By Val Marvin G. Macanas
MANILA, Philippine - Being a basketball player is not a low-maintainance thing. A player needs to have great sporting gears and most especially great sneakers or great rubbershoes. Nike and Adidas are some of the great shoe brands. And they are not that cheap. But, in the Philippines there are few but convenient store that are offering Nike and Adidas sneakers and rubbershoes in affordable prices. Here is a short list of those shops that hold shoe sales:
1. Adidas Factory Sale- The shop is located at the Tutuban Centermall of Divisoria. It is on the 2nd floor northwing side of the mall. It offers 30-50 percent discount on their shoes, shirts and shorts. Just go to Divisoria and ask some of the securityguards there.
2. Pony and Converse Outlets- These shops are also in Tutuban Centermall. In the first floor middle part of it. 20-50 percent discount on selected items.
3. There are also Nike Park Outlets that offer large discounts:
Angeles City, Pampanga
Nike Outlet 30percent discount all the time****
Sta. Ana Drive Sun Valley Subd. Bicutan, Paranaque
Payless Shoe Store
Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong
4. And of course, the place where I got my Kobe 4 with 30 percent discount is located at Libis near Shopwise. It is near the famous leisure place for Ateneans wherein they can play any sports, the Club 650. There is a Sports Warehouse branch at the right side of the club. To those who are not familiar with the place, you can contact The Sports Warehouse Libis Outlet at these numbers:(02)6382671. It also has another branch at Market, Market, The Fort, Taguig. You can contact it at (02)8864011.
When commuting to Libis, ride a jeepney going to Philcoa and look for FX that has a c5 Libis ride and there you go. Just constantly remind the driver about your destination. It is for your own good.
I had a chance to visit The Sports Warehouse at Libis and I bought a pair of Kobe 4 there. The white and purple colorway. It looks nice. Here are some of my pictures.
Here are the shoes!
Kobe 4 less 30%!!
Here's the map of libis sportswarehouse at club 650: