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(Global Times) A middle school in Jinjiang, East China's Fujian Province, has banned its students from wearing imported shoes to stop them from competing with each other over who has the fanciest footwear.

A statement allegedly issued by the Zijiang Middle School went viral on February 24, which said that students have recently begun to compare their shoes with each other on campus. In order to be the coolest kid on the playground, some of the students have asked their parents to purchase them expensive imported shoes, the viral statement said.

In order to curb these comparisons and promote frugality, the school says that students in some grades are now forbidden from wearing imported shoes on campus.

A teacher at the school surnamed Ye confirmed with news site thepaper.cn that the announcement is genuine and only applies to one of the school's grades.

Ye explained that the school has previously banned students from using cellphones and made them wear uniforms. In the absence of any other sartorial or technological distinction, the students then focused on their shoes. "Some students have even told their parents that they will quit school if they aren't given good shoes to wear," said Ye.

However, the statement triggered heated debate online, with Net users saying that the statement implies that all Chinese shoes China are cheap.

Netizens named several made-in-China shoes that cost thousands of yuan a pair, saying that the students could just buy these shoes and avoid any lesson in frugality.

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Of course, you can NEVER win the hearts of Chinese women or impress your classmates if you wear Chinese brand top notch shoes...

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Obviously the school big cheeses don't have much faith in Chinese top notch brands...

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Are the shoes made in china?

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seneca Post time: 2017-3-2 13:41
Obviously the school big cheeses don't have much faith in Chinese top notch brands...

Indeed! Some of the athletic shoes are quite well made and stylish, they can easily compete with some of the western brands.

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dusty1 Post time: 2017-3-3 03:18
Are the shoes made in china?

Adidas (Germany), Reebok (Britain... an Adidas subsidiary), Nike (US), New Balance (US), and Asics (Japan) ALL have a manufacturing presence in Asia, including China.  This is shoes, sporting wear and equipment.  All though New Balance carries a "Made in USA" tag, more than 40% are manufactured under license in China.  Manufacturing overages from wholesale order lots (which typically happens quite often), "seconds" (imperfects), and discontinued items are sold to the Chinese market as imported originals.  Some Chinese manufacturers will alter shoe molds or sell worn molds to other manufacturers and continue using the brand.  My wife owned a sporting shoe and clothing shop in Handan and she carried all of those brands... her wholesaler was in Shijiazhuang and had a lot of connections.
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Post time 2017-3-3 09:38:14 |Display all floors
what the hell is this all about ..?

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