Trouble Finding Shoes That Fit?

Finding footwear that fits can be a real struggle for expats in China. There are usually very few options available for those with wider feet or calves or those who just need larger sizes. And, with the chance to stock up on your annual trip home not happening during Covid times, it’s hard to know where to shop.



Dr. Shooz is a bespoke studio that hand crafts custom-made shoes and boots in accordance to your feet measurements. They have thousands of styles to choose from in both men’s & ladies’ shoes sizes from 34-52, and can supply you no matter where you are in China.


Make an Appointment with Dr. Shooz


This month Dr. Shooz will be in Shanghai with their foot scanning machine, a selection of both women’s and men’s styles including their wintery boots collection. And they’re offering the Shanghai Mamas community an exclusive gift with all purchases.

If you’re interested in seeing what they have to offer, scan the QR code below to make an appointment – make sure to tell them you’re from Shanghai Mamas and you will get one free scarf per pair of shoes ordered!



Date: August 19-27, 9 AM to 9 PM
Venue: Hotel Indigo, 20 Yu Tong Road, Jing’An District, Shanghai


An advance appointment is required and will take approximately one hour. Up to three people may attend per appointment time.

If you’re unable to make any of these dates but are still interested in finding out more, you can contact Dr. Shooz and enquire about their fully remote ordering service.



How the customized process works


1. Choose the style you like from their selection and pay.

2. Have your feet measured using Dr. Shooz’s foot scanning machine.

3. Receive a fitting sample by post three weeks later to confirm the fit.

4. Once the fit is confirmed, your finished shoes will be delivered a further five weeks later, a total of eight weeks after your initial appointment.


If the shoes do not fit, they will ask you to send the shoes back for further adjustments or re-crafting. And if the shoes still do not fit your satisfaction after adjustments or re-crafting, Dr. Shooz will refund your money.


About Dr. Shooz



Dr. Shooz’s founder, Paul Lim, has been serving the New Zealand and Australian market for more than 20 years. And since 2020 he has been providing the expat communities in China with custom-made, bespoke footwear for any issue:


• Plus-sized feet
• Irregularly shaped feet
• Wide calves
• Big bunions
• High arches
• Flat or uneven sized feet
• Extra small, wide, or long feet
• Comfort issues


If required, they can make shoes with memory foam insoles, or orthotic inserts made using 3D technology for all types of shoes, including high heels.


Studio Address:

2nd floor, Building D, Friendship Industrial Zone, 63 Xiamao Commercial Street, Baiyun District, Guangzhou.