Shoe Sole Sale
Good luck reading the title without twisted tongue… :D
Welcome to Jl. Terate (Malabar), Bandung, where you can find shoe-shops along the street.
“Stop taking pictures. Buy a pair or two!”
There’s a Javanese saying, “Ono rego, ono rupo “, which probably can be translated as “Looks (quality) comes with a price”. Those shoes are cheaper than the ones in the branded store, so you can safely assume that the warranted quality isn’t going to be that great.
Nevertheless, they are still a good bargain. A friend said, “It’s fairly cheap. If you broke a pair, which it will in a couple of months or so, you can always buy another pair. It makes the wheel of economy turns”. Great excuse for consumerism, no?
“You know, if you are lucky, the shoes can last for years”, he added.
Well, good luck finding the right shoes, mate…
“Shoe. Shoe everywhere… but I chose to bring my own.”
Other than ready-to-use shoes or boots, this place also have various other ‘related’ services
Sole repair shop
Leather jacket ‘paint’ shop
The only thing I don’t like about this place is that you have to haggle to agree on a price.
I don’t like to haggle.
*Jl. Terate, Bandung, Indonesia