Hands down… my favorite sneaker at the moment is my APL Techloom Bliss.
APL stands for Athletic Propulsion Labs: a sportswear brand with a one-of-a-kind look. The company popped onto my radar and became super popular; the Kardashians were a big name that wore them and posted often about the sneakers.
WHY I LOVE THE APL TECHLOOM BLISS SNEAKER
To be perfectly honest, I stayed away for awhile because I thought they were all hype. Also, this one-of-a-kind looking sneaker comes with a one-of-a-kind price tag: $205 to be exact.
When I finally bought my first pair, I saw what all the hype was about. The shoe felt like it was made for me. I love that I could slide them on; the convenience alone made them my go-to when I would get dressed quickly. The sole is incredibly comfortable. The sneakers are lightweight but not flimsy; they provide enough support without the weight. They’re versatile- I lift weights, run, and do my errands in these. And, THE LOOK!
APL Techloom Bliss Sneaker Alternatives
I love a splurge every now and then, but I also like budget-friendly options that have a similar look yet distinctly cute on their own.
The look of the APLs is a slip on sneaker with a fitted band, running horizontal across the top. I’ve seen other options that look similar at much lower price points, so I wanted to share!
1. CLOUDFOAM REFINE ADAPT (here)
The BEST look-a-likes. I’ve tried on the Cloudfoam line from Adidas and they are beyond comfortable! I HIGHLY recommend these for look, comfort and function. Both the black and white too!
2. ADIDAS RACER ADAPT (here)
These are available in the cutest colors!
3. SKETCHERS ULTRA FLEX- HARMONIOUS (here)
I love my rosey pink APLs and this color is super similar. These would make perfect everyday shoes too!
4. ADIDAS SUPERSTAR SLIP-ON SNEAKER (here)
The superstar shoes are a classic and this is the cutest twist! I love the criss cross strap.
5. PUMA DARE WN SNEAKER (here)
These are similar to the APLs yet eye-catching in their own way.