City-venture Ready in Poblacion with MERRELL

As the summer season nears to a close, everyone’s determined to squeeze in their last hurrah before school starts and the rainy season rolls in. If you’re still hoping to do a quick getaway with friends this summer, no need to travel miles away because you can still have plenty a good time exploring in the city! All it takes is an open mind, a little research, and of course, quality gear.

Merrell‘s wanderlust-filled Let’s Getaway campaign with new ambassador, James Reid, the global brand stays true to its mission of encouraging everyone to enjoy all sorts of adventures. This continues with Merrell’s release of a new selection of footwear to compliment getaways from the streets to the trails.

Old downtown Poblacion in Makati City is known for its novel club and bar offerings, however, you may be surprised to know that the area has more to it than simply being the happening place to drink, dine and be seen.  Partnering with Meaningful Travels PH (@meaningfultravelsph), Merrell showed us around to discover Poblacion’s role in Makati’s history and culture. Caught between two eras, go off the beaten path of popular lighted signages or explore Old Poblacion with the modern district vibe. So you can experience something quirky and unique—far beyond its nightlife.

Meaningful Travels PH takes us to a walking tour of Poblacion’s Art, Heritage, Leisure, and Entertainment spots.

Game to appreciate some homegrown art while snapping some gram-worthy photos? You’ll be excited to know that Poblacion is home to some art murals by local artists that have made this quaint town a vibrant place to explore. For a modern chill style, try Merrell’s Tideriser shoe. This performance boat shoe has cool, breathable materials, perfect for a light walk around, rain or shine.

Want a laid back, relaxed style with equally amazing performance technology? The Choprock Sandals are your new go-to multi-purpose pair to rock all year long. Packed with the best of Merrell’s Choprock technology, these sandals are not only great for trails around water, but also great for touring concrete spots for hours with its reliable grip. These Choprock sandals go from walking tour to casual coffee date to river crossings in a snap!

From left: (M) Tideriser Lace Olive, Php 4,895; (M) Choprock Black, Php 4,995; (L) Tideriser Moc Monu, Php 4,495; (L) Choprock Strap Black, Php 4,495. Photo courtesy of Merrell Philippines
Thanks to Merrell Philippines for inviting us! See you on our next getaway!

Much like the hip neighborhood’s modern-classic city mix, Merrell equips you to experience the best of what an urban landscape has to offer with its versatile, tech-filled footwear. Getting away is much enjoyable and memorable with great company of friends, sights, experience, and dependable yet stylish gears, that lets you explore any kind of adventure—anytime, and anywhere.

Check our photos from Merrell’s Let Getaway city walk :

Want to see other footwear highlights from Merrell? Shop online at and don’t forget to follow Merrell on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram: @Merrell_PH, to get the latest updates on new drops and releases.

Merrell concept stores are located at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall , SM Southmall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, LimKetKai Mall, Centrio Mall, and Ayala Center Cebu.

All images in this post by Rholiza Sy unless otherwise stated


Rholiza Sy

is a design creative, relentless at seeking and experiencing the most out of life—scrapes, bruises, and embarrassing mishaps included. She understands that her insatiable spirit of adventure and curiosity sets her to finding her place in this beautiful, wild, and wicked world. Follow her misadventures on Instagram @rholizasy.

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