THE APOLLO HAS LANDED
February 25th's EDSA Revolution anniversary has taught me two things. First is to never agree to a meeting in the Ortigas area. And second, if the meeting's too important to cancel, always wear socks with your loafers (shoes, in general).
I learned the latter the painful way no thanks to several blisters which I inflicted on my feet from a long-distance of walking.
My driver took the day off and I was left with no choice but to commute, which I don't mind. When the first taxi I hailed declined to take me to Ortigas, albeit politely, that's when I remembered from the news I watched the night before that a part of the EDSA area will be closed for traffic in commemoration of the EDSA Revolution. The cab driver suggested taking the train which, having no other choice, I did. My meeting was at The Podium. I walked from the Ortigas MRT station going there. I'm sure you already know the rest of the story.
If your day requires a lot of walking, then do yourself a favor by wearing something as light and comfortable as the Native Apollo shoes. Your feet will thank you for it.
Apart from being the first of its kind, the Apollo bears six distinct features. It is made with a sleek microfiber blend upper; (The Apollo Moc) weighs as light as 23 1/2 regular-sized marshmallows making it mondo lightweight; perforation detailing gives you the ultimate freer of feet for maximum airflow experience.
Each Apollo shoe also boasts of the Anti-Gravity feature where grounding rubber are inserted, giving traction where it is needed most and is shock absorbent adding a little spring on your step.
Here are some photos from the
launch landing of the Native Apollo last February 17, 2015 at the Sneak Peek store in Shangri-La Plaza.
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Banking on the concept of a moccasin, the most classic footwear silhouette known to mankind, Native created another future classic. With simplicity and "keep it lite" as guiding principles, Mark Gainor, Native's Creative Director, ensured that the focus will only be on the essentials. The result is a totally familiar footwear made fresh and new by injecting Native's quintessential futuristic touch.
|Apollo Moc (Jiffy Black Shell White)|
|Apollo Moc (Pigeon Grey Shell White)|
|Apollo Moc (Victoria Blue Shell White Rubber)|
|Apollo Chukka (Jiffy Black Shell White)|
|Apollo Chukka (Dublin Grey Shell White)|
|Apollo Chukka (Rocky Brown Shell White)|
|Circuit's EIC JR Isaac, Primer's Abby Tan, and Primer's AVP for KIDC Jojo Tan|
|Cris Lamotan, Young JV, DJ Mars Miranda, and Host Jinno Rufino|
|Jinno Rufino and PGII's AVP & SBU Head Toti Wong|
|Jinno Rufino, PGII's AVP & SBU Head Toti Wong, and Brent Javier|
|Roy Macam and Alyanna Martinez|
|Native's Brand Exec. PJ Chua, Travel Now's Klara Anonuevo, Jugs Jugueta, Mega's Angelo de Cartagena and Jeff Fronda|
|Native's Brand Executive PJ Chua, Jinno Rufino, and Primer's AVP-Regional Brand Management Ms. Leslie Santos with the Apollo astronauts|
|PGII's AVP & SBU Head Toti Wong, Primer's AVP-Regional Brand Mgt. Leslie Santos, Primer's Managing Dir. Johnny Thai, PGII's Managing Dir. Jun Uy, Canadian Amb. Neil Reeder, and Native's Brand Exec. PJ Chua|
|PGII's Managing Director Jun Uy, Jugs Jugueta, Primer's Ann Mendoza, and Pepe Cervero|
|Primer's AVP & SBU Head Toti Wong, Ms. Ruby Uy, PGII's Managing Director Jun Uy, and Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder|
|Primer's AVP-Regional Brand Management Ms. Leslie Santos with Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder|
|Primer's Managing Director Johnny Thai with Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder and company, PGII's Managing Director Jun Uy, and Primer's AVP for KIDC Jojo Tan|
|Primer's Managing Director Johnny Thai, MB Style Weekend's EIC Liza Ilarde, and Primer's AVP & Regional Brand Management Leslie Santos|
|Travel Now's EIC Marbee Go with MB Style Weekend's Dexter de Vera|
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