20151205_110342Have you ever wondered how shoes evolved?


Marikina City leaders and private shoe manufacturers, during the Sapatos (Shoe) Festival, have tried to show how they did…

20151205_110741OLDEST SANDALS 8000 BC
Sage bark sandals from Fort Rock Cave, Oregon USA are the oldest pair found to date. Designed by: Marylinda Magbag Manufactured by: BOBMAR’S SHOES
20151205_110728ESPARTO SANDALS 6000 BC
Sage bark sandals from Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, USA are the oldest pair found to date. Designed by: Marylinda Magbag Manufactured by: BOBMAR’S SHOES
The oldest know leather shoe, Also known as Areni-1, was found in Armenia Designed by: Marilinda Magbag Manufactured by: BOBMAR’S SHOES
20151205_110639ICEMAN’S SHOES 3300 BC
Otzi the Iceman’s shoes -a simple cloak made of woven grass to protect from severe cold Designed by: Marilinda Magbag Manufactured by: BOBMAR’S SHOES
20151205_111131DUTCH CLOGS 1230 BC
A clog is a kind of shoes made simply or directly from wood. Traditional clogs were frequently worn in heavy labor. Whole feet clogs can provide sufficient protection for use without additional supports. Courtesy of MARIKINA FOOTWEAR MUSEUM
20151205_111113GREEK SHOES 1000 BC
Pedila of Homer’s time was a soldier’s shoe and Krepis, the soldier’s shoe with carved tongue indicated a free man or citizen. Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
20151205_111154VIKING LEATHER SHOES 800
When Scandinavian Norsemen explored Europe by its oceans and rivers for trade and conquest. they evolved from sandals to leather shoes to protect their feet from harsh climates Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
indian patuka cuINDIAN PADUKA 200 BC
Paduka is the name of India’s oldest, most quintessential footwear. It is a little more than a sole with a post of knob, which is engaged between the big and second toe. Courtesy of MARIKINA FOOTWEAR MUSEUM
20151205_111319ROMAN STRAP SANDALS 50 BC
Romans devised thongs suitable for military activities which were also adapted for gladiator sports. Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
cavalier cu 2CAVALIER BOOTS 27 BC
Popular in Europe, commonly known today as pirate boots. Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
20151205_110853INDIAN MOCCASINS 1750s
Native American shoes that varied and evolved in different tribes and climates. This easy to wear yet classy piece of footwear started an unending era of fashion footwear for men. Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
oxford cuOXFORD SHOES 1860
Oxfords first appeared in Scotland and Ireland where they are occasionally called Balmorals after the queen’s castle in Scotland. These are the few historical shoes that are still in fashion today. Designed by: Reynaldo Arcega Manufactured by: GIBI SHOES
20151205_111030BAKYA 1950s
The bakya or wooden clogs were once the most commonly used footwear in the Philippines before the introduction of rubber sandals. This footwear is made from local light wood like santol and laniti. The bakya was very popular in the 1950s and was a common souvenir for Americans visiting the country.

20151205_111054EGYPTIAN SANDAL 1970s
The ancient Egyptians wore sandals made of palm leaves and papyrus. They are sometimes observable on the feet of Egyptian statues and in reliefs being carried by sandal bearers. Courtesy of PHILIPPINE FOOTWEAR FEDERATION, INC
golf shoes cuGOLF SHOES 1970s
Many golfers wear special shoes with spikes attached to the sole. These can be made of metal and plastics (plastic spikes are also known as “soft spikes”) designed to increase traction thus helping the player to keep his or her balance during the swing on greens or in wet condition. Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES
20151205_111447WHITE NAPPA LEATHER SOLE 1970s
Nappa leather is the general term for particularly soft chrome tanned smooth leather of all animal skin types and fields of use. It is open-pored and imbued with aniline colorants. Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES
Refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys. They have a Cuban heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft and, traditionally, no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes make from “exotic” skins. Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES
pump shoesPUMP SHOES 1980s
A court shoe (British English) or pump (American English), is a shoe with a low cut from and usually without a fastening. Pumps are mostly worn with a suit or a uniform but are also worn with formal and informal dress, skirts, trousers, jeans. Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES
20151205_111526RED BOOTS GLOVE LEATHER 1980s
Knee high boots that rise to the knee, or slightly there under. They are generally tighter around the leg shaft and ankle than at the top. Knee high boots have existed in the fashion world since at least the 1950s Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES
20151205_111557ROCKSTAR SHOES 1980s
For the first time since Aristocratic age, men once again wore elevating shoes. Male rockstar popularized the fashion by wearing extremely high platforms and their fans soon followed. Courtesy of VALENTINO SHOES


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