By JANE KINGSU CHENG
Mnom-of-two Maye Yao Co Say shares, “One day, my son said his shoes flew off to the roof while he was playing soccer at recess. Being a shy boy who loves his violin, I was happy to hear him engaging in sports. I wanted to equip him better.”
Inspired and challenged to give her then-eight-year-old son Marcus sturdy and reliable shoes for active play, Maye, who is the chief operating officer of Richwell Phils, Inc. and together with her team, immersed themselves in studying what kind of footwear could provide children more opportunities to roam comfortably and experience new things.
Two years have passed since that light bulb moment, and their efforts have come to fruition. Ogalala shoes are now available, at an affordable price of P1,399.75 for each pair. It answers every parent’s concern when it comes to comfort with features such as memory foam insole, “hulma” or good fit, and lightweight.
ities of a child are school, sports, and play,” says Maye, which is why the brand highlights its three collections: Schooletics for school and play, OgaSports for performance play, and OgaWalk for everyday walks and casual play. Parents would be glad to know that these easy-on-easy-off shoes offer an all-in-one footwear solution, so children don’t need to change shoes. “Through our Ogalala shoes, we hope that kids who love being active can be more active; and kids who might feel a bit afraid to try and explore more physical activities can do it,” ends Maye.
Ogalala Shoes is available in selected SM Stores nationwide.