10 Flats From Local Brands Worth Adding to Your Staples

These won't cost you an arm and leg!

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(SPOT.ph) If you’ve been Keeping Up With the Robredos, you’ve probably seen their now-infamous matching shoes (well, matching except for Tricia Robredo as a hindi favorite…kidding!). Turns out, the no-frills, foot-hugging pair of flats comes from American brand Everlane and the flats are called The Day Glove—no explanation needed. It’s one of the brand’s best-selling products and it’s easy to see why: They look classic, seem very comfortable, and are ultra-versatile—you can wear them with virtually any outfit.

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While you can order directly from Everlane’s website, a pair would cost you P6,210 sans shipping fee. So, you’re probably better off searching for a good dupe locally, wouldn't you agree? Well, since we like to spoil you, we did all the legwork and searched high and low for great alternatives to the Everlane pair, from classic ballet flats to casual flat mules. Best part? They’re all from homegrown brands, so by purchasing a pair, you’re amping up your wardrobe with a staple piece and supporting local. 

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Step into these 10 classic flat shoes from local footwear brands:

Anya (P2,500) from Annie & Lori

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For those who seriously champion local footwear brands, the Anya is actually Annie & Lori’s first-ever doll shoes, which makes it a great addition to your growing shoe collection. The pair is made of buttery-soft premium authentic leather with pigskin insoles and anti-skid outsoles for comfortable wear. If you love shoes that give good coverage, this pair will probably, easily be your new go-to.

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OMW Half Flats (P3,190) from Renegade Folk

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This versatile pair from Renegade Folk can be worn two ways: as regular flats and as mules, so it’s like getting two pairs for the price of one (read: things we tell ourselves to justify our purchases). Kidding aside, this lightweight pair is great for busy people on the go who just need a reliable pair of shoes to slip into before dashing out the door. It features genuine leather that’s supple and hugs the foot, offering a snug fit. Its rubber outsoles make the pair durable, perfect when you’re spending long days on your feet.

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Harlow Dunes (P2,790) from Oak

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It’s no argument: Nude flats are a wardrobe staple, and the Harlow Dunes from Oak is the perfect pair to add to your collection. This pair has a slightly pointed toe and a bit more structure and form which makes it a great pair to wear with your work outfits. Wear it with your favorite LBD for an evening event or with your tank-top-and-jeans combo for a casual day out and we assure you, it’ll work!

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The Belgrade (P999) from La Solédad

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Elevate your casual ‘fits with these mules that you can wear to work and use to run quick errands. This pair from La Solédad has a sexy v-silhouette that will give your laidback look a touch of elegance—making you look a bit more put-together than you feel. We know you know what we mean. Best part? Because they’re mules, you won’t have to carry a box of bandaids to protect the back of your feet from blisters!

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Dailey (P2,495) from Posh Pocket Shoes

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You can always count on Posh Pocket Shoes for classic and comfortable pairs like the Dailey. This pair promises to fit like a glove and offers pillowy soft insoles so you’ll like you’re walking on clouds. Made from 100% genuine cow leather, this lightweight pair molds itself to the shape of your feet so you can enjoy a comfortable wear all day long. 

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​​The Ballerine Flat (P2,290) from Andanté

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Another pair that molds itself to the shape of your feet is The Ballerine Flat from Andanté. According to the brand, the shoe is inspired by the ballet pointe shoe of the late 19th Century, making it an instant classic that deserves a spot on your shoe collection. It’s made from genuine leather and completely handmade. Plus, it features the brand’s aerifoam soft insoles, providing you added arch support for added comfort.

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Zoe Flats (P2,999) from Frankie & Friends

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The Zoe Flats from Frankie & Friends can easily be your everyday pair thanks to its no-nonsense design and comfortable fit. This 100% handmade pair features sheep nappa leather uppers and black nappa leather lining as well as a padded insole for extra comfort. It comes in neutral colors that’ll match any outfit.

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Bonnie Lounge Flat (P2,950) from Marquina Shoemaker

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The Bonnie Lounge Flat from Marquina Shoemaker combines the comfort of your lounge slippers and the elegance of a classic pair of flats thanks to its sleek silhouette that offers ample coverage for a snug fit. This handcrafted pair is lightweight and made from kid nappa leather that feels luxuriously soft for a comfortable wear. We love this pastel pink color—it’ll add a dainty touch to any look!

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Sabina Mule (P1,700) from Lila

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We know, we know, this pair has a tiny little heel so it’s technically not flats but hear us out: The Sabina Mule from Lila features soft insoles that offer comfortable wear that will make you feel as if you've been wearing flats all day long. Designed for on-the-go lifestyles, you can easily slip into this pair without worrying about looking too underdressed. The pair is completely handmade in Marikina and can look hella sophisticated minus the hefty pricetag. 

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Available online through Stride Collective.

Glove Shoes (P500) from Artisatch

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If you’re into pairs that hug your feet like a glove, the Glove Shoes from Artisatch should be right up your alley. This pair is made from genuine leather, designed with comfort in mind, and is purposely unlined to give that snug, glove-like fit! It has rubber outsoles, making it durable and great for everyday wear. Plus, we can't deny that ballerina-esque feel it has; added points in our books. 

Available online through Stride Collective.

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