THE EVOLUTION OF SHOES


20151205_110342Have you ever wondered how shoes evolved?

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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
CLOSE UP OLDEST LEATHEROLDEST LEATHER SHOE 3500 BC
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
CAVALIER cuCOWBOY BOOTS 1970s
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
frog skinFROG SKIN LEATHER SOLE 1970s 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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DISPLAY YOUR SHOES AT THE MARIKINA MUSEUM


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VOICE OVER SCRIPT:

MARIKINA CITY, BEING THE SHOE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES,
OPENED THE CITY’S FOOTWEAR MUSEUM IN 2001

THE MUSEUM SHOWCASES 758 PAIRS OF SHOES WORN BY HISTORICAL PERSONALITIES

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WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR SHOES TO BE DISPLAYED?
SOMEDAY YOUR SHOES COULD ALSO BE KEPT HERE

WHY NOT? AFTER ALL IT IS NOT JUST YOUR SHOES THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO HISTORY WILL BE CHERISHED

SO DO YOUR BEST TO HELP OUR FELLOW FILIPINOS AND WHO KNOWS?
THIS MUSEUM MIGHT JUST PRESERVE YOUR FOOTWEAR FOR POSTERITY

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UPON ENTERING THE MUSEUM, YOU WILL BE WELCOMED BY PAINTINGS ABOUT THE CITY’S INDUSTRIAL PASSION — SHOES AND LEATHER-GOODS

AN ADDED VALUE TO THE VIEWING EXPERIENCE IS TO TAKE NOTE THAT
THIS MUSEUM WAS ONCE AN ARSENAL DURING THE SPANISH PERIOD

WAS CONSECUTIVELY THE DETENTION CELL OF FILIPINO FIGHTER SAKAY AND MILITARY MOTOR POOL DURING THE AMERICAN PERIOD

WAS ONCE A RICE MILL FOR THE TUAZON FAMILY HACIENDA AFTER THE 2ND WORLD WAR

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SHOE MAKING BEGAN IN 1887 THROUGH THE PIONEERING EFFORTS OF “KAPITAN MOY” WHO BOUGHT IMPORTED PAIRS OF SHOES TO BE DISSECTED AND DUPLICATED

THE 1900s SAW THE PROLIFERATION OF MACHINE MADE SHOES WHEN AMERICAN SOLDIER MCGUIRE ESTABLISHED THE
FIRST MECHANIZED FACTORY.

POST WORLD WAR 2 SAW A FALL OF THE INDUSTRY BUT FOUND AN ALLY IN MAYOR FERNANDO WHO ORGANIZED THE PHILIPPINE SHOE MANUFACTURING CORPORATION

THE 1950s SAW MARIKINA PRODUCING 70% OF SHOES
IN THE COUNTRY AND SO THE TITLE “SHOE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES” BESTOWED UPON IT.

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THE 1960s AND 70s SAW MAYOR DE GUZMAN CREATING THE MARIKINA TRADE COMMISSION WHICH INCREASED PROMOTIONS
OF THE SHOE INDUSTRY.

THE 1980S CHALLENGED THE INDUSTRY TO ADAPT TO TRADE LIBERALIZATION. VICE MAYOR SANTOS AND MAYOR VALENTINO MOTIVATED SHOE MANUFACTURERS TO EXPORT.

THE 1990s INFLICTED THE INDUSTRY WITH INFLUX OF IMPORTED SHOES. TO RESTORE PRIDE IN MARIKINA SHOES, MAYOR FERNANDO RESTORED KAPITAN MOY’S HOME

IT WAS ALSO THIS TIME THAT THE SHOE MUSEUM WAS CONCEIVED WHERE CITIZENS CAN BE NURTURED ON THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL VALUES OF THE SHOE INDUSTRY

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THE 2ND MILLENNIUM IS NOW SEEING A REVITALIZING OF THE SHOE INDUSTRY. MAYOR DE GUZMAN ESTABLISHED THE MARIKINA SHOE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO BRING BACK THE GLORY DAYS

GLORY DAYS WHEN MARIKINA CAN BE THE SHOE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES NOT JUST BY NAME BUT BY INCOME

