13 Filipino Footwear Brands To Support For Beach-Friendly Sandals, Custom Leather Shoes & More

Filipino footwear brands

Finding durable footwear that matches most of your outfits can be difficult. Not to mention your own requirements on how comfortable footwear should be.

To expand your footwear choices and support local businesses, check out these Filipino footwear brands for sandals and shoes for different occasions. Most of these are Marikina-made, too, so you’re sure to get long-lasting shoes.

What do you need to know before buying shoes?

It helps to identify the style of shoe that you need based on what you’re using them for. While some footwear can be versatile, some may suit certain outfits better.

Additionally, consider the material of the shoe for your comfort. Reading reviews can confirm both the comfort and durability of your chosen footwear, as well as provide insights into whether the product runs true to size.

If you’re in urgent need of shoes, it’s wise to review the shop’s shipping policy to estimate the expected time of arrival before finalizing your purchase.

How can you tell the quality of shoes?

To determine the quality of a shoe, it’s important to consider the durability of the materials used. The hardware should also feel durable, especially when you’re planning to wear them every day.

If you’re planning to purchase running shoes and the like, go for options that provide ample support for your feet to avoid pain in the joints and muscles.

It also helps to inspect the stitching and construction of the show. But if you’re making your purchase online, check what others have to say in the product reviews.

1. Cora & Bear – handmade women’s footwear

The Topanga in terracotta.
Image credit: @cora.andbear via Instagram

Cora & Bear is among the shoe brands fashionable Filipinas love, with their trendy array of color-block heels. Their products are handmade and produced in small batches so you can guarantee their quality.

The Nona in white.
Image credit: @cora.andbear via Instagram

For close-toed, plain-colored shoes that you can wear comfortably to work, get The Nona (P1,650, ~USD29.83). These Mary Jane shoes that come in leather and velvet are made-to-order and take 1-2 weeks to make so make sure to check out ASAP to get them in time for your event.

Cora and Bear has no physical store, but they ship across the Philippines and worldwide via DHL.

Cora & Bear’s website

2. Marquina Shoemaker – specializes in men’s loafers

Grand Alpine Derby.
Image credit: @marquinashoemaker via Instagram

For gents looking for shoes to wear to work or to special events, check out Marquina Shoemaker. They carry a variety of loafers and Derby shoes, and specialize in men’s footwear.

Go to their showroom in Makati to try a couple of pairs and pick a favorite. They’ll make a new one just for you in Marikina, the “Shoe Capital of the Philippines”, and ship it to you once done.

The Grand Spectator loafer from their mid-century modern collection.
Image credit: @marquinashoemaker via Instagram

But no worries if you’re not in the metro or are too busy to pay them a visit. You can also simply place an order through their website. They ship worldwide through DHL.

They currently have a mid-century modern collection of loafers with a stylish, vintage vibe (from P7,290. ~USD131.78).

Address: 7635 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
11am-7pm, Daily
0967 243 3341
Marquina Shoemaker’s website

3. Malaya Swim – colorful sandals for the beach

Laiya Banig in Azul.
Image credit: via Instagram

Look cute on the beach with colorful sandals (from P1,990, ~USD35.97) from Malaya Swim. These aren’t just lightweight and comfy, but are also made to last even when worn in the water.

Their sandals come in different color combinations so there’s one to pair with each of your beach outfit. They even have sandals with designs that incorporate Filipino crafts, with abaca or Manila hemp and plastic banig (handwoven mat) straps.

Manila in Nude.
Image credit: via Instagram

Malaya Swim also carries slippers and espadrilles (from P890, ~USD16.09) with slightly more formal designs, perfect for boho-themed and beach weddings.

Their beach sandals are available at Frankie General Store in Rockwell Power Plant Mall and SM Aura Premier. They also ship nationwide. Same-day delivery is even available for areas in Greater Metro Manila.

Frankie General Store – Power Plant Mall
Address: 2F, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm | Fri 11am-10pm | Sat 10am-10pm | Sun 10am-9pm
+63 917 159 5821

Frankie General Store – SM Aura Premier
2F, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
+63 917 159 5821

Malaya Swim’s Facebook

4. Renegade Folk – women’s leather footwear in neutral colors

Elation in Tan.
Image credit: @renegadefolk via Instagram

Renegade Folk is a local shoe and clothing brand that has a wide variety of leather shoes, including flats, sandals, mules, and low heels.

