Neiliansheng Shoe Shop


in Dashilar & Xicheng South

Treat your feet to a pair of hand-stitched cloth shoes from this time-honoured Beijing shop dating back to 1853. From the plain slip-ons favoured by Beijing’s senior citizens to intricately patterned kicks, they start at around ¥420.

The ornamental, bazaar-like store is worth a nose about; upstairs you'll see 'fusion' cloth shoes with features borrowed from Nike Air trainers – nothing if not unique!