Standout Christmas gift ideas from urbanAthletics

You don’t even have to scratch your head for some great gift ideas. Just head over to urbanAthletics, the shop that has the freshest drops when it comes to standout athletic clothing and accessories.

New arrivals amp up club fashion, like the Dada Tribeca PE, part of the tennis-inspired line of sporty-chic sneakers. An even hotter commodity is the Dada Blade, a full-coated leather sneaker with a classic yet refreshingly eye-catching touch.

Classic casual shoe brand Vans turns on the action for attraction, as seen from its latest designs. There’s the Zapato del Barco, a vintage-style boat-deck shoe made from all canvas and given a worn, slightly roughed-up look. There’s also the new hybrid style called the Vans Chukka Del Barco, born out of the brand’s ever evolving skate shoe design labs while keeping elements of the laidback Zapato. Its deck shoe details emerge in the distressed edging and wraparound lace eyelets.

If you’re looking for something even more fashionably standout, try Radii, the edgy lifestyle shoe label from Southern California. Radii’s fusion of ingenuity, attitude and style can be seen in its mid-top line like the simple and timeless Hampton Brick Leather or the Hampton Black Suede made of leather and suede exterior. Even more high end and uniquely designed is the Radii Straight Jacket Brown Leather, a high-top model with prominent buckled straps, side zippers and ankle straps that hold its perforated leather upper together. Justin Bieber was seen sporting this pair on the streets.

Metro warriors must be ideally armed with a gear roomy enough to carry almost anything in. Topping off urbanAthletics’ range of urban labels is its exclusively distributed Manhattan Portage, the practical yet fashionable bag brand that has its roots in New York. It has laptop bags, shoulder bags, backpacks and the famously messenger bags like the Sputnik, which features a large main compartment and multiple pockets made durable by its double fabric reinforcements and waterproof vinyl lining. It’s as tough and trendy as its military uniform design conveys.

Now that Christmas is just round the corner, visit urbanAthletics at the second floor of Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City and at Toby’s Sports Arena at the second level of Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City and Abreeza Mall, Davao.  The alternative clothing and lifestyle store is a member of the Quorum Group of Companies. For more info, go to or be a fan on Facebook and Twitter.