One of the main reasons why I love Cebu is its abundance of attractions. Whether you’re interested in mountains, white sand beaches, waterfalls, or forest reserves, you will find everything here. And the best thing about it is that these places are just an hour or two from the city. Two of the most popular destinations in Cebu are Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls. I can no longer count the number of times I’ve been to these spots. But I’m glad I went back with Merrell Philippines this time.
Photo credits: Henny Sescon
Merrell in Cebu: Let’s Getaway campaign
Part of Merrell’s Let’s Getaway Campaign is the first-ever trail hike in Cebu. Let’s Getaway is a debut campaign by Merrell and James Reid which invites everyone to escape the daily grind, be spontaneous, and enjoy life’s adventures. He believes that in breaking away to all types of adventures to gain new perspectives and inspiration.
Merrell has always been known to be one of the best that offers innovative adventure footwear and gear that is perfect to any types of explorations whether its for the city streets or outdoor trails.
Along with some friends in the media, we set out first to Osmena Peak to warm up and test our new pairs. I got my Merrell Tetrex Rapid Crest Water Shoe which is perfect for hiking, camping, and water rafting.
I’ve been using my old Merrell Waterpro Maipo for a long time now so I already knew what to expect. And as expected, Merrell Tetrex proves to be a great pair to use in the outdoors. It’s super lightweight and has excellent grip and stability even on slick surfaces.
No matter how many times I have climbed Osmena Peak, the view from the top is still breathtaking. The weather definitely cooperated and we were able to take really great shots.
We then headed to one of Cebu’s majestic waterfalls – the Kawasan Falls! Even on a weekday, it is evident that Kawasan Falls is a popular destination. Locals and tourists are flocked in the area to enjoy the cold and calming waters of Kawasan.
It was time to test out the hydro-hiking powers of our shoes. We hiked from Level 1 all the way up to Level 3 of the waterfalls. If you’ve never been to Kawasan, you should know that the trail is quite slippery so you need to be careful. Thankfully, Merrell’s Vibram® Megagrip outsoles help a lot in hiking the wet and slippery trails of Kawasan.
Merrell Introduces the Choprock Collection
The Choprock Collection is currently James’ new best buddy. As the brand ambassador for Merrell, he’s known to embark on varied pursuits in his professional life from acting to songwriting and producing.
The Choprock is a stylish and function-driven shoe that takes James through all of his adventures and activities. From his daily urban adventures to crossing rivers, and climbing peaks, and traveling to new locales, these shoe transitions readily with James’ lifestyle without skipping a beat.
Merrell is your perfect companion whether you just want to sport a daily outfit in the metro, or as a true performance hiker in the outdoors.
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