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October 23, 2018 1 min read

Note: This article is reposted from a Jun 04, 2018 feature on Rappler's website. You can find the original link here: https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/fashion/203947-marquina-shoemaker-shoeroom-handmade-leather-shoes-marikina
Written By Vernise L Tantuco, Rappler Philippines
Marquina Shoemaker's 'shoeroom' is a shoe store with a twist

MANILA, Philippines – Traditional shoemaking meets modern styles at Marquina Shoemaker, a footwear brand that’s gone from making a name for themselves online to a opening a brick and mortar “shoeroom” – yes, that’s a showroom for shoes.

Marquina’s shoeroom gives customers the tactile experience they miss out on when they’re buying shoes online. They get to try on shoes to get a sure fit, get a feel of their chosen pair’s leather, and see if the pair will suit them and their style.

The shoeroom doesn’t have stocks for sale, though. After a customer decides on a pair, they can order them online and wait 3 weeks for them to be delivered to their doorstep.

If the waiting time turns you off Marquina’s shoes, just remember that it’s all for the sake of authenticity – every pair is made to order and handmade in Marikina.

Their shoeroom also offers shoe-shining services for when your shoes get old and worn.

Interested in experiencing Marquina’s shoeroom for yourself? Check it out at 7635 Guijo Street, San Antonio, Makati. – Rappler.com

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Marquina Size Guide

Our shoes come in whole sizes. If you take a half size, we recommend you go up to the nearest whole size.

Still unsure? Compare your size directly with our shoe size chart and measure your foot length correctly.


If your feet are wide please size up for RTW Flats ONLY.

4 35 20.8
5 36 21.6
6 37 22.5
7 38 23.5
8 39 24.1
9 40 25.1
10 41 25.9
11 42 26.7
12 43 27.6


MENS SIZE CHART - If your feet are wide please size up.

6.5 39
7 40
8 41
8.5-9 42
9.5 43
10 44
11 45
12 46



Place a white sheet of paper under your foot, and lean your heel against a wall. Make sure that you are on a flat surface and that the paper does not move (tip: fix the paper with tape)

Trace the outline of your foot with a pencil Feet often have slightly different dimensions, therefore repeat the process with the other foot. 

Use a ruler to measure the length of your foot in cm (distance between the heel and the longest toe) -- add 0.3cm to this measurement and compare to our size chart.