Many of the world’s prominent sneaker brands prefer Quanzhou in Fujian province as their top sourcing location for shoes and for good reason.
Dubbed as China’s “Shoe City”, this coastal city and Fujian’s largest metropolitan area churns out more than 500 million pairs of sneakers annually, accounting for a quarter of the country’s overall output. Sports shoes are Quanzhou’s specialty but manufacturers there also offer all types of footwear from sleek dress boots to comfy casual shoes, slippers and sandals.
Manufacturing is centered on the district of Jinjiang, also known as China’s “Shoe Capital”, which hosts as many as 5,000 factories and generates more than $15 billion in yearly revenue, according to 2017 figures from the Jinjiang Council for the Promotion of International Trade. It is also home to three of the country’s four largest sports shoe companies, namely Anta, Xtep and 361 Degrees.
Quanzhou suppliers leverage on strong production capability and years of experience to launch a variety of functional and eye-catching releases. Most companies are specialists with vertically integrated facilities and own advanced equipment, including computerized pattern-making, cutting, upper-preparation, stitching, shoe-lasting, finishing and pressing machines.
Complementing these benefits is Quanzhou’s large pool of skilled employees. The majority of workers come from within the province, allowing them to earn a living closer to home. Because of this, employee turnover is minimized resulting in a stable workforce.
Quanzhou boasts solid transportation infrastructure as well. The Quanzhou Port located within the city facilitates transport of goods. The area is also accessible from different domestic and overseas locations through the Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport, which offers daily flights. A series of expressways and railways traverse through the city, including the high-speed Fuzhou-Xiamen Railway.
Here’s a gallery of shoes that can sourcedfrom Global Sources Verified Suppliers from Quanzhou.
Company: Fujian Passion Shoes Co. Ltd
The uppers, insoles and lining of the model PS1812136-4221 women’s casual loafers from Fujian Passion Shoes Co. Ltd adopts full-grain leather while the outsoles are made of rubber. The parts are sewn together. The shoes are wear-resistant, come in solid colors and have flat heels, measuring 1 to 3cm.
Company: Fujian Singyee I & E Co. Ltd/Fujian Chengda Shoes Co. Ltd
This men’s lace-up casual shoes from Fujian Singyee I & E Co. Ltd/Fujian Chengda Shoes Co. Ltd, the CY-2028 model, have breathable canvas uppers with stitched details. The outsoles are made of TPR. Each pair is packed in a polybag or color box. OEM and ODM orders are accepted.
Company: Litian (Quanzhou) Import & Export Co. Ltd
Made of PU leather, the uppers of the model LT-DZ-70478 men’s sneakers from Litian (Quanzhou) Import & Export Co. Ltd come with geometric prints. The insoles adopt mesh and EVA while the outsoles use two-tone EVA. The footwear is available in 39 to 45 Europe sizes.
Company: Quanzhou Haoyou Import & Export Trade Co. Ltd
Quanzhou Haoyou Import & Export Trade Co. Ltd offers the HG1991 model, a pair of women’s sneakers with breathable Flyweave uppers. The shoes have MD outsoles and invisible insoles. Each pair is packed in a box.
Company: Quanzhou Hello Sports Products Co. Ltd
These men’s lace-up sneakers from Quanzhou Hello Sports Products Co. Ltd, the HL-779-3 model, use leather for the uppers, cotton for the lining, and rubber for the insoles and outsoles. The shoes are nonslip, breathable, wear-resistant and shock-absorbent. OEM orders are accepted.
Company: Saiqi Sports Goods Co. Ltd
Saiqi Sports Goods Co. Ltd’s model SQ329549-1 men’s sneakers adopt mesh and Flyknit for the uppers. Lining is made of mesh, insoles use EVA and mesh and outsoles utilize EVA, MD and rubber. The shoes come in sizes 39 to 44 and custom colors. Logos can be printed, embroidered or stitched. OEM and ODM orders are accepted.
Company: ShishiTianshi Shoes & Garments Co. Ltd
The S-255 Salsa/Tango Dance Shoe-1 model from ShishiTianshi Shoes & Garments Co. Ltd is made of leather with glitter adornment. The cushioned insoles use full-grain leather while the outsoles adopt ultrasoft suede. Custom designs and specifications are accepted.