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Clothing > Kung Fu Shoes > Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes

Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes by Gongfu

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Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes


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    • Made of cotton and elastic
    • Cotton sole with stitch tread pattern
    • Sizing option is in US men's. Women order one size smaller (if you are a women's 7, you are a men's 6)
    • Cushioned cotton interior
    • Regular sole version is also available

    The cotton sole kung fu shoes are made with an elastic and cotton outer layer The sole is made from several layers of compressed fabrics and have a tread pattern stitched into them. The interior of the shoe is lined with cotton and has an additional layer of cushioning to provide extra comfort. These shoes are also available in a regular sole version.

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Good buy. Lessons learned.

I have worn these for some time, and love them. While I am historically a flip-flop kind of guy, these are my definite choice when around the house. I truly wish I could wear them when out and about. Some specifics, and lessons:

~ I wear size 9.5 EEE (i.e. WIDE feet). I purchased the 9, and they were the right size. The soles are not made for wide feet, but if your arch is standard, the width shouldn't overlap. I did NOT wear with socks, as I would have needed the next size up. So, indeed...they are narrow, but not un-wearable.
~ Smell of the shoe was not an issue.
~ I would not recommend wearing these outside for any length of time. The last pair I purchased was initially for home only, but once I began wearing out for errands, the soles wore-through within 2 weeks of daily use.
~ Since they were inexpensive, I decided to wash them to see if they would hold up. I laundered them on the delicate cycle of the washer, and the air dry of the dryer. Lesson learned. Won't do this again. They did not dry properly, nor did they hold up through the tumult.

So...well worth the money, and will be a regular wear for me. BUT...I won't wear them outside, nor will I wash them. I might try the rubber-soled pair for outdoor use.  
by: mtausig
6/1/2010 8:14:56 PM
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Very comfortable, great for practice

I love these shoes. The price is stunning, and they are very well made. I thought the cotton soles would be very soft, but it is about 1/4 inch thick, very tightly woven layers, and it harder than you might expect cotton to be, but very very comfortable. I've been using them to practice every night for a week, and they show no signs of wearing down. Even if they did wear out in a month, they're so cheap that replacing them would be a snap!

The only thing you should watch out for is practicing on a slick surface (linoleum, tiling, hard wood, etc) because they are slippery. For comparison, I'm sure everyone has slid across their kitchen in their socks. That's how it feels. Carpet, dojo padding, concrete, grass, dirt, everything else has wonderful grip. They also offer rubber soled shoes that I assume have better grip on slick surfaces, but I have not tried them. Just be careful on anything slick, don't hurt yourself.

The only thing I could suggest to improve this product is a small draw string to tighten the back of the shoe against your ankle and keep it from slipping off. It has flown off once or twice on very fast snapping front kicks.

All in all a great product.  
by: twilighted
4/13/2004 12:05:35 AM
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Good shoe, but will stretch

I purchased these for Qigong practice. Love the feel of them. However, I ordered my normal shoe size and wear socks with them. They do stretch considerably and the heel slips off at times. Next time I will order at least one size down.  
by: hdpalladino
3/9/2011 8:05:33 AM
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these are exellent shoes, if you know what you are getting.
I seriously regret the slim sole in the forefoot.
They would be so great otherwise.
For people with slim feet.  
by: cedrik
3/12/2009 6:23:59 PM
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Exactly what I was looking for

I actually was purchasing another product and needed a few more dollars to qualify for free shipping, so I threw these in. They have a foam wafer bottom and stretchy fabric top. They are not built for hardcore working out as the bottom will slide under your foot, but I use them when doing bo work on my back deck so I do not get splinters in my feet. They work great for my needs and are quite comfortable.  
by: Shawn
6/28/2014 7:12:12 AM
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Cotton or rubber soles?

Which shoes have better grip on a smooth surface?  
by: mexiian
7/24/2013 7:03:55 AM
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Hi mexiian. Both surfaces can be rather slick on smooth surfaces. If you want something with grip you might want to search around for martial arts shoes like ringstars - http://www.ringstaradvantage.com/FIGHTPRO-BLACK_RED/productinfo/133-ADULT/.
by: okiken108    
7/24/2013 11:38:40 AM
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Shoe Size

Hello Friends,

I'm looking to purchase a pair of Kung Fu Shoes, cotton soles.
My shoe size is 11, what size would I buy. I think the last time I bought a pair, it was a 46 or 47.

