Imagine yourself sitting on a tropical beach. All ten toes digging in the warm sand. Clear blue waves lapping in the background. A local walks up to you and offers a fresh coconut. He pulls out his machete, and within three graceful hacks the ice cold coconut is ready to drink. Now, imagine yourself walking through a street fair on the 7x7 “island” of San Francisco. You look over to your right and you see a booth draped in beautiful handmade jewelry. Keep strolling down, and to your left you spot some hip mason jar coffee cup invention. A few more steps, and your eyes lock on the masterful display of coconut hacking at the Indosole booth. You notice the “Indos and Cocos” sign propped up near the ice cold coconuts. $5 coconuts. $35 sandals. $45 shoes. Someone next to you asks “Are your sandals and shoes made from coconuts?” (I can’t tell you how many time I’ve got asked this question) Good question, but not quite. All of our footwear is handmade on the enchanting island of Bali, Indonesia where sitting on the beach and drinking out of a coconut is part of the experience. No coconut husks in our shoes, but every sole is made from repurposed tires from Indonesian landfill. Our Indos and Cocos tour bring a little slice of Bali heaven to our Indosole booth. We have a handful of epic events coming up throughout the month of October and November. Urban Air Market on Haight Street is going down on Saturday October 11th. Who wouldn’t want to walk around Haight Street looking at all the rad vendors with a coconut in hand, and fresh new Indo’s on your feet? After drinking that coconut, I’m sure you’ll want to find the nearest beach. Fear not, the Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival is taking place the same day. You can jam out with Don Carlos, The She’s, Air Surgeon, Down and Outlaws, and many more local bands right near da’ beach (Noriega Street to be exact). Not to mention there will be over ten food vendors, two beer gardens, live art, a mobile petting zoo, and a pumpkin patch! And yes, you called it, we will be hacking coconuts and selling Indo’s at the Indosole HQ. The dance party and coconut drinking doesn’t stop there. The following weekend is one of our all time favorite events… The Treasure Island Music Festival. We will have our coconut lounge ready for you and your friends to sit back, take a break and quench your thirst after rocking out. Silent Disco… with coconut in hand? Now we’re talking. And you know those high heels won’t last you long. Our signature sandals and shoes will have your feet feeling cool and comfortable alllll niiiiight loooong…. To round out our tour, we will be feeling right at home at the Green Festival at the Fort Mason Center, Friday November 14- Sunday November 16. Our sustainable footwear will be surrounded by over 250 eco-friendly businesses. At the Green Festival, you can experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green, and live green. Come refresh your sole, and join us on rounding out the 2014 Indos and Cocos tour!
Ombak Bali teamed up with La Plancha a bar and restaurant in Seminyak, for the fifth year in a row. Together they hosted South East Asia's only International Surf Film Festival. Their collaboration is a perfect fusion of surfers paradise and outdoor cinema, and taking it to another level. Colourful bean bags scattered all along the sand, a big screen hooked up to a sound system just in front of the water, and food and bar service from La Plancha, all made it the perfect Bali weekend hangout. While aiming to promote environmental and social issues through raising awareness, Ombak Bali is mainly a platform for national and international surf film and documentary makers. Giving them the opportunity to showcase and expose their work to like minded people, Ombak are keen on those artists who are exploring surfing beyond the barrels and the waves. The festival featured films like "The Old, The Young and The Sea" and "Out in the Lineup" and were showcased over a full three day period of two films per day. The festival is an ever-growing event with the likes of Ripcurl, Bilabong and Surftime as their partners, among others. They are already taking applications for 2015, so any surf film or documentary makers out there you might want to jump on board!
Performing to a sold out crowd of around 3,000 people during sunset at Potato Head Beach Club, Snoop didn't disappoint for his first ever show in Bali. With a set that lasted a little over an hour and included all the classics mixed in with tributes to Biggie and 2pac, Bali was going nuts over Snoop. We had a crew there that was enjoying the festivities and sent us a couple pics. We are also very excited to be able to make Snoop a mini collection to welcome him to Indo. We made him one pair for his love of LA, and one pair for his love of reggae. Keep an eye out, you never know when Snoop is going to show up in a pair of indos.
We'll see you here this weekend right?! Not only are we big fans of rad street fairs here at Indo, but we happen to love events that support handmade goods done in small batches. Indie Mart does a great job at supporting local, community driven products and the people that make them. IndoSole strives to do the same thing by supporting local artisans in both the Bay Area and Indonesia. We're stoked to spend our Sunday here and hope to see you there.