Now more than ever, local brands are making a space for themselves in the market, offering homegrown products at affordable prices. However, the idea that high-quality local products are only a recent development is a bit of a misconception. Many local products we know today are actually founded on old-school techniques passed down from generation to generation. A clear example would be Marikina's hand-crafted leather shoes, an industry that dates as far back as 1887. Though many of the industry's vintage practices have been left behind in favor of faster and more technologically advanced production, many of them are also still maintained. Local brand Alpas Quality Craft makes classic pairs that preserve and honor Marikina's shoemaking heritage!
Alpas' line of sleek, stylish loafers are handmade with techniques honed by generations of Marikina-bred artisans. They use time-honored methods for shoemaking and combine that with locally sourced materials to create durable, functional footwear designed for everyday wear and built to last for years. Each shoe is made with high-quality leather that molds to the shape of your foot and soft memory foam insoles that promise all-day comfort. Plus, their pairs have cooling perforations that help keep your feet feeling fresh throughout wear (read: no sweaty feet here!). The pairs' classic style make them versatile enough to wear with any outfit.
Check it out:
All Alpas Quality Craft Shoes are available online for P4,290 each.
For more information, log on to Alpas Quality Craft's Instagram page.
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.