Most Resilient, Comfortable, Long-lived Kung Fu Shoes?
January 27, 2014 2:47 PM Subscribe
After repeated shoe drama, I realized the shoes that have been best for my feet and the rest of my body with the fewest re-supply issues have been Kung Fu shoes and their sisters, the "Chinese Maryjane". Now I want to find the very best ones for my needs, and am eagerly hoping someone here has the answer for me.
posted by batmonkey to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
• Interior completely lined in cotton
• Flexible but sturdy rubber sole (doesn't need to be orange-red-brown - in fact, I kind of like the "stickier" yellow/clear and the bendier/thicker white)
• Sturdy join between upper and sole (preferably stitched AND glued)
• Resilient canvas upper (but velvet could be entertained, too, if such a thing exists)
• No laces
• Must have black as default, but other colours could be nice after I get the basics sorted.
• If you know for a fact that a particular maker is better for wide, short, flat feet with a high instep, that is the one I am most interested in!
• If not available at a brick & mortar in Austin, TX, must be orderable online with trustworthy shipping.
I don't care which style of opening the upper has - either the tabbed or slit are fine with me.
Bonus: if they also do maryjane style and they are similar quality or if they only do maryjanes but to these specifications, that is also a useful answer.
Thank you so much, AskMe!