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11 Shoes To Wear in the Tropics

Give your feet a break.
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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

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The stylish slides

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

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Slides by Pedro, Greenbelt

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The canvas slip-ons

For all around loafing.

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

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The nautical sneaker

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

Sneakers by Sperry, Glorietta

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The throwback sneaker

The velcro straps of youth gets a cool update.

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Sneakers by Kenneth Cole, Rustan’s Makati

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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

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The out-the-door loafer

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

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Loafers by Allen Edmonds, Rustan’s Makati

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The pop-of-color loafer

A loafer option in preppy green. Wear without socks.

Loafer by Dune, Greenbelt

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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

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The ventilated lace-up

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The woven leather lace-up cools down hardworking feet.

Shoes by Dune, Greenbelt

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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

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The favorite sneaker

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

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One Star sneakers by Converse, Greenbelt

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