China is awash with uninspired fashion copycats like "Avivas" and "Pama." More clever are the Nat Nat knockoffs of Converse high-top sneakers, which have a zipper around the sole, allowing the wearer to transition easily from city to beach by turning the shoe into a sandal. At $30 a pair, the Nat Nats are reasonably priced, but as always, the quality is questionable. According to a review on shanzai.com, the kicks were "flimsy and cheap feeling." High marks for inspiration, low marks for execution.
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