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With Zapateria, you'll get to craft your own footwear the same way a Marikina shoemaker would.
2020 was a tough year for the Marikina shoe industry—its main hub, the Marikina shoe gallery, closed down before the first year of the pandemic even ended. Thankfully, the industry has also had some hopeful moments since then with newer brands (like
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
We say goodbye to an extraordinary individual who dedicated himself to making our country a better place.
Today, the Philippines has lost one of its most passionate, creative individuals: Multi-talented designer Brian Tenorio has just passed away.Perhaps the fashion industry knows him best for his work as a shoe designer, dedicated to bringing the Marikina shoe industry to the
Filipino-made Balthazar shoes boast topnotch quality at surprisingly low prices.
Leather shoes seem to be divided into two classes these days: top-quality leather shoes that are also quite expensive and affordable leather shoes that are easily damaged after a few months. Why can't there be something in between? That's exactly what Altina
You'll want to use them every day!
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
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
Our President wore it with pride.
Following the modification of dress code for the annual State of the Nation Address, we pretty much assumed that the country’s front leader is not a fan of lavish and extravagant fashion. But even though he's not exactly the most style-savvy politician,
This year's Marikina Mayor's Gala redefined the meaning of shoe craving.
This time last year, the Marikina Mayor's Gala was not only dedicated to raise hope for the local talents who would become the future of the city's shoemaking industry, but also to help the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Fast forward 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