Dear Indosole, I am writing to you from the Amazon. Its been a crazy trip to get here, Bali-Kuala-Paris-Madrid-Rio-Saopaolo-Belem and finally Macapa where the journey continues by boat. It took me almost 4 days of traveling by plane, bus, taxi, and boat to get to the opening of the amazon river where the Famous Pororoca tidal bore starts. Apart from all the traveling, the trip is exactly how i like them: lost in the middle of nowhere, with a hammock as a bed, surrounded by the craziest wildlife, and going to surf the most original type of wave. We surfed every day but unfortunately the wave didn't come as big as we hoped. Luckily the Ocean Nomads team and I managed to film every spectacular moment of this crazy adventure. On the 3rd day of surfing i got ripped out of the boat by the leash and board of another surfer that lost balance and fell off while passing the wave. The impact was huge i thought i was dead and then that the fins cut my head really bad, but by luck i just got bruised up pretty bad. Thinking i survived a traumatic incident a few minutes later i found out that Ugo the co-host of the show got crushed by a jet ski and was badly injured. So we rushed back to the boat to find him almost paralyzed thinking he broke his back or hip. He left instantly to the nearest hospital that sent him back to Macapa to get X-rays. I stayed back with the film crew for the last day of surf because there was no boats to bring us back with him. With no news hoping for the best we met him back at the hotel in Macapa where we found him better but still limping. I guess all this is part of the adventure. I am on my way to Rio now with a 2m swell coming this week-end so i will send you another post card soon .Stay stoked. Aloha, Teiki
kaipaulontour Journal #2 - The Process Coming back to Bali there were a couple missions to complete. #1 surf. #2 Surf. #3 Party...haha. No seriously, the top of the list was to make developments in the product and the processes that go into making the product. We have a huge spring planned both in product launches and in delivering the most amount of shoes and sandals to retail in the history of Indosole. Production needs to be efficient and on time. There lies my ulitimate mission: deliver. Ok, pressure is on right? Yes, but what I have found is that our foundation has been set so solidly here in Bali with the people we are working with and the suppliers we have established, that it has been easy to make little tweaks here and there to enable a growth period for Indosole and really rev up and fine tune the Indosole cycle. It has been a pleasure to get to know and work with our staff here in Bali, special shout outs to Nana and Pak Eddy! Yes, surfing happens, and very thankful that it does, but the real joy and sense of accomplishment has been in continuing to progress this thing we affectionately call Indosole. - KP
Back in stock - Let the Fall and Holiday sales ROCKThis past summer season had exceeded our expectations in many ways here at Indosole. Due to an overwhelming amount of LOVE from our loyal customers and new fans, Indo's of most colors/sizes/flavors were shipped all over the place....leaving our inventory quite thin.The drought is over and we are back in stock!Many thanks to those who bought our products and have patiently awaited our most recent shipment. If you haven't received your new Indo's yet, they are coming very soon!
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#kaipaulontour Journal #1 It has been too long since I was last in Bali, and it's nice to be back on the isle of the gods. Waking up early and seeing the sun shine over the water, boats, rice fields, banana and palm trees, and the panjars that are up on the streets due to the recent holiday celebrations have been both inspiring and comforting. This is the land where I was born and have spent 15 years of my life. This is the land that formed a young California red-headed, freckled kid and took me in as one of their own and continues to show me love. Bali is the land that supports Indosole, and in turn we do all that we can to show our love and support back to Bali. I will be here for some time growing and developing our product. I will keep you updated on travels, everyday life, surf, the ways of Bali, and the processes of Indosole. Stay tuned... Terimah Kasih Banyak, dan sampai jumpa lagi.