11 Shoes To Wear in the Tropics

Give your feet a break.

Sun’s up! In the same way that you’d reach for clothing like short-sleeved shirts and linen shorts, so should you put on cool, lightweight footwear. From slip-ons to sandals to sneakers, here are the shoes that will give your feet a break during the dog days under the Philippine climate.

The grown-up sandal

How to wear sandals: Choose an elegant pair and make sure feet are clean.

Kenneth Cole, Rustan’s Makati


The stylish slides

No to slippers. Yes to colored slides with criss-cross straps.

Slides by Pedro, Greenbelt


The canvas slip-ons

For all around loafing.

Chuck Taylor All Star Deck Star '67 by Converse, Greenbelt


The nautical sneaker

You can’t go wrong with shoes that can take you from dry land to ocean.

Sneakers by Sperry, Glorietta


The throwback sneaker

The velcro straps of youth gets a cool update.

Sneakers by Kenneth Cole, Rustan’s Makati


The flexible chukka

Spain is home to some of the best beaches in the world and also this handmade canvas chukka.

Chukkas by Oli13, Rustan’s Makati


The out-the-door loafer

Forget laces. Loafers let you walk out the door in seconds.

Loafers by Allen Edmonds, Rustan’s Makati


The pop-of-color loafer

A loafer option in preppy green. Wear without socks.

Loafer by Dune, Greenbelt


The pre-worn brogue

The burnished bits say you have traveled to many summer destinations (even if you haven’t).

Brogues by Allen Edmonds, Rustan’s Makati


The ventilated lace-up

The woven leather lace-up cools down hardworking feet.

Shoes by Dune, Greenbelt


The blue shoe

For summer moments that require a proper shoe, choose inky monkstraps that mimic the sky and ocean.

Double-monkstrap shoes by Santoni, Shangri-La at The Fort


The favorite sneaker

Finally, you can’t go wrong with white sneakers. This one is in leather.


One Star sneakers by Converse, Greenbelt

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