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The high end Chinese Shoe Thread

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

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Alright so I can not fathom new personnel be brought in during these uneasy times.

Moreover, it is extremely difficult to find skilled labor without spending more for it. Should be more inexpensive, faster, and efficient to retain & train current employees to the level they should be.

I'm guessing the staff at Xibao was incentived to improve.
That was either through financial compensation, improved company benefits, or very well could have been given the ultimatum of improve or seek employment elsewhere.

The better trained employees require shoes in which to train, improve, and demonstrate those new acquired skills. Enter the rest of the lines offered by Xibao.

It surely can not be a coincidence there has been stark improvement in product output.
 
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I would have thought HK travel to mainland should have been easy, you would have to deal with 14 days quarantine (both ways) but that's about it.

got a lot friend few to China for business since probably May (though all from Taiwan, mostly go back for job rather than travel back and forth as it's 14 days quarantine both ways so it adds up).

edit: though if you're a shoe maker 14 days both way are mostly lost I suppose, it's not like you can just work on spreadsheet and do some zoom call...
 

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The shoes definitely look like they’ve had an improvement. Would be interesting if someone had a pair from when they rolled out vs current. I’ll also be curious to see if Yeossal has experienced a similar jump since I’ll have a few generations of theirs when my next order arrives in the next few months.
 

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well if I order my plain toe lazyman I would definitely have stuff to compare
 

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I would have thought HK travel to mainland should have been easy, you would have to deal with 14 days quarantine (both ways) but that's about it.

got a lot friend few to China for business since probably May (though all from Taiwan, mostly go back for job rather than travel back and forth as it's 14 days quarantine both ways so it adds up).

edit: though if you're a shoe maker 14 days both way are mostly lost I suppose, it's not like you can just work on spreadsheet and do some zoom call...
That's exactly what I was thinking. He certainly couldn't dedicate the required time to his clientele whilst training new staff. The opportunity probably presented itself within the last few weeks.

I'd guess he would have begun the process of guiding then left his top assistant to see out the completion of the training program.
 

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The shoes definitely look like they’ve had an improvement. Would be interesting if someone had a pair from when they rolled out vs current. I’ll also be curious to see if Yeossal has experienced a similar jump since I’ll have a few generations of theirs when my next order arrives in the next few months.
You probably will see an improvement. Same staff. Same workshop. As I mentioned, the staff requires something tangible in which to implement these newly acquired skills.

I'd imagine these upgraded finishing touches will be limited. Once they have reached a level the supervisors are content with, the extra time will be spent on the lines of shoes that require it (ie Mori).
 

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Does anyone in the US have experience with buying from Medallion and getting shoes shipped?
 

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maybe I just abuse my shell a lot, I have no problem bring it back to life, but it takes too much work (and when I say I abuse I mean mud/snow/rain/salt don't care, just feel once it got water spot and bloom it takes more work than calf)
Look at my posts on ig I’ve taken all my pairs through the ringer at least once. Not that much effort. Wipe off, let dry, and brush.
 

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I don’t really know anyone that’s bought through medallion. Medallion, Kevin Li, owns acme. I just talk to Kevin and Oliver from ACME. Don’t use medallions site, the stock isn’t accurate. They’re really a retail shop, in person experience. I’d do anything else by email or IG with acme directly.
 

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Yea Medallion you got use the taobao site or ask on IG the, their international website is like never updated
 

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