I Love Marikina Shoes!

Last October 2012 my sister-in-law came home from Singapore. Seeing that she missed going to bazaars or tiangges, as we locally call them, I suggested visiting the Sapatos Festival (Shoe Festival). She relished the idea, so off we went to the exhibit center of SM City Marikina where the weekend shoe expo was held.
Delighted by countless shoes right before us, I ended up getting 2 pairs - oxford shoes with tribal print (Php500) from Alligator Shoe Shop and white sandals (Php150) from Jie-Jay’s. I also took note of Alligator Shoe Shop proprietress’ contact details for future use. Who knows when I would be in need of another pair, right?
Oxford shoes by Alligator Shoe Shop (Php500)
 White sandals by Jie-Jay’s (Php150)
After about a week, I called up the Alligator Shoe owner to ask when and where the following bazaar will be. She directed me to Patio delZapateros where Marikina shoe makers are regularly showcased. Next thing I knew, I’ve plunged into another shopping spree. This time I got floral peep-toes for my mom and beige ballet flats for my eldest daughter. Each priced at Php280.

Peep-toe flats by D&T (Php280)
Ballet flats by D&T (Php280)
The shoes are undeniably fabulous finds. They are topnotch but inexpensive. Likewise, the comfort they give is truly remarkable. Never again will I be skeptical about buying local hand-made shoes.
So whenever you visualize yourself wearing new boots, stilettos, wedges, or flats… think of Marikina, too. Where else can you buy the perfect pair but from the Shoe Capital of the Philippines!
**Patio del Zapateros is located at JP Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina (right beside the Shoe Museum and across Our Lady of the Abandoned Church).
**Alligator Shoe Shop proprietress is Irene F. Sto. Domingo. Contact details are as follows:
(02) 9413803


joyce martinez said...

I heard that these Tory Burch shoes are very soft to wear, as my sister also have two pairs of these branded shoes. Her black colored shoes look very awesome with white shorts.