most comfortable shoe for travel



    By Caroline de Baere / BENDY co-founder

    Only hitting the market two months ago, The BENDY is beginning its journey around the globe.  Take from me, I have already worn mine for extremely long flights from California to Brazil and a few days later, a trip to Mexico as well as around the U.S.  The BENDY has quickly become my “go-to shoe” when on the move or just hanging around town.

    A bit of magic happens when you step into The BENDY.  While legacy brands struggle to find their purpose, a newcomer, The BENDY knows where she stands.  This crafted in California, extremely comfortable and modern shoe, was designed and manufactured to address our well-being and be worn all day.

    Our BENDY team has an opportunity to provide exceptional features and benefits, while filling an enormous need in the market.  I believe an increasing number of consumers are looking for fashionable and highly comfortable footwear.  We chose to combine balancing our sustainable sourcing and ethical manufacturing initiatives with offering women the best shoe possible for everyday life, comfort and travel.  The BENDY is the result.

    Let’s take a look at what makes The BENDY such a unique shoe for women; the ideal shoe to wear all day.  There are several key components to consider, with simplicity and modern design at the core.  We start with a soft and breathable leather upper, unique performance insole, and extremely flexible bottom to make this shoe like no other in the market.


    Minimal and simple design: removing unnecessary components without compromising footwear’s natural function.  We have created The BENDY using 5 simple components vs. the average sneaker which can use between 35-65.  This allows our shoe to be lightweight and breathable, all critical to enhancing your comfort and range of motion.

    Material selection: Leather is by nature, breathable and pliable.  Our hand selected and responsibly sourced luxurious Italian leathers come from a Gold Certified Environmental Stewardship and Blue Angel Ecolabel tannery void of toxins, using natural dyes.  They are also a leader in setting environmental standards.

    Most shoes are made with layer upon layer of materials while The BENDY is unlined, forming easily to your foot’s shape, eliminating bulk and weight, and leaving you comfortable all day.

    Performance: our spectacularly cushioned insole is sourced and developed with a lightweight unique breathable open-cell structure as the foundation.  This insole imparts a moisture management system to keep the foot cooler and drier.  Unlike traditional insoles, this open-cell material boasts a compression factor of less than 5%, so cushioning and fit will not change over time.

    It’s like wearing an athletic shoe on the inside while experiencing a supple leather upper on the outside that is fashion forward and trendy.  Added bonus - they are machine washable as well as anti macrobial.

    Construction: BENDY uppers are directly stitched to the outsole, eliminating stiff and often environmentally harmful glues. This makes the shoe more flexible for walking and standing.  Our current outsole inherently has flexibility grooves as part of the design, allowing for maximum range of motion, critical to movement and your long-term comfort.

    Custom production: by manufacturing in the United States (Los Angeles), we are able to be closer to our source, carefully reviewing our shoes and quality during the development process.  I have been making very frequent visits to the factory as well as suppliers to ensure we give our customers the best possible product in the market.  Most brands are not able to be this close to their product creation process.

    We also have the benefit of creating small production runs, heavily reducing the creation of waste and overproduction which often occurs with overseas manufacturing.  We believe this leads to making better shoes for our consumers as well as the planet.

    And, to hear it from the consumers point of view, the reviews and testimonials are in: 

    Most comfortable sneakers I own! Review by Kim

    I feel like I am wearing my slippers! They are lightweight, make my wide feet look more narrow, and are incredibly comfortable. And I love the bright red color. Received 2 compliments on them walking through the airport today.

    like walking on clouds Review by Robyn

    Thank you so much for my Bendy’s. They are so comfy. Wore them to the grocery store today and it was like walking on a cloud. Thank you!!

    great purchase Review by TL

    I’ve been wearing my Bendy’s almost every day since I got them! They feel like slippers.

    Awesome Review by Mich

    So cute and comfy! Even after walking six miles.

    super new shoe Review by Mary

    Great new shoe! Good for us and good for the environment. So glad that I got a pair. They fit like a glove. Great quality suede too.

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    Beautiful and Fun Review by Cmyracle

    These are wonderfully constructed shoes. I feel like I’m walking on a cloud! The pop of red is a perfect shade and such fun to wear. My daughter is already trying to swipe them!

    The modern simplistic design and unique BENDY features and benefits, paired with the upper materials and our amazing performance insole, create the best possible combination for all women seeking the most comfortable all-day shoe for walking, standing, work or travel.  Go ahead; pick a color. (link here)

    The BENDY is my new “go-to shoe” and my hope is it will soon become yours too.

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