Our history and heritage are proof that Filipinos are creative people with a keen eye on craftsmanship, especially when it comes to shoemaking. But with the influx of imported footwear options made available on the market, our locally handcrafted pairs are struggling to get their fair share of the limelight. Thankfully, with a continuous support for all things local, we're given hope that the Philippine shoe industry will continue to thrive. Below, we list 15 online stores that are championing local footwear.
Loic is redefining our new classic shoes: square-toed, strappy, and low-heeled. Their options are all-around stylish and poised to be your new faves.
This local shop sells comfy leather slides adorned with Hablon weaves. They're handwoven textile created by a small community of women in Negros Occidental.
3. Inne Studios
Inne Studios wants to bring age-old traditions back into the contemporary fashion scene. Their rattan slides and mules offer modern-day shoe designs enriched with Filipino heritage and culture.
This store proves that local artisans can also make sneakers worth collecting! All athleisure-loving gals will enjoy their kicks that feature various locally-sourced weaves.
Marikina shoemakers are flexing their craftmanship and style prowess with Risque's unique wooden-carved heels coupled with local textiles.
Loafer fans will love Andante's selection of carefully-crafted pairs made with genuine leather. Their shoes all come in neutral shades that will make it easy for you to mix and match with your existing wardrobe.
Mika and Moko will wow you with unique pair of slides you will proudly wear as a statement piece.
8. Milli Label
Up for some minimalist but bright-hued slip ons? Milli Label is after your bold heart! Did we mention their slides are all made with vegan leather?
9. Hola Lili
Let Hola Lili remind you of just how gorgeous indigenous textile can be. Their wide array of footwear offers locally-made designs that use handwoven fabrics from all over the country.
Habi is a collective determined to make younger generations fall in love with all things local. They plan to materialize this vision by offering footwear made with local weaves.
Sundals will make you love espadrilles even more with their comfy and stylish footwear designed for everyday wear.
Strut is a reminder that prioritizing style doesn't mean sacrificing comfort. More importantly, it also doesn't mean overlooking locally-produced shoes. Filipino-made heels and flats are just as versatile and refined.
Trust us, you will live in these comfy espadrilles Tejida offers. They're chic and versatile enough to match your existing wardrobe. What's not to love?
Looking for stylish, sturdy, and comfy Oxfords and brogues? Head on over to this local store to end your search!
Artisatch's handpainted designs will remind you that art can indeed be worn every day!