Thank you for yuor help,
Brian
  
by: Brian
2/28/2013 4:58:38 PM
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Hi Brian. If you are a mens size 11 then you can order a kung fu shoe size 11 as well. Some people like to order a half size or full size smaller because the material can stretch out over time. That would be your choice.
by: okiken108    
3/5/2013 1:14:07 AM
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Stock

Will you be restocking this item? Looking for a size 11.  
by: dtnite
9/27/2012 9:40:44 PM
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We do intend to restock these, although we don't have a solid date from the manufacturer just yet.
by: okiken108    
9/28/2012 2:42:07 PM
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Size 15??

Any chance these will come in a size 15?  
by: Dave   
8/27/2012 12:09:43 PM
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I don't believe so Dave.
by: okiken108    
8/29/2012 10:23:13 PM
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Good product.

Good product and highly recommended.  
by: acupuncturistli
7/26/2012 9:59:12 AM
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Comfy !

They are super comfy (yet a bit big for my size 5 feet).

They have no arch support and have a very thin sole. BUT if you need this for a class, they are perfect!

I don't suggest you wear them outside or out and about.   
by: Suzanne
7/12/2012 9:54:48 AM
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shoes

the shoes have absolutely no arch support. If you are flat footed then they will be very uncomfortable very quickly.

they work well on a yoga mat or carpet but are very slippery on tile and wood floors.

The inside is very soft and cozy, we will see how long they stay that way.

The stitching is not strong and will begin to fray after a while.  
by: beverly
7/7/2012 7:04:02 PM
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I love these shoes!!

I'm a massage therapist and originally bought these for a Qigong class I was taking. I wore them during the class and I felt very grounded. I did wash them after the class, they did great with the wash and air dry. I now wear them around the house and when I do massages, very comfortable. Thank you!!  
by: srusso41
7/1/2012 8:26:27 AM
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washing

Just received my pair and they have a moth ball type of chemical smell to them that I seem to be sensitive to. I see people not recommending washing. Any suggestions for successfully cleaning them to get rid of the smell and chemicals the cotton may have been treated with?  
by: Kelli
6/13/2012 9:20:42 AM
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Hi Kelli. I think the major thing to watch out for is washing them in a machine. If you hand wash them gently in cold water with mild soap I don't think you'll have any problems.
by: okiken108    
6/13/2012 4:19:14 PM
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In stock???

Are these really in stock this time? Last time I ordered I received rubber soled shoes!  
by: Bob M
5/15/2012 3:28:44 PM
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Hey Bob. I'm confident these are in stock! If it gets messed up just let us know and we will compensate you for any troubles.
by: okiken108    
5/16/2012 4:05:13 PM
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What size should I get??

I wear size 11 but they are loose they come off while running or when I kick. Also do these come off when you kick like a roundhouse for example.  
by: Pyschadelicwolf12
5/2/2012 9:25:28 AM
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Due to the stretchiness of the material you could probably get away with a size 10, and have it be a tighter fit. Unfortunately since there are no ties you'll always have the potential of them coming off during training.
by: okiken108    
5/4/2012 12:31:38 PM
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Great for house shoes

I bought these to use as a pair of quiet house shoes. They work great for that purpose.

As others have noted, they are a little slippier than rubber or leather sole shoes, but better than socks. The sizes run a bit large. I should have gone down on more size, but wearing socks with them works well enough.

I wouldn't recommend wearing them on asphalt or pavement, and the soles were stained by going into the back yard.

Still, I'm very happy with them.  
by: William
11/7/2011 10:56:40 AM
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Grip?

Are these shoes slick or are they good for gripping floors as wood, tile, carpet, concrete etc. Also are they good for out door activitys like training, running   
by: arod
11/6/2011 10:05:16 PM
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These shoes are definitely more slick that rubber bottom ninja tabi or athletic shoes. However they are also quite quiet.

