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Tag: Marikina Shoe Industry
In late 2020, Marikina Shoe Gallery, the main hub for Marikina-based shoemakers and home of the world’s largest shoes, (as certified by the Guiness Book of World Records in 2002) closed down. The closure took place just weeks after parts of NCR,
These pairs are made of genuine leather!
Nothing says home sweet home like kicking off our outside shoes and slipping into a less-restricting pair of slippers. Whether yours are the fuzzy kind or a humble pair of flip flops, it hardly matters, as long as they're comfortable.That said, now that many of
Support the local shoe business.
Marikina-made shoes are known for their top-notch quality and expert craftsmanship that are at par with internationally known shoe brands. While the local industry had suffered a major blow in the past decades due to the economy's unfortunate decline, we're seeing a
This local brand is taking one big step forward.
Stacks of dull-brown boxes are lined against the walls of a three-storey home in a relatively quiet street in Marikina. There's leather everywhere. There are rolls of it piled on top of each other on a shelf. There are small scraps of
Long live traditional shoe-making.
It was not too long ago when Marikina-made shoes were revered in the local fashion scene. The country's shoe capital birthed footwear of impeccable craftsmanship and durability. Now, in a sea of imported products with lower price tags, homegrown brands struggle to
Can the shoe capital of the Philippines bring back its golden days?
The past couple of days had us here at Style Bible riding a crazy shoe frenzy, talking about #shoefies and Louboutins non-stop. We can’t exactly pinpoint what got it rolling but something tells me it might have started when we went to
Raising hope for the local shoemaking industry and the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda
What was initially a fund-raising activity to provide scholarships for would be sapateros has expanded to provide support for those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda—an inspiring gesture of empathy from the city that has made strong strides since they too were hit