In this viral video https://www.facebook.com/TSario/videos/707452070518218 which garnered more than 1.2M views, former First Lady Imelda Marcos clobbered (“supalpal”) TV host and Economics professor Winnie Monsod’s allegation that she has a desire for shoes.

In the video, Imelda said that she had no desire for shoes (even if Monsod insisted on her 3,000 pair collection) and said that she is merely promoting the shoe industry of Marikina. In the video, a woman was interviewed saying that shoemakers in Marikina were gifting her ten pairs a week.

The Marikina Shoe Museum, which took the collection displayed in Manila, had 253 pairs on display and 467 in storage.

Although many are locally made, many more are imported labels.

According to ABC Australia (https://www.abc.net.au/…/imelda-marcos-shoe…/7877098), Imelda’s favorite pair is by the Italian shoemaker Beltrami.

“The black pumps, embedded with stones and gold sparkles, fitted her so well, Mrs. Marcos ordered more pairs in the same style,” it said. Imelda had 58 Beltrami pairs.

Newsbreak listed the shoes at the Marikina Museum and among the most popular are indeed imported names like Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Bruno Magli, Ravne, Evan Picone, Gucci, Oleg Cassini, Walter Steiger, Anne Klein, and Stuart Weitzman. The cheapest of these imported pairs was almost US$100.

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