Converse 2017 Summer-Spring Collections

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Converse definitely came a long way when it comes to coping up with how fashion have evolved throughout time while maintaining the brand’s signature and style. Just recently, Converse released their trendy new designs and colors for the spring-summer 2017 collection. Check them out because I am absolutely inlove with them all!

 

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II GUM: A TWIST ON CLASSIC COMFORT

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gumsole Hi in herbal 2

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum is the sequel to the classic All Star sneaker. It mixes things up with gum rubber soles instead of a regular rubber. With the same grip and durability as the classic Chuck II rubber, this sneaker also shares the Lunarlon insole, allowing for all-day comfort.

Highlights of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum also include premium canvas upper, gum rubber sidewall and toecap and a padded non-slip tongue.

This is a Chuck that’s been re-designed with your comfort in mind. We like to think that’s a good thing.

Available in low-cut and high-cut, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum comes in three colors– black, herbal and obsidian—for only Php 3,990.

CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II LUX LEATHER: TEXTURED LEATHER AND CHUCK II COMFORT

The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather has an embossed polka dot leather upper —a subtle touch for those who like to pay attention to detail that’s worth a second look. Per usual, this Chuck II sneaker features a Lunarlon insole for cushioning, a padded non-slip tongue but also has a micro-perforated leather lining for that extra touch.

Available in white and black, The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather sneakers is for only Php 5, 430.

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CONVERSE BATTLE THE ELEMENTS: CONVERSE DEBUTS THE NEW COUNTER CLIMATE COLLECTION

CHUCK II SHIELD CANVAS IN BLACK VOLT
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Launching this Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather
With Canvas, Leather and Rubber

Converse is taking wet weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene. Divided into three unique categories:  Shield Canvas, Leather and Rubber– these collections are intended to stand up against the unpredictable inclement weather.

Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a DWR (durable water repellant) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain.

For the holiday season, both new and time-honored styles endure the harsh elements with the Counter Climate Rubber collection. These rubber sneakers are winter-ready with water resistant material and heat retention.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas

Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.

Available colors: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black

Suggested retail price: Php 4,550

CHUCK II SHIELD CANVAS IN BLACK VOLT

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber

Another iteration of the Chuck II will also be releasing this fall – the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber. By incorporating a transparent rubber overlay on the iconic Chuck II silhouette, this allows for the sneaker to breathe while repelling water and protecting feet from the elements. The sneaker includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sockliner and a non-slip padded tongue, while adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth.

Available Colors:

Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

CHUCK II RUBBER BLACK

 

Converse Cons One Star Shield Canvas

This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain. Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip.

Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian

Suggested retail price: Php 4,250

CONS SHIELD CANVAS OBSIDIAN

 

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Twill Shield Canvas

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology.

Available colors: Inked, Natural

Suggested retail price: Php 5,590

JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE TWILL SHIELD INKED

 

Converse Jack Purcell Signature M-Series

 This fall, Converse introduces a high top silhouette combined with Counter Climate Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light.

Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black

Suggested retail price: Php 5,430

JACK PURCELL M SERIES BLACK

 

Converse Essentials

The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time. Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan. The collection includes the  Converse Essentials Tee, Converse Essentials Pullover Hoodie, Converse Essentials Full Zip Hoodie and Converse Essentials Jogger.

Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret

Suggested retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75

CONVERSE ESSENTIALS

The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection and Essentials are now available at Converse stores nationwide. Visit or www.facebook.com/ConversePhilippines for more! #ConversePHCounterClimate

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Gibi Shoes Fun Day

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Founded in 1984, Gibi shoes have been providing Filipinos with comfortable and affordable shoes for more than 20 years now. While Gibi is known for its wallet-friendly and durable school shoes, I on the other hand have always looked at Gibi as among my most favorite places to go to when it comes to my fashion needs. I find their designs elegant and trendy.

Being a fan of Gibi Shoes I was so thrilled to have been given the opportunity to meet two of their endorsers few days back and get to know why they love Gibi and chose to endorse it. Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Ella Cruz were such a delight to talk to.

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Ella Cruz has been with the brand since she was 10 (if I remember it correctly), which is for me is quite impressive because that speaks so much of the brand’s reputation. Ella candidly talked about her experience wearing the ever durable Gibi school shoes when she was still in school. Now that she is grown up she still loves Gibi Shoes. She represents the dynamic generation of teens who love colorful, trendy, comfortable and hip shoes. She loves her sneaker shoes (sneaker wedges mostly) which definitely suits her active and always on the go lifestyle.

Jasmine Curtis-Smith on the other hand is a little mature with her choices though like Ella she is still young. While she loves the comfortable flat shoes on normal days ,  Jasmine adores the chic, stylish and sexy stilettos, pumps and wedges for her commitments in the industry. I love also the fact that a huge reason why she supports Gibi Shoes (and should be a reason why every Filipino should patronize Gibi Shoes) is that it is purely Filipino and the shoes are Philippine made. Something we should all be proud of.

