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Pinoy men race in stiletto shoes

Male race participants wearing stiletto shoes wait for the start of the 500-meter 'Tour De Takong' Race held along Shoe Avenue in Marikina, Nov. 16, 2012. Men can now participate in the stiletto race, originally a race for women, which is part of weeklong celebration Marikina Sapatos Festival 2012. The festival aims to promote and feature the Marikina-made shoes and the city shoe industry. (Nicki Rasgo/NPPA Images)

Pinoy men race in stiletto shoes

19 November 2012

Who said Pinoy men can't walk while wearing high-heeled shoes? They can even run on it.

Originally a race for women, Marikina's 500-meter stiletto shoe race dubbed "Tour de Takong" allowed male participants this year.

And join the race men did, with some participants arriving for the Nov. 16 event wearing fancy dresses and makeup.

The race is part of the week-long Marikina Sapatos (Shoe) Festival, aimed at promoting the city's shoe industry.