Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shoe Shopping in Seoul


I've been living in Seoul for 7 years now and finally discovered SHOES!

In an area called Edea, not too far from where I live, is the best place to buy shoes. And if they don't have your size (most of the shoes here are smaller sizes) or style, don't worry, you can get whatever you'd like made.

Another great thing in that all the stores are in the same area, shop after shop. So if one store doesn't have what you want, just head next door.

I think it's funny how they are all lined up in rows, but it does make sense. If you need shoes, you just have to go to this one street. Actually, many of the vendors are this way like mirrors and pets. Need toys? Head over to Toy Alley (a tiny street of toy vendors).

So if you're ever stopping through Seoul, come grab a coffee and we'll go shoe shopping. There are lots of great deals to be had!

9 comments:

Danyelle said...

I wish we did more of that in the states. It would make things so much easier. :D

beth said...

I wonder which my husband would hate more: if I bought a plane ticket to go shoe shoping, or if I just went shoe shopping *again*? :)

Kim Kasch said...

Looks like a great way to spend a day. Just better have comfy shoes to walk those rows though.

:)

Jen and Steven said...

Oh, you hit one of my weak spots! I've started quite a nice shoe collection, which means my husband only has space for about two pairs, but hey I can always find room for more. :-) I agree with Beth about the plane ticket and shoe shopping. How cool would it be, though, to say you got your shoes in South Korea when you get a compliment.

Lenore said...

I was in Seoul for 8 hours once. Very crowded! Missed out on the shoe shopping.

Rena said...

Great pictures. I loved all the boots! I'm not much into shoes, but I love, love, love boots! Sounds like you get to do some fun shopping there.

Christina Farley said...

Beth! You are too funny.

Yes Kim, comfortable shoes and patience is also helpful. Hand gestures and a splattering of Korean too!

Martha Flynn said...

do they make the shoe on the spot??

Christina Farley said...

Martha- No, but they did stretch mine out because I have wide feet. But if you take a picture or want a certain size, you can order it and they'll deliver it to your house. Totally spoiled!