Cebu’s Shoe Capital

Carcar is a municipality-recently-turned-city-then-turned-back-to-municipality-and-again-back-to-city city about 60 kilometers from Cebu. During the Spanish era, Carcar was a very important trading district. This explains why its streets are filled with Spanish architecture. Aside from its amazing ancestral houses, Carcar is also known for various sweets like the bucarillo and tasty snacks like ampao and chicharon. More importantly, Carcar is known as the Shoe Capital of Cebu. Check out why!


This shoe in Carcar City is probably the biggest shoe in the world!

Shoe Expo – a network of stores selling quality hand-made shoes.

Quality footwear at half the price!

Shoe stores!!!!!

World-Class footwear.

The Acacia-laced roads of Carcar. Awesome!

Very nice view! What do you think?

See you next time, Carcar!

Support local products. Visit the Carcar Shoe Expo today!

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34 Comments on Cebu’s Shoe Capital

  1. northstar1804 // January 3, 2007 at 11:52 am // Reply

    tht big shoe is way popular…i should have made a pic out of it…tee hee i was busy eye’ng for my new sandals eheheh…….damn!miss tht big shoe…….hoist…why knang sapatos rman imuhang gi picturan and simbahan diay og katong bahay na bato….add more pics:)……..

  2. sikat gyud na nga shoe. mubalik lang unya ko sa car2x for more pics. =)

  3. Bai, question lang, nakabantay ka’g pantalan sa carcar? nakabantay man gud ko pag-agi sa akong gisakyan nga ceres ug tanker nga barko wala pa mi kaabot sa town proper.

    Thanks bai! And impressive pictures!

  4. Im not quite sure bai but I don’t think naay pantalan ang carcar. Are you referring to the tankers nga makita when you reach the end of San Fernando? Murag naa man tingali dungguanan diha pero wala gyuy pang commercial sea travel nga boats.

    • where man na sa carcar ang world class shoes? naa na clay contact number? mo.customize cla ug shoes. i want to buy. my feet size is 4 gamay au. thanks

  5. ok thanks for the quick response! When i pass by next time I’ll try to take a closer look. Great site by the way.

  6. The Internet has brought the world of shopping to the fingertips of just about everyone. Long gone are the days of

    driving from shop to shop, wasting precious time and petrol just to find that one particular item you’ve been searching

    for in the size you need. In this case, we’re referring to shoes.

  7. I’m happy to know that Carcar and Talisay are the new cities of Cebu. That’s a wonderful news! I miss Carcar, I used to go there a lot. I have relatives & friends living there. Thanx for the pix!

  8. So nice of you to value and appreciate the nice things around you, and you’re so blessed with wonderful words to best describe stuffs. I was born and raised in Carcar, lived there for a long time, but I haven’t got the chance to take pictures of the Rotunda, not even visited that place where the big shoe is. Is Carcar actually a city now? or gi planohan pa lang? Thanks also for the info and detailed review on Golden Cowrie. I got into your website looking for the best place to eat Filipino dishes, we’ll give it a try.

  9. hahay!!!!when pa kaha ko maka-ad2 sa acasia grill…kay I want to see the biggest shoe in the world……but naa pay dako ana na shoe naa sa Catmon City Golden Park…hehehehehe….so carcarians pa dak-i pa na inyoha shoe…joke2x lang…

  10. hello!
    Khiblo mo kung asa ta mo school og shoes making. pls. tell me kung asa dapit?

  11. hi, is there nightlife in carcar?

  12. sikata janray ah………….

  13. nice photo,asa dapit ang taoist temple,at exactly sa cebu ?

  14. It is a very nice place to visit. Lots of great spots for tourists. Nice photos you have posted. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  15. hi, im interested to be a distributor of espadrilles.pls txt me planning to put up a small espadrilles shop. factory price pls,

  16. Annabelle Petalcorin // April 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm // Reply

    May I have complete details of any Carcar shoes, sandals, slippers manufacturer Im interested to have my own shoe stall Proudly Philippine made.

  17. Mary Dina B. Pilapil // July 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm // Reply

    Hi! I am a businesswoman planning to start another business. I am interested in shoe selling and so with sandals. May i know how much capital is needed for a starter?

  18. The biggest shoe jud ni siya, pero wala madawat sa Guinness Kay Dili pares usa ka till ra man gud, Dili matawag ug shoes Kay usa ka till ra. Dako pa ni siya sa marikina made nga Nasolud sa Guinness. Akong papa nakatabang pa pagbuhat ana sa trabahanti pa siya sa Detasie sa una. Pag post pa ug mga pics sa carcar bai.

  19. nindota sa picture sa mga sandal bai!

  20. Can anyone give me contact to buy wholesale islander sandals.


  21. SHIELA AME VILLANO // July 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm // Reply


  22. Hi, does anyone know of a shoe manufacturer in carcar? need the contact details. naa ta mi ipahimo. Pls e-mail me:

  23. Pls give me the contact number of your store?? Need some shoes for my shop

  24. Hello everyone sino po ang may kilala
    pwedeng maging supplier ng wedges sandals jan, I really need one po, pls send me a message, thanks

  25. I need the number of the last stall sa carcar shoe expo. Anyone who can give it to me?

  26. Bai, I am selling used footwear from Cebu. Nakita nako nga ang produkto ninyo diha nakkamaayo ug barato ra. Pwede na kaayo sa market karon. Kinsa akong kontakon sa mga wholesaler diha?

  27. hi pwede mag ask naa ba baligya mga strappy sandals sa car car ?

  28. I want to ask where and factory Nila where Nila gihimo and shoe? Want to visit their factory.

  29. hi! ask lang unta ko if pwdi ba mka wholesaler mga available na sandals, wedges, and espadrilles na available dha sa inyong store. thanks

  30. Hi. I want to sell strappy sandals, doll shoes, gladiators, etc.. Please let me know the contact details of the supplier. Thanks!

  31. Hi,
    I’m interested to start a shoe business.please give me info on where to buy the shoe machines used or brandnew…09154986941

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