I have gotten the chance of visiting The Marikina Shoe Museum located in J.P. Rizal Street.
Through the courtesy of Mam Jane Ballesteros and Mam Monette Berin of Marikina Tourism Office , I had this chance of visiting a museum with an extensive display of shoes in the country.
It houses 800 of the 3,000 and more of Imelda Marcos' infamous expensive collection of designer shoes.
The curator said that the museum was built through the initiation of then Marikina Mayor Bayani Fernando.
The building was said to be a former house in collonial Spanish era and was redesigned to become a museum in the modern times.
The museum is open everyday from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon and have an entrance fee of 50.00 per head.
The curator said that all of these shoes are donated by celebrated and well-known people of The Philippines.
Take a peek inside the wide gallery of shoes and be amazed:
|The shoe chair|
|a collection of shoe figurines|
|hmmm , an infamous pair of rubbers|
|talagang gets it done huh|
|gandang Ricky Reyes|
|pang Miss Universe|
|ballet shoes by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde|
|bowling shoes by Pareng Paeng|
|Dear Ate Charo ... ang ganda po ng shoes n'yo|
|Taray ni Direk|
|Nice Idol April|
|a big Valentino shoe|
|shoes by Marikina|
|her collection of boots|
Among the brands in the collection of shoes by Madam Imelda are Ferragamo, Bruno Magli , Bellevue , Joseph Magnin , Christian Dior , Beltrami , Oleg Cassini , Charles Jourdan , Andrew Geller , Contessa Bellini , Bally , Rene Caovilla , Raphael Salalo , Maro , K. Geiger and many more.
|eto acheng he he he|
|tower of shoes|
|another holy shoes|
|taray ni Kuya Germs ,pang Walang Tulugan talaga|
|The King of Comedy|
|tarush ni AA|