You can use them outdoors, but they will absorb moisture.
by: okiken108    
11/7/2011 1:10:00 PM
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i tried calling and was not able to do so. I live in California and want to order some shoes.....please call me 310-457=8883 thanks rose collins I am a sr.citizen and do not know how to order on the internet....sorry  
by: rose collins
9/5/2011 6:44:15 PM
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Hi Rose. Sorry we weren't able to take your call - we've been dealing with flood damage from Hurricane Irene and we've been working full time to get back up to full speed.

We'll reach out to you asap.
by: okiken108    
9/6/2011 1:36:04 PM
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good value, good shoes

These shoes were very good and comfortable for my intended use. I do have to say that they are not really made for wide feet. But after some inital wearing, then I was able to use them.   
by: tmrmt2005
8/29/2011 12:20:00 PM
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good value, good shoes

These shoes were very good and comfortable for my intended use. I do have to say that they are not really made for wide feet. But after some inital wearing, then I was able to use them.   
by: tmrmt2005
8/29/2011 12:19:47 PM
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These shoes are very comfortable and work well, however, for it just takes some getting use to as i was always barefoot in doing my tai chi. I wear them for a while then take them off for a while, etc. Would recommend these to anyone for use in tai chi.  
by: linda
8/12/2011 8:13:14 AM
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great shoes

other than the fact that I ordered size 8 & they sent me size 10 ... they are VERY comfy!!!
my husband wears them now cause they fit him perfectly, and I'll be ordering my own again. hopefully this time I get the right size in the mail ;)  
by: wynner2005
8/8/2011 7:05:50 AM
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Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes

Great shoes...especially for the price and the soles don't mark the tile!
  
by: Dave
7/27/2011 2:31:02 PM
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Cotton Sole Kung Fu Shoes

Great shoes...especially for the price and the soles don't mark the tile!
  
by: Dave
7/27/2011 2:30:44 PM
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famous shoes

Is this the type of shoes Bruce Lee and other similar martial arts movies used.  
by: Quick
7/11/2011 3:25:52 AM
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Yes it is quick. This is a well known style of kung fu shoe, and Bruce Lee's original background was in Wing Chun.
by: okiken108    
7/11/2011 12:38:25 PM
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These are great plus fast shipped

Traditional, well made, and the right fit. Wasn't sure the size would "translate" right, but it does.

Don't wear them on pavement/cement or gravel or they will wear out faster than if you keep them on carpet or grass.

Comfortable Shoes or Slippers.


  
by: Brian
6/18/2011 2:13:06 PM
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Perfect Fit and Great Quality

I have worn these off and on since my teens. I'm 42 now. These are great shoes/slippers if you have never owned them. If you are shopping and have owned them before, these are "the ones" you remember.

If you realize that taking a sand-blaster to your cotton shirt would not have good results, than do not were these for extended times on cement/pavement. They will wear out your cotton soles 10 times faster. Keep em inside or in the gym and they will be with you a long time.
I love them.

This seller got them to me fast(2 days, maybe 3) and I will be back again.
  
by: Brian
6/13/2011 11:10:12 AM
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One size smaller

These slippers rock! I have been wearing them around the house and they are very comfortable. Unfortunately I should have taken the advice from other and got a size smaller. The first time I did a front kick the slipper went flying, I caught it on the way down though...

So my next pair will definately be a size smaller gotta keep them on my feel ;-)  
by: rgoerk
5/25/2011 10:22:04 AM
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My favorite shoes!

I have been wearing these shoes for quiet a while now. I think I purchased them for the first time(from KarateDepot) in either late 2005 or early 2006. To my memory, this is the 4th or 5th pair I have purchased. I wear them inside, outside, when/wherever moisture can be avoided.

They do wear out quickly if you wear them outside, but that is my favorite part! After you have worn the soles out a bit, you start to see the layers below. Many of the layers use different colored fabric and you can see the "wear history" as it progresses through the sole.

Don't wash in Washer/Dryer, maybe delicate with tumble dry, but I wouldn't recommend(they are cheap if you ruin them).