Their footwear comes in mostly neutral colors, so you can match them easily with your outfits. These are carefully designed and made to last even if you wear them on the daily.

Flourish in Onyx.
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For something durable and stylish, their Blossom (P2,890, ~USD52.24) and Flourish (P2,790, ~USD50.43) sandals both have straps of leather flowers that give your trusty footwear a little umph.

You can check out Renegade Folk in U.P. Town Center and Glorietta 3 in Metro Manila and in Ayala Cebu. They also ship worldwide.

Renegade Folk’s website

For a list of branches, click here.

5. andanté – academia-style women’s shoes

The Chunky Penny Loafers in Black.
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If you’re looking for the perfect leather shoes for your academia-core outfits, you’re sure to find a pair from andanté. The Filipino footwear brand has classic shoe designs such as loafers and Oxfords (from P2,590, ~USD46.82) that are made for women.

For more variety, they carry ballerina and Mary Jane flats. They also have sandals of different designs such as fisherman sandals, dad sandals, and cabin slides that are stylish but are also comfy for long walks.

The Dad Sandal in Black.
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You even get a free tote bag when you order a pair of shoes from their website.

andanté footwear are available online with worldwide shipping and at Frankie General Store in Rockwell Power Plant Mall.

Frankie General Store – Power Plant Mall
Address: 2F, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm | Fri 11am-10pm | Sat 10am-10pm | Sun 10am-9pm
+63 917 159 5821

andanté’s website

6. Sanbera – sustainable canvas sneakers and sandals

Real in Classic Cream.
Image credit: @_sanbera via Instagram

The Filipino footwear brand Sanbera has unisex canvas sneakers (from P1,871.25, ~USD33.82). Setting them apart from most shoe brands in the country, their products are made with locally sourced, eco-friendly materials such as coconut coir.

Sanbera’s canvas sneakers also come in black, white, cream, ocean blue, and summer blue, making them easy to pair with your outfits.

Lifestyle Sandals in white.
Image credit: @_sanbera via Instagram

Besides sneakers, they also sell sandals (from P1,882.50, ~USD34.02) in a simple, classic design and made with 100% genuine cowhide leather.

Sanbera has no physical stores but they ship nationwide.

Sanbera’s website

7. Indiana Jane MNL – budget-friendly women’s footwear

Pampas heeled sandals.
Image credit: @indianajane.mnl via Instagram

For stylish, women’s footwear (from P279, ~USD5.04) that won’t break the bank, check out Indiana Jane MNL.

Besides its attractive price point, the brand offers a wide variety of designs for sandals, flats, mules, and heels. These also come in a range of materials such as genuine leather, PU leather, and canvas, so you can choose a pair that best suits your style.

Holly sandals.

Image credit: @indianajane.mnl via Instagram

Indiana Jane MNL’s products are all available on-hand so they’re at your rescue for last-minute shopping for events. The brand can be found on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop.

Indiana Jane MNL’s Facebook

8. Meraniel – all-genuine leather platform sandals

Nora platforms.
Image credit:

Meraniel is a Filipino footwear brand that offers a wide variety of designs for women’s everyday sandals. Their sandals are made with all-genuine leather to make sure they last you a long time.

They have platform sandals (from P2,490, ~USD45.01) in different designs that will give you extra inches while allowing you to walk comfortably at the same time.

Martelle platforms.

Image credit: via Instagram

However, do note that most of their platform sandal designs are pre-order so take this into consideration before you check out.

The brand also has no physical stores but they ship nationwide.

Meraniel’s website

9. Black Wing Shoes – customized men’s shoes

Black leather shoes.
Image credit: @blackwingshoes via Instagram

For custom men’s shoes, check out the Marikina-based, Filipino footwear brand Black Wing Shoes.

They offer pasadya or custom-made shoes from boots to sneakers starting at P6,250 (~USD112.98). They can even make custom shoes for toddlers and accommodate orthopedic or podiatric needs.

Custom sneakers.
Image credit: @blackwingshoes via Instagram

Besides bespoke footwear, they have ready-made designs you can choose from. They will make your chosen design in your size upon pre-order.

