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Holiday Travel Made Easier – The Perfect Shoe for Flying Past TSA

Finding the perfect shoe to see you through everything from holiday travel to the boardroom is a tough ask. But The Pacific by Ponto Footwear is an innovative dress shoe with the comfort of a sneaker that’s up to the task. Lightweight, insanely comfortable, and made from eco-friendly recycled and bio-derived materials, The Pacific will have you feeling good, both inside and out.



Footwear for the holiday season can be surprisingly tricky to navigate, especially when we throw travel into the mix. After all, there’s only so much of it we can pack. But we still need it to see us through everything from long walks viewing Christmas light displays to New Year’s Eve cocktail parties.

And then, of course, there are also those pesky shoes-off TSA inspections.

Now, sure, many swear by Crocs for travel. Lightweight, comfortable, and easy to slip on and off, they sure seem to tick all the travel must-have boxes. But unless your holiday season fashion goal is to look like Justin Beiber (at best), they’re not much good for everything else.

Instead, what you’re probably looking for is more of a hybrid — something that can blend the look of a dress shoe but still maintain the comfort of a sneaker or a Croc. But does such a shoe exist?

Believe it or not, it does — meet The Pacific by Ponto Footwear.

HOT OFFER — 25% OFF: For a limited time, Ponto Footwear is offering a Black Friday promotion of 25% off all men’s and women’s footwear. This discount is strictly available until November 29. To take advantage of this offer:

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The Secret’s in the Materials

Sneaker materials have come a long way over the years. Today, we have everything from carbon plates and pressurized air bubbles in the soles to ultra-breathable and lightweight uppers. But for all our progress in sneaker technology, the classic dress shoe has been left behind.

This is where The Pacific by Ponto Footwear steps up to make a difference.

Combining the timeless look of a dress shoe with the material engineering technology of the modern day, The Pacific is the perfect shoe to keep you both looking and feeling good. And, as a nice little kicker, your eco-conscience will be relieved to know that they’re fully constructed from recycled and bio-based materials.

The result is a shoe that proves that looks can be deceiving. To the casual onlooker, you’ll look like you’re wearing an ordinary pair of dress shoes. But, from the moment you slip them on, your feet will tell you a very different story.

Your Sole-Mate for Festive (and Business) Travel

The Pacific’s magic begins in its sole. Here, there’s not a strip of leather or a hard rubber bottom to be seen. Instead, Ponto Footwear has opted for a sugarcane-based foam material so far removed from the traditional dress shoe sole that the only thing left in common is its outward appearance.

In essence, The Pacific allows you to forget about your stiff, unsupportive, and downright uncomfortable dress shoes this holiday season. Instead, you get a lightweight, perfectly-cushioned companion to keep you feeling light on your feet (and not to mention insanely comfortable) as you tackle everything from sprinting between airport terminals to standing around on your feet all day.

This is all then finished off with a regenerated Tencel fiber lining on the inside, meaning you get all the odor and sweat absorption you’d expect from a good pair of sneakers while still looking sharp.

Just don’t forget — even if you can get away with wearing The Pacific without socks, the TSA’s Fashion Dos and Don’ts page does recommend you keep your socks on while passing through airport security!

HOT OFFER — 25% OFF: For a limited time, Ponto Footwear is offering a Black Friday promotion of 25% off all men’s and women’s footwear. This discount is strictly available until November 29. To take advantage of this offer:

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High-Fashion Uppers to Keep you Dry and Warm

Even if you are partial to the Croc look, it’s not ideal as we head into the cold winter months. Nor is the typical mesh-topped sneaker. On the other hand, The Pacific, with its water-repellent recycled-leather uppers, is precisely what you need to keep your feet warm and dry this holiday season.

And, just like those sugarcane foam soles, The Pacific’s uppers are also lined with the same regenerated Tencel fibers. So you can rest at ease knowing that your feet will not only stay dry, but also remain 100% odor-free when you slip your shoes off that TSA inspection.

Feel Good, Inside and Out, With Ponto Footwear

Yes, The Pacific by Ponto footwear is a ridiculously comfortable and good-looking shoe. But that all counts for nothing if the company behind it can’t deliver on its social and eco responsibilities. Fortunately, Ponto Footwear proudly champions ethical, eco-friendly shoemaking in everything from its materials to its supply chain logistics.

To achieve this, the company is deeply engaged in a number of actions that align with its strong social and environmental values.

  • Soles4Souls: To help keep shoes out of landfill while empowering developing nations’ entrepreneurs, Ponto Footwear will send you a $20 discount on your next pair of Ponto shoes when you send your used pair to a regional Soles4Souls distribution center. The entrepreneurs who receive your shoes will then repurpose them.
  • 1% for conservation: Ponto donates 1% of its sales to protecting the oceans.
  • Fighting the fast fashion trend: Ponto Footwear firmly believes in owning fewer, higher quality products over the current trend of cheap, disposable fashion. To support this value, it not only creates versatile shoes that are fit for all occasions, but it also ensures that its materials and construction techniques result in a durable, long-lasting shoe.
  • Carbon neutral: Ponto Footwear has partnered with Flexport’s Carbon Offset Program to offset all carbon emissions that inevitably result from shipping a product to a customer. This carbon offsetting starts with international freight and flows right through to the final delivery to your door.
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The Perfect Holiday Gift for You or a Loved One

Whether you’re traveling this festive season or not, a pair of Ponto Footwear Pacifics has a place in your wardrobe. Stylish, sustainable, and incredibly comfortable, they’ll soon become your go-to shoe to get you through whatever the day can throw at you.

But if you really are the type who’d rather slip through a TSA inspection in Crocs or sneakers, and you don’t need a comfy pair of dress shoes, a fresh pair of Pacifics could still be just the thing for a loved one. And, if you don’t know their size or color preferences, then fear not — just grab a Ponto Footwear Gift Card.

To learn more about Ponto Footwear or to browse its range of men’s and women’s styles, simply follow one of these links:


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Michael Jermaine Cards is a business executive and a financial journalist, with a focus on IT, innovation and transportation, as well as crypto and AI. He writes about robotics, automation, deep learning, multimodal transit, among others. He updates his readers on the latest market developments, tech and CBD stocks, and even the commodities industry. He does management consulting parallel to his writing, and has been based in Singapore for the past 15 years.