Our Story

The Brand

Our story began with the desire to create unique, beautiful, and thoughtfully designed pieces for today's women of style.

Each TRUE STORY shoe is handmade with love by Filipino artisans in a generations old workshop in Manila - preserving the storied Filipino "Sapatero" (shoemaker) craft and tradition.

Craftsmanship and sustainability are integral to True Story's designs, pulling focus to true comfort and delivering the most perfect Cinderella fit, whilst making use of the finest materials that are cruelty-free and eco-friendly.


When I design wedding shoes, I always ask "It's beautiful, but how does it make you feel?" This is my design aesthetic. I want my brides to feel truly graceful and elegant on their most magical day.

Wedding shoes are perfect mementos for celebrating your love story and will essentially become one of the most treasured pair of shoes for the brides. I want my designs to evoke such elements. The quintessence of True Story designs is in its intricate details reminiscent of fairy tales, romance, and eternal love.

Making shoes with delicate lace and tulle requires a lot of patience. It takes more time, skill, and energy than working with conventional leather. There are a few aspects of taking on these luxurious fabrics that require a refined construction process. The end result however, is incredibly rewarding.

When conceptualizing a design, I find myself always gravitating towards luxurious lace with ornate embroidery. It just blends beautifully onto the tulle surface creating a romantic and ethereal look. A signature True Story style.

These are the quintessential details that make True Story shoes so irresistible. Forever dreamy and so comfortable, it almost feels like you're walking on clouds.

Love and kisses,

Catherine ♡