There’s been a lot of hype surrounding a really hot sneaker war in the Metro but before you jump the gun, it’s not about your usual limited releases like Air Jordans, Kobes, or Yeezys. Truth is, the Pinoy sneakerhead community is going crazy over some local ripoffs courtesy of our proud politicians.
We’d really like to say we’re kidding but that’s not the case since Makati City’s former mayor, Jejomar Binay, started this whole “local sneaker culture” a few years back.
LaVar Ball’s got nothing on the BBB’s (Binay Baller Brand) Air Binay shoes:
Meanwhile, Mandaluyong City, which is home to the National Center for Mental Health wasn’t about to let itself get outdone in the latest sneaker craze. Here’s Mayor Carmelita Abalos’ answer to Makati’s Air Binay, which was wittily dubbed online as the “Manda Mentality.”
That’s probably why there’s already an Air Binay 2
This guy’s obviously repping for Mandaluyong
A new challenger from Pasig City appears! Should we call this Bobby (Eusebio) Boost V1 or the Yeezebio Boost?
We got some OG Bobby Boosts from 2017
Manila is also joining the fray with the Air pa More ErapTempo
BBB on top of some dope fire
To be fair, these local sneakers actually look pretty good. All we can say is we’re left wondering when Quezon City’s Air-Bert 1s (or perhaps Bistek Boosts) and Valenzuela’s Wi-Ning Way of Win would drop before the resellers and hypebeasts start hoarding them.