Finally, a shoe shop with ‘Western-size’ shoes. With pairs up to size 52 (EU), the ironically named TinyToes Shoes in Hoan Kiem sells brands like Boxfresh, Doctor Martens, Ted Baker and more in a range of sizes.
Fashion4Freedom is a social enterprise making very cool shoes by applying their clever eye for marketability to local craft. They just won Vietnam Supply Chain’s award for small-to-medium-sized enterprise of the year.
When it comes to health and fitness, being able to move correctly is integral. Our bodies are designed to move freely, effectively and efficiently with all joints and muscles interrelated through the amazing Human Movement System (HMS). One of the big topics at the moment is about footwear and what is actually best for us.
Ed Weinberg meets two women propping up Vietnam’s craft heritage by means of the collaborative social enterprise, Fashion4Freedom, and a very impressive shoe. Photos by Nick Ross
BABY & CHILDREN CLOTHING
37 Thao Dien, An Phu, Q2, Tel: 0917 567506
In addition to a varied selection of garments for babies and children up to 10 years old, Little Anh-Em stocks sleeping bags and other accessories.
171 Le Thanh Ton, Q1, Tel: (08) 3827 5267
LIFESTYLE / ACCESSORIES
First floor, 151 Dong Khoi, Q1, Tel: (08) 6674 9565
Exclusive labels, elegant and sophisticated clothing and casual high-quality cottons are stocked at this boutique/café. Lifestyle accessories include shoes, homewares, knickknacks, cameras, stationery and a range of vintage bicycles.
SKATEWEAR / STREET
174 Bui Vien, Q1, Tel: 0903 641826
BAGS & ACCESSORIES
77-79 Dong Khoi, Q1, Tel: (08) 3822 3277; 71 Pasteur, Q1, Tel: (08) 3824 2701