The Philippines shoe capital is all set for this year’s Sapatos Festival.
Quality and affordable shoes, bags, belts, and more items made by Marikina’s skilled craftsmen will be available at this year’s Sapatos Festival that will start on November 12, 2018, until January 6, 2019, at the Marikina Freedom Park.
Likewise, the much-awaited stiletto race dubbed ‘Tour de Takong’ will also take place on December 1, 2018.
The Sapatos Festival is a regular event conducted by the city government that aims to boost the city’s shoe industry.
Sapatos Festival is a three-month-long festival that usually begins in September. It showcases the creativity, craftsmanship, style, and quality of shoes, a product Marikina is known for.
The festival features parades, cultural presentations, trade fairs featuring shoes made in the city, and visits to the shoe museum, among other fun activities.
Among the highlights of the festival is the Tour de Takong, where participants are required to wear stilettos of at least three inches in height instead of the usual running shoes. Since the race started in 2011, it has attracted a multitude of participants from all over the country and is one of the highly-anticipated events in the city.
The city government continuously promotes locally made, world-class footwear through caravans in different cities in Metro Manila.