Women's Shoe Manufacturers Complaint - What Kind Of Moron Puts Vinyl Linings In Shoes?

Review by Gervasia on 2008-05-07
It's quite common for affordable (and not always the cheapest, either) women's shoes and boots to be lined with vinyl, which does not breathe or absorb moisture. HELLO, shoe manufacturers- -amazing but true fact: human feet sweat.

I wish the people responsible for these things would have to spend a day wearing knee-high boots lined in vinyl, which would be a day with WET feet and legs.

When shopping for boots particularly it can be hard to tell what the lining material in the foot area actually is.

Another problem is sandals with inner soles made of slick, shiny material. In hot weather when your feet sweat, or if you are out in the rain, it's difficult if not dangerous to walk because your feet are sliding out of the sandals.

Who chooses these materials: Chinese subcontractors looking to shave a few pennies off their costs?
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-05-08
Posted by spiderman2 on 2008-05-07:
Can you name any specific brands? I have never bought shoes that were vinyl lined, but I always check to make sure my shoes are leather for the sweaty foot reason.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-05-07:
just a dumb old guy, but why in the world would you buy something like that?
Posted by Suusan B. on 2008-05-07:
Wow. I have to ask - - if vinyl lining in shoes is such a major issue, then why do you buy them?
Posted by *Brenda* on 2008-05-07:
Gervasia, I agree with you 100%. I bought a pair of sandals for work with a slippery lining material. By the end of the day I was surprised I hadn't slid off of them!
Posted by S. on 2008-05-08:
Have no idea how women can wear these things they call 'shoes,' anyway. Plastic strips running betwen toes? Ugh!

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