- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 22, 2002

MANILA (AP) Philippine shoemakers laced up what they hoped would be declared the world's biggest pair of shoes yesterday.
The 18-foot-long and 7-foot-wide pair of men's shoes, which fit 30 people inside, was shown by Lourdes Fernando, mayor of Marikina, known as the nation's "shoe capital," in suburban Manila.
Two representatives from the Guinness Book of Records were supposed to witness the event, but they canceled their trip because of a series of bombings in the country this month, Ryan Salvador of the city information office said.
The city government, which hopes to lift the country's sagging shoe industry by bagging the world record, will send all records, including videos and newspaper clippings, to Guinness' London office, Mr. Salvador said.
The shoes were made in 77 days at a cost of $13,135.

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