Kow Hoo Shoe Company Become Foot Loose & Fancy Free

[14/12/09] 

You know what they say about men with big feet, right? They’ve got big socks. And while buying socks in Hong Kong doesn’t seem to be a life-threatening dilemma, finding shoes that fit, for many of us, is like finding a Hong Kong politician with a local passport – trickier than you might imagine. Fortunately the age-old art of modelling your clog-hoppers in wood, so you get the perfect fit every time, remains alive and well in our fair city.

Kow Hoo is Hong Kong's oldest shoe company and specialises in creating wooden ‘lasts’ – timber casts of your feet - which they keep on “file” for up to seven years (just think of the storage space). When it's time to slip your feet into a new pair of custom-cut, leather-bound loafers, comfort is but an email away.

In fact, you can email them photos of shoes you like and they’ll copy away. So if someone’s capturing your new Florsheims with their iPhone camera during Happy Hour, relax, they’re just doing the Kow Hoo Two Step.

Or they’re into foot fetish in a big way.

Kow Hoo Shoe Company

http://kowhoo.com.hk/
Shop 241, 2/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: +852 2523 0489

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Custom made shoes from Hong Kong’s masters

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