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The high end Chinese Shoe Thread

davevv

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I've just ordered a custom made pair of oxfords from a Chinese shoe maker that claim they are hand welted with soles imported from Italy. The shoemaker was even kind enough to send me videos from the factory of them soling the shoe and through various processes of the shoemaking. Any thoughts on the quality from these photos?

Happy to share more if you guys are interested



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Not the shoe I ordered but just for reference
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Kangnamstyles

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Looking forward to seeing Yeossal, October 10, and others on this thread!

Once everything I’ve ordered arrives I’ll have 4 Y pairs, 1 Oct 10, and 1 Wayman bespoke.

Happy to share my experience with them hopefully soon.
 

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wow, that's a lot. Curious to your comparison in terms of Yeossal vs. OctTenth (last, since the maker is same...)
 

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wow, that's a lot. Curious to your comparison in terms of Yeossal vs. OctTenth (last, since the maker is same...)
I’m very interested in comparing them as well. I ordered the grey lazyman from October 10.

I will have four different Y lasts to compare.

Hopefully they will arrive soon.
 

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Another chinese maker IG from @ThunderMarch (does the guy ever stop trying new makers!)


and this is the maker

I think that's from Eiji Murata, who's Japanese. Didn't he place like 2nd in the shoemaking contest?
 

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

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Another chinese maker IG from @ThunderMarch (does the guy ever stop trying new makers!)


and this is the maker

Well Eiji Murata is far from new. The dude is a legend already. Possibly the best Japanese shoemaker (or from any country) out at the moment.
 

clee1982

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aha yup I went too quick saw, live in China/Japan, never mind...
 

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Two new makers/brands should be added, both are on Ins
Yearn
Takumi
 

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Two new makers/brands should be added, both are on Ins
Yearn
Takumi
these two?


 

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