Pretty Shoes for My Ugly Feet

I am not a shoe person because I have ugly feet.  I would often say that they are like carabao’s feet. No offense meant towards carabaos.  Their feet were made for the tough terrain. Hey, maybe mine is designed for that, too!  But I live in a city with paved roads and I walk beside people with pretty feet. I am only human. I get jealous of their pretty feet.

I seldom shop for shoes. I shop when I NEED one. Just like I did when I first visited The Fort area.  I wore my office shoes. (read: black leather shoes) while walking around. It was not comfortable so I bought the cheapest sneakers I could find. And the brand is called… (drum roll, please) Evans!  Hehe! I learned not to judge the shoes with its name because it has been 4.5 years since  bought the shoes and I still use them. Durable shoes. <3

Sometimes I buy shoes because they are cheap. I found these being sold in the sidewalk for P100. These must have been sold cheaper somewhere else.  I really don’t know if these are fake versions of branded ones. I have limited knowledge on shoe brands.  I bought these because they are made of rubber so they are soft on the feet.

The gray shoes are mine. My cousin wore her black flats.

I like traveling  and I travel light.   I often find myself looking for ways where I can still wear comfortable shoes and be able to pack them well. I bring one pair of shoes and  1 pair of slippers.  There was one trip I completely ditched my shoes and wore slippers the entire trip.  If only I have bought Suelas before that trip, I would not have exposed my ugly feet to the world. Haha! I learned of this brand years ago from Patty Laurel‘s blog but I never really got around ordering a pair until last July when they put some of their shoes on SALE. Yes, the operative word is SALE. The word makes my heart beat a little faster.  (Oh, I am such a cheapskate.) I placed an order and after a series of email since I my order confirmation got sent to my spam folder, I am a proud owner of these comfortable  shoes.

The shoes come with their own bag for easy packing when traveling.

These are foldable flats but these are not the flimsy kind I found in one store. Thick cushioned soles.   It was comfortable.

I wore my shoes when I had ninang (godmother) duties early this month. My cousin whispered that I have nice shoes. Thanks, Suelas!

There is another shoe brand that I have been following lately. It is called Lulu Swing.Their shoes are so cute. My ugly feet wants to try them. I think it is a new brand because they still have a few designs on their portfolio but they are slowly releasing previews of their future designs. They showed this one early this week and I love them.


If they are going to release this before my birthday, I am thinking of buying a pair as a birthday gift to myself. I just wish that my size 8 ugly feet will be as pretty as these sandals.

Oh my! I am turning into a shoe lover. I am now confused which pair to get. I love that these two brands (Suelas and Lulu Swing) are developed in the Philippines. I believe the brands were founded by young entrepreneurs. Yay! To get updates from these two interesting brands, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. Suelas Website: Facebook: Twitter: Lulu Swing Facebook: Twitter:


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  1. I love shoes! But being the frugal mom that I am, I only buy them when they’re on sale. 😀 I’m going to check those two brands out. This is the first time I’ve heard of suelas and lulu swing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, Lulu Swing has cute shoes! Thanks for the share 🙂

  3. those first few paragraphs in this post made me laugh, hehehe

  4. i am planning to get hold of suelas too…for traveling duties. isn’t it too flat? i envy women na nakakaflats the whole day…dami pa namang cute flats around. balls of my feet hurt if i wear flats for sometime 🙂

  5. I feel you, dearie. I used to say that my feet look like a farmer’s naman . No offense meant to the farmers din . I’m also a cheapskate and not addicted to shoe-buying. I always find it frustrating (shoe-buying, I mean) so when I find a pair that fits me nicely, I buy it in different colors! Hahaha!

    I’m loving those shoes from Lulu Swing. It’s the first time I’ve read/heard about them. Will check that site out. Yay!

  6. All of the shoes look comfy. I am also all about comfy shoes! I especially love the foldable ones! Love everything pictured here.

