SHOPPING LIST: Footwear that features bubble wrap, no laces, and the '70s | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Slowly braving the world outside means that we’ve got to update our shoes. We haven’t quite forgotten about footwear that can take us to more than just the space between the couch and the fridge.

Today’s latest shoe collections and developments feature an emphasis on going to new places with ease.  It also clues us in to how it’s never just about style or function. There’s a factor of sustainability as we’re moving forward physically and figuratively. It’s about building on the classic with new technology to create the best hybrid. There’s also a touch of being truly free. When it comes to conquering what’s beyond our doors, our shoes should work with us, anyway. It should be something that gives us confidence, whatever our stride is.

Harlan + Holden Therapy Collection: Shoes for those on-the-go

Many shoes promise fuss-free pairs, but only a few deliver. Harlan +Holden presents their Therapy collection: sneakers with cloud-like step support and no laces. The poly fiber knit uppers make them stylish and easy to pair with any outfit, and the elasticated ankles provide a secure but non-chafing grip. Its clear gum sole is a unique touch and helps in shock-absorbing, and has an anti-slip feature. You can get them in white and black for men and women, dark green for men, and nude for women.

nat-2 ™ x Remeant: Sustainable steps

Combining sustainability with style is the nat-2. The German company presents the vegan sleek low style made from real recycled bubble wrap in collaboration with REMEANT. This guarantees that the shoes are waterproof as well. Laces are recycled PET, while the matching reflecting heel part is made of billions of real glass particles. Genderless and seasonless, they are fairly produced by hand in Italy, making sure the quality is unmatched.

Crocs Translucent Collection: A new way to play

The iconic Crocs silhouette gets a different treatment with the Classic Translucent Clog. It’s a fun approach to footwear, allowing you to show off your printed socks and even play around even more with Jibbitz. The collection boasts of four colors: black, white, digital aqua, and candy pink.  As with Crocs signature pairs, they are made for both slow days and on adventures. Ventilation ports add breathability and help shed water and debris. Crocs are also easy to clean and quick to dry, so nothing stops your next steps.

Converse: A new spot for the fans in the business district

To many a sneakerhead, Converse isn’t just a brand. It’s also a culture. Growing with the spirit of community it creates, the label opens a new concept store in Makati. Here, you will see Converse’s commitment to the creative, skate, and basketball influences it draws from. Shop the classics like the Chuck Taylor All-Star, Chuck 70s, Runstar Hike, CX, along with special energy collections.

Onitsuka Tiger: Going old school for something new and exciting

Japanese footwear favorite Onitsuka Tiger’s revisits the ’70s with the Acromount Series. The shoes feature designs from the brand’s archival models. Fabric and leather are combined for that vintage feel without compromising what they can do. The soles are adapted for various lifestyles and are lightweight and comfy.


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