The Philippines will always have surprise torrential rains no matter what the season is, so if you’re investing in new shoes, it would be good to consider those that can handle anything from a drizzle to a downpour. Upgrade your travel-worn rubber flip-flops and check out these water-resistant and -repellent pairs that are tough enough to keep up with you and the unpredictable weather.
Office-appropriate shoes that are easy to clean
Be prepared for sudden showers with footwear that's easy to wipe clean of rain and mud. Well-designed jelly shoes are great options since not only are they hardy, they also look great.
TRY: Melissa flats in millennial pink, P1,895 in Melissa branches
Comfortable sneakers for casual Fridays
Who says canvas sneakers can’t be worn in the rain? Get basic without sacrificing comfort and style with a pair that you can wear—and wash throughout the monsoon season.
TRY: Muji Water Repellent Organic Cotton Sneakers P 1,650 in Muji branches
Worry-free slip-ons for easy weekends
This all-weather pair can be the highlight of your look, whether you’re running errands or hanging out with your BFFs.
TRY: Hush Puppies Cherish Gwen Suede Slip-on Shoes, P2,520, Hush Puppies branches
Lace-up low-cut boots for out-of-town trips
Lace-up boots make an instant statement while offering great sole protection especially when it rains.
TRY: Timberland Women’s Nellie Waterproof Chukka Boots, available in Timberland Branches
Hardcore rain boots that go with your daily OOTD
Rubber rain boots don't need to look baduy! Stay ruggedly classy with a fast-drying pair that you can walk in even in the heaviest of downpours.
TRY: Aigle Macadames Mid, available in Aigle at Uptown Mall, BGC