#AllYOU: Capital x Sole Movement
For the past decade, the Philippine sneaker culture has grown leaps and bounds. Back then, the community was just limited to the die-hard collectors and enthusiasts who religiously tracked release dates and drops.
Today, a quick survey of the physical and digital landscape will reveal that the sneaker industry in the Philippines is definitely alive, growing and kicking! With sneaker shops and social media accounts dedicated to kicks sprouting here and there, the present and future of the sneaker industry excites shoe lovers, casual wearers and everyone in between.
With Capital being a part of this community and celebrating its third-anniversary, it feels right to celebrate the original sneaker influencers that have been around for as long as we can all remember. Capital is proud to tell the stories of Kickspotting and Sole Movement – our partners in sneaker evangelization and fellow sole lovers.
A fusion of passion and mission.
There is nothing more contagious than passion.
This is what fueled Martin David as he launched Sole Movement over a decade ago. Perhaps the first truly Filipino sneaker website, Sole Movement originally catered to locals who loved shoes as much as its founder did. Martin believed that people didn’t have to go overseas just to get a nice pair. In fact there were hidden gems scattered all over the metro that just didn’t get enough recognition from the community. And Sole Movement was out to spread the word to everyone and anyone who loved kicks.
Behind the Design
Football is one of Sole Movement’s passions outside of kicks which is why the adidas Samba- a football boot- was used as the base of the design. Martin practically grew up in Sambas. When asked why he gravitated to this silhouette, his answer was simple, “They were one of the best looking pairs that combined style and function. It’s one of the few sneakers that has gracefully crossed over from performance to lifestyle.”
In celebration of our third anniversary, we’re giving three of you the chance to customize a pair of your own choice! For every ₱3,000 purchase at #CapitalPH, get one raffle entry for a chance to win a pair of kicks (of your choice) and a customization session! Hurry and rack up those entries!