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Unknown Hong Kong maker Sea Turtle?

Spinario

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I love these shoes but I'm afraid to wear them outside of the US. Can anyone verify if these are Sea Turtle? Thanks!

 

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Sea turtle is very tasty. This is the best way to tell.
 

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^^ its good for the yang. thats what they told me in chinatown.
 

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Did a bit more research, so it looks like the maker is Mayer of HK in the Mandarin Hotel still not sure about the turtle though. I'm not about to make a turtle shoe soup stock but I do have a rather large taxidermied sea turtle in storage. I suppose that's an option.
 

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My wife is Viet-Chinese and she says it's bad luck to eat or kill turtles as they symbolise wisdom, longevity, etc.. Some of them eat dogs too so what do they know.

BTW, the OP can always check the Customs & Immigration or Border Control website of his country to check on what's forbidden to bring in. If they are an endengared species, customs might fleece it of you. Then again I don't think many border security people can tell what it is!
 

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Originally Posted by suited&booted
My wife is Viet-Chinese and she says it's bad luck to eat or kill turtles as they symbolise wisdom, longevity, etc.. Some of them eat dogs too so what do they know.

BTW, the OP can always check the Customs & Immigration or Border Control website of his country to check on what's forbidden to bring in. If they are an endengared species, customs might fleece it of you. Then again I don't think many border security people can tell what it is!


Didn't kill them so I'm going with wearing them will bring wisdom and longevity

I saw a display of confiscated goods in I think Narita it made me nervous and glad that I didn't bring them with.
 

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Definitely sea turtle. Google it, but there was a news report of someone being arrested at the airport for bringing in a vintage fur that was currently on the endangered list.
 

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