Monday, July 27, 2009

today is cold






Lately I have been nearly obsessed with colorful shoes.

It is impossible to estimate at exactly what phase in development on earth that man first thought of protecting his feet from the natural hazards of weather/climate and the rough ground that they walked on. Shoes are very interesting to analyze because they have a long history.

It is obvious that shoes were made for the shielding of feet but aside from their actual purpose, shoes can help to tell the story of the person who wore them. Shoes can help tell the economic and social status, values, and styles of the owner. The shape in which the shoe is in can help tell how the wearer stands and walks.


The local slippers of Myanmar is known as Hnyat-phanat.





There are two main kinds of slippers which are widely worn - those made with velvet straps and those made with leather. Domestic velvet(Kadipar) or leather slippers are light, elegant and comfortable to wear. They are extremely suitable for the local climate and the price is very reasonable compared with the imported ones.

Manufacturers use local raw materials and most of which make the shoes themselves in small workshops attached to the shop where they are sold. Most of the workshops are located in Mandalay, the former capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom and the second capital of mordern day Myanmar.




here comes interesting part. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Which kind? How much is/was your most expensive shoe?



I guess girls will have more -



I have one myanmar slipper(six elephant), one shoe for office and a reebok trainer. Just three pairs :(


Slipper on NTUC shopping cart :) .............












8 comments:

  1. wakaka..oink oink oink .........

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  2. i have more than 10 shoes but the most expensive one is only $50 +
    I don't like six elephant shoe because it can last very long .... and I want to tear it of.. :) :) :)

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  3. i dunno how many pairs of shoes i have right now. i'll do the counting later n let u know. as far as i'm concerned, i m a shoe addict (any pair that catches my eyes will not b spared):P . my most expensive one dunt exceed S$80.

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  4. u should go work with a shoe company if u r that obsessed. he he :P

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  5. make sure...regular wash ur office shoes since u don't have pair to change... :D

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  6. Does the shopping cart come for free?

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