INTRODUCTION ON RETRACTABLE SHOES
Retractable shoes are the perfect accessory to have in your work wardrobe. Not only are they fashionable, but they can also help you save money. When you don’t need your retraction function, your product is just a regular shoe that looks just as good as any other. What’s more, it features an out-sole made of durable rubber or any preferred material for that matter for traction on any surface
Fortunately, Nigeria as a country is blessed to have very creative shoe makers all over the place. I know of a crippled in Makurdi that produces such amazing shoes that he has a showroom in America. Celebrities and international preachers wear those shoes. They put on those shoes with pride but never knew they were produced in Nigeria.
NIGERIAN MADE IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH INFERIOR
The truth is that there is really nothing like ‘Aba Products’ for the description of substandard products; what you pay for is what you get. Just approach a good Aba based shoemaker and tell him the quality of shoes you want. Assure him that you are ready to pay for it, he will produce something better than the so-called Italian Shoes. Young people in Aba are actually doing amazing stuffs with pure leather.
In case you don’t know, let me remind you. Most of those Shoes you buy in Rome, Milan or Padova were produced in Aba and exported to Italy!
A CASE FOR RETRACTABLE SHOES
My wife will almost always take two pairs of shoes as we prepare for service; one of them will be high heel and the other will be flat shoe. I’ve asked why and her response was ‘You can’t wear heels for long otherwise you suffer a lot of discomfort’.
The conversation reminded me that I had noticed something similar from my female colleagues when I was working in Lagos. Each time we went out for marketing, they would go out on flat shoes. But before they stepped out of the car into a any office they, would already be wearing heels. Truth is that those heels gave them the expected class and carriage needed for a corporate sales lady.
This made me began to wonder why no shoemaker have thought of producing retractable shoes. Obviously this would save our ladies this stress of carrying additional shoes which are obviously load when they go out. In a retractable shoe, what you get is just one shoe but serving two purposes. Such a shoe is going