It is a great pleasure to be able to try and review two pairs of these fabulous Inkkas tennis shoes. Inkkas was created by Danny-Ben-Nun, a designer and traveler that, during a backpacking trip to South America in 2012, wandered upon a pair of shoes made from authentic local fabrics in Peru. Danny was fascinated with the beautiful intricate colorful patterns and decided that he had to sell those beautiful creations globally hence deciding to create the brand Inkkas.
“Danny met with the local producers of these exquisite shoes to discuss the possibility of teaming up with them, so that they could produce products that were even more beautiful than the ones he had seen.” and started producing and selling them on a global scale. Besides working together with these craftsmen the company is also engaged with the local communities and has “teamed up with other non-govermental organizations, such as AmazonWatch and Cuipo, to funnel some of its earnings back to the communities and areas that breathed life into its products.” If you want to know more you can read the story of the company and their mission on their website or watch the video below.
It is really awesome to have a chance to showcase these shoes on our website and to try them on. They are extremely comfortable and perfectly suited for the great sunny summer that’s surely ahead. On these photos you can see a pair of women’s Shadow High Top combined with Gatta Riyo black leggings that have a subtle yet playful texture and a simple cut blue dress whose minimal approach helps create focus around the shoes’ explosion of color. The men’s pair are Blackbird Low Top and fit perfectly with a pair of basic blue jeans or, now that summer’s approaching, maybe some navy blue or dark green shorts.
The stitchings on the shoes are sturdy and durable and the fabric is light and well cut. The shape of the shoes seems perfectly suited to accommodate our narrow built feet but should easily fit larger feet soles as well so they are an awesome buy and should be a very welcomed addition to your wardrobe.