Fashion

First The Air Jejomar, Now The Air Rap, And We Don't Even Know Anymore

Politicos are pulling some sneaky moves.
IMAGE Joel Santos via Facebook.com/PresidentErap
Comments

What are those, you ask?

Why, they're the signature sneakers of former president and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada, of course! And while "Air Plunder" or "Air Rap" would've been great names, they've already been dubbed them the "Erap All-Stars." If you squint hard enough, they look absolutely nothing like Converse's Chuck Taylor All-Stars, because according to the Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Facebook page, Erap himself designed them ("Mismong sariling disenyo ng ating Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.")

.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

.

The same page reported on Tuesday, April 24, that 1,500 honor students in the city of Manila would be receiving these shoes, plus a cash prize, from the city government at an awarding ceremony this Thursday afternoon. It was also announced that they would be giving a pair of Erap All-Stars to each of the 280,000 students of Manila City public schools, "sometime in May."

So it looks like the Air Jejomar finally has some competition, and sneaker bribery is officially a thing in the political arsenal of Metro Manila's city governments. What a time to be alive.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Esquire PH
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
White-on-white-on-black? That's something of a holy trinity.
 
Share
The famous DJ on his favorite sneakers, wardrobe essentials, and dressing for events.
 
Share
The Super Bowl, not the Olympics, is now the most valuable sporting event.
 
Share
Not all water bottles are created equal.
 
Share
Doctor Manhattan, Laurie Juspeczyk, Daniel Dreiberg, and Adrian Veidt aren't gone forever.
 
Share
 
Share
The drop in temperature requires this standard piece.
 
Share
The founders of Monsieur Waffles want the world to relearn things about the Philippines.
 
Share
While shooting the November cover story, Esquire threw every updo they could think of at him. Turns out he's fully got it down.
 
Share
With the LG customization tour, the brand highlights that as well as Rene Lacoste and his roots with tennis and creativity.
 
Share
"Carlos was not for the fainthearted. He was a flame that lit up the room."
Load More Articles
Connect With Us