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Shoe Express

Shoe Express: A Friend to Your Wallet

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Sally Abdel Razek
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Shoe Express: A Friend to Your Wallet

We’re sure it’s happened to you before in Cairo. You spot a cute pair of
shoes in a store window, ask about the price and then proceed to cry a little. ‘Why
is everything so expensive?’ you might ask yourself in frustration. Well dear
readers, fret not; we’d like to introduce you to a small store called Shoe

This store is located in Golf City Mall in Obour City, which, by the
way, is a saviour for anyone living as far out of central Cairo as in El Shorouk
and other suburbs. Groceries, restaurants, coffee shops and shopping are all a
short distance away, which means no more sitting in your car inhaling the sweet
scent of truck exhaust on Suez or Ismailia road.

Shoe Express opened last April and offers a selection of both casual and
semi-formal shoes for females, males and children with sizes ranging from 35 to
42, 39 to 46 and 17 to 36 respectively. It also has a decently sized section
for accessories and bags. Granted, you won’t find anything reminiscent of
Balmain’s to-die-for studded crystal sandals here, nor anything super trendy,
but what you willfind is a great deal on casual shoes and maybe some
respectable looking heels if you have a discerning eye.

On the other hand, consistency in the quality of products is not to be
found here. Shoddily-finished shoes sit next to others that are quite the bang
for your buck; leading us to believe that a little extra time spent browsing through
the racks may yield quite the gem for your money’s worth.

Pretty much everything here is priced between 80LE and 350LE, with quite
a variety of designs, materials, styles and colours as well. Expect to pay about 175LE for heels, 100LE
for flats and 125LE for flip flops. Men can pay 269LE for a pair of Oxfords.
This is the perfect shop for people who don’t want to break the bank for a pair
of shoes to use and abuse.

360 Tip

We were told that other branches will be opening at Sun City Mall and at the Mall of Arabia soon!

Best Bit

You can expect to find a great pair of shoes if you have the patience for it.

Worst Bit

The quality suffers with some designs.

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