Published on November 23, 2016
I was restraining myself from buying a new pair of ballet flats even if my “daily” pair already gave up months ago. I was about to go to the mall to look for a new pair when I remembered that one of my best friends, Joie, recommended the ballet flats from Sole Depot PH. Sole Depot PH is the brainchild of Joie’s elder sister, Ate Cathy. This local business aims to provide classy, comfy and durable ballet flats at more reasonable prices. Ate Cathy designs the shoes and have everything done locally, mostly in Marikina. Because I had been meaning to replace my worn out ballet flats, I sent a private message to Ate Cathy inquiring about the prices. A pair usually starts at around PHP500. Not bad, ehh?! Much to my surprise, Ate Cathy told me that she would just be sending me a pair so I can review it here in my blog! Wooohooo! Okay, bago niyo ako i-judge na biased ang post na 'to dahil libre ang shoes, I received the shoes last August. I decided to delay posting this so I can stress test it for a more objective review. *wink wink*
Joie kept on raving about the quality of Sole Depot. Pinanlusong na daw niya sa baha ‘yung shoes niya! Although I knew that she wasn’t just being biased to her sister (haha), I wanted to see it for myself. I am a size 5, but Sole Depot suggests that you get shoes that are one size larger than your actual feet size.
I have been using this pair for ALMOST every day since August. I had countless of trips to Divisoria, and this was the same pair that I used on all of those trips. And just last week, it was the only pair of shoes that I brought with me for our trip to Bacolod. I realized that my sneakers were also worn out so I used ballet flats to do some hiking… while carrying either my one-year-old baby or her diaper bag that’s even heavier than her! And believe me, I did not feel even the slightest discomfort while wearing it.
O kitams? Sabi ko sa inyo bonggang STRESS TEST ang ginawa ko bago ako mag-review! :p
At ang ganda rin ng shoes! Para siya ‘yung classmate mo noong highschool na matalino na, magaling na mag-karate, nuknukan pa ng ganda pero sobrang humble! Hahahaha! It’s so pretty that some of my office mates even took notice. One of my office mates even got her own pair when she saw the pair given to me by Sole Depot. I was so impressed with the quality of the shoes that I decided to buy another pair when they had a flash SALE on FB. I got my second pair for PHP400!
No need for BAND-AID!
No need to scrub the edges of the shoes with the wax from a candle. (Ako lang ba ang gumagawa neto?!)
No more ouchies after hours of long walks.
And more importantly, no need to strain your wallets!
I have never been brand-conscious. If you have been following this blog for years, then you probably know that I support local brands. Kaya, lezzzzgowwww! Support Filipino-made products. Support local businesses!
Follow their Facebook page and take a peek at the designs of Sole Depot PH. And also be updated on their next SALE schedule! Hahaha!
But if you like to personally see and try out the shoes, you may visit any of their showrooms:
Elite Fashion Boutique - Boni ,Mandaluyong
The Pink Gossip Boutique - Taft, Manila
21st Avenue Boutique - San Fernando, Pampanga
Your Fashion Point - UST, Manila
Hollermall - Vito Cruz, Manila (opening December 2016)