  7. Every time I wear doll shoes, I feel like I’m a girl. I feel so feminine. I no tomboy but I love wearing rubber shoes than doll shoes. 😀

    • For me, the order of preference is slippers, sneakers, flats, wedges, strappy sandals and heeled shoes. 😀

  8. hahaha 🙂 what a quote: Life is short. Buy the shoes. Will check out this sites.

  9. hi kat 🙂 nice blog 🙂 the shoes look lovely … i love flat shoes 🙂 ive never heard of these brands and now so interested to check these … i want cheap comfy shoes too hehe

  10. Love that pair from Luluswing! Soooo cute!! 🙂

  11. that pair of beautifully-colored flats will definitely make your feet look prettier. i guess the trick is find shoes that will always complement your feet, so i’d say go for that one. i am not a foot expert, in fact, my feet are in their ugliest state {blame it on too much flip flops-wearing}, but i guess i will help a lot to pamper those footsies with spa + pedicure to make them more fab! 😉

  12. Nice shoes! both I mean. I love the colors too. I’ve always wanted a cushioned shoes coz it’s hard to wear heels or even the wedged ones when you have kids to carry or run after to. I’ve been thinking of those Aerosole shoes but they’re very pricey. Naturalizer footwear is also comfy to wear. I love Sapato de Manila (or was it Sapato Manila?) coz it’s also Philippine made. I love shoes talaga! I could rant about them forever. hahaha!

  13. nice shoes! i like the style of sandals! my kind of sandals. colorful and chic hahaha 🙂

  14. I love sandals, in fact I don’t wear anything much anymore except sandals. Those are nice pair of sandals 🙂

  15. I absolutely love my Suelas shoes. I now have 5 pairs! haha 🙂 I abuse my shoes because I am sooooo heavy and I tend to drag them, so I do need a lot of them. hehe. Your Suelas pair looks gorgeous, I might just get one if they’re on sale again. And this LuluSwing looks awesome too, the new design I will be watching out for 🙂 Thanks for this shoe post!

  16. ooh i like the brown and yellow, it would be a nice pair for my uniform. I hope you can also join our green monday meme at

  17. I used to love shoes, but now I haven’t been buying a lot ’cause I’ve been quite disappointed that even the supposedly durable ones break when I use them. I guess my commuting plus way of walking is to be blamed. *sigh* Anyway, I should try Suelas’ shoes when I get the chance 🙂

  18. “I walk beside people with pretty feet”

    I know right?! ( T-T) I also feel self-conscious when I’m out because of my feet :/
    So lately I’ wearing closed shoes. :3

  19. i like the Lulu Swing Shoes.. they looks so pretty!!!

  20. I love flat shoes but then I am not matangkad lang… Your shoes collection sis are all perfect for you. I love the simple plain colors you have. Pretty!

  21. I love simple flat shoes too. Lulu Swing has many beautiful shoe designs, I Love it

  22. I am a shoe lover but more on the heeled shoes, minimum of 2 inches to be exact, hihi! I have nothing against flat shoes but because I’m not blessed with good height (5′ flat) while my hubby is 6’2″ tall, its best I stick with high heeled shoes to at least minimize the height difference, hahahaha! If I may, better get the 2 pairs of the Lulu Swing, they are so cute!

  23. I’m a shoe addict, used to be actually. When I was single, I could haul a lot of shoes in a year. That my bedroom is almost filled with nothing but shoes!

    The red brogue doll shoes are pretty!

  24. Just got my first pair ‘Cancan’ of Lulu Swing and I’m pretty happy with it

  25. Sis, I have a question about your Suelas. I own several pairs and unfortunately, three of them have the color chipping off already. Is that happening with your pair? I love Suelas but can’t have this happening otherwise I’ll have to keep buying shoes.

  26. More than six months passed are this shoes still alive? hehehe I’ll check the websites too..

    • Hi. I bought Suelas last July. Unfortunately, a mouse ruined my shoes. There are white patches and I tried to hide them using red pentel pen. It does not look the same anymore. 🙁
      I have yet to decide which Lulu Swing shoes I want to buy.

  27. When I got extra income, I will really buy lots of shoes. But 5 is the most na siguro. hehehe


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