Affordable branded shoes in town
Sneakerheads can spend thousands on their kicks, but for most of us, we’re hoping to pay within the double digits for our pair of shoes. Getting your favourite pair for less doesn’t have to mean a specially planned trip to Queensway, only to dig through messy towers of loose shoes before something catches your fancy.
To avoid the woes of wading through a mess of shoes, DBS/POSB cardholders can get 15% off the final bill with a minimum spending of $200 at STAR360, American Eagle Outfitters (minimum spending of $120), Birkenstock, Cole Haan, MBT, and PUMA, so you’ll always look lit with each step you take:
If you’re still at the browsing stage, you want to get a look at all that this GSS season has to offer before you part with your cash. STAR360 gains you access to brands like Onitsuka Tiger, PUMA, Nike, ASICS Tiger and an exclusively curated collection of Japan-made shoes from Patrick and Spingle MOVE.
Source: @star360global (Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66, $159)
Onitsuka Tigers lovers, know that you can only grab the Mexico 66 in this signature white/blue at STAR360, located at Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Paragon Shopping Centre, Velocity @ Novena Square and Wheelock Place.
2. Stylish sliders to up your casual outfit with Birkenstock
In Singapore’s everlasting summer, a pair of comfy sandals are a wardrobe necessity. It’s time to ditch the basic ah pek flip flops for something more stylish – all while retaining laidback comfort.
Wearing sandals that give you blister after blister happens to the best of us, but with Birkenstock’s contoured cork footbed, lightweight sole, and heavyweight straps, you’ll have both durability and a soft landing with each step.
Source: @birkenstock.sg (Birkenstock EVA Madria sandals, $49)
Considering the sportswear sliders we’re seeing in excess these days, Birkenstock’s EVA Madrid sandals are a welcome upgrade. Besides being lightweight, the sandals are also weatherproof. Choose from their spread of summery colours, and wear them with shorts, jeans, a bikini, or a jumpsuit – whatever you choose, you’ll still look lit AF.
For those who walk with a little more aggression through crowded streets, the classic strap-across sandal isn’t enough if we want to avoid the accidental flying footwear. Birkenstock’s Mayari sandals give you extra security with a loop around the toe in addition to the strap-across.
Source: @birkenstock.sg (Birkenstock Mayari sandals, $119)
Birkenstocks are located at Bugis Junction, Paragon Shopping Centre, Suntec City, VivoCity and Novena Square.
3. Cole Haan
So you don’t want to go full-on prim and proper dress shoe on your outfit, but those dapper feels aren’t complete without the perfect kicks to go with. Cole Haan’s loafers are simple but sophisticated enough to create a presence at any event. Slip these on, fold those trousers to a cropped ankle length, and you’re ready to slay.
Source: @colehaan (Cole Haan Hamilton Grand Penny Loafer, $399)
Source: @colehaansg (Cole Haan Studio Grand Convertible Ballet Flats, $259)
OLs, jostling in the MRT and walking for ever to get your office in your 4-inch heels aren’t the least bit comfortable, and wearing slippers looks way too lapsup, especially in town. Armed with a zipper bag to store your portable, breathable, and elegant pair, Cole Haan’s Studio Grand Convertible Ballet Flats (now at 30% off for $181.30) will cushion your feet all day – doesn’t matter if you’re trotting off to a picnic or if you’re just heading to work.
Cole Haan stores are located at Paragon Shopping Centre and Suntec City.
4. Work out while you run your errands with MBT
Think MBT, and most would picture a frumpy sneaker with an insanely curved sole that aunties wear on morning strolls. Not a cute look for an OOTD. But, fun fact: MBT isn’t laokuan anymore. It now comes in modern designs – like this oxford-esque pair:
Source: @mbtjapan (MBT Boston WT, $299)
Inspired by the muscle aches we feel when walking barefoot through sand, MBT shoes are meant to give us a workout as we go about our day, training rarely-used muscles for a stronger body. For those who refuse to exercise, simply put on a pair of these casual kicks, go out shopping, and watch the fats burn.
MBT stores are located at Paragon Shopping Centre and Suntec City.
5. Laidback yacht holiday look with American Eagle Outfitters
Source: @americaneaglesg (AEO Canvas Sneakers, $49)
To spice your outfit up from beach hunk to boyfriend goals, switch up the sandals for a pair of lo-top canvas sneakers. Tip: if you’ve got sunkissed skin, you’re going to slay the white-shoe look.
And ladies, if you’re looking for a non-basic pair to start summer with, you won’t be disappointed with AEO’s leather flip flops for under $30 and sandals for $69. Now you can even glam it up in comfort as you grab brunch on a chill weekend.
Source: @americaneagle (AEO Strappy Ankle Tie Sandal, $69)
6. Hypebae it up with PUMA
We may not be ready to part with our money for Rihanna’s new jelly sliders that resemble our hawker aunties’ clogs, but parting with our money for PUMA’s leather Basket Platform Exotic Skin at $219 is a worthy investment.
Hypebae this look up a notch by getting the Fenty x PUMA Cracked Leather Creeper at $240, and pair it with fishnets that are bound to bring your fashion game to new heights.
Note: The promotion is available only at PUMA Paragon and STAR360 stores.
Bonus: Up to 40% off for American Eagle Outfitters’ apparel
Source: @americaneaglesg (AEO Knot keyhole romper, $79 and AEO Slouchy cardigan, $59)
Ultra Singapore’s coming up, and after you’ve decided what shoes you’re going to be partying in all night, you’ll need to decide on your outfit. Pick out an airy dress, or some shorts paired with a comfy laid back top from AEO. The best part: you can get up to 40% off selected styles.
Source: @americaneaglesg (AEO Short Sleeve Print Shirt, $59, Extreme Flex Slim Flat Front Shorts, $69)
Lace up and get shopping
Shopping for the pair of Cinderella shoes that fit and look great on you can take some trial and error, but we hope that this list will bring you closer to finding the perfect pair of walkers.
And those dream kicks don’t have to cost a bomb either. DBS is getting you 15% off the final bill with a minimum spending of $200 (Minimum spending of $120 at American Eagle Outfitters) from 25 May to 9 July 2017. Just check out with your DBS/POSB card, and you’ll be eligible for the promotion.
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