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As much as we want to have the two beauties by ourselves, fans are waiting for them for the Gibi Shoes Fun Day. Ella Cruz wowed the fans with her hit dance video “Twerk it like Miley” which by the way made all the fans go gaga the moment she hit the stage. Jasmine was fun and all out in singing for the fans who adored her. Some fans were lucky to bond with both of them onstage through couple of games. And of course signing of their Gibi Shoes posters followed.

Gibi shoes CDO

What I love about Gibi Shoes is that they are stylishly wearable, simple but chic, elegant, comfortable & all are of great quality – made in the Philippines at that! I can truly say that Gibi is a perfect shoe partner for your every occasion need (it is for me). In fact, that day, I was wearing Gibi Shoes! :).

Do check Gibi Shoes on your nearest shopping malls or your favorite online stores (i.e. Zalora and Lazada) and take your pick! You can also check them out on Social Media to see their latest designs.

Twitter: @gibishoes
Instagram: @gibishoes
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Would You Wear The World’s Weirdest Shoes?

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Fashion is no doubt a STATEMENT of oneself, taste, status and even belief. It has brought a lot of stuff to the world, from sassy, classy to crazy! Speaking of crazy, some shoe designers decided to create something “out of the box”. Fashion can really be outrageously funny and ridiculous!

So, these are shoes – actually the weird ones, wearable but just unusual. Would you wear these?

motorist

 

 

Looks like this can bring you anywhere! Your ride right at your feet. I can pull this off!

complicated

 

And this one is just – uhhhmm..dangerously colorful!

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How about getting close to the sea with this seashells at your feet for a walk?

basket shoes

 

Standing by – well not my windows, but literally standing on windows, or a basket perhaps?

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Shoes Every Woman Should Have

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Every woman at any age, size and shape must have at least a pair of shoes with her. Well, to say “a pair” is a super understatement to many (and yes, you are nodding in affirmation :P). I don’t have tons but I definitely have more than 1, actually more than 3 ….errr..more than 5, okay! I have a dozen! OKAY! more than that!  LoL! I admit, I love shoes, but hey! they don’t cost me a fortune as I have my sources not draining my wallet.

Anyway, as a woman, I think it’s important that you choose the kind of shoes not based on what’s in, but based on your purpose of having them and of your comfort. If you are lucky to have the luxury to collect them, then, check this out! Have at least one of them in your shoe rack for variety.

Wedges
They carry you from summer to fall. Wedges gives you that height and elongation with less stress on your foot compared to regular high heels or traditional stiletto. To me, they just never go out of style.

Gabbriellini Wedge Sandals - Green
Gabbriellini Wedge Sandals – Green

 

Ballet Flats
Flats spells comfort! They are versatile as you can wear them anywhere and walk for a long time with them without hurting your feet (just make sure you get your perfect fit and material). They are great for work and the weekend, traveling, shopping, hanging out and just about anywhere you go they can go too. Don’t have too many, but at least have the basic colors that can go with any outfit you wear.

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Kitten Heels
If you must wear heels but not really a huge fan of it because it’s just not you, then the kitten heels is a great must have. These shoes are amazing for work affairs, interviews or when you just need a comfortable heel that’s not a stiletto or higher than 2 inches. They are considered also as the classic pump.
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High Heels
Whether you are going out for a night or you just want to look extra sexy with that casual chic or corporate do, high heels will rescue you! Go with a pointed toe or a peep toe to elongate the line. Check out this wonderful find I got below from one of Philippine’s biggest online shopping store, Lazada.

Rielar Georgina Pumps (Black)
Rielar Georgina Pumps (Black)

There are a lot of types of shoes that you want to add to your collection that suits best the season and your need. However for me, these are the basic that I recommend having in your shoe wardrobe (aside from the sneakers and sexy strappy flats). Well, I’m sure, all you “shoeholics” out there can name more must haves! Feel free to share them on the comment section!

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Choosing the Right Shoe

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Because each of us has different needs, no single shoe is best for one and at the same time to the rest. Whether, you are looking for sandals, slip-ons, high heels, pumps, flats or running shoes, it is very important that they are not only affordable but also comfortable. I personally consider the comfort above everything else. While the design catches the eyes right away, the comfort when worn is something I highly considered. For me there’s no specific brand when it comes to choosing my comfortable shoes for walking or even for my running needs.

 

choosing the right shoes

I follow the following guidelines and simple tips in choosing the right shoes for me.