For inquiries and orders, send them a DM on Facebook or Instagram.

Black Wing Shoes’ Facebook

10. Hue Manila – neutral and colored stilettos

Loni Le Blanc.
Image credit: @huemanila via Instagram

It can be really hard to find the perfect footwear for formal events such as weddings. So for flats and stilettos with chic designs, check out the Filipino footwear brand Hue Manila.

Besides white, nude, and beige footwear, they also have footwear in colors such as hot pink, emerald green, and royal blue to match gowns or even work outfits with bolder colors.

Glora Rojo.
Image credit:

Their Glora heels (P1,790, ~USD32.36) have a fuzzy strap and clear heels and come in hot pink and emerald green. Talk about statement shoes.

Hue Manila ships nationwide. Same-day delivery is also available for Metro Manila and nearby cities.

Hue Manila’s website

11. Annie & Lori -women’s footwear made with indigenous materials

Meghan Inabel in orange.
Image credit: @annieandlori via Instagram

If you like to wear your Filipino pride from head to toe, the brand Annie & Lori has women’s footwear that beautifully incorporates Filipino craft.

Their Meghan Inabel mules (P3,899, ~USD70.48) are made with local textile from the Ilocos Region. There’s also a sandal alternative, the Tamar Inabel (P3,600, ~USD65.08). Their Inabel collection was even featured in British Vogue.

Sako Pumps.
Image credit: @annieandlori via Instagram

The Filipino footwear brand also has a sustainable Sako collection with footwear made with jute sack.

Annie & Lori footwear are available in stores in the Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom, Canada, and the US. They also ship worldwide.

Annie & Lori’s website

For a list of branches, click here.

12. World Balance – local running shoe brand

Image credit: @worldbalanceph via Instagram

World Balance is a local brand of running shoes for those looking for footwear that suits their active lifestyle. Whether you’re hitting the trails, dominating the court, or simply running errands, you’re sure to find the perfect pair.

Besides shoes for men, women, and kids, they’ve also expanded into sportswear and accessories, putting them at par with the international shoe brands we love.

The Alamat basketball shoes from the ST2 collection.
Image credit: @worldbalanceph via Instagram

Plus, they’ve partnered with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star Scottie Thompson for a special collaboration featuring shoes, tees, and accessories starting from just P199 (~USD3.53) for a memorabilia of your favorite local athlete.

World Balance’s website

For a list of branches, click here.

13. Banana Peel – everyday flip flops in an array of fun designs

Image credit: @bananapeelofcl via Instagram

If you’re on the hunt for high-quality, locally made flip flops (from P190, ~USD3.37) for everyday wear, check out the brand Banana Peel.

Their lightweight and cozy footwear isn’t limited to just flip flops; they’ve got a range of other styles too, such as sandals, wedges, and slides. Plus, they even cater to the little ones with their adorable toddler sandals.

Image credit: @bananapeelofcl via Instagram

Banana Peel’s lineup boasts a variety of designs. Be sure to check out their BT21 and Hello Kitty flip-flop collections to wear your favorite animated characters.

You can find banana peel in department stores nationwide, as well as on the popular online platforms Shopee and Lazada.

Banana Peel’s website

For a list of branches, click here.

Where is the “Shoe Capital” of the Philippines?

Marikina in Metro Manila is dubbed the “Shoe Capital of the Philippines”. It is because the city is home to artisans who specialize in shoes and other leather products, including bags.

In fact, Marikina is also home to a Shoe Museum, showcasing footwear worn by prominent Filipino figures, including past presidents and celebrities.

However, shoes are not the only things to visit Marikina for. Check out our list of things to do in Marikina that prove the city is more than a shoe-shopping hub.

Support Filipino footwear brands

These Filipino shoe brands deserve to be on your radar, with the variety of styles they offer for different occasions and lifestyles. With most of them being handmade, you can even guarantee the longevity of the footwear you’re going to buy.

Support more local brands and check out these Filipino swimwear brands for your beach ‘fits. You can also incorporate Filipino products into your everyday beauty routine with these Filipino sustainable makeup and skincare brands.

Cover image adapted from: @_sanbera via Instagram, via Instagram, @huemanila via Instagram

Article originally posted on 23 December 2022, updated on 11 April 2024.




Kim Shelly Tan

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