APL Techloom Bliss Review
Comfortable and easy slip-on shoes can’t be compared and replaced with anything else when you are walking, running or working out for hours. When APL decided to launch their new APL Techloom Bliss, they did many a favor. Athletic Propulsion Labs designed another revolutionary model that won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Featuring highly breathable knit fabric and cool, trendy colors, the Bliss became the perfect choice for those long workouts and yoga classes. Many, including Oprah Winfrey and Kris Kardashian, quickly made this model a staple in their wardrobe.
You may ask “Well, what’s so special about the APL Techloom Bliss”? First of all, it is laceless, which makes it easier to slip on and off for when you run from one class to another. Second, it is made for travel, running or working out. This means that the Bliss will not weigh you down or slow you down. Although it turned out to be a perfect blend between performance and luxurious style, many love the feather-like weight this model has.
In addition, a wide range of colors makes the design super versatile. You can either add sparkle with the metallic colors or send powerful messages wearing the red Bliss. But remember, whichever you choose to wear, will undoubtedly make you and your feet happy for a long time. If you want to find out more unique features of the APL Techloom Bliss, stick around for a full review.
- Variety of colors
- Easy slip-on design
- Superior comfort
- Highly breathable
- Bit pricey
- Average support
Starting from dusty red, sea salt, white, ombre, to the new metallic colors, Irish cream or roan rouge, the Bliss can easily match with your cute yoga outfit or your jogging tights. This model offers great styling, it is unisex, and you can wear it with jeans or tracksuit pants, whether you take them with you on your travels or for a stroll in the park. The APL Techloom Bliss also comes available in Bliss pink colorway to support BCA research.
Its one-piece upper construction made of perforated textiles not only provides a modern look but it allows for ample airflow. This helps your feet maintain dry and cool after extended wear. Although many love the Propelium cushioning that offers superior comfort, some may find that the soles and arches aren’t as supportive for long runs. However, for weight lifting and low-impact, strength-training workouts in the gym, they are known to perform well.
At the bottom of the sneaker, the durable, rubber outsole features a new traction pattern with forefoot crash pad for smooth landings of the foot. This Techloom Bliss style is also famous for the lightweight feel, weighing only 8.4 ounces in e men’s size 9. Last but not least, the 8 mm drop from the heel to the forefoot, helps your foot keep its natural position for the whole time.
Thanks to the Propelium sole technology, there is a crash pad for smoother landings at the forefoot. The Propelium is developed for direct ground contact, which allows for less rubber on the outsole. The bottom features a thicker thread that brings about better support and longevity and, in addition, there is a cut-out in the center, which reduces shoe weight in a significant manner and helps the Bliss feel lighter on your feet.
The upper construction is an essential part of the APL Techloom Bliss. Featuring a satin elastic band across the arch, the Techloom mesh stretches and adapts to the shape of the foot, providing superior comfort and seamless fit. This flexible part also comes in handy to keep the shoe stay put. However, some customers reported that even though they are great for walking, they had trouble keeping the Bliss on when performing athletic activities.
At the back, there is a heel pull tab, allowing for easy put on and take off. Due to the Stretch Rebound Techloom technology, the round-toe box is reported to be quite roomy, allowing you to push off the ground with more force. The APL name logo is featured at the center of the tongue, which is lightly padded. On the inside, the foot is surrounded by soft textile lining which helps promote ample airflow.
For the price, we expect this shoe to have everything and to be multi-purpose too. The APL Techloom Bliss is best used for gym and yoga classes, walking around in style, dancing, and definitely traveling. For people like Oprah Winfrey and Kris Kardashian, the Bliss is their go-to sneaker, but for most of us, it’s unaffordable.
The APL Techloom Bliss model fits perfectly in the size you would usually wear with other sneakers. However, some customers reported they run a bit large, even while wearing socks. Some wearers also recommend that if you can’t find a size in the women’s section, you may be able to find the same model in men’s sizing, since it’s unisex.
This perfect for travel model features APL’s proprietary Propelium™ technology, made to increase energy generation and provides ultimate comfort. At the bottom of the sneaker, the traction pattern incorporates a durable rubber outsole. This sole is designed with a forefoot crash pad, which allows you to have smooth landings. At an 8 mm drop, your foot will keep its natural position even after extended wear.
Many customers agreed that the price is a little bit high but worth the investment. Available in a wide range of colors from dusty red, sea salt, white, ombre, to the new metallic colors, Irish cream or roan rouge, you can easily match the APL Techloom Bliss style with your favorite outfits and colors. With a vast selection in colors combined with an easy slip-on design, the Techloom Bliss makes a perfect choice for your yoga classes, long or short travel trips, casual walks around town or your Saturday night dancing classes.
With such a versatile model, don’t be surprised if you end up getting two or three colors of the same model. After all, with a variety of colors like the Bliss offers you will definitely be able to match them with every outfit you have in your cupboard. We love the new APL Techloom Bliss, and we hope you will too!