  1. Identifying the need or use of the shoe I will be buying. For example, women looking for shoes to pair with that dress, usually the design is our concern and how it would look perfect with the dress. Also consider how much walking will you be doing in wearing them, it boils down again to comfort.
  2. Sole Material – if you like it quite, comfortable chose the soft soled ones. Hard soles can leave a mark on the floor and it’s tapping can be quire distracting.
  3. Perfect Fit – this means carefully considering the length and width of the shoes. Make sure that you fit both of them before buying. If purchasing online, you may seek for assistance from the customer service to assess the right size for you.
  4. Prize is not everything – while most of us want to save, keep in mind that too cheap shoes will not last as long or worst, it is awful to wear! Do not just buy because it is cheap. Make sure that the quality is there also.
  5. Don’t buy based on commercials – keep in mind that these athletes/celebrities are paid to endorse the brand so it is not surprising that they are all praises to it. It is much better to consider your personal needs and your opinion matters! Like big time!

Those are just simple and quick tips in choosing and buying your shoes. Just remember, do not compromise comfort and quality! If you have more, please put them on the comment box below and let’s exchange notes! J

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Footnotes Socks Inspiration at Your Feet

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How about socks for fashion? Not impossible! Normally socks come unnoticed and are the least item we want to show off. But now, with Philippines renowned singer Mark Bautista’s creation, your socks can be something worth showing off! Footnotes Socks is not your ordinary foot wrapping piece, it is fun and inspirational. Life’s inspiration quotes are printed on each sock apart from the cute feet design. Now available in various color for you to choose from or better yet have them all! To have one of your own, you may order through Footnotes Official Website. Check out some fun photos below if you are not yet convinced.

Footnotes Crew Socks
Footnotes Crew Socks
Footnote Socks by Mark Bautista
Footnote Socks by Mark Bautista
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Fashionable Foldable Slippers

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been wearing those high heels and wished you’d have brought your flip flops so you can take a break? Unfortunately though, a slipper is too big and bulky to slip into your small bag. Well, fashion has an answer to that! The Foldable flip-flops are made to your rescue! Made to make our lives more comfortable! A pair of slippers inside our bag ready to their rescue when needed. In my search, I found some fabulous foldable flip flops at ResToeRun when I paid their newly opened store in Centrio Ayala with some of my blogger friends. They carry the Salvatos brand – a small salvation in a case as they say. I am both excited and amaze with this creation as I never thought a slipper can be foldable! Check out some of the photos below :).

If slippers are too simple for you, check out the foldable shoes/flats ResToeRun also carried in their stores nationwide as they are cool and perfect if you are the kind of person who wants to keep a pair of fashionable flats inside your bag, check our Flipsters.

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Wedge Wishlist from Multiply

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I recently found a great place to indulge when it comes to shopping online. I got the chance to attend a small presentation of the new multiply platform. Three of its staff explained and educated some bloggers (including me) and online merchants about the awesome transition of multiply website from simple photo and video sharing to an e-commerce website. It has become a haven for online shoppers and entrepreneurs.

After hearing the fabulous news from multiply, I immediately logged in to my account and browsed couple of stores/merchants after the short meeting. I found several interesting fashion and accessories stores. So far I found Asian Vogue shop to be very interesting with tons of fabulous shoes that even non shoe lovers will drool. That I promise you! Here’s some of the many items I totally adored. They officially made to my wishlist! Calling all the generous Santa to bring me any of these real soon!

I absolutely love wedges so you’ll notice these are all wedges except for the last one. Since I no longer go to an office, I find wedges even more attractive and practical when it comes to comfort and fashion.

Check out more shoes from Asian Vogue on multiply :). One day, I will be pointing you to my own shop (crossing fingers and praying :)).

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Christian Louboutin and Disney Gives Cinderella’s Shoe a Makeover

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Hear ye! hear ye! A red sole shoe for a princess is here! Christian Louboutin gives tribute to the all-time favorite princess Cinderella. Louboutin gives Cinderella’s classic slipper a makeover to celebrate the Diamond Edition release October 2 (Cinderella Blu Ray release).

Louboutin unveiled Cinderella’s new accessory at a soiree Wednesday night at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, during Couture Fashion Week. Guests at the elite event included fashion editors from around the world.

Instead of making it a glass slipper for transparency (not really ideal for a foot!), Louboutin used lace to give the illusion of transparency, paired with a glittering, Swarovski-crystal-covered heel. Butterflies were also added to the shoe.

Unfortunately dreamy and sophisticated ladies who are huge fans of Cinderella and Louboutin, this coveted and pricey piece won’t be mass produced for sale. However, don’t be disappointed as you still have the chance to get one if you are lucky enough. 20 pairs will be given away worldwide this fall, turning “anyone into modern-day Cinderellas,” Louboutin announced. So let’s just wait for Disney and Louboutin to announce the giveaway details on August 17.

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