RICHMOND, CA - Ahnu® Footwear, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), today announced a partnership with Blake Brody to develop a line of footwear to be worn during yoga practice. The Blake Brody for Ahnu collection of yoga footwear marks a significant expansion of Ahnu’s collection of offerings for the growing yoga community and its first foray into the indoor performance footwear market.
The Blake Brody for Ahnu Collection of shoes will provide the wearer with all the benefits of being barefoot and the foot’s natural form, while adding a layer of support, stability and protection. The Collection will feature up to 3 unique styles of yoga shoes in various colors, all constructed with cutting-edge vegan materials.
“The Blake Brody for Ahnu partnership was conceived as a way to expand our presence within the yoga lifestyle market,” said Jacqueline Van Dine, Brand Director of Ahnu. “The partnership will benefit from our shared expertise. Blake Brody’s history of creating high-quality indoor performance footwear marries beautifully with Ahnu’s philosophy of crafting premium footwear that blurs the lines between performance and fashion.
“I am very excited to be partnering with Ahnu,” said Blake Brody, founder of her eponymous footwear brand and creator of Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear. “Together, we’re introducing a unique product that will benefit from our experience with designing beautiful performance-enhancing studio products, Ahnu’s deep roots in the yoga community and our shared emphasis on sustainability and environmentally-conscious manufacturing.”
The Blake Brody for Ahnu Collection is scheduled to launch in Spring 2014.
Ahnu is an emerging performance brand from the San Francisco Bay Area that makes shoes for fashion minded people who prefer trails over treadmills. Named after the Celtic goddess of balance and well-being, Ahnu embodies the harmony of fitness and fashion, work and play and business and philanthropy. Ahnu®