Why is the Chinese market so saturated with shoes?
What you need to know about shoes in China:• Shoes are cheap and often sell out online, making them a prime target for thieves.• Shoe theft is a big problem in China.• Shoes have been made from high-quality leather and have been designed to be durable.• In a country where most Chinese people live in poverty, it’s not uncommon to see shoes costing hundreds of dollars.• Many Chinese consumers prefer to buy their shoes locally, which means they can be easily found.
The shoe market is not as saturated in China as in many other parts of the world, but the demand for Chinese made shoes has grown to an extent.
This is partly due to the popularity of the “Made in China” label on products and partly due the success of Chinese products at the International Olympics.
This article originally appeared on The Next World and is reprinted here with permission.