Size down, as they do stretch. Highly recommended!  
by: Krusnik
5/19/2011 8:00:30 AM
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Size 8

Are you guys going to restock on size 8?  
by: demonslayers2
5/16/2011 1:40:10 PM
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Yes these are items we restock, although since many other sizes are still in stock we probably won't get a shipment for a few months.
by: okiken108    
5/18/2011 12:17:47 PM
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Noise

How loud are they, because i want a shoe that can be used for stealth, and i would go with the ones with the rubber soles, but they only came in size 9, and i wear a 10.5, but back to my original question, can they be used for stealth, or would you recommend something else, if so, what?  
by: DarkeJoey
5/6/2011 9:24:01 PM
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Hey DarkeJoey. These are actually much quieter than the rubber sole versions. The cotton on the bottom of these is very quiet. Just how quiet is going to be up to your skill level!
by: okiken108    
5/9/2011 11:40:45 AM
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Never knew a shoe could be so comfy.Perfect for my Qigong practise, my work as a massage therapist and as a house or porch shoe. Note that they are very slippery on linoleum or tile floors. Women should buy the men's shoe one size below your normal shoe size. Finally, they have no ankle support for pronation prevention. Their comfort level and price leads me to buy a pair for every activity I listed above.  
by: Nancy
3/22/2011 2:33:04 PM
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I'm totally satisfied with the shoes. They were perfect for the QiGong workshop and I've been wearing them as house slippers and when I do my work..as a massage therapist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. I wear a women's size 10, so I ordered a man's 9..They're just right with socks, perhaps a little loose without socks. Perhaps I'll order a rubber-soled pair, so I can wear them outside some. I highly recommend these shoes.  
by: Geri
3/18/2011 1:09:21 PM
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Comfy, but too big

I normally wear a size 7 women's shoe, and ordered the size 6 in these. Way too big, even with thick socks. There is ~ 1 1/2 inches of extra space in the toe box with my thick socks, and the shoes come off during practice. Have to send back for a smaller size.  
by: Hachimitsu
2/24/2011 4:34:28 PM
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Excellent choice for Tai Chi

When I bought these shoes a few weeks ago, I called to confirm that the size 6 would fit for a size 7 women's shoe. The fit is great and so are the shoes. They are comfortable and have just the right amount of traction. I recommend them highly and I have already recommended Karatedepot.com for their friendly customer support and quick shipping.  
by: jsendry
2/21/2011 9:57:42 AM
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best shoes yet!

these shoes are really comfortable. but the only downside to them is that they are slippery. other that that, these shoes are really really good for martial arts  
by: benjamin
2/20/2011 12:43:06 PM
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For Tai Chi

Exactly what I was looking for. Using them in a Tai Chi class.  
by: janalexander
2/20/2011 9:42:00 AM
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Good product

In the past I would use size 38, but these size 40 fit perfectly. I like a snug fit. The sole is a 1/4" thick and seems perfect for indoor exercise.

Be cautious of slipping.

Good product. I will likely order a couple of pairs each year or so....

Jim  
by: jfitz47
2/10/2011 10:14:21 AM
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Great!

I purchased these shoes as a gift for someone who practices Kung Fu on a regular basis on a concrete surface. I got a size below his normal shoe fit and they work great for him.   
by: kungfushoe2
2/7/2011 1:50:30 PM
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Classic slipper

I've been wearing this type of shoe for tai chi teaching and practice since the mid-1970s, and for wearing around the house, though nowadays when teaching I often wear Discipline martial arts shoes. The good news about these slippers is that they're cheap enough to buy a few pairs at once, and they allow for being able to feel the floor beneath your feet. A pair generally lasts me a few months. As one reviewer noted, they're not optimal for outside wear because the soles will wear out quickly; also, you really don't want to get them wet. You absolutely cannot wash them. Another problem, as noted by a few reviewers, is that the soles are narrow. In the larger sizes, which I wear, or if you have wide feet, this means that the soft upper overlaps the edge of the sole. You want them to fit snugly, so don't order up. It's a pain if they slip off during practice. If you live near a Chinatown, you can buy them for about half the price charged here, though I will say that the quality of the pairs I've bought from Karate Depot is consistently pretty good; this isn't always true of the ones bought in Chinatown.   
by: ShenSpirit
11/29/2010 12:53:19 PM
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Love these shoes

