In 2018, Russian businessmen prepared for Black Friday more thoroughly than their European counterparts. For example, in the Kari store you could buy shoes not only at a reduced price, but also get the third pair absolutely free, when buying the second pair.
For example, it was possible to buy good shoes T.TACCARDI WB17AW-1118 at a good price.
A little review of shoes, if you are too lazy to read.
The shoes are Packed in a lovely sturdy box.
The sticker shows that the price is quite democratic, for Russian consumers, in addition to the "Black Friday" it was possible, when buying a second pair of shoes, to get a third pair absolutely free.
Shoes are made in China.
At the bottom of the box printed detailed competent instructions for the care and operation of shoes. It is, of course, more suitable for high-end shoes, but the fact that it is good, because many do not know how to care for shoes.
Shoes are Packed very well, that can not be said about the packaging of famous manufacturers such as Adidas, whose shoes are Packed in a weak box with paper similar to blotting.
For information from the merchant about the name of the Shoe brand:
“Yakovlev decided to sell all the shoes in Kari under his own trademark T.Taccardi and in November 2011 he applied to Rospatent for registration. But in the middle of 2012, when T.Taccardi shoes were already sold in stores, he was refused. T.Taccardi suspected that the phonetic sound was confusingly similar to Trussardi, the famous Italian premium brand. However, in early 2013, the brand was registered: Yakovlev convinced Rospatent that T.Taccardi is the pseudonym of Italian designer Eugenio Marrapody, with whom Kari is cooperating. On the question to about this enigmatic designer and where of it can be read, the group moderator Kari in "VK" replied that "this information is not public, so the public domain it is not.""
There is no need to have any super-knowledge in shoes to understand which model the design is borrowed from.
Unlike the other pair of boots, which was also sold in Kari and which had one-on-one Timberland designs, these shoes have their own cut. Also there is no triple seam.
The back of the model is more or less durable, which pleases. Time will tell how he will behave after wearing - usually, in Chinese shoes, the heel begins to beat on the sole after several months of wearing.
The manufacturer claims that the shoes are made of leather.
The tag also has a badge that is applied genuine leather. So whether or not this is not a question for Russian consumers - since the majority of Russians have resettled, due to the financial situation of pasta, so buyers of this price segment, no matter what, shoes are made of.
The boots even have a foam form.
Inside there is a patch with the brand.
The insoles in the shoes are not removable, which is not good, since the upholstery dries better if you remove the insoles. This was done on purpose so that the cardboard base of the shoes could not be seen.
The slat where the grommets are made of leatherette, given that such famous companies like Dr Martens and Timberland do this, can be considered normal.
Eyelets are applied new sample.
The laces are of a rather low quality - they begin to shag socks on the second day.
The toe of the shoes is strong enough - it keeps its shape well.
The main drawback of the cut is that the heel was made straight, like that of the shoes of Dr Martens 1460, that is, in order for the skin to fit the heel tendons, the laces need to pull the skin forward; this is done again for versatility - so that the shoes fit the different heel structure.
Seams, gluing, made just perfect, unlike the famous companies that make their products with glue stains, scary curved seams.
The sole is made of thermoplastic elastomer - it will of course be dubbed in the cold, but not as much as the Timberland boots, in which you walk in winter like a cow on ice.
Excellent offer from Russian-Chinese businessmen in an era of chronic Russian crisis.