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Shoes made in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MonkeyIsland, May 3, 2016.

  1. MonkeyIsland

    MonkeyIsland New Member

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    Hello!

    I've seen that some brands make their leather shoes in the UAE now, and I was wondering if that is a good sign or not. It's obviously impossible to determine a shoe's quality based on the country of origin, but I was mostly wondering if good shoes are made in the UAE, or if everything from there should be avoided on principle.

    They state that the shoes are good-year welted, and they do look nice, but if they are of awful quality and/or made by slave labour, then it's obviously best to avoid it. The shoes I'm talking about are in the ~$200 price range.
     
  2. GGMeister

    GGMeister New Member

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    Wow. Interesting. I lived there for 11 years.

    While it's not slave labor, it's highly likely that the work is being performed under circumstances much different from Western standards.
     

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