MARIKINA

Marikina City is dubbed as the "Shoe Capital of the Philippines" because it is famous for its shoemakers. At one point, Marikina was also the country's largest worldwide exporter of leather shoes. Marikina City is primarily a residential and industrial area. Its famed shoemakers are still around, however, the production of shoes is no longer as prolific as before. Still, many Filipinos would not pass up the chance to have bespoke shoes made by any of its shoemakers. In fact, among Marikina City's attractions is the World's Largest Pair of Shoes, which was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in December 2002. Each giant shoe measures 5.29 meters long, 2.37 meters wide, and is 1.83 meters high. The shoes are made of genuine leather. The huge pair is displayed at the Shoe Gallery section of Marikina's Riverbanks Mall. Marikina, of course, also boasts of a Shoe Museum. Marikina is considered "the main gateway of Metro Manila to Rizal Province as well as Quezon Province."  
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