It was not too long ago when Marikina-made shoes were revered in the local fashion scene. The country's shoe capital birthed footwear of impeccable craftsmanship and durability. Now, in a sea of imported products with lower price tags, homegrown brands struggle to resurrect locally made pairs. But don't mistake their struggle for defeat! Marikeños are still here to remind us that Philippine-made shoes are top-notch when it comes to style and quality.

Watch the Preview.ph clip below and witness how local business Lupe Saenz is powering Marikina's legacy, as co-owner Rico Quimbo shows us why loving local is totally worth it.

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