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Laguna Travel Guide - Footwear


Liliw town in Laguna province is a paradise for shoe lovers! There are about 70-80 stores selling tsinelas (slippers) and shoes along the main street, Gat Tayaw Avenue. Liliw is considered as the "Footwear Capital of Laguna" due to its thriving footwear industry.

Badong Footwear in Liliw, Laguna

The famous Badong Footwear, one of the pioneers of footwear making in Liliw

High-quality but very affordable shoes and slippers are produced by the skilled shoemakers of the town. To showcase the town's creativity and fine craftsmanship, the Liliw Gat Tayaw Festival is held annually during the month of April.

You can shop for shoes and slippers in Liliw to your heart's content - high-quality leather shoes can be bought for as low as PhP 500, while regular shoes and sandals cost PhP 180-PhP 300. And there are slippers that can be bought "3 pairs for PhP 100."

I bought my espadrille in Liliw for only PhP 220. I saw a similar design/make in a mall in Manila but it costs three times more at PhP 600. If you are a sucker for bargain shoes (but with high quality), Liliw is a must destination for you.

Wedges from Liliw, Laguna

Wedges in different colors and styles

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