November 28, 2010
The best way to describe my newest pair from Adidas: the Ambient CC Low.
I was actually busy shopping for christmas gifts when I chanced upon this sleek, silver pair.
I got immediately attracted to its shiny skin and great form.
Hmm....was it just another flashy casual walker?
Well according to the sales person, it was for casual training, ergo perfect for doing light workout in the gym or for moderate jogging.
Now that I'm recuperating from a bad back and that I have just started to engage in running, this pair has definitely become my silver lining.
Just like before, I mentally computed the number of casual outfits and gym wear I can pair them with. Upon arriving at a favorable conclusion, I asked for my size and then looked at the tag price.
P3,995. Less 40%. Equals P 2,397. Equals Go!
Now what made it such a great buy apart from its attractive hue is its soft-cushioned base and its versatility. Imagine the convenience it offers: Me not having to bring yet another pair of gym shoes when working out. I can simply use the same pair I wear during casual strolls.
Oh, also add to the fact that this pair looks in tune with the holidays. You know, silver bells and the like are very much in fashion now that Christmas is just around the corner. Hehe.
I didn't want to waste time so I immediately wore this pair when I went malling and working out yesterday. Here's my picture taken at Fitness First Megamall. And no, that isn't my gym outfit. Haha!
After proving its versatility (from the long strolls while christmas shopping to engaging in my usual gym routine), my eyes indeed were opened to a whole new world.
And it was shiny, shimmering and splendid.
Only with the Adidas Ambient CC Low.
November 24, 2010
Perhaps it was an aftershock of the dream I had about a white puppy (which I'm hoping will mean I would have good luck soon, as per a dream interpretation website I frequent).
Or maybe perhaps it's the weather...you know, me wanting to relive winter in this tropical country.
Or maybe simply because I wanted to make a statement.
And so I did. :)
After carefully listening to the weather forecast, I immediately rushed up to my room and planned my outfit.
Hmm...I don't want to wear my knitted long sleeved top in the morning when the sun is up and scorching hot.
So i ditched my winter inspiration and focused on a broke-back mountain inspired ensemble.
Satisfied with my precious finds, I tried on the boots if they would match.
Bingo. A sunny cowboy reborn.
Anyway, I got this pair during my recent trip to Hong Kong. As mentioned before, I love shopping in HK and finding this pair made me even want to shop for more. I found these furry finds at Cotton On (in front of Langham Place) on sale at HKD 99 (roughly an amazing P600!). Who can ever resist? So I got three pairs: a black one, the beige one I wore today and an animal print. Yes, animal print. I have yet to determine what animal though. Haha!
What I like about it apart from its soft furry material and comfortable soles is the fact that it can transform itself from a full, no frills pair to a glamorous furry wonder in a jiffy.
To get a clearer illustration of what I mean, see pictures below:
As Santa's little helper that would go really well with skinny jeans.
And finally as a pair of statement shoes.
Choosing to go for the last style, I did manage to secure approval from those around me, while getting amused looks from other people who think I have gone way overboard. But hey, it's officially winter...well...in other countries that is. Hehe.
Who cares? I just wanted to make a statement. And I think I made a MAJOR one. Haha.
Mission accomplished. :)
November 23, 2010
The said statement proved me right when i walked inside one of my favorite SHOEpping destination: Traffic at SM the Block.
I really had no plans of buying yet another pair then (well, ok, until I saw the one I liked) but everything changed when my peripheral vision caught sight of a glittery pair.
I was instantaneously smitten. Once again, the SHOEpaholic was in love.
I hurriedly walked towards it, excited to get a feel of the actual material.
I wasn't disappointed. Good.
After going about my usual routine of asking for the size, walking and doing my double turn in front of the huge mirror and checking if the pair had any defects, I proceeded to check on the price tag.
Tan, tan, tan!
A whopping P3,299.
For a moment, I mentally calculated the number of looks I can sport with this pair and the number of weeks I would try not to spend again.
Odds were in my favor.
After handing my credit card to the cashier and signing the transaction slip, I went out of Traffic with the biggest smile on my face.
Seriously though, what I like about this pair apart from its striking dark copper shade and glittery texture (oh and the gold linings and the cute thin laces too) was its versatility and the comfort it provides. Kartel makes very good pairs and they are always worth every cent. I should know...I own several pairs and to date, I am still a huge fan, oftentimes waiting for the next style to be released.
Since I got it, I managed to pair it with slacks, jeans and even the shortest pair of shorts you can imagine. It was perfect for office, for dating and for doing grocery. It was perfect whenever I wanted to make a statement and or whenever I feel I wanted to go laidback for a day.
It was simply perfect for me.
Now here's a shot of me before I went to the bazaar last weekend. The lighting in my room did not give much justice to the glittery effect of its skin but at least I've shown you how it works well with my weekend look.
November 19, 2010
True if you have ghostly white feet like mine. Haha! Pink works well with my complexion.
Anyway, I saw its bright pink hue from a mile away, and like a hungry shark I made my way through the crowd and inside the Adidas Trinoma Lifestyle Store.
Seeing my apprehension, the sales lady approached me and reaffirmed my thoughts:
Check. Next question was that if they had my size.
Almost clairvoyant, the sales lady said:
"We have all sizes available Sir!"