I bought two pairs of these shoes for the second time from karatedepot.com, so last few years I wear them at home instead of slippers.
They are very comfortable, inexpensive, quiet, light, and I think it's healthier to wear them rather then some slippers made from plastic.
They are also the best choise for practicing tai-chi, etc..
The original order arrived in time.
One pair has some weird stain inside, and, after explaining to karatedepot representative, that nothing can be done to fix it, they agreed to send me another pair w/o making big deal of of it.
The new pair arrived pretty soon.
I'm very happy with their service!
I like karatedepot.com...
  
by: georgevts
11/26/2010 8:29:02 PM
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are these good for wing-chun? I am not sure if it should be cotton sole,plasic or rubber.Also the size 9 1/2 EEE  
by: wife
11/24/2010 1:59:11 PM
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Nice, pick size for socks or not

Awesome shoes. I have 2 pairs with different sizes for wearing with socks and without. Behave nicely after washing in cold water as well.  
by: Zendo
11/14/2010 4:51:59 PM
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excellent shoes

I bought these shoes kind of wondering what the meaning of a cotton sole was, but the price was so good, I just wanted to get a pair. I took the advice of other reviews and ordered a size smaller, I am a 9, so I ordered an 8. It fit very comfortably. Since the shoes do not give that much grip, they are ideal for working on footwork. These shoes are very nice.  
by: honor1231
10/30/2010 12:03:23 AM
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not bad 4 the price

I got these shoes 4 my student and he likes them.They had a few loose threds but thats easy to fix.  
by: madman.2424
10/28/2010 3:44:46 PM
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Outside Use

Are the shoes good for outside use and are they durable?  
by: Aqua110
10/10/2010 12:23:17 PM
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For outside use, depends if your talking grass or hardtop. Grass, they would last for a while but you would have a tough time cleaning it. Hard top they probably would not last as long especially if your big on footwork.
by: honor1231
10/30/2010 12:00:11 AM
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Cotton sole

I am not quite sure what part the sole is. Is the bottom of the shoe cotton? or the inside? If the bottom is cotton, wouldn't it be slippery to where on a hard surface?  
by: honor1231
9/2/2010 8:22:44 PM
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The sole is indeed cotton, as is the inside. The bottom is made out of tightly threaded and stitched cotton that us both durable and ridged. This helps prevent slipping on slick surfaces. That being said it does slide around easier than normal shoes, which is actually part of its functionality.
by: okiken108    
9/3/2010 10:42:07 AM
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Good product, good company

Good company to do business with. Perfect shoes for doing Qigong.  
by: farmboyfwb
8/27/2010 3:21:54 PM
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mind your grammar

Great shoes. FYI, in the online description it says:
"We hope your enjoying your items."

The first "your" should be "you're," short for "you are."  
by: grammar lady
8/6/2010 2:15:03 PM
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Cutem somes slack grammar gal, they be asian, dig?
by: Vicious
10/18/2010 12:32:14 PM
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Washability?

Can the shoes be washed? If so do they shrink, bleed, etc?

  
by: rickbilltimm
8/2/2010 1:44:42 PM
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These don't hold up particularly well to a wash cycle. I would recommend doing it by hand with warm water and soap (that sort of thing).
by: okiken108    
8/4/2010 4:55:12 PM
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Good value

One of the best products I have recently purchased. Worth the price, well constructed.

Thank you karate depot.  
by: npovey
7/29/2010 11:15:05 AM
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Really nice

Pretty nice shoes for practicing. I wear anywhere from a 10 to 11 (depends on the brand of shoe) so I went with the 11 and they fit just right. Word of caution on wood floors, they are just like wearing socks. I use them when practicing at home on berber carpet and they work really well. Also I noticed no odor with the shoes at all.

Delivery was excellent, much quicker than I anticipated!  
by: the_argo
6/30/2010 5:52:42 PM
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Excellent

First I must say, I really don't understand why so many people have a problem with the slim build of these shoes. I have very wide feet, I order a pair 1 size under my normal size so they adjust to my feet, and they still work perfectly fine for me. My sole of my foot does shift slightly, but after a few days of wearing these shoes it further shifts to fit my feet perfectly in every aspect. All you have to do is wear them consistently.... just not in rain...

