Support the Marikina Shoemakers With These Cute and Comfy Sandals From Made Lokal

MADE LOKAL by Melissa offers hand-crafted women’s shoes made by local artisans who are part of the century-old shoe-making tradition of Marikina City – the “Shoe Capital” of the Philippines. Through their business, the local footwear brand aims to support the local shoe industry by promoting their products online and making them available to the global online community.

“We envision offering a wider variety of locally made products that showcase the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Filipino people.”

You too can help support the Marikina shoe industry by purchasing any of these cute shoes and sandalsĀ on Shopee!

MADE LOKAL‘s collection of footwear is designed to provide comfort and style while also offering affordability and durability. Using the Marikina shoemakers’ traditional techniques passed on and perfected through generations, their products are made with high-quality faux leather material.

Buy MADE LOKAL by Melissa footwear on Shopee now!

Unfortunately, the pandemic hit their footwear sales which displaced a number of shoemakers, not to mention Typhoon Ulysses which struck their homes. This led MADE LOKAL by Melissa to start offering handmade and customized leather accessories by the Marikina craftsmen to provide livelihood assistance to them. They do laser engraving to personalize keychains, spray holders, laptop mats, pouches, and more!

Check out more personalized gift items on Shopee now!

To see more of their available products like affordable women’s shoes and personalized gifts, check out MADE LOKAL by Melissa on Shopee! You may also go to their website ( to see updates and announcements and follow them on Facebook, and Instagram (

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