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