Either way, I love my pair, and in about a year I'll buy another pair to replace my old ones. Hurrah for karatedepot.com

Excellent buy and price.  
by: draco
6/21/2010 6:21:31 PM
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oops, mildew..but amazing shoes

I love these shoes. I have bought a pair for my husband AND his brother, but I need a pair for me too. I stole them once to wear and I didn't want to give them back.
I did notice though that you want to make sure you're not wearing them on grass, because my husband did, and put them in the closet after, didn't tell me and they mildewed. Understandable because they're all cotton. Washing them ruined them. I'll be buying a couple more pairs, just in case.
Thanks for these wonderful shoes. We love them  
by: Nadine
6/14/2010 3:56:51 PM
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great buy

Awesome shoes for Wing Chung training!!!!  
by: jmossman2003
6/4/2010 9:41:58 PM
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Too narrow

These run very narrow! I can wear them but my foot lays beyond the sole. My husband cannot wear his at all.

I think the quality is good.  
by: Sheridan
5/22/2010 8:18:10 AM
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Great

I don't actually do any Kung Fu (I would love to if I had the money), but I still love these shoes. I wear them inside my house at all times, they are simply incredible. I buy a new pair every 6 months because I like collecting them, or giving them to people...they last much longer than that. It's basically like your foot with a cotton soul, you can't even tell it's there. Plus, you feel that much cooler when you are watching a Bruce Lee flick...  
by: ytaimaishu
5/12/2010 11:51:44 AM
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Open Minded

The overall quality and comfort is spectacular! When you walk in the shoes it feels like walking on a pillow. The only draw back, thus, minus the one star is that dispite ordering a size smaller the back of the shoes still feel loose. It is only minor since they stay on my feet when performing my kata and or kicks. I purchased these shoes for my kata/forms and they play their part well!  
by: Sc00bz
3/2/2010 1:49:24 PM
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Stinky

pros: pretty much what I expected. These are extremely comfortable. I would order a half size smaller than your normal size. The sole is thick enough and hard enough to wear outside but not so much that you wouldn't wear it inside.

this is a good shoe to wear as a minimalist shoe if you are a barefoot enthusiast. Although the sole is a bit thick for that i think it may work.

Cons: they stink. the shoes showed up clearly clean and unused but they already smelled like feet. Maybe they were just sewn in a funky factory.
since they're cotton i would wonder if washing them will shrink them. haven't tried yet but Be cautious about hot water or drying.
yes, they are slippery on hardwood etc, but it's not an issue if you're just walking around. I did do a few kicks and there is a danger if you are practicing martial arts, but that is not my intended use.

5 stars if they were not smelly and if the sole were thinner.  
by: muaddib86
2/3/2010 11:02:32 AM
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Great shoes.

Great shoes. Good quality, comfortable. Prompt shipping for a reasonable price.   
by: tswanstrom
1/29/2010 4:16:21 PM
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I wear these as street shoes and love being able to feel the ground. They do quite well for traction on hikes, though on very smooth floors, you will slip around a little. Can't use them for my Qi Gong practice on a wood floor, for that reason. It helps that I live in a dry climate: if you get them wet, they soak right through to your socks and take forever to dry. Sure, they wear out, but they last pretty long for the price, IMO. I buy several pairs at a time.  
by: cantelow
8/26/2009 2:30:44 PM
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I always wear these shoes around the house and sometimes even outside. If I lose these shoes or can't find them I immediately buy another pair because they are so cheap...in a good way. Worn different pairs for 5 years now and wouldn't trade them for the world.   
by: ytaimaishu
11/21/2008 1:39:59 PM
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agreed - I use mine in the same way. There is little concern for use and abuse because they are so inexpensive, and they give you a good feel for the ground.
by: okiken108    
1/28/2010 4:17:19 PM
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These shoes are very light weight, very well constructed. My shoe size is 12, but I ordered an 11 in these shoes, and they fit perfect! They don't fly or slip off during kicks!  
by: paulnoel1981
5/19/2008 10:31:12 PM
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These are the best shoes ive ever had they don t grip well but the comfort makes up for that.i only had one problem the elastic band is wrinkled now but thats nothing to worry about.  
by: taru678
5/5/2008 7:35:52 PM
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These are the most comfortable slippers/shoes I own. As noted in some of the reviews, the soles are cotton so they don't provide much friction on smooth surfaces (I have failed a couple of dexterity checks on our wooden floors). They are my regular house shoes. I work out in them, too - but have to beware sliding too much.   
by: douglasaperkins
4/25/2008 11:00:26 AM
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For Wing Chun, I've been switching back and forth from wrestling shoes to running shoes and I've had some problems from turning on my heels to my horse stance at times. With these shoes, the first thing I noticed is the dramatic improvement on the wooden dummy, as they require alot of pivoting. I feel very light on these shoes, as if I'm not even wearing a pair, but the one drawback like what others mentioned on here is on slick surfaces. If you're big on footwork however, I don't think there's a substitute, especially at this price.  
by: stevejune1
12/17/2007 10:51:42 PM
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I ordered two pairs a couple months back. Since I had the traditional Chinese ones before when I was in China, I know what they should be like. These showed up just the way I thought they should be. I wear them everywhere, walking, running, kungfu, whatever. They stick to your feet and you don't feel them most of the time. One caution though, you don't want to get them wet, especially in the rain.  
by: yaode
7/11/2007 12:43:54 PM
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Not only are these shoes perfectly comfortable but they are the perfect fit for me! They allow ease of movement, comfort and perfect design! I love this shoe and will purchase many more in the future.  
by: admin
3/31/2007 9:34:57 PM
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very durable

