Nèiliánshēng Shoe Shop
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Nèiliánshēng Shoe Shop information
Lonely Planet review
They say this is the oldest existing cloth shoe shop in China (it opened in 1853) and it has a factory that still employs more than 100 workers. Mao Zedong and other luminaries had their footgear made here and you too can pick up ornately embroidered shoes, or the simply styled cloth slippers frequently modelled by Běijīng’s senior citizens (from ¥118). It does cute, patterned kid’s slippers (from ¥58) too.