Gay Travel Information – Product Review – Prajaa Shoes

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PRAJAA – High end street fashion, uniting the elegance of formal footwear with its casual, sneaker-inspired base.

 

Every once and awhile you discover a new product that instantly becomes a favorite. That is the case with Prajaa. 

I currently own two pairs of Prajaa shoes and I can honestly say they are some of the most comfortable shoes I have EVER owned. 

The quality and durability of the shoe is mixed with a softness that hugs my foot. 

Their colorful shoes with specially dyed fabrics from Indonesia are the perfect blend of street casual yet are upscale enough to wear with dress pants or a suit. 

I am a huge fan of their Fall / Winter 2012 Combatant shoe. 

• Nubuck leather
• Burnished leather framing
• Tapered round toe
• Full leather lining
• Cushioned leather footbed
• Crepe rubber outsole
• Waxed laces
• Color: gainsboro
• Handcrafted in Indonesia

True to size

Price: $268.00 – Click HERE for more information. 

I also love their Fall / Winter 2012 Rosy Brown Boot.

• Burnished leather
• Full leather lining
• Cushioned leather footbed
• Textured rubber outsole
• Metal accessory at heel
• Color: rosy brown
• Handcrafted in Indonesia

True to size

Price: $218.00 – Click HERE for more information. 

About Prajaa: 

Derived from the ancient language, Sanskirt (on which Indonesian is based) PRAJAA means “generation” and that’s exactly what this foot forward company intended to create. A completely new generation of shoe; beautifully handcrafted by Indonesian artisans using the finest techniques in shoemaking that can only come from years of expertise, in a country known as an important source of quality leather products and a wide variety of traditional elements ranging from batik to hand-woven fabrics.

In turn, this would also pull in a new breed; a man who leads a lifestyle of understated sophistication—knowledgeable about the latest trends all the while staying true to who he really is. A truly foot forward being.

The PRAJAA collection blurs the boundaries of high and street fashion, uniting the elegance of formal footwear with its casual, sneaker-inspired base. PRAJAA uses only high-end materials and emphasizes meticulous attention to detail from their impeccable design right down to their waxed shoelaces.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: 

Photo by: Jakob Layman for Time Out NY (www.airhornphoto.com)
It all started with sketches on walls and modifying hand-me-down shoes. Ferdy Tumakaka—resourceful mastermind and shoe designer–was in the business of tapping into his creative side from a young age. Originally wanting to be an architect or interior designer, Ferdy’s first design job was sketching when he was 11 for his stepsister and mom’s dresses for an upcoming wedding. 

But his imaginative side appeared in other aspects of his life. He started playing the piano at age 4, fell in love with classical music in junior high, won a piano competition at 17 and become a music director for a ballet company at 21. His musical talents took him to three continents to give concerts in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Lincoln Center and more.

Then, on one New York night, this shoe mastermind teamed up with more Indonesian talents—you could call it Indonesian kismet—and with a joining of souls came a whole new sole. And just like that, PRAJAA was born.

All Product Photos by: Jonathan Hokklo
For more information on Prajaa visit: http://www.prajaa.com
Desiree Sousa
Owner
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