Great shoes , very durable , order a size smaller for a better fit.  
by: tod_johnson
8/10/2006 7:23:08 PM
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Use with sparring kicks

I wear size 12 and these shoes simply will not stay on my feet. However, they are perfect for use with sparring kicks. I don't want to go barefoot in the dojo but sparring kicks won't fit over my regular MA shoes (Discipline low-tops). But these shoes are perfect. The kicks hold them securely on my feet and they give me added traction and protection on the mat.  
by: anonymous
5/20/2006 12:44:57 PM
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Love these shoes

Had pairs of these when I was young with both style (woven and plastic soles) and was happy to stumble across them. Now I'm buying them for the wife and kids!  
by: jschrock
3/4/2006 10:16:18 AM
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Wow!

I got these shoes after purchasing the rubber soled and these are much better quality. They also don't slip off when you execute a turning technique. One thing I advise buying one size smalled so they don't fly off on front kicks.  
by: Martial_artist333
2/10/2006 11:22:34 AM
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Shoes

For the money an incredible value. Looks good, and I am able to move well when practicing........  
by: hisgracecase
2/8/2006 5:55:35 AM
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Perfect fit

The Kung-fu shoes are the bomb! They fit better than any other shoes I have used before. They are very high quality, and I don't foresee tearing these up any time soon. They are a great price and they were shipped faster then I expected. I'll definitely buy some more soon.  
by: jabisho
12/31/2005 3:46:26 PM
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cotton sole kung fu shoe

I would not wear anything else. The shoe is better then being barefoot!! It also does not interfere with natural balance as other shoes might.  
by: lindabelan
11/22/2005 1:55:31 PM
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Inexpensive but you get what you pay for

As previously posted it is a durable shoe but does not provide any grip on slick surfaces. I've also found that the sides of my foot slide off of the sole when pivoting making it difficult to balance. While it may be cheap I will not purchase another pair.  
by: searsnrobuck
5/22/2005 11:31:05 AM
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Well made, comfortable, and inexpensive...

Great shoes for the price, comfort, and quality. I have a pair of both the rubber and plastic sole shoes and the cotton sole is of much better quality.



The one draw-back was previously posted: the cotton sole shoes are not great on any slick surface (hard wood, tile, linoleum).



I bought these after the plastic sole shoes limited some of the turning movements while practicing on the industrial carpet at my kwoon. I have found that these shoes work well on that surface.



This is a solid product and you can't beat the price.  
by: michaelwu
11/23/2004 12:49:08 PM
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mind your grammar

Great shoes. FYI, the online description of the product says:
"We hope your enjoying your items."

The first "your" should be "you're," short for "you are."
"Your" indicates possession, as in "your items."   
by: grammar lady
8/6/2010 2:16:59 PM
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Hey your right!

:-p
by: okiken108    
8/6/2010 5:42:14 PM
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Sizing Info
Sizing option is in US men's. Women order one size smaller (if you are a women's 7, you are a men's 6)
European Shoe Size Coversion Chart
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European 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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