The 7 Essential Pairs of Shoes Every College Student Needs

You'll never go wrong with the classics.
by Leika Golez   |  Oct 27, 2022
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When it comes to building your college wardrobe, it's worth investing in shoes that will last a lifetime. Although jumping on fashion trends is fun when you're bored, you'll almost always end up relying on classic footwear that won't ever go out of style. Besides being trend-proof, the right pair will also save you from that dreaded feeling of having nothing to wear.

Need some shopping advice? You've come to the right place! Ahead, we've rounded up the seven pairs of shoes that every college student needs in their closet:

1. Sneakers

You can never go wrong with a classic pair of white sneakers. They'll go well with practically anything! 

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Chuck Taylor All Star Unisex Sneakers in Optic White, CONVERSE, P3390, Available on Zalora

You can also search for a black pair if you don't want to deal with dumihin shoes.

Mexico 66 Sneakers in Black, ONITSUKA TIGER, P6390, Available on Lazada and Zalora

2. Running Shoes 

Whether you're jogging around the campus or working out during P.E., running shoes will always come in handy. Chunky variants can also complete your Y2K and streetwear 'fits!

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Running Solarglide 5 Shoes in White, ADIDAS, P8000, Available on Lazada and Zalora

3. Boots 

You'll need sturdy boots to survive rainy days and long walks to the classroom. We suggest purchasing a black pair for extra versatility.

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Original 1460 Smooth Boots in Black, DR MARTENS, P10990, Available on Lazada and Zalora

As sleek as they are, dressy boots are also a practical closet staple to own. 

Elastic Panels Leather Ankle Boots, MANGO, P5995, Available on Zalora

4. Ballet Flats 

Needless to say, most school uniforms wouldn't be complete without black leather flats.

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Ballad Women's Ballet Flats, ALDO, P2995, Available on Lazada and Zalora

Even if you're allowed to wear casual, it's worth investing in comfy neutral-hued flats that you can fold and bring everywhere.

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Foldable Flats in Almond, PAZZION, P4590, Available on Zalora

5. Sandals 

Running late to a morning class? Slip on some sandals for an easy, fuss-free OOTD. 

Women's Arizona Sfb Birko-Flor Sandals in Black, BIRKENSTOCK, P5790, Available on Lazada and Zalora

6. Heels 

Other than elevating your smart casual outfits, the perfect pair of heels will give you the confidence boost you need to nail an internship interview and ace your thesis defense. Plus, they'll serve you well into the future as you enter the workforce!

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Ankle Strap Pointed Toe Leather Pumps, PEDRO, P3395, Available on Lazada

As for fun and strappy heels, save those for nights out with your barkada! 

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Yovana Heels, BILLINI, P3049, Available on Zalora

7. Loafers 

Loafers can instantly make any plain outfit look chic. A must for academia aesthetic lovers! 

Torii Loafers, P2195, CALL IT SPRING, Available on Zalora and Lazada

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