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Which Anemos Sandal is Best?

Yes we know – it is not always easy to find the best fit for your feet and the shoes that look good and can be worn at all times, day and night.

Especially when the market is full of white shoes, red shoes, blue shoes, yellow shoes, and all kind of popular brands like puma, Nike, adidas, Gucci, Thomas Chan, Prada, Birkenstock, Crocs, Mary Jane, Melissa, Superga shoes and what not. And to make it even worse, there are so many choices, hiking shoes, running shoes, jogging shoes, wedding shoes, walking shoes, sports shoes, flip flops, flip flops with heel straps, sandals, heels, beach slippers and footwear, and the list can go on and on…someone might be even confused with the question ‘are sandals and flip flops the same and is there a difference between sandals and flip flops’? what brand is the most comfortable?

We hear you!! And that is why we’ve thought to answer the question in the most simple way.

Anemos Greek Sandals offer the best sandals for men, women and children. They are all manufactured and based on the techniques used to create ancient Greek sandals and these techniques continue to be used today from our family business in one of the best Greek islands, Crete. Yes the ancient Greeks wore sandals and the Greeks wear sandals still every summer on a daily basis. They are all Greek leather sandals, with their anti-slippery soles, and they are all handmade sandals. They are the best shoes for walking on the beach, they are pretty much waterproof sandals (yes you can wear them on rocky beaches and sandy beaches), the best sandals for walking long distances and they will be the most comfortable and supportive walking sandal, you will have in your closet.

We have a lot of sandal designs that would suit your personal taste and the outfits of the day you choose to wear (#OOTD). So many colors and types of sandals to choose from. All handcrafted and made with love and care. Wearing will make you feel like a dressy Greek goddess or god. They will be the best sandals for men and women for 2021 and the best choice you made for years to come.

They are the best Greek sandals that you can find. We can guarantee on that! And you do not need to say sandals in Greek to get our attention – you can just get in touch and we can arrange a visit in our atelier at a convenient time. Our little Greek sandals shop is nearby and we would be excited to see you and welcome to a brand new world – the Greek Sandals era! We have Greek Coffee and Greek food as well 😉

Beach Ancient Greek Sandals – ANEMOS!

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We are the heroines we need…

I keep thinking if choosing the word SUPERWOMAN for our discount code, valid until the 8th of March 2021, is appropriate.

You see I cannot stop wondering, why we put so much pressure to ourselves on our daily lives (?) …need to be perfect mums, perfect wives, perfect women, perfect daughters, perfect role models, perfect employees… and the moment my brain goes to those paths I get stressed, worried, and want to eat 3 chocolate cakes and drink half a bottle of a Riesling, and all the efforts for a perfect body goes down the drain. Simples and a vicious nasty cycle..

Yes – 3 cups of coconut ice-cream, because why not??
Effy has a thing for it…lol..

But what is a superwoman and how this can be actually interpreted for all of us? If you see all the superheroes out there, they are not perfect; they are far from it. They have their own insecurities and problematic lives to live and try and short out. But when there is a need they choose to be present and be there 100% offering their superpower, whatever this may be. It is not about being perfect – it is about being fully present when there is a need to it.

Well I choose not be perfect. I am loud, and fat, and I like food, and a good book, and be an ambivert, and I am peculiar, and the people around me love me for these attributes and many more. Cause whenever you ask for it, I am always there and my superpowers do shine. And yes I am a SUPERWOMAN after all – not perfect but amazingly awesome like all of you.

My ANEMOS sandals can be perfect and I am happy for that. Happy International Women’s Day to you all. Love you all for who you are! Keep Shinning.

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Be proud to be you!

Until the 8th of March 2021 – do use the code SUPERWOMAN and get a 20% OFF discount with your purchases online. A small gift from us to you.

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Tis the season to be jolly!

What a year 2020 has been right? So much uncertainty,, stress for ourselves and our loved ones and a constant change throughout the year with rules, and more rules on almost a monthly (if not weekly) basis. We all feel exhausted but at the same time we feel that a whole year slipped through our fingertips in one breath.

But most of all 2020 taught us to appreciate and show a little bit more love to everyone around us and ourselves.

Well Christmas and the festive season is upon us, and so with Effy we’ve thought of putting some great gift ideas together for all of you that you would like to celebrate and show your appreciation to the people that have been there for you throughout the year, the ones that you did not manage to see and miss dearly, just because you want and need to spread a little bit more love… Or just spoil yourself because we do deserve it, after all.

4 x Premium Gift Sets, fully customizable for you to pick and choose your favorite Anemos products to gift away.

1 set for your Home and people that looove to spend their time in the kitchen, with a combination of herbal organic tea, organic extra virgin olive oil, cotton tea towels.

