"It's a form of torture. It's a form of oppression and slavery. Imagine having to endure that pain for eight to 10 hours a day," Alan Tanjusay, spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions, told AFP. The object of his ire? Something most ladies have a love-hate relationship with: high-heeled shoes.
In case you haven't heard, the Department of Labor and Employment just banned companies from requiring women to wear high heels at work, and you best believe a collective sigh of relief was heard across the country. After all, heels are notoriously famous for being uncomfortable. Well, that and how the wearer runs the risk of various ailments like muscle strain, joint stress, and back pain, just to name a few.
Thanks to this new policy, we can start looking forward to more comfortable ways to make a statement. And lucky for you, we did the legwork so you don't have to. If your feet are doing a happy dance, you'll need the right footwear to do so. Keep on scrolling to see 18 pairs that offer support, comfort, and most importantly, style.
Suelas Baila Lace-up flats, P1450, suelasonline.com
SM Parisian Comfy Moccasins, SM Makati
Posh Pocket Shoes Anelle, P1250, poshpocketshoesonline.com
Sala Coquette Petite in Blue, P1850, ava.ph
Cole Haan d'Orsay flats, Shangri-La Plaza
Lupe Saenz Snakeskin mules, P2600, lupesaenz.com
Vionic Ankle boot, P6500, Ayala Malls The 30th
harlan + holden Camino in Dark grey, P4950, harlanholden.com
FitFlop Fringe sneaker loafer, P7290, SM Megamall
Vionic Gem Caballo ballet flats, P5800, Ayala Malls The 30th
Sala Byzantium Low block heels, P1850, ava.ph
Suelas Cabrillos Leather in Beige, P1950, suelasonline.com
Lupe Saenz Snakeskin loafers, P2350, lupesaenz.com
harlan + holden Camino in Olive, P4950, harlanholden.com
Aerosoles Supersoft loafers, P3950, Eastwood Mall
Posh Pocket Shoes Prima, P1200, poshpocketshoesonline.com
Bata Loafers, SM Megamall
Cole Haan GrandEvølution Modern Monk, Rockwell
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.