You can never have too many chunky heels, especially when they’re Filipino made.
Everything chunky’s been having a moment. From sneakers, boots and now, heels. Seen on musicians and style icons these days, such as Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Ariana Grande, chunky heels have been the feminine counterpart of the edgy, platform boots. (Make no mistake about it though, the cool factor is intact.) It’s easy to spot ’em being sold by cool brands like Naked Wolfe, Nodaleto, and Jeffrey Campbell, but these Filipino-made chunky heels deserve all the love, too. Scroll down below for 5 local brands that we spotted on Instagram.
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1. LA SOLEDAD STUDIOS
For the wild at heart, La Soledad Studios got you covered. Their chunky heels are Filipino-made and can last you forever.
2. TUTUM SHOP
If you’re into dainty, feminine silhouettes, Tutum Shop is your go-to. Established almost a decade ago, they have everything from chunky heels, slides to wedges.
3. JOS MUNDO
Hand-made in Marikina, Jos Mundo, (mostly known as Studio Josanna) is a Filipino footwear brand that gained cult status in the industry throughout the years. Their edgy, fashion forward designs are also being sold in the US and Canada.
4. MX STUDIO
MX Studio is a Filipino footwear brand known for their chic designs as seen on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam featuring the power house queens of the Philippines and the boots worn by Lizzo in her dominatrix outfit.
5. AZTRID SHOES
These sleek and minimalist designs by Filipino brand Aztrid are making us miss the good ol’ days of dressing up. From loafers, sandals to heels, make some space in your wardrobe for these classics.
Photos in featured art by Robin Manuel for Jos World, BJ Pascual for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam
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