Nèiliánshēng Shoe Shop

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Nèiliánshēng Shoe Shop information

Location
Běijīng , China
Address
34 Dazhalan Jie;大栅栏街34号
Telephone
+86 10 6301 4863
Getting there
Subway: LIne 2 to Qianmen, exit B or C
Opening hours
9am-8.30pm
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They say this is the oldest existing cloth shoe shop in China (opened in 1853) and Mao Zedong and other luminaries had their footwear made here. You too can pick up ornately embroidered shoes, or the simply styled cloth slippers frequently modelled by Běijīng’s senior citizens (from ¥226). It does cute, patterned kid’s slippers (from ¥48) too.

All are made in a factory that employs more than 100 workers. But despite upgrading the soles of their slippers to cope with modern-day street pounding, both the shop and staff remain defiantly old-school.