10 Local Chic Sneaker Brands to Check Out for Fresh New Kicks

Sep 5, 2023 0 comments


Calling out all the sneakerheads and fashionistas out there, are you ready to elevate your shoe game to new heights? If you're all about combining comfort and style, then you're in for a treat! We're diving into the world of local sneaker brands that every girl should have gracing her closet. Forget the run-of-the-mill options everyone else is wearing and step into the realm of unique, trendy, and locally-crafted kicks that'll turn heads wherever you go!

Sanbera


Looking to upgrade your wardrobe with pieces that not only make you feel fabulous but also help save the planet? At Sanbera, they're all about making you look good while doing good. No more sacrificing style for the sake of the environment. These guys have cracked the code to fashion that doesn't harm our beautiful planet.

A group of eco-conscious fashion enthusiasts came together to create a brand that not only caters to our style cravings but also respects Mother Earth. They use environmentally friendly materials in their clothing and accessories, so you can strut your stuff with a clear conscience. No more guilty "fast-fashion" pleasures – this is the real deal. The Sanbera Real model is available in classic white, classic cream, ocean blue colors, classic summer blue, and classic black.

Rippletwyne


If you're a fan of white sneakers that stand out from the crowd, Rippletwyne is about to steal your heart! Well, their kicks are more than just shoes; they're masterpieces! Each pair boasts a predominantly white exterior, giving off that clean, minimalist vibe we all love. But here's the real kicker – the handwoven fabric accents, delicately crafted by talented local artisans.

It's a beautiful blend of modernity and tradition. Rippletwyne's designers have taken inspiration from Filipino patterns, paying homage to our rich artistic heritage. These kicks not only elevate your style but also celebrate the beauty of our culture.

Whether you're walking the bustling city streets or lounging with friends, these sneakers will turn heads and spark conversations. Fashion with a story – that's what Rippletwyne is all about.

Lakat Sustainables


Their sneakers are crafted with eco-friendly materials, making them a guilt-free addition to your wardrobe. Each pair of sneakers features hand woven accents made by skilled Filipino craftsmen, adding a touch of artistry and culture to every step you take.

They seamlessly blend contemporary designs with traditional craftsmanship. These sneakers are not just shoes; they're a statement piece that celebrates our heritage while pushing towards a greener future.

Standard Edition


Looking for shoes that effortlessly combine versatility and artistry? Look no further than Standard Edition, the brand that brings you hand-stitched, Marikina-made lace-ups, and slip-ons perfect for any occasion.

One of the standout features of Standard Edition is their commitment to using locally-sourced materials, adding a touch of Filipino charm to their footwear. The uppers are crafted from denim fabric carefully selected from Camarines Sur, giving each shoe a rustic, laid-back appeal that's hard to resist.

Finn Cotton



During the darkest days of the pandemic, when stepping out meant taking a cautious stance, 'Finn Cotton' flourished. Their philosophy was simple but powerful: create shoes that are not only easy on the eyes but also on your feet. Their expert craftsmanship, combined with the use of high-quality materials like cotton, gave birth to a footwear sensation like no other.

Embracing sustainable practices, they also ensure their shoes leave a minimal carbon footprint, making every stride count in preserving our planet.

Slip into a pair of their chic, breathable, and ultra-comfortable shoes, and voilà! You're ready for a fresh new kick.

Rob & Mara


If you're a fan of rugged, outdoorsy styles that exude rustic charm, here’s Rob & Mara's captivating collection of lace-up shoes. As you browse through their offerings, you'll find yourself drawn to the Finn and Aries silhouettes, which boast textured details and earthy tones, making them the perfect companions for adventurous souls.

If simplicity is your mantra, their no-frills Ashton silhouette is the epitome of elegance and straightforwardness. Uncomplicated yet stylish, the Ashton pairs well with various outfits, whether it's casual day wear or a more sophisticated evening look. Beyond lace-ups, Rob & Mara's leather collection boasts an array of styles, ensuring there's a perfect match for every discerning shoe lover.

Habi Lifestyle


Habi, a brainchild of social entrepreneur Janine Chiong, is on a mission to redefine footwear fashion while staying true to their commitment to the environment and Filipino craftsmanship. Dedicated to creating 100% Filipino-made, eco-friendly lifestyle essentials, Habi's sneakers stand out with their unique, distinctly Filipino flair.

Habi's sneakers take a sustainable approach by incorporating upcycled fabric in their design. The upper of these lace-ups showcases an exquisite woven pattern by skilled artisans and weavers from different regions of the Philippines.

While their sneakers take center stage, Habi's lineup extends to an array of footwear styles. From heels that exude elegance to espadrilles perfect for laid-back days, and mules offering effortless sophistication, every design encapsulates the brand's core values of craftsmanship and sustainability.

TARA Wares


TARA is not just a brand; it's an invitation to explore, a celebration of the outdoors, and a love for all things local. With a commitment to conscious and sustainable fashion, TARA brings you a collection of lifestyle essentials that resonate with your passion and lifestyle.

“TARA, Let's go!" as they introduce TARA Wares—a fusion of boho espadrilles and stylish lace-up sneakers. These unique and practical shoes are tailor-made for adventure enthusiasts like you. With woven uppers and soles, TARA Wares embraces the rustic charm of Filipino craftsmanship while offering the comfort and versatility you need for your outdoor escapades.

AVG Supply


When it comes to sneaker culture, AVG Supply has carved its niche as a trailblazer in the world of footwear fashion. Their unique and trendsetting collection has captured the attention of sneakerheads and style enthusiasts alike, setting the bar high for contemporary streetwear.

If you're tired of the same old sneaker designs, AVG Supply is here to breathe new life into your shoe closet. With a relentless pursuit of innovation and style, they produce sneaker masterpieces that effortlessly blend aesthetics with functionality. Each pair is meticulously crafted to ensure unparalleled comfort and durability, making them perfect for both urban adventures and laid-back escapades.

Their collection features eye-catching patterns, vibrant colors, and bold prints that demand attention and elevate your overall style game. Experience the fusion of style and comfort with AVG Supply sneakers, and step into a world of contemporary sneaker artistry.

Straightforward


Straightforward, the beloved local brand, has become a staple go-to for fashion enthusiasts seeking shopping basics and life essentials. With a wide range of vegan leather products, shirts, dresses, bottoms, and co-ords, the brand offers clean and versatile designs that elevate casual, everyday looks to new heights.

No ensemble is complete without the perfect pair of shoes, and Straightforward delivers on this front too. Their Superlight Sneakers, predominantly white with a cute and subtle pop of color on the heel, exude a minimalist charm that complements any outfit. These sneakers strike the perfect balance between style and comfort, making them a must-have for those who value both fashion and practicality.

So, there you have it—10 fabulous local sneaker brands that every girl should have in her style arsenal! From chic and sustainable designs to vibrant patterns and bold statements, these brands are redefining sneaker culture with a creative flair. Go ahead, lace up those kicks, and let your style journey begin!

━━  Art By Lance Ethan Yu (@lance.creates)




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