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Stride to stride

Maine Manalansan - The Philippine Star
Stride to stride
Shoe in: This collaboration between fashion designer Anna Sui and footwear brand FitFlop is perfect for your holiday shopping.

MANILA, Philippines - Remember when you were younger and indifferent to fashion and shopping in general? You’d go with your mom and tita to the mall, not knowing that you were in for a shopping spree. And no, it wasn’t for you. It was for their other friends from the aerobics class (Zumba wasn’t yet a thing then) at the barangay center.

I don’t know about you, but I’d complain all the way from the appliance center to the toy section when I didn’t feel like walking anymore. The holiday cheer might be in the air but some kids can’t be bothered to walk. I’d always wonder why my mom and tita were okay with walking for what seemed to be two hours without stopping. It must be their magical pair of slippers.

While they may not have been Dorothy’s ruby red slippers (I wished they were, though, just so we could go home), they were still sparkly and stylish. They had had black gems as big as the jawbreakers I used to get and a wider strap, too. I was so curious about these shoes that I ended up getting my own pair in college. And suddenly, everything made sense.

FitFlops has been serving up some comfortable footwear for nine years now. Their signature Toe-Thong sandals are what you usually see in the malls donned by your typical titas of Manila. But they have a wider selection, ranging from boots to clogs to sneakers. They even have a few awesome collabs in play to up your shoe game.

This holiday season, they locally released a new line in partnership with famed fashion designer Anna Sui. She brought her summer patterns from the runway to FitFlop’s Superballerinas for a super-cute and comfortable collection. There are even leather options for those who are looking for an edgier look.

You’ll never have to worry about your feet hurting because this collection also has the same technology as their classic lines. It’s cushioned and equipped with their SupercomFF midsole technology that helps diffuse pressure from your soles, therefore ensuring uninterrupted Christmas shopping.

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FitFlop Lattice, Printed and Ballerina Anna Sui Collections are available in select FitFlop stores: SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 3, SM Megamall, Ayala TriNoma, SM North Edsa-Annex, SM Cebu, Shangri-La Plaza, Abreeza Davao. For more information about FitFlop, visit


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