There is a saying by the famous actress Marilyn Monroe: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. We second that and we think that good shoes do take you to good places. And what better way to put your best foot forward than to invest in a pair made by our own local brands? We zeroed in on four Malaysian shoe labels that will keep your shoe game in check.
1. Nelissa Hilman
Merging her passion for arts and science, Nelissa Hilman founded her eponymous footwear label in 2012. At the very heart of a shoemaker’s know-how, she continued to refine her touch on a woman’s perfect pair with designs that celebrate women. Simple and minimal in aesthetic, each pair is meticulously handcrafted with the best fit and comfort. Part of her offerings are flats, heels, wedges and sandals that exude sheer elegance. Best sellers include Duma and La Dolce Vita.
3. Yoke & Theam
Continuing the family shoemaking legacy of over thirty years, sisters Yoke Sin and Yokie Theam shared their repertoire in fashion, graphic design and business, and manifested in a trendy sets of strappy sandals and chunky platforms. The fusion of feminine-masculine play is the brand’s calling card. Examples of crowd favourites are Picabo, Serena, Zeus and Ivy.
4. Merrack * Co.
Nelissa Hilman, KULET, Yoke & Theam, Merrack & Co., FashionValet, New Straits Times
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