10 Practical Sneakers You Can Still Shop Now
Court Vision Low Sneakers (P2,895) from Nike
Nike’s popular Court Vision sneakers are available in this gorgeous white-and-red colorway, which boasts a classic, vintage sportswear feel. You can wear them with any of your neutral-toned looks, but we think the crisp red shade will look especially stylish when paired with denim or navy-colored pieces. They’re also available in a predominantly black variant.
Available on Shop SM.
Sleek Sneakers (P5,300) from Adidas
These black kicks from Adidas would be a practical pair for daily tasks like shopping groceries, taking leisurely walks in the garden, or quick car-maintenance drives thanks to the flattering, non-bulky shape, and goes-with-anything colorway. The matte black upper is punctuated by a thick white sole and finished off with the Adidas logo in gold on the leather exterior’s upper window.
Available on Urban Athletics. Note that Urban Athletics will only be shipping orders out after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), but once you place your order and settle your payment, the pair will be reserved for you.
Ritz Sneakerz (P1,199) from World Balance
Looking for a simple white pair that won’t break the bank? Check out this style from World Balance, which will cost you less than P1,200. The casual, lightweight sneaker could be your next go-to pair for when you just don’t have the time to think about what shoes to wear. They’ll go with pretty much everything.
Available on Shop SM.
Aura Shift Authentic Sneakers (P4,298) from Vans
Skater style meets hippie vibes on these cool shoes from Vans. The pair gives Vans’ popular Authentic sneakers a fun twist with an ombre design of warm pastel shades like pink, orange, purple, yellow, and more. They’ll add a subtle pop of color to any plain look.
Available on Sole Academy.
Chuck Taylor All Star Fearless Sneaker (P3,390) from Converse
To quote the 2001 film The Princess Diaries, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.” In these trying times, it wouldn’t hurt to have a little reminder of your own individual bravery (for pushing through while the world grows more and more uncertain). These Converse sneakers, which feature the word “fearless” stamped along the sole, could be just the reminder you need to keep your spirits lifted.
Available on Sole Academy.
Fuelcell Echo Sneakers (P5,495) from New Balance
New Balance’s Fuelcell Echo sneakers are perfect for your next run. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your old pair or you need motivation to start chasing after your fitness goals, this gorgeous style—which features a predominantly black upper with details in vibrant shades of blue, yellow, and pink—may just be what you need. It’s designed with a knitted, breathable upper and a sole with lots of grip for a comfortable and safe jog.
Available on Zeus.
Basket Classic Sneakers (P4,550) from Puma
Loyal to the timelessness and wearability of all-white sneakers? This pair from Puma could be your next shoe-rack staple. The shoe’s understated and clean design would easily fit into any wardrobe or personal style, whether your aesthetic leans towards streetwear, athleisure, or even boho.
Available on Zeus.
HOVR Havoc 2 (P6,995) from Under Armour
If you’re really looking to up your workout goals, these sneakers from Under Armour would be right up your alley. They’re built with the brand’s HOVR technology, which allows you to connect the shoes to your phone via Bluetooth when you download Under Armour's free MapMyRun App. The app will track your distance and calories burned for every workout, so you can keep track of your progress without having to buy new accessories or have your phone in hand all the time. Plus, the shoe itself promises lots of support with a lightweight, zero-gravity feel.
Available on Titan 22.
Disruptor II (P3,999) from Fila
No, it’s not too late to hop on the chunky sneaker trend. There are many bulky styles on the market, but Fila’s Disruptor sneakers are probably the style that made the trend into an Internet sensation. The pair is both quirky and edgy, and is great for adding a contrasting accent to either your feminine or basic look.
Available on Urban Athletics. Note that Urban Athletics will only be shipping orders out after the ECQ, but once you place your order and settle your payment, the pair will be reserved for you.
Club C Sneakers (P4,500) from Reebok
Reebok’s Club C sneakers are one of the brand’s most popular and well-known styles. The pair was released in 1985, riding the wave of casual tennis shoes made famous by the likes of the Stan Smith as well as the aerobic-wear obsession of the decade. You can see the influence in the pair's preppy vintage style. Though the brand's popularity skyrocketed in the late '80s, the pair remained largely underrated until the late 2010s when it experienced a resurgence along with other classic white pairs from the era.
Available on Nashoes.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????