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Good quality shoes are available in SM and other shops but the best shoes are NOT cheap with the ones Iike costing over U$100. The most expensive shoes I ever bought in the Philippines were 50 discounted and cost P2400 ( U$50 ). On our recent trip to Hawaii for our daughter's graduation I was lucky to find several pairs of shoes I ilked at Ross Dress for Less so splurged and bought 4 pair. I was abloe to find good shoes at Fort Bonifacio's aka Global City's Market Market on the 2nd floor filled with small kiosk vendor locations and on the side was a shoe shop. If I remember right they were about U$35. If you have size 91/2 or under there are 10+ times the number of shoes as there is in size 10, 101/2 and 11. Occasionally size 12 can be found at great discounts here in the Philippines.
I have had MANY varieties of "stinky shoes" and use various foot powders and sprays to defend myself and wife from them.
Shoes stink in my opinion because of the type of Rubber used on the bottoms, I purcahsed Reeboks made in Thailand and they stunk. The ones above are made in Indonesia and do not stink.
I do not wear smelly or stinky shoes for any reason, life is too short. And the reason I will may soon buy about 5-10 pairs of these shoes.
I once brought runner shoes to Manila, which was a horrible mistake. I have never felt so uncomfortable on my feet, and desperately searched for a pair of flip-flops. In my opinion, it is difficult to find shoes that do not feel hot and humid in a tropical climate, so normally I just wear flip-flops.
Try an official Reebok stores in the Manila area and suggest to the Male sales clerk that you would be interested in ten pairs that could be bought at a great discount. wink wink nudge nudge saynomore. He will know a few factory workers that can help you out.
Edsa Corner Shaw Boulevard , Mandaluyong
02 635 4815and#8206
Julia Vargas Avenue , Mandaluyong
02 634 6533and#8206
Royal Sporting House
Ayala Avenue Ayala Center , Makati
02 752 7084and#8206
I stopped using flipflops because of my back problem, normaly shoes like these are inconvenient in Asia.
I can buy the shoes in the USA and keep in storage there.
Good Choice. I love Reebok shoes. My problem is, here they cost about $80, UK rip-off prices. So I can't justify the cost. Here, though, most of the $30 shoes really are crap. The mission is on.
Maybe i should order them in the USA and get shipped to me, would still save $10!
I've heard of lengthening pockets and sewing a velcro stop 1/2 way down but please explain your "secret pockets".
Secret pockets photo here:
I will never in this life time be able to file away or classify the information on my site. I have written about 5000 post or newsletters, put up about 15,000 photos.
Google.com search used to be the solution, however it refuses to index the whole site. It does not matter if the page is good or bad, google just makes the decision because of age, modification or signature.
Not all styles are sold everywhere, I have went as far as looking around in Indonesia where these shoes were made, trying to find them.
I have never seen this model outside the USA.
The model you want Ash could cost more in the USA.
This is all marketing, I am trying to bypass the Marketing problem and purchase a good shoes, for a good value, and seal in my desire for good value for years to come. If a product proves itself reliable, I will buy many when the price is right.
My mother does this, she had five children, worked in a factory and was not slave to consumer temptations. She tried to get the most for her money.
Sometimes people say about countries like the Philippines,
"Life is cheap."
In the USA,
"Money is cheap."
The world lives a splurge mentality, somehow we deserve to spend money we do not have and if I am the CEO of a corporation, I deserve the money, even if we are not profitable. I am fortunate, I earn my own money, for myself.
I use the 'workout plus' range. I got used to wearing them at school, because the uniform rules said we were only allowed trainers if everything on them was black. I'm also an awkeward size, around UK 12 but varies.
I love the secret pockets. I may have told you before, i viewed that page before going to india/nepal and copied your secret pockets design. Either noone tried to rob me, or they work, or both. :o)
Great travel tip, very useful.