It has been seven years since the first Sapato Manila shoe was born and it continues to make waves with the regular introduction of new designs. The store features over 20 shoe styles ranging from flats, sandals, wedges, and heels; then every month, the store updates its collection with five new designs.
Recently, the women behind Sapato Manila, Jennifer Sarmiento, Joyce Mendoza, Tess Santos, and Nikki de Guzman, have launched a new line of shoes, proceeds of which will be awarded to Museo Pambata’s Mobile Library. This particular shoe collection was designed by five loyal customers of Sapato Manila—women who have very distinct styles, personalities and who represent different facets of womanhood.
Charisse Tinio is an entrepreneur and artist who designed an open-toe leather wedge with ankle straps, which is ideal for the fashionable multi-tasker.
Chary Mercado is a writer and charity worker whose shoe design highlights both style and texture with its printed wedge that has a rattan base.
Hirene Lopez is a career woman who designed a classic pair of black pumps with silver stilettos for the woman who walks with power and elegance.
Marga Espiritu is a designer-slash-entrepreneur who interprets a chic day-to-night footwear with a pair of black and gold strappy flats.
Monique Borja is a yogi and entrepreneur who designed classic ballet flats for those who want minimal style but maximum fashion.
Aside from their unique sense of style, another commonality among these ladies is that they are all mothers who want to encourage children to read books. They want children to widen their vocabulary and learn new things at the same time. The tie-up of Sapato Manila and Museo Pambata’s Mobile Library is a nice opportunity to support this cause.
With every purchase from this shoe collection, Sapato Manila will donate its proceeds to the Mobile Library Program, which helps promote literacy. Museo Pambata has transformed a six-wheeler van into a colorful haven of children’s books, which visits schools, communities, parks, and welfare centers around Metro Manila, sharing the joys and gains of reading books to children. For more information about the Museo Pambata, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.museopambata.org.
Sapato Manila is located in 2nd Floor, Archaeology Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center. Also check out www.sapatomanila.com.