Founded in 1853 by Zhao Ting, Neiliansheng Shoe Store was the official manufacturer of shoes worn by government officials. Now, this traditional style of hand-sewn cloth shoe is synonymous with being quintessentially Chinese. Made with more than 40 different tools, according to a process of 90 steps, each pair takes around four to five days to finish. Without a doubt, a pair of these covetable shoes provides a step back in time with a Chinese icon.
Update: June 10, 2021