A couple of months back, we featured Straightforward, a local brand that prides itself with fashion’s finest essentials. And that’s what’s great about them. At the end of the day, it’s the essentials that truly matter. When you don’t want to think about what to wear, you always go back to the basics. With Manila still feeling the heat and on a white sneaker frenzy, Straightforward launched their first ever Filipino Handcrafted Sneaker. Made with pure genuine cowhide leather, Marikina’s finest put these shoes together to assure the user of at least 5 years’ worth of wear. Five colorways make up the first collection and they’re now available at the store’s official website. A pair retails for Php 2,800, not bad for an essential piece to your wardrobe, right?