Back to Basics: These Sneakers Deserve to Be On Your Daily Rotation
Jul 5, 2022   •   Kyzia Maramara
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Jul 5, 2022   •   Kyzia Maramara
Having a collection of go-to footwear frees your mind from the added clutter of deciding what to wear every day. With a daily rotation, all you have to do is grab, slip-on, and go. And since these sneakers have to fit literally anything in your closet, they have to be versatile without sacrificing comfort and style. Here are the best sneakers you might want to add to your daily rotation.
Chunky platforms will never go out of style, especially from classic sneaker brands like Converse. That’s why the Converse Run Star Hike almost always gets swiped off shelves every restock. It’s a blend of the classic Chucks with a jagged platform outsole that guarantees to turn a few heads every time you walk by. And if you’re on the shorter side, those platforms will give you a much-needed vertical boost. Converse Run Star Hike is available in low-top and high-top versions and in a variety of colors to fit every personality. Find them at Converse physical outlets or shop online for P4990.
Okay, this next one isn’t officially on Philippine shores yet but Onitsuka Tiger assures Pinoys that it’s on its way here, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for this drop. The classic Mexico 66 in a soft pastel pink colorway looks like the perfect footwear to add to your closet. If you prefer something flashier, the Mexico 66 will also soon come in a striking shade of holographic blue. Make sure you follow Onitsuka Tiger’s official Facebook page for updates.
You could never go wrong with classic white sneakers like the CLN Kinley Lace-Up, especially dual-wear ones. The canvas platform sneakers have a fold-down counter conveniently converting them into slip-ons. Too lazy to un-lace and lace your shoes? Just step on the fold-down canvas and you’re good to go. The Kinley Lace-Up Sneakers are available in CLN stores and online for P1,499.
Support local and get yourself a pair of Hi-cut Sneakers from Lakat. Each one is 100% Philippine-made using sustainable materials — pineapple and cotton fibers — directly sourced from local farmers in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. Lakat Sneakers are available in White, Black, Olive, Ether Gray, Cosmos Blue, Daytime Yellow, and Pink in low cut (P3,960) and hi-cut (P4,220). Get them online.
Deviate from the classic Keds sneakers look with the Studio Jumper Mesh Sneakers. It’s heavily influenced by performance wear with innovative technologies to give you the most comfortable experience while on the go. This sneaker boasts of a carefully engineered stretch mesh for the upper and cooling technology in the lining for moisture control. It’s the perfect go-to sneaker for any occasion. You can get it in Keds stores and outlets and online for P3,355.
You can always trust Japanese brand Uniqlo to have all the best OOTD basics and that includes footwear. Their Cotton Canvas Sneakers are as basic as sneakers get — comfortable insoles, padded ankles, and stretchy laces — and it does the job well. These are available in Off White, Beige, and Black for P1,490. Find them in-store or online.
ICYDK, aside from their popular slip-ons, Birkenstock also makes sneakers. The Bend Low Smooth Sneakers are as no-frills as the rest of the brand’s lineup but they are guaranteed to reach for it any time you’re going out. It comes with a natural leather upper, a genuine suede inner, and PU and cork insoles for that extra layer of comfort. The Bend Low Smooth Sneakers are available at Birkenstock stores and online for P9,990.
Sometimes colorful is the way to go. The Nike Waffle Debut is inspired by another iconic sneaker, the Nike Daybreak. It boasts retro suede and nylon in multiple pairs of complementary colors. Need a little lift? The updated wedge midsole gives you exactly that plus the iconic Waffle outsole adds a new level of style and comfort. Add it to your daily rotation. The Nike Waffle Debut is available in Nike stores and online for P3,495.
Which sneakers do you have in your daily rotation? Share them with us in the comments!
Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.
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