If you’ve lived in China for any length of time, you’ll know you can get mediocre shoes for a high price, or terrible shoes for a low price, but it’s impossible to get decent shoes for a reasonable price. Purely by accident I came across this website when looking at a friend’s photostream on Flickr and of course, it got my attention immediately. Just a few clicks later and I’d placed an order for two pairs, just to see what they were like.
And just 6 days later, a package arrived at the office here in Shanghai from France with my new shoes. This is the first time I’ve ever ordered shoes online. Sizing is always risky. But whaddya know, they fit perfectly and I couldn’t be happier. For me they hit that sweet spot of price vs quality ratio. Sure you can pay more for more, or less for less. But these are just right.
Shoes never seem to last long in Shanghai, I guess partly due to the torrential rains we get here at various times of the year, combined with the poorly designed roads which means there are always huge puddles that you can’t avoid walking through. And of course, the crazy washing lady doesn’t help either! Which means I’ll probably be buying more shoes from here very soon.
So now, who can tell me the title of the massive 1986 hit by American husband and wife group “Nu Shooz”?