A famous Italian fashion designer once said that the shoes make the man.
I’m made of a rubber coated, dead cow skin that was originally designed for hunting.
Here’s the shoe that’s gotten me lots of stares in the Beijing subway. These duck shoes are an LLBean original. If you purchase cheaper copies then you are not cool and I will laugh at you when I see you in them. That’s what rubber coated dead cow skins do best.
If you want to purchase these shoes and wear them during ugly wet weather, then go to the Beijing Bean store at Solana Mall in Chaoyangmen and pay import prices, or go to Bean online and ship them over for about the same price. Remember to order a half size larger. For those of us who are unaccustomed to the general public sharing body fluids with the general public, these shoes will keep your feet dry and free of anything you may step in on Beijing streets.