WHEN IN MANILA, use NATIVE SHOES for your outdoor adventures or any other activities.
“Native was established in Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with a vision to combine the best of evolving technology and great design. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, Native shoes are made from foam-injection molded-EVA, a lightweight, durable and comfortable material. Along with a unique, low-emission manufacturing process, Native shoes are animal bi-product free, waterproof and odor-resistant. Since the first collection launched in Spring 2010, Native has secured global distribution in over 30 countries. Primer Group of Companies is the exclusive distributor of Native in the Philippines.”
“Last February 25, young and old alike were treated to Native Philippines’ first-ever Color Carnival. The affair made sure to have something exciting for everyone – from kids to yuppies, to couples, basically anyone who’s interested in having a good time.” We enjoyed the free treats and other carnival games, too.
Vince Golangco and Tracy Abad of The Wake Up Show on Mellow 94.7 hosted the NATIVE SHOES Color Carnival event, sporting their cool Native Shoes: Verona and Howard.
DJ Tracy Abad wearing NATIVE VERONA in TORCH RED while DJ Vince Golangco in NATIVE HOWARD REGATTA BLUE
The fashion show featured the colorful NATIVE shoes worn by different people from different walks of life – from kids to adults.
Kids love NATIVE because “Native Shoes are easy to put on and remove” and they don’t need to wear socks with it!
Men and Women are also loving NATIVE because it is durable and fashionable. It can be easily paired with just about any look – from your casual clothing and straight to beach wear.
“They keep my feet cool. Perfect for summer.” – Terrence Lloyd, Professional Model
“I love how it comes in a lot of styles that would match my every outfit.” – Kim Chanpongco, Fashion Designer
“Doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a shoe.” – Ghia Vicente, Stylist
“I can wear them to training.” – Roxy Kee, Philippine Team Swimmer
“Natives are perfect for the kitchen!” – Chef Him de Baron, Professional Kusinero (Nomama)
Me, too! I just love my HOWARD NATIVE SHOES in Confetti Purple because it is super comfortable! Based on my personal experience, Native shoes are the ultimate “lite” shoe – these are so far the best travelling shoe because you can bring a couple more without adding so much weight to your luggage! Plus, these also come in different funky colors 🙂
Native Philippines also served up some awesome entertainment through music from international DJs Trevor Andrew and Jason Bothe who both flew in from Canada. As a surprise, DJ Trevor even gave the audience some live singing performance that night!
Canadian DJ Trevor “Trouble” Andrew is a legendary snowboarder, fashion innovator, a groundbreaking music artist, and business mogul – in style. He is also designing for Burton, Yes, Analog, Oakley, Nixon, Electric and Native Shoes.
(L-R) Mr. Jacky Quintos – COO, Primer Group of Companies (exclusive distributor of NATIVE SHOES in the Philippines);
DJ Jason Bothe – Canadian DJ who brought Native Shoes to the Philippines
“Fun yet functional, youthful yet classic, Native shoes are the perfect pairs of shoes to take you wherever it is that you need to go. It is hassle-free, washable (no need to worry about getting it wet and dirty during sudden downpours), odor resistant and anti-microbial (goodbye stinky feet), very lightweight, eco-friendly and recyclable, comfortable and, most of all, stylish. So get ready for fun, fashionable, summer days ahead with your own pair of Natives – these shoes can even be worn while snorkeling.”
It was pretty exciting to be one of the first people to see the latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Native shoes: The Paolo, The Blanca, The Hugo, The Verona, and the Men’s Jericho.
PAOLO (SRP: P1,590)
a long-lasting and ultra comfortable sandal – similar to flip flops but way better
The secret to a longer lasting and more comfortable sandal is the two piece sandwich construction. The reinforced sole defends against wear and tear, while the feet peaks on top stimulate your soles, comforting the feet and relieving your mind.
BLANCA (SRP: P1,790)
t-front style sandals that are both cool for the beach and casual days in the city
HUGO (SRP: P2,790)
a new take on slip on sneakers, but is still effortlessly cool
VERONA (SRP: P2,790)
a Latin-inspired Espadrille-like slip on that’s been taken a million notches up
JERICHO WOMEN’s (SRP: P2,490)
Upbeat, up high, and built for the eye.
The Women’s Jericho has just the right ingredients:
coy smile, comfy sweater, and dance, dance, dance.
Jericho Men’s (SRP: P2,490)
Meet Mr. Fun and his occasional serious side.
“Another important selling point of Native Shoes is its timeless style which is well complemented by the variety of colors that the brand’s core styles are available in. Jefferson, Corrado, Jericho, Miller, Fitzsimmons, and the Howard were each created based on popular shoe styles for more classic silhouettes that will work well for both day and night.”
JEFFERSON (SRP: P2,490)
This is the perfect mix of good taste and subtle rebellion.
Keeping it between the line, but somewhat on the speedy side.
MILLER (SRP: P2,490)
This street shoe functions on a casual level while keeping your formal options open.
Fitzsimmons (SRP: P3,990)
Climb and explore rough social terrain.
Guess what?! This funky work boot that comes in an assortment of fun colors recently won the Red Dot design award, one of the most renowned international product competitions.*woot woot*
DIVINE LEE also likes HOWARD NATIVE SHOES
Howard (SRP: P2,790)
Embrace the heavy seas, hit the mean streets.
Two ends of the social circle covered in one shoe.
Did you know that the HOWARD in REGATTA BLUE is the best-selling NATIVE shoe here in Manila? Dressing it up with a mustard colored shoelace makes it even look trendier and FUN! (I know you want one so don’t worry, I’ve listed below the stores that carries NATIVE SHOES here in the Philippines)
NATIVE also collaborated with famed international designer MARC JACOBS that resulted in the fashionable Jimmy Boot. It is now available in local shores and is something that every practical fashionista should look out for.
Jimmy (SRP: P4,490)
Beat the elements while winning the admiration of the forest folk.
WHEN IN MANILA, remember to just keep it lite and go Native.
Available at the following stores:
NATIVE KIOSK, 2ND LEVEL, TRINOMA MALL/ RES|TOE|RUN/ BRATPACK/ R.O.X./
SHOE SALON/RUSTAN’S SHOE THING/ DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES/ NAIA TERMINAL 3/
SM DEPT STORE/ CHIMES DEPT STORE.
IT WILL SOON OPEN A BOUTIQUE AT SM CEBU.
NATIVE is also carried by:
LONELY PLANET, BORACAY/ SPORTMART, BAGUIO/ SPORTMART, SUBIC/
TEAMSPORTS, ILOILO & CABANATUAN/ CHIMES, DAVAO & ABREEZA/
THE SIDEWALK, ZAMBOANGA/SPORTS HUB, STA. ROSA/ FOOTWORKS, ISABELA/
MIAN’S CLOSET, ILOILO/ BAJUANID, COTABATO.
NATIVE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE : www.Facebook.com/NativeShoesPhilippines
WhenInManila Photos by JoTan23
Most Comfortable Shoes: Native Footwear Keeping it Lite