I didn't even have to open my mouth.
"I'm sure they'd fit you nicely!"
And true to her word, the shoes did fit to a T. Thanks my dear psychic sales lady. :)
The pair was really pretty. And quite affordable too at P2,495.
I've been rambling about its beauty without telling you what it was. Well, it's one of the latest slip ons from Adidas: the Toe Touch Canvas.
It's made of soft fabric and a very comfortable base that makes it perfect for long walks out of town or short strolls at the mall. Its brightly colored body canvas is complimented with an outsole that's just as flambouyant. A scene stealer indeed!
It's available in different shades, but during that time, only the pink and the white ones were available. I chose to be fierce. Haha!
I brought along this fierceness when I recently went to Baguio for a vacation. A number of people took notice of my cute shoes, giving second glances with some even pointing at it and expressing their amusement.
Oh here I am at the Church of Our Lady of Manaoag. The pair of convertible jeans I was wearing was coincidentally also from Adidas for its Diesel Line.
But more than the aesthetics, what I liked about it was that it made walking much easier for me. Comfort at its finest. The Adidas Toe Touch Canvas is definitely more than just a summer shoe: its a pair which you can use all year round.
Comfortable and pretty. I guess my friend was right.
I never can go wrong with pink. Especially if its a pair of Adidas Toe Touch Canvas.
November 12, 2010
At a Nike store in Mongkok, Hong Kong. Around 11am. With several bags in tow, I saw a pair of eye candy shoes.
The rainbow hue captured my attention instantaneously.
Touching the unique combination of leather and fine fabric made me want it even more.
I was smitten.
Let me introduce my love:
November 10, 2010
Well, I can still muster all my courage and will power at times to resist the temptation of buying yet another pair of shoes.
But admittedly, I still can't stop looking at a dainty pair.
After seeing the price tags, I mentally compute the available balance in my credit card and just immediately put the flirty pairs on my wish list.
Just like what I did yesterday.
While waiting for the color coding window, I went to the shoe section of the SM department store in Megamall. I never thought they had so much to offer until yesterday...Oh, and I never thought they were just as pricey.
I managed to take pictures of the shoes which tickled my fancies before I tucked my hands inside my pockets to further resist the impulse of buying a pair or two.
Here they are (in random order):
November 9, 2010
"Ain't no mountain high enough...ain't no valley low enough...ain't no river wide enough...to keep me from getting to you babe!!!!"
This hit song serves as another inspiration of mine when braving the entire metro (and beyond), in search of the perfect pair of shoes (and pants, and shirts, and accessories and....the list goes on. I'm sure you get what I mean).
For a SHOEpaholic like me, no outlet store is too far from my QC home.
Even if this one is in Taguig. Yeah baby....no mountain too high. Hehe.
One of my favorite outlet stores is the Adidas Outlet Store at the Petron Gas Station in front of the Cypress Towers in Taguig. Quite near Market! Market! and just right after Mc Kinley Hills. Better if you drive though. Commuting can be such a hassle in that area. Well, unless you take a cab that is. :)
With a wide selection of goods from trendy shoes to apparels with unbelievably affordable prices, this has been my favorite bi-monthly destination (paydays...ok, sometimes, err...weekly...so kill me.). The look and feel of the store is very much inviting: well-lit and with very helpful staff members. I also like the way the merchandises were arranged: far from the usual "warehouse-turned-ukay" look of other stores.
November 8, 2010
And so the old saying goes.
Another mantra which i live by.
Applicable almost in everything I do...including SHOEpping on weekends (and sometimes on weekdays, LOL).
Yes. Before I engage in yet another retail battle, I carefully select my gear in order to win over the various challenges ahead: the long lines, fitting and bratty sales people. Oh, and not to mention the crazy mob of shoppers.
My SHOEpping (and shopping get-up) in general includes: comfortable clothes (e.g. not so tight fitting shirt or polo and a pair of shorts) and a pair of slip ons (my intro).
And now that i'm done with my preamble, I'd like to show you my favorite pair to date: my Lacoste canvas slip ons.
I got these beauties during one of my trips to Hong Kong (my favorite shopping destination because they have unique, hard to find pairs that SHOEpaholics would kill for!).
These pairs are quite nice to have, most especially if you have long, thin feet like mine. Not suitable for those with fat feet since there would be awkward protrusions on the slip on's edges with its soft canvas material.
Here's a picture of me in my "battle gear" before i went SHOEpping yesterday.
November 7, 2010
November 5, 2010
My name is Myke.
And I am definitely guilty.
Yes, I am a certified SHOEpaholic.
My heart races at the sight of a pair of gorgeous shoes.
Almost like love at first sight.
Actually even more than that.
More like an obsession.
I just can't seem to have enough.
Yes, I have a closet full of shoes already, from formal ones to avant garde. Some may not look like shoes at all.
But I love them.
To date, I have 72 pairs...and counting.
Oh and Yes, i can always find time to wear them all.
Well...I try to. Try being the operative word.
I just can't ever have enough shoes.
My mantra: If the shoe fits and it looks good...Go!
And now, after much prodding from friends, I'm opening my collection to the world.
My name is Myke.
Welcome to my world.
The world of a SHOEpaholic.