American trainers come in a galaxy of styles, leaving you so dizzy with choices, you ultimately leave the store like John Kruk (without a pair). Get your kicks from a country that discourages choice: One Small Point of Pride. Ospops are a suped-up version of the iconic work shoe that's made China an industrial juggernaut -- crafted alongside the original by workers forced to rock the un-suped version. The sturdy canvas uppers and protective rubber-cap toe preserve the authenticity of the prototype, but with a twice-vulcanized, high-performance athletic sole, these trainers provide enough support for a ballerina, while being tough enough for a job coating toy trains with lead. Choose among olive/light green/mustard yellow, each embroidered with a circled "I", the Chinese symbol for "labor" -- providing a flashy touch when you kick your feet up on your desk and yawn. SF's one of only three cities to get these shoes, so pick 'em up and show 'em off to your fancy-footed friends -- who're guaranteed to go nut.
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