Högl sneakers – a pure pleasure

Yoga is in my heart

Wellbeing is an attitude towards life. Petra Szappan traded in her office job to become a professional yoga teacher.
 
My name is Petra Szappan. I’m 35 and live and breathe my job as a yoga teacher. Several times a year, I organise special mindfulness events in Budapest and across Hungary. I could tell quite a long story about how I reached this point in my life. I was always a lover of sports. I first found my calling as a professional figure skater, before turning my hand to ballet and then switching to yoga. After graduating from the University of Economics, I worked at several advertising agencies as a project manager.
 
Petra Szappan shows us a Yoga-pose. Her dog is sitting on her back and looking into the camera.
Petra Szappan worked as a project manager before realising an office job doesn’t make her happy. Now yoga is her life.
 






I took my first yoga class eight years ago, and can honestly say it was love at first breath. Back in those days, work was really stressful, and my yoga practice helped me deal with that stress. Slowly but surely, yoga became part of my everyday routine, giving me the vitality I missed.
 
The transformation yoga brought to my life was so visible and so far reaching that I decided to devote the rest of my days to spreading its magic to as many others as I could. Elsewhere, alongside my role as a teacher, I organise special yoga events that aim to give people a greater understanding of wellbeing sports. My approach is to take the energy of unique, urban spaces and integrate these into my lessons. So far, I’ve led a whole host of rooftop and sunset yoga sessions as well as yoga light projections and yoga brunches.
 
Petra shows us a further yoga-pose. She is doing a handstand and is wearing the comfortable Högl sneakers PURELY in black.
Petra’s dog never leaves her side, escorting her to almost every event (incidentally, she has her own Instagram channel).
 
In addition to my yoga lessons, walking my dog keeps me fit. But as you can see here, my yoga spirit is never far away! On yoga-free days, I have a lot of meetings and shoots to keep up with. As you can imagine, my favourite shoes need to withstand so many different life situations and match numerous different styles.
 
It was love at first sight with these gems from Högl. These PURELY sneakers bring everything I expect from a pretty pair of shoes to the table - and more! First and foremost, they’re just so unbelievably comfortable. Even on the days when I have to leave early in the morning and come home late at night, they take care of my feet just the way a yogi’s feet should be treated.
Petra in her Streetstyle. She is wearing a black leather jacket, black pants and the Högl sneakers PURELY in black.
The black PURELY Högl sneakers are ultra lightweight.
The Högl Sneakers PURELY in black.
The four-and-a-half centimetre platform sole makes legs appear longer and are wonderfully comfortable to walk on.
I also adore this black and white French style, which gives the sneakers a cool and sporty look. And they already passed their first crucial tests with flying colours - as I had to dash through the city in them for several classes this week to make it in time.
 
As I'm not the tallest person in the world, I would often wear high heels, abiding by the motto, “beauty knows no pain”. But since I got these Högl sneakers, I don't feel like wearing heels anymore. With their raised sole, these shoes lift me up - without my feet having to bend at all!
 
Petra is presenting the Högl sneakers PURELY in black.

„As I'm not the tallest person in the world, I would often wear high heels, abiding by the motto, “beauty knows no pain”. But since I got these Högl sneakers, I don't feel like wearing heels anymore. With their raised sole, they lift me up - without my feet having to bend at all!”

 
Without a doubt, this will not be the last pair of Högl shoes I fall in love with. You can really rely on the quality they provide, and they’re the perfect combination of timeless, unique style and a professional look.
 
I’ve come to realise that these Högl shoes have had a huge impact on my daily wellbeing. And there’s a link between comfortable shoes and yoga, too: both help you enjoy life all the more, no matter what your age, shape, or size.

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