The Soulfulness of heritage and craft

Zapateria serves as a center for creativity and ingenuity expressed through the practice of great craftsmanship. We are open to serve aspiring designers, makers, footwear entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who are interested in learning the craft of shoemaking.

A collaborative community

Our in-house team consists of the earlier and new generation designers and makers of footwear based in Marikina but our engagements span across the Philippines and around the world.

We work with seasoned artisans, creatives, and innovators, driven by the goal of showcasing Filipino craft and building the talents within and beyond the world of footwear.

Celebrating Filipino Creativity

Today, Zapateria aims make the country a world class destination known for its globally competitive design craft and workmanship. We keep the traditional making but also innovate in the process with high regard to Filipino making.

We collaborate in many ways at the hub with designers, artists, other hubs in making beautiful shoes that we all can be proud of and in spreading the love of shoemaking.

From one generation to the next