ápropos Footwear took me through India

April 13, 2018

Attention distant travelers and lovers of comfort!

 

Handcrafted in a mill revival building in Lawrence, MA, ápropos footwear embraces a rare culture of local and economic sustainability. Made from densely woven, cotton-based fabrics, they are designed for women who seek maximum comfort on all adventures, both around town and abroad.

 

Created with a durable, shock-absorbent outsole and fully lined in MicroDry© to absorb moisture, these shoes can transport you from the yoga studio, to the farmers market, to an Ayurvedic retreat in the Nilgiri mountains of southern India!

 

On my first moderate hike in my Ballet Skimmers, which the company will soon be renaming ‘Sport Skimmers’ to reflect their solid construction, I found the two the two 1/4 inch elastic bands across the top of the shoes provided me with flexible comfort as I hugged the rugged terrain. Every step I took felt weightless. The earthy and vibrant tones of the fabric made me feel one with the lush tea plantations and birds-of-paradise. Made from gorgeous, machine-washable fabrics from around the world, ápropos footwear looks and feels “like a scarf for your feet.”

 

From trips into town and back up the hill to the yoga shala, to scurrying twice-daily to Ayurvedic treatments, my feet were never unhappy in my ápropos. My friends at the retreat center admired my pair, called JellyBelly, for their unique colors and light-weight, pliable fabrics.

 

At home, I was quick to grab my flip-flops for trips around town, but I always found myself gripping my toes just to keep them on. As a yoga teacher, I know this action is not good for my feet, so needless to say I cannot wait to wear my ápropos around town this spring.

 

Wedding season is upon us. Apropos offers a bridal shoe that features beautiful shades of white and champagne. (I am planning on purchasing a pair for my cousin who is getting married in August!)

 

If you are interested in learning more or ordering your first pair, visit www.aproposfootwear.com/. In the comments section, type in 'ASH' to receive future offers.

 

On the street… on your feet. ápropos. 

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