shanzhai’d feiyue ::
:: today at a small shop on Dagu Lu (right next to the Alley #489 gate) in Shanghai I came across a pair of shanzhai’d Feiyue (飞跃) sneakers called “Feiyin.” (RMB 18) Compare the photos below with the real thing.
At the same shop I also found some Rongguang Brand (荣光牌) sneakers, which I had never heard of before and still cant find any info on. I don‘t know who is shanzhai’ing who, but these look almost identical to The People’s Shoes (人民牌) that I recently introduced here. Interestingly, a pair of Rongguang Brand is shown on the “The People’s Shoes” web site (see the fourth picture). [UPDATE: Anton Brandt from The People's Shoes has informed me that they in fact work together with Rongguang Brand to produce their shoes.] For RMB 20, you too can be the proud owner of a pair of Rongguang Brand. (RMB 20)
This shop also had Chinese electrical workers’ boots. I picked up a pair for RMB 18. // AjS