My cousin never fails to discover the best finds within my hometown. She has been my reliable source whenever I needed hometown recommendations. A few days ago, she has been telling me to visit this local shoe shop and factory. On one weekend, I agreed to visit after accomplishing an errand. I was hoping to purchase a pair of black mules. I underestimated everything. I was brought to a heaven of ballet flats. 

Unlike the cheap ballet flats I encounter in shopping malls, Pelina's ballet flats are 100% made in Marikina. It's way superior than those imported, cheap and poorly made flats. 

See the employees' working area behind the shoe racks :)

I was suppose to get a pair of black mules. Unfortunately, my size for the black pair is no longer available.

What I love about their pairs, sizes extend to 12. 

The pointed snake skin pair really looks nice in actual. 

This Roger Vivier inspired flats are so pretty and comfy. I was hoping to get a pair in light blue. Like the usual fate, sizes were no longer available.

I loved the style with flower pompoms. 

My choices were limited to these pairs

I only took home two pairs and I somehow regret it. Hahahaha I should have brought home all four pairs. 

For the garterized flats, you might need to size up for the best fit. I'm usually size 9 on local shoes. I ended buying size 10 for a better fit. 

Each pair of ballet flats costs Php 350. The most expensive pair is Php 380 for the Gucci inspired mules. 

I have a feeling that those Instagram based sellers offering the garterized or the Yosi Samra inspired flats source their stocks in this factory.

144 Dragon Street 
Midtown Subdivision 
San Roque, Marikina City

Carolina Marquez - 09989983510
Baby Lopez - 09258836603

How to reach Pelina's Shoes

The actual site is accurately searchable via Waze and Grab Car services. 

For those who wish to commute, you can choose from the following routes

From LRT2 Katipunan Station : Take a jeepney bound to Calumpang Marikina City. Alight from China Trust Bank in San Roque. Take a tricycle and show the address of Pelina's Shoes.

From LRT2 Santolan Station : Take the nearest foot bridge near Uratex and head towards the alley, under the building of College of Arts and Sciences of Asia and the Pacific. Take the maroon tricycle and show the address of Pelina Shoes.

For those coming from the East (Antipolo area) 

From Robinsons' Metroeast : Proceed to the overpass leading to Marikina Midtown Subdivision. Take the beige colored tricycles and show them the address of Pelina Shoes.

From the Marikina Town Proper : Take the brown tricycles parked in front of the Marikina City Hall or Sta. Elena High School.