1 set for your love for South East Asia; with a combo of ceramic ginger jars, SEA themed cotton cushions, SEA vintage poster and postcards, to remind us of the place we all call home

1 set for you, Beauty, that you can combine, skin care products made of pure organic olive oil (antibacterial, antioxidant, firming, moisturizing effects for your skin), horn pendant necklace, designer earrings, and of course Anemos sandals.

1 gift set made of Anemos sandals, because after all we love good quality sandals that support us daily, and our excursions that will soon start again

And finishing this post with some more positive news: the LWAM Xmas Bazaar will take place! This weekend on the 12th of December 2020 we shall be in Publica White Box, following strict SOPs put in place by the organizers and with lots of happy faces, we shall wait to see you!

It has been a long time and we are so much looking forward to it.

Please do come by and say hi!

Do let us know which gift set is your favorite one and please do get in touch if you would like to arrange an appointment at our showroom in Desa Park City to come and view the products and customize a gift set for you!

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In October we wear Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 
2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer.
Anemos  is donating 10% of all sales in October to the Children’s Hope of Hope in Malaysia. They provide FREE accommodation for child cancer patients – and their caregivers – from outside of Kuala Lumpur while they undergo treatment at the hospital. 
 Supported by National Cancer Society Malaysia.

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A series of fortunate events…

Summer 2016 NE Scotland – Maria is blissfully working and living in Scotland thinking that this green scenery will be her forever home (12+ years already counting in the Old Albion); after all, all her life was evolving and settled around the North Sea; work, family, friends, hobbies, all her allergies, a home. But little did she know as when plans are settled, Murphy is coming to unsettle them (lol). Her team in Asia is looking for a leader and yes she would consider Singapore for a few years and some further experience gains. And the offer comes in and things start to get real…In October her contract is signed, and in one month of pure chaos, she packs her life, gets married (yes it was organized within 24 days), sends all winter clothes back to Greece, closes her company profile, sells her dental practice share, and gets into a plane with her hubby and move overseas to sunny Singapore. Would that be home now and the new life? Oh no…no…no…we’ve said Murphy is always around…within 6 months the region transfers all operational teams to KL and so another move is on for her and her family.

Summer 2017 England – in a parallel universe in England Effy is packing her bags (well and all her family along with hers), for the upcoming move to KL. 9 years have passed in the UK, 9 years full of excitement and achievements. In these years, Effy experienced the joy (and sleepless nights) of motherhood twice, moved from working in the National Health System of England to a private surgery ,along with 2 nominations for best Dental team and 1 award in the same category. Everything was great! There is a saying in Greece: “When people make plans, God is laughing…” England was her forever home since 2008 when she left Greece to follow her dreams. And then her hubby got a job offer in KL…Oh dear, how many days did they spend talking about it… Would Malaysia be better? Could it be their forever home? That summer of 2017, she sold their house of 9 years, said goodbye to friends, colleagues and patients. A bittersweet end and an amazing beginning for her family at the other side of the world…

And this is where the story gets a bit more exciting. If you have lived in KL you will be familiar with the life of “a weekend in a mall”. As it is sooo soo SO! hot, the malls is the typical planned weekend excursion. Malls are nice, big and mainly cool. They have shops and so many activities to do through the different bazaars being organized. And yes this is where Maria and Effy met for the first time, by accident (planned by the universe, maybe?)…  

An acquaintance was formed and with the months passing, a friendship started growing between the girls. Maria being an entrepreneurial spirit, she has a gazillion new ideas that want to bring into Malaysia and into life, and Effy is missing her busy working life where she was able to be creative and utilize her knowledge, expertise and two hands. They both love their home country, Greece, and their new life in Malaysia and can see how a cultural bridge between the two countries and continents (Asia, Europe) can benefit the two cultures. And this is where the idea starts getting shape in the universe and in Maria’s head . Shall we create this bridge? Shall we bring quality items from Asia to Europe and from Greece to Malaysia? But seriously only qualitative products – nothing else. Products that will enhance the new owners’ life, that will be aesthetically pleasing, useful, and will last for good. She tells her story to Effy one afternoon over a yummy plate of pastitsio (google it, and ask Effy for her recipe) in early summer 2019, at Effy’s flat. 

Effy is positive – let’s do it she says! After all , she was thinking of the same thing as well.  Karma… Well, we are both in, and let’s make it happen, Maria replied (thinking OMG is this happening for real?) – what a rush of adrenaline that moment had. 

A few months passed working tirelessly to get the information right (legal, commercial, finance, accounting etc.), the correct suppliers with the same mentality as the two girls have (this only is a post of its own…), the logo, the fonts, the brand name, and a good accountant. Cause a good accountant is key, trust us!  

And like that on 16th of July 2019, a wind blew in KL and our lives changed forever. Anemos in Asia was formally created!

(On paper, cause in our heart and minds the idea was larking for a long time before.)