GLORY DAYS WHEN MARIKINA IS SHOE CAPITAL NOT JUST OF THE PHILIPPINES BUT SHOE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

GLORY DAYS WHEN ALL FILIPINOS WILL BE PROUD TO
WEAR MARIKINA SHOES

GLORY DAYS WHEN FILIPINO YOUTH WILL CONSIDER ENTREPRENURIAL CAREERS IN SHOE MAKING

GLORY DAYS WHEN ACTORS, POLITICIANS, WRITERS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, JOURNALISTS, SOLDIERS, ENGINEERS WILL ALL WANT THEIR SHOES PRESERVED HERE ONE DAY

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GLORY DAYS WHEN EACH AND EVERY FILIPINO WILL NO LONGER NEED COME TO THIS MUSEUM BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL BUSY GROWING THEIR SHOE MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES

BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL CONFIDENT THAT IT IS WITHIN THEIR POWER TO MAKE MARIKINA THE SHOE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES BOTH IN TITLE AND IN EARNINGS.

BECAUSE THEY ARE HOPEFUL THAT TALENT AND INDUSTRY COMBINED WITH ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMWORK AND COMPETITIVE SPIRIT WILL WIN ALL-NEW GLORY DAYS

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ALL NEW GLORY DAYS BEGIN NOW BY TAKING THE TIME TO KNOW HOW SHOES ARE MADE WITH THE SHOE LASTS USED AS MASTER
MOLD OF SHOES

BY TAKING THE TIME TO STUDY THAT DIFFERENT ANIMAL SKINS LIKE ALLIGATOR’S, SNAKE’S, PIG’S CALF’S AND SHEEP’S ARE USED

BY MARVELING AT THE AWESOME ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE BUSINESS — EACH PERSON IN THE ENTIRE WORLD WITH A PAIR OF FEET IS A PROSPECTIVE BUYER

BY ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS ON BUYER PREFERENCES — WHAT SHOES WOULD PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WOULD LIKE TO BUY?

HOW WILL THE MANUFACTURER PRODUCE IT WITH AN ECONOMY OF SCALE THAT WILL BRING DECENT PROFITS FOR THE COMPANY?

HOW WILL THE MARIKINA SHOE INDUSTRY PROSPER?

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IN THE MEANTIME WE ASK OURSELVES…
ARE WE WEARING MARIKINA SHOES?

DO WE EVEN HUMOR OURSELVES THAT THE SHOES WE WEAR NOW WILL SOON JOIN THE COLLECTION OF PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTS

DO WE EVEN PAUSE TO CONSIDER WEARING MARIKINA SHOES WHEN WE’RE PLANNING OUR WARDROBE IN OUR NEXT IMPORTANT FUNCTION?

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HELP FILIPINOS LEARN TO MAKE MONEY AND MEANING

Dear Friends,

This educational blog aims to help my fellow Filipinos learn how to make money and meaning; this is my personal advocacy, my labor of love.

If you feel that my cause is worth doing, and if you think that I am effective in helping, then maybe I am also worth supporting.
Donate Button with Credit Cards

With all my heart, I thank you for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Rom Cumagun
Public Service Professional
People’s Choice for Business & Finance
BLOGGYS Philippine Blogging Awards 2015

THE PHILIPPINE CORPORATE ADDRESS BOOK THE COMPLEAT DIRECTORY TO WHO’S WHO & WHAT’S WHAT IN: Informing, Training & Educating Filipino Millennials on Self-Improvement, Professional Practice, Entrepreneurship, Business Communication & Financial ManagementYou may also send
Checks, Books, Video Production equipment, (practically anything will help) made to
Jose Romualdo B. Cumagun
Mailing/Shipping Address:
117 Bonanza St. Rancho Estate 2
Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
1811 Philippines
or deposit cash to my account
Bank of the Philippine Islands 355331550505

Please inform me of your support so I may give it due gratitude. Feel free to contact me regarding any concerns.

STUDENTS SHOES ART INSTALLATIONS


Amid the cheering and dancing of the crowd at the Marikina Sapatos Shoes Festival, there is the silence of students helping strengthen the Marikina shoe industry… the quiet dedication of Marikina City leaders who supporting the youth’s efforts… engaging them in a Public Art Installation Contest…