Don’t Bet Your Boots On This One

K-pop merchandise spans a spectrum of product categories. Be it apparel, accessories, utilities or decorative items. If you want it, they’ve got it. We’ve reviewed several products from this lot. What’s the one item type left, you ask? Shoes, of course. Footwear is an indispensable part of your indoor and outdoor experience. Let’s look at a product which conforms to the K-pop tag.

About the Product

The Fanstown Kpop Sneakers are priced between $30 and $42 on Amazon based on the size and pattern selected. The products are made for women and branded with logos of your favorite K-pop bands. The sneakers have a canvas body and a rubber sole. The seller claims that the product is durable and has a unique hip hop style design. It ships with two complimentary Lomo Cards of your favorite band.

Some Thoughts

These black and white sneakers come with laces and have the band logo on one side and the “Bofengsport Superstar” logo on the other. There is also an “All Sport” print on the sole at the back. They look nice, but there are some discrepancies between the product and the seller’s information. They are shown in the images as high-top shoes, but they aren’t tall enough and sit somewhere between the high-top and the low-top varieties. The logos on some models aren’t as big as shown in the images, which is disappointing. The quality of the logos is decent, but it’s hard to say how long they will stay on the product.

The product arrives with the two bts sweatshirts also from Kpop Choices, as expected. The sneakers are narrow at the front and will not offer a comfortable fit for people with wide feet. The shoes need to be stretched a little when wearing them for the first time. They are comfortable but, like other shoes of this type, there isn’t much support for the arch of the foot.

There is a lot of uncertainty in selecting the size of the product to be ordered. This is primarily because of the variations in size, inaccuracies in the size chart and a lot of contradictory advice. The saving grace is that seller offers to replace the product or refund the amount in such cases, but this means further delays in getting the right product which may not be ideal if you’re planning it as a gift.

One customer mentioned a strong, unpleasant odor emanating from the sneakers on opening the package. Products have been received with misspelled print. Though the product initially appears sturdy, there are a lot of complaints about the quality. Quite a few customers have reported damage to the product after only wearing it for a month or two. Cracks in the sole, loose stitching, rubber from the sides coming off, fading, peeling and falling logos are some common complaints within a short time of using the product.

Final Thoughts

Make your choice knowing that even if you manage to get the right size, there is no guarantee that the product will last. This product is not what we would call a bang for your buck.