Made in Thailand: 12 Thai Footwear Brands with Unique Design

Go local with these homegrown Thai designer labels that are not only affordable but also stylish.

Made in Thailand: 12 Thai Footwear Brands with Unique Design
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Your fashion style wouldn’t be complete without a few pairs of nice kicks to go along with a wardrobe full of designer clothing. Any fashion aficionado will understand how important a pair of hot kicks are to complete any look – making it necessary to search far and wide just for the right pair.

So, to follow up on our articles on Thai fashion and jewelry brands, we would now like to present you with a list of homegrown shoe labels that could rival any major fashion powerhouse around the world.

Each brand that we've selected for you comes with its reel of highlights that may include top-notch materials, meticulous stitchery, or inventive designs. We can guarantee you, however, that all of them are on top of the watchlists of stylists, trendsetters, and celebrities.

For this article, we’ve hand-picked the 12 top brands for all you boys and girls to have a look through. Whether it’s sneakers, leather shoes, or high-heels that you’re looking for, be sure to grab yours before they run out!

(Sorted alphabetically)

01

Croon

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Ladies first with Croon, a vintage-style footwear brand that comes with color selections and creative styles. The brand uses a classic vintage-shaped shoe frame for all its shoes before bringing their styles and designs to life on each pair and capturing the hearts of fashionistas across the nation.

Croon shoes are known for having the uttermost comfort, so much that you never have to worry about a pair biting the back of your ankle. Every pair of Croon is meticulously made by an experienced craftsman.

Add that with the tasteful touch of style unique to the brand and it’s not hard to see why ladies would be all over any collection they release. The largest size available is 43 and it can take up to 1 month for your order to be completed and delivered.

You can find more information or place your orders through their official Facebook page and [email protected] account.

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HORSELEGMARKING

HORSELEGMARKING is best known for its signature high-top sneakers that reveal the stories of their creators through astonishing designs and patterns. The handcrafted nature of each pair can be seen from the utmost attention to details, quality of materials, and intricate designs unique to the brand.

Aside from blending the influences from local arts and culture into each design, the sole was made using homegrown para rubber, adding a unique touch of comfort and fit to each pair. The upper is also made using 100% cotton cloth, allowing for all the beautiful designs to be screened on to the shoes meticulously by hand.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website. On the other hand, you can drop by the HORSELEGMARKING store at the Tha Tian Market on Maha Rat Road.

03

London Brown

We've got something for all the men out there who love to keep their looks neat and clean as well!

Contrary to its name, London Brown's leather shoes are all 100% made in Thailand. Their iconic contemporary and classic designs paired with the meticulous needlework by experienced craftsmen have resulted in some of the best men leather shoes we've ever seen. The leather type and soles are also fully customizable as you'd like.

The name "London Brown" was derived from the shoe designs unique to the brand that was inspired by the classic styles of British nobility while also sporting modern vibes and stylish touches.

Don't let the formality of their appearances fool you; a pair of London Brown can be worn for any occasion. You can have your pick from all their varieties like loafers, boat shoes, wingtips, and many more.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website. On the other hand, you can drop by the London Brown store on Siam Square Soi 2.

04

Mango Mojito

Another brand for all the men out there, Mango Mojito has always been about capturing the essence of a gentlemen's looks onto their classic designs and styles.

The brand is well-known for its two-tone coloring technique and vintage appearance, resulting in the unique colors and characteristics of all their shoes that will capture your attention at first glance.

All of Mango Mojito's creation has been made with the comfort of Thai people in mind. The founders seek perfection in every detail in the craftsmanship of the brand, passing on their passion and attention to details to all the skilled shoemakers who oversee every step of the shoe-making process.

High-quality leather imported from Japan and Italy is masterfully cut, sewn, and assembled into each pair of shoes before receiving a final touch by the brand's master colorist who ensures the utmost elegance in each creation.

The brand offers a variety of styles including Loafers, Oxford, Boat Shoes, Wingtip, and many more!

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website. Alternatively, visit any of the four Mango Mojito locations in Gaysorn Village, The EmQuartier, Siam Paragon, and Siam Square Soi 2.

05

Minimalist

Back to the ladies with Minimalist, one of the finest Bangkok-based handmade shoe brands.

Using 100% lambskin, all of their shoes present superb comfort and fit every time you put them on. The soft and smooth texture of the lambskin also eliminates the common problem of your shoes biting on your heels or toes, allowing you to wear a pair of Minimalist on multiple occasions without a worry.

Minimalist shoes also come with arch support and anti-slip rubber outsoles that takes care of your feet’s health as well as reducing the possibility of accidents, literally giving you confidence in every step.

Even though the designs may lean towards the minimalistic side of things as the brand name suggests, the variety of colors and styles gives you a wide array of options to work with when it comes to mixing and matching with your outfits.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website or Facebook page, or drop by the Minimalist store on Charoen Rat Road.

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Mitzahai

Mitzahai, translating to friends or companions in Thai, is a Thai footwear brand that focuses on vintage-style sneakers inspired by the events of World War 2 from the 1940s. Each creation features an iconic wavy pattern on the curved toe cap made from rubber and lightweight materials that are easy to put on and extremely durable.

The assortment of color options allows you to mix and match Mitzahai shoes with any style of clothing. Their sneakers come in all types from regular running shoes to high-tops. You’ve also got the iconic gimmick of a printed brand-name in Thai-style font incorporated on the designs of their upper and soles.

You can find more information or place your orders through their official Facebook page.

07

Muper’s

Each pair of Muper’s showcases the volition of the founder through unique handcrafted designs and patterns curated by professional shoemakers. The level of meticulousness that goes into the product means that a pair of Muper’s can take up to two days to make.

You’ll find that all the shoes in the brand’s roster are inspired by shoes from international brands, but with a unique touch of Thai features and styles, you’ve got yourself a line of footwear that is unlike anything in the market.

All the leather used in production has been carefully selected to ensure that only premium-grade leather makes it through to the end products, while the soles are made with high-quality rubber imported from Italy.

Another key feature of a Muper’s is the minimalistic design fit for any occasion and outfit style. You can have your pick from 3 options including sneakers, vintage, and Coby Oxford especially made for the ladies.

Furthermore, you can also get your pair of shoes custom-made as you wish. You can go into every detail including materials, type of leather, color aspects, type of sole, and additional gimmicks and features, making the pair truly yours and yours only.

You can find more information or place your orders through their official Facebook page.

08

O&B

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If you consider yourself a fashionista, then you’ve probably familiar with O&B. The brand is not only popular in Thailand, but has also made its name worldwide with endorsements from international celebrities Lindsay Lohan and Nicky Hilton.

Furthermore, this is also the first Thai footwear brand selected for the beauties from 95 countries to wear on the Miss Universe pageant in 2018.

Aside from over 50 color shades for you to choose from, the brand also offers numerous shoe types for you to have a pick from high-heels to low-heeled flats, giving you the ultimate freedom to mix and match with all your outfits for any occasion.

In the stores, you’ll only find premium products that incorporate the concept of cosmopolitan, where luxury meets street style, and comfort with top-tier materials including premium-grade lambskin.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website or Facebook page. On the other hand, you can visit any of the 6 O&B locations at The Emporium, Siam Paragon, CentralWorld, Central Chidlom, Central Plaza Lardprao, and Soi Ari.

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Oyster Footwear

Treading on the concept of turning accessories into a piece of contemporary art, every collection from Oyster Footwear infuses contemporary and minimalistic designs into one and presents it on the details and design of the footwear.

The name "Oyster" relates to the oyster shell that protects the precious pearls hiding inside, much like the shoes that protect the feet of ladies.

Every product is made with genuine leather, offering the utmost comfort and reduces shoe bites on the heels and toes. Furthermore, each shoe is carefully handcrafted with the modern everyday lifestyle of every woman in mind.

The design features a minimalistic look with a touch of luxury that can be worn out to any occasion. You can also choose from a plethora of colors and styles including open toe heels, flats, high-heels, and boots. New designs come out every season, offering new varieties for you to add to your collection

You can find more information or place your orders through their official Facebook page.

10

Rompboy

Rompboy was founded by Tanan Boonyatanapiwat or better known as Boo, the bassist from the Thai Indie-rock band "Slur". The brand started as a clothing label but shortly finds its way into the streetwear game with great success.

Each pair highlights the vintage-inspired design made by hand from high-grade material and the craftsmanship of the team of experienced shoemakers.

At first, the brand offered only a limited number of shoes and made them only available through the online store. The vintage styling and minimalistic appearance added with appealing little details on each pair sparked extreme interest among sneakerheads, causing the shoes to sell out in no time and cementing the brand’s reputation in the realm of sneakers.

Building on their success, Rompboy now has its outlet and new product lines in fashionable leather shoes and student kicks.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official Facebook page, or drop by the Rompboy store on the 2nd floor of Lido Connect.

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Tichin Nintha

If you’re fans of The Face Thailand and Drag Race Thailand, you’re probably already familiar with this footwear brand. Tichin Nintha had made multiple appearances on these television shows and were worn by the competitors on the program, making the brand a favorite for many ladies and members of the LGBT.

With eye-catching designs and colors that will make you stop and look twice, calling Tichin Nintha’s footwear fascinating would be an understatement.

The brand aims to make their product available in all sizes, touching on the pain point that many of us have experienced in finding the perfect style of shoes only for it to be too large or too small. With Tichin Nintha, you never have to worry about that anymore.

You'll find sizes starting from 34 to 48, making sure that no matter what size or shape of foot you have, you'll be able to sport a pair of Tichin Nintha and shine. In terms of styles, you’ll find everything including low-heels and high-heels, all the way to boots, coming in countless of options on colorways and design patterns that are nothing short of chic and stylish.

You can find more information or place your orders through their official Facebook page and [email protected] account.

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Truly

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Closing off the list with another sneaker brand for all the fashionable men out there. Truly comes with a health-centric concept that pays attention to the wellness of your feet and making sure that you get the most comfort out of every step.

But don’t be fooled just yet as the brand didn’t give up any design quality for comfort. There’s even a collection that uses a yellow-colored sole for one foot and a red-colored sole for the other foot, a creative gimmick that is still talked about today.

Furthermore, the GUM collection uses pure Para rubber and unbleached canvas fabric that offers superb softness and flexibility, reducing stress on the feet and helps with shock absorption as you walk. Materials used for every collection are all homegrown, with the meticulous production process ensuring that an international standard of quality is met in every pair.

You can find more information or place your orders through the brand’s official website or Facebook page. On the other hand, you can drop by the Truly store on Sukhumvit 81.

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