It’s no secret that I haven’t been staying home much these days. As a family friendly tourism activist and a social media influencer, I’m always on the go and joining media trips with my family to broaden my horizon. I absolutely love traveling and getting lost in my own country every now and then. It’s not only fun, but it also lead to self discovery.
Problems? I’m all woman and absolutely vain. I can never sacrifice style even though I’m traveling. I like to look good and make good impression. I always believe in dressing well as there is no second time in making first impression. You’ll never know who you will meet while traveling…so yea…I always want to look my best, even when I’m backpacking. Apart from my identifications, my travel essentials usually includes; smartphone, DSLR camera along with power banks. I also have contact lenses, basic makeups stuff, and shawl to accesorize myself with so that I could look different even when I wear the same outfit for two consecutive days. (You can’t help it if you are backpacking, you know).
Yes, I’m vain. I like to look good, but at the same time I like being comfortable too. Style without comfort is just plain foolish, and so when it comes to footwear while on the go, I opt for shoes from XES.
XES has more than 90 outlets branched out across shopping and retail complexes including Jusco, Giant, Tesco, Carrefour and various celebrated malls. The core business operations revolve around retail chain store management as well as local and export original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and are led by a seasoned top management, marketing, merchandising, accounts, logistics, operation, IT, HR and Research and Development department of more than 500 personnel in total. With the efforts and strength of a good team work, employees work together to place the XES brand in a competitive level within the shoe-manufacturing industry.
The XES brand prides itself for developing perfect and affordable footwear for family everyday use. It continues to generate collections after collections of ladies’, men’s and children’s shoes that widely appeals to the masses for its style, comfort and value for money factor. There are 2 different shoe concepts developed by XES. XES Studio caters to the lower-medium income group whereas XES Premium provides for the medium-high income demographic. Different shoe concept caters to varying circumstances which include but not limited to casual, semi-casual, formal and sports under the house brands of XES. XES also carries selected distinguished shoe brands such as Scholl, Lee Cooper, Bum Equipment, Scorpion and Neckermann.
My husband and I have recently acquired a few pairs of shoes, courtesy of XES Premium. And we decided to wear it during our weekend media trip with Tourism Selangor Malaysia to Banghuris Homestay in conjunction of Nasi Ambeng Festival 2015, a combined effort with JKKN. (I’ll be blogging about that soon, 😉 so stay tune for more). Studying our A Day with Javanese Community at Banghuris Homestay program itinerary, it was rather packed and required a lot of walking, but at the same time, there is formal activities like press conference going on at night and you are required to dress up in a semi-formal outfit. So…we opt for footwear that looks nice and at the same time, comfy to wear for long hours.
My husband’s casual brown shoe by XES and my Black Foldable Ballerina Flat by XES. I can’t comment much on my husband’s brown shoe as I’m not the one who wears it. I can only say it is both comfortable and smart and suits all occasion, but I have a lot to say about my Black Foldable Ballerina Flats.
I’ve been wearing the XES Black Foldable Ballerina Flats for quite some time now, and I’ll be completely honest with you. The first few weeks wearing it is absolutely terrible and horrifying. The shoe kinda ‘bites’ and rubbed onto my skin like crazy as most new shoes would have done, but once it’s broken in, it is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn.
I can never wear heels to save my life, so flat shoes suits me very well. I wear this pair very often and my most recent experience with it have been nothing short of incredible. It’s not only stylish, but wearing it to walk for about 8 hours straight with mere breaks in between brings nothing but soothing comfort for my feet. The synthetic leather texture is soft to the skin, enabling me to walk with comfort and catching up with the rest of the media entourage with ease. Even chasing media friends who were playing the traditional Galah Panjang game( a chase and tag game) is easy when I’m wearing my flats from XES. The quality is seriously amazing.
Comfortable enough for long hour walks. And the design is fancy enough to be fashionably stylish. The best part? This Foldable Ballerina Flats by XES is travel friendly. Under ordinary circumstances where my day is busy enough but I need a few pairs of shoes to go by but can’t allocate enough time to go home to change my outfit and footwear, I’ll just fold it up and keep it in my bag to change into it later.
So yes. If you want both comfort and style, I would recommend XES they have quite a collection. I believe there is something for everyone from XES. They will be revealing their new shoes collection soon somewhere in May which hopefully will have more comfortable flats. Here’s hoping I will be able to share with you more about XES soon. In the meantime, stay tune for my traveling posts.
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