I’m a simple gal. My travel footwear collection includes a pair of leather sandals, white sneakers, and trekking sandals which I mainly use for mountain treks. Up until recently I didn’t know about UIN Footwear — and now I am obsessed with them!
UIN Footwear is a travel shoe brand based in Toledo, Spain. They have a specific niche: art travel shoes. They cater to travelers and art enthusiasts, offering shoes that not only are lightweight and comfortable but also feature vibrant, colorful art inspired by different countries around the world.
About UIN Footwear
UIN Footwear was established in 2015 by shoe designer Fernando Acevedo. They offer international shipping to 200 countries worldwide, including the Philippines. After confirming the shoes that I want, I received the two pairs from their warehouse in Singapore and only paid a minimal fee for postal office delivery (around P200).
Here are some quick facts you need to know about UIN Footwear:
- UIN travel shoes feature comfortable bionic design. They are made of EVA outsoles and ortholite insoles. The upper materials vary depending on the collection that you choose, including canvas, leather, knitted fabric, wool, and others.
- The shoes are machine washable.
- The shoes are not waterproof, so it’s not advisable to bring them at the beach.
My UIN travel shoes review
When UIN Footwear approached me to feature their shoes, I immediately fell in love with the designs. It took a while for me to choose two pairs. Each design features different materials and soles, depending on the collection you choose. In the end I picked Love Irises’ Smell from Toledo I Collection and Hold That Color from Toledo X Collection.
I have a few cats at home and I love the fun design of Love Irises’ Smell. The soles feature a detailed map of Toledo, Spain, which is a homage to the brand’s roots. I also like that it’s so comfortable to wear on a stroll and the overall look is versatile, so it is easy to pair with casual fits. Love Irises’ Smell is actually a limited-edition product from collaboration between UIN and FatCatArt.
I wore it for a casual date with my boyfriend at the Glass House by Coffee Project. Here are some photos.
Meanwhile, Hold That Color is the brand’s signature design. I want a different look so I opted for the Toledo X Collection, which features thick soles ideal for camping. The soles feature a detailed map of the coastal city of Mahon, Spain.
Here are some photos paired with a casual fit while we were exploring the graffitis in BGC, Taguig.
Overall, I love these pairs of UIN travel shoes. To summarize my points:
- Design: I like the high-quality materials, artistic designs, and small features like the details on the soles and the tab at the back, which makes them easy to slip on.
- Sizing: The shoes are true to size. My shoe size is US 6 and the shoes especially the cat design fit snugly in my feet. As Filipinos we like wearing socks on closed shoes, and if this is you, then I suggest doing a half-size up. UIN Footwear has a sizing guide on their website, so you can also check that out.
- Pricing: UIN Footwear is on the pricy side. Shoes range from $80 to 120. Are they worth it? I would say yes. I’ve only had the shoes for several days so I can’t comment on their durability, but they have high reviews across all platforms so I would say that speaks to them as investment.
Another thing that I love about UIN shoes is that their designs are so unique, you’re unlikely to meet someone wearing the same shoes as you! They are also a great conversation starter. I posted them in my personal accounts as well and had gotten several inquiries. As someone who likes products done with love, this is a brand that I can highly recommend.
Get your own UIN Footwear shoes
You can buy UIN Footwear via their official website. You can use discount codes: UinTravel5 ($5 off +$40) or UinTravel10 ($10 off +$120).
They are also available in Lazada Philippines.
Disclaimer: These UIN travel shoes are provided to me for free. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
That concludes my UIN travel shoes review. What are your favorite travel shoes? Let us know in the comment section below!
Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).