You first must understand that I am never the one to discover cool internet sites
, I am always told about them. So I thought very highly of myself for finding this online shoe company. Now, before you think to yourself: damn girl
, she even has to take her obsession with shoes
into the cyber realm and bore us all with stories about shoes, but read on!
I hate Nikes, I hate anything with brands all over it. They make me feel like a label whore
or cattle. I also hate having the same pair of shoes as half of my age group. (yes, I'm a little girlie
, don't judge me
yet) The third thing I dislike about shoes is that I always read the label to see where they are made and I constantly end up visualizing ten year olds making shoes under the watch of guards with machine guns and feel horrible. So how does this all tie in, you ask? This site has, say, ten basic "stencil
" designs for shoes and from there you design the rest. You go through 16 'design zones' choosing all the colours you want and where you want them. You also decide if you want a logo
or other type of graphic on the shoe, if you don't, that's okay too. But the best part? Although the company's factory is based in Asia
their idea is that they want to put pressure on other shoe companies by upping the ante
for factories. They pay much better than most other shoe factories and their factory is more of a campus. There are sports courts, restaurants, cafeterias, beauty parlors, karaoke bars
, etc., with all of the services subsidized in addition to three free meals a day. And the shoes are the same price as most other good quality sneakers
on the market. Give 'em a look...it's fun...