I was one of the few who literally rejoiced when comfortable footwear started to arrive our shores! Finally, someone understood my woes! My mom and sister can't seem to understand why I'm always in a bad mood after a long day walking around Divisoria. As much as I enjoyed spending time with my friends, I would rather sit for hours in coffee shops or restaurants to chat than walk inside the mall for hours!
I'm finally saying it....My knees and legs hurt!!!
As of this moment, I have 3 shoe racks all full with nice-looking pair of shoes but there are only a pair or 2 that I really wear when I'm out! If you see me wearing high-heeled shoes in an event, PLEASE, come up to me and give me a hug! It is really an effort for me to look good! *laughs* Given the chance, I'd rather go for shoes or sandals that are extremely comfortable, not just normal "flats" but they should be arched in a way that works for my weird feet! (I'm not flat-footed by the way!)
The good thing about these shoe brands that are meant to give comfort are good for a time-being, I am literally complaining after a year's usage on how they don't feel the way they used to!
Well, finally, ONE BRAND promises support and comfort for as long as the pair "lives".
Thanks to Macel for introducing me to Str
ive's CEO and Non-Executive Chairman of LBG Medical Mr. Paul Fenelon, who flew all the way from UK to tell us more about the brand. I was lucky enough to sit with him for an interview and I learned so much !
Strive Footwear is born out of 35 years of orthotic expertise working with the UK's leading podiatrists. The Biomechanical Footbed Technology (BFT) is the unique combination of the following clinically proven features and the secret behind every Strive Footwear!
- Wide Deep Heel Cup - designed to cradle your heel when it hits the ground giving you a solid foundation to walk from.
- Contoured Arch Profile - mirroring the contours of a natural foot and designed to reduce excessive pronation (inward rolling of the feet).
- Patent PEnding Dual Density Footbed - designed to help support your foot in its optimum position and reduces pressure under the ball of foot.
Strive Footwear help restores the foots natural alignment, enable the feet, ankles and legs to function as dynamically and efficiently as they were intended and thereby helps to correct poor postural misalignment!
I did gave this BFT a touch and it feels hard and extremely durable! My next question was: "Does it hurt?"
Mr. Paul was honest enough to say, it may to some who has flat feet, on the other hand, some customers have no issues "Breaking-in" their new pair.
As of the moment, they can only offer women's footwear but men and kids design will surely follow considering how widely accepted Strive Footwear are all over the world! Imagine, 50,000 pairs of shoes were sold since the launch in 2014!
My last question was: "Is it easy to drive with Strive Footwear?"
I was really amazed on how honest Mr. was when he said: "You know what? I really don't know! Why don't you give it a try and you tell me?"
Here are just some of the styles available in the local market.
The complete SS15 Collection and I picked my favorite color/color combination!
Top to bottom (Clockwise) Chloe, Oahu, Lombok, Maui and Lipsi
Strive is exclusively distributed by Primer Group of Companies in the Philippines and is available at selected Res|Toe|Run branches (Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-La Plaza, Lucky Chinatown and NAIA Terminal 3).
Which design is your favorite from the SS15 collection?