I suppose that shoes aren’t something we buy as often as groceries or coffee or tea, but they are something we invest a reasonable amount of money into.
The last pair of shoes I recall buying were my Adidas sneakers. If I recall more correctly, my mom bought them for me and they probably cost around $60.
They’re nice: black suede, and orange rubber sole, and the classic 3-stripes in bright green-yellow — I like them.
But I don’t like things like this:
Indonesian factory workers producing clothes for the German sportswear giant Adidas are subject to forced overtime, physical abuse and poverty-line wages, the European parliament heard yesterday.
– The Guardian, Thursday 23 November 2000