One of the perks of being gay is never having to accompany your girlfriend in picking her clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. Really. I love fashion but if I have to stand there and act as if I am enjoying the long minutes watching them go through a pile of stuff, I will die.
Then one day, Jeff, a follower/friend of mine, who is a big fan of The Tigresses, said he’s working for a shoe brand and he, out of love for the girls, is willing to give them some free shoes. FREE! I don’t know about you but I’m not one to pass up on an opportunity like this.
So off I go to Sanuk Glorietta with four of my most favorite girls in the world Mela Tunay, Jessey De Leon, Maru Banaticla and Gi Reyes.
And just like any other volleyball game, they were shy at first and needed some warm up. But as soon as they got a hold of those gorgeous sandals (They are not shoes, apparently. They are sandals.) it was chaos!
I don’t know how many times I heard them saying “Kuya meron po ba nung size bigger/smaller?” It’s crazy! I realized they are as serious when it comes to picking their footwear as they are with their games.
They would literally stand in front of the display rack and stare at these comfy-looking shoes for minutes. I mean, if they were just any girl friends of mine, I would pretend how much I love this item just so they’d pick it already.
But that’s the thing. They are not just any other girls. They are responsible, confident, powerful, beautiful and influential student-athletes. They won’t be getting freebies like this if they aren’t, right?
So I let them do their thing while I also looked around this cool store where there is green everywhere. Green is my favorite color by the way. It calms me.
After an hour or so, they still haven’t made up their mind. I can’t blame them though. There are a lot of good stuff in that place.
Later on, I found out that Sanuk is a Thai word that means fun. How perfect can it be? How many times have you heard commentators saying on TV that these girls are dangerous when they are having fun inside the court? Right. A lot. The tagline “Smile.. Pass It On!” is perfectly embodied by these fun-loving ladies. Seriously.
They finished choosing in a couple of minutes. You will not believe the stories they have shared while they were tearing the whole store apart. Funny stuff about some players.
Thank you so much Sanuk! My girls are really happy! Sometimes, athletes like them need comfy shoes after all the beating their feet gets on training. And your products are perfect for that! Try and get a pair guys! And it would be highly appreciated if you can get yours from their Glorietta branch. Again. Cute and warm staff. 😉