the aesthetic of a fisherman's bait bag and creates her products from the same marine grade materials.

Alaina Marie collaborated with Keds to bring her same patterns and motifs to the popular ladies shoe. The designs are adorable with a clear nod to Maine's nautical heritage.

These shoes are available online only and come with a free gift when you order from Keds.com. However, Alaina Marie is celebrating the launch of the new store on June 2nd and will have a limited supply of the shoe collaboration available that day.

I can't wait to get my Keds X Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Waves on my feet.