Perhaps you'll best know Raffy Tulfo as one of the tough Tulfo brothers. Maybe, you'll instantly recognize his voice—after all, he has long kept a radio show that paints hims as a vigilante or perhaps a fearless hero. Because of this rep, he is beloved by many for bringing social justice to the poor and marginalized. Hence, we're just as surprised as you are when we found out that Raffy actually is bent as a sneakerhead. Who would have thought, right?
Well, a quick hawkeyed scroll in his Instagram account and Facebook page will let you gape at his extensive designer sneaker collection! What's more amusing is you won't see him wandering around in boring kicks. In fact, Raffy Tulfo's sneaker taste stretches from must-have footwear to audacious picks. Take a look at a few of his cool kicks below!
Raffy Tulfo has a penchant for dad sneakers and his top choice for comfy pairs come from Balenciaga's Triple S line. He has collected a few pairs that include the classic all-white version, as well as the blue and red clear sole iterations.
Triple S Clear Sole Sneaker, 995 USD (approximately P48,838), BALENCIAGA
Triple S Clear Sole Sneaker, 975 USD (approximately P47,856), BALENCIAGA
Triple S Clear Sole Sneaker in Blue, 995 USD (approximately P48,838), BALENCIAGA
Triple S Clear Sole Sneaker in Red, 995 USD (approximately P48,838), BALENCIAGA
He's also into "ugly" trainers, as evidenced by this pair.
Track trainer sneaker, 975 USD (approximately P47,856), BALENCIAGA
Raffy also favors high cut shoes. In a U.S. trip with his family, he wore these sleek basket hi-top sneakers which he paired with a cozy Balenciaga hoodie.
Basket hi-top sneakers 638 EUROS (approximately P37,077), GIVENCHY, www.farfetch.com
Judging from his Gucci pairs, we can tell that Raffy is not one to shy away from flamboyant kicks. Take for example his Flashtreks with removable spikes which he copped in both white and black versions.
Flashtrek sneaker with removable spikes in White, 1590 USD (approximately P78,042), GUCCI, modesens.com
Flashtrek sneaker with removable spikes in Black, 12,200 HKD (approximately P77,433), GUCCI
The broadcast journalist also dipped his toes into the trendy Rhyton kicks from the Italian luxury house. His Worldwide version is actually too cute for words!
Rhyton Worldwide sneaker, 700 GBP (approximately P45,236), GUCCI, farfetch.com
The radio broadcaster flexes his wide knowledge of cool sneaks to cop. Just take a look at his 2Chainz x Versace Chain Reaction collab pair that features the luxury house's signature greca details, chain-link sole, and braille lettering. These familiar deets were coupled with the American rapper's athleisure take on the shoe that boasts of an embossed croc neoprene collar with dual zip closure. Since its release in early 2019, this pair has already sold out—lucky Raffy for securing a pair!
2 Chainz x Versace Chain Reaction High in Grey, price unavailable, VERSACE
When Raffy eyes a sneaker that he likes, he makes sure to cop them in various colors for good measure—a clever strategy for shoe afficionados who has a taste for hot, fast-selling items. He has a couple of pairs of the ever convenient Latitude slip ons and a cool trio of Virgil Abloh's Zigzag skate sneakers. Raffy even has a bold red trainers from the same brand!
Latitude Slip on in White, AUD 995 (approximately P35,173), LOUIS VUITTON
Latitude Slip on in Rouge, AUD 995 (approximately P35,173), LOUIS VUITTON
Zigzag sneakers in Gold, USD 1200 (approximately P58,998), LOUIS VUITTON
Zigzag sneakers in White, CHY 8800 (approximately P62,192) , LOUIS VUITTON
Zigzag sneakers in Black, CHY 8050 (approximately P56,891), LOUIS VUITTON
Run Away Pulse Sneakers, USD 1240 (approximately P60,965), LOUIS VUITTON
Here's another testament to Raffy's bold shoe aesthetic: We spotted him here sporting a sock sneakers with all-over spikes from Christian Louboutin. Oh, and he didn't just strut around the office in this pair. Raffy actually wore this to a special event—to a wedding, no less!
Red Spike-embellished Neoprene Sock Sneakers, 1271 USD (approximately P62,385), CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, lyst.com
Ah, here's Raffy's fave pair! Raffy revealed his dearest diamond-encrusted sneaker in Alex Gonzaga's vlog. And with a little digging, we found out that this pair is actually from the women's collection of the brand. But hey, as long as it fits, right?
Diamond sneakers, 2995 EUROS (approximately P174,054), JIMMY CHOO
Dolce & Gabbana
Speaking of statement shoes, Raffy also loves to collect some eye-catching Dolce & Gabbana pairs. From comfy Sorrrentos to Super King sneakers, Raffy knows that even basic everyday sneakers don't need to be boring.
Sorrento sneakers with logo, 645 USD (approximately P31,659), DOLCE & GABBANA
Super King sneakers in White, 945 USD (approximately P46,384), DOLCE & GABBANA
Super King sneakers in Silver, 995 USD (approximately P48,838), DOLCE & GABBANA
Mixed material trekking shoe with logo, 995 USD (approximately P48,838), DOLCE & GABBANA