Imelda Marcos' Shoes Collection in Marikina

Marikina Shoe Museum
Marikina Shoe Museum was conceived in 1998 under then Mayor Bayani F. Fernando on the assumption that the City, being the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, can be a significant venue for nurturing the historical and cultural values of its shoe industry. It was opened in February 16, 2001 and was initially called the Footwear Museum of Marikina. Information courtesy: Marikina City Website

Imelda Marcos Shoes Collection
Imelda Marcos was given an average of 10 pairs of shoes by Marikina’s local Magsasapatos every week. So, do the computation, if that lasted for couple of years, then, it's going to be a gigantic collection of shoes.

Marikina Shoe Museum
Since Marikina city is the shoe capital of the Philippines. 800 out of Imelda’s 3000 pairs of shoes are in here. There are locally handcrafted shoes and other international brands.

Imelda Marcos Jewelry
Imeldific - that word was created and was being place to the vocabulary, meaning beauty and elegance, pertaining to the former first lady Imelda Marcos.

Imelda Marcos Shoes

Imelda Marcos Collection
In every corner of the museum, you'll see paintings and photographs captured few decades ago. Photos were taken from different mansions and palaces across the world. Main subject is the former President Ferdinand Marcos with Imelda, his first lady, together with few of the worlds powerful personalities.

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Marikina Shoe Museum
Here in Marikina Shoe Museum, you'll see the wood cabinets covered with clear glass. Each dividers contain different pair of shoes that are stunning, the color and the materials were properly selected by the maker to be paired to the first lady's terno

Imelda Shoes
Marikina Shoe Museum also has the collection of shoes donated by some influential and prominent people; from politics and entertainment industry.  Like former Presidents Manuel Roxas and Ferdinand Marcos; Senators Loren Legarda, Meriam Defensor Santiago, Jose de Venecia, Bong Bong Marcos; Comedy King FPJ, Christine Reyes, Lisa Macuja Elizalde, and many more.

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