Marikina is known for its quality leather shoes. In February 16, 2001, under Mayor Bayani F. Fernando administration, the footwear museum was opened to the public. The venue is appropriate for nurturing the historical and cultural values of shoe industry in the city.
749 pairs are from the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Some were given as gifts while some were brought from different parts of the world. There are also some shoes of several famous people including a pair of shoes from every president of the Philippines in chronological order. Other shoes that are noteworthy are those from celebrities, ambassadors, political figures, and traditional shoes from several countries.
It is located along J.P. Rizal, across The Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish. There is an entrance fee of 50 pesos. This is just to pay for the cost of maintaining the museum. The Shoe Museum opens at 8:00am to 5:00pm from Monday to Sunday, except holidays.