If you have been doing streetwear apparel for quite some time, how can you possibly stand out from the plethora of local brands in the Philippines? This would involve perhaps making your own bootleg pair of Dunks, which was the case with Portray and DBTK, both of which are successful with their sneaker releases, having sold out quickly. Local streetwear brand The Hundred Percent is aware of this and has its own sneaker with the Sk8 Low Pilipinas.
With a crazy low price of under Php 2k and an overall quality that will give GR Dunk releases a real run for its money, we’re not surprised why The Hundred Percent generated a lot of hype with their Sk8 Low sneaker in the local community.
Let’s start of its unique thunderbolt logo that has interchangeable patches. Taking inspiration from the 2018 Diamond Supply SB Dunk releases, the Sk8 Low has six pairs of thunderbolt patches in different colors, allowing you to personalize your pair in any way you like it. Think of it as those adiColor Superstars from the late 2000s, where you can swap out the Three stripes to personalize their look.
Since it takes inspiration from SB Dunks, the Sk8 Low has a padded tongue for that skateboard shoe look, along with The Hundred Percent’s branding on the tongue tag and insole–both being stitched. Yes, a under Php 2k sneaker can offer such levels of quality, putting the likes of Nike to shame with some of their releases.
Other personal touches of the Sk8 Low are the heel tabs, which have Hundred Percent branding in them. However, a quick flip on them reveals a Pilipinas branding, emphasizing that this sneaker is proudly Pinoy.
To complete the look, the Sk8 Low has white midsoles and grippy gum outsoles, along with decent-quality leather for the upper. We emphasize decent considering more expensive Dunks do disappoint us with the materials Nike would use on some releases (especially the much-craved Panda Dunks, mind you).
Oh, and aside from the white colorway that we saw in person, there’s also a triple black one with icy blue outsoles–that pair also looks cool too.
Should you want a pair, you have to either wait for their next shock drop or pay resell price. Considering how much is a pair (they sell for Php 1,870) and the quality they offer out of the box, we’re not surprised why people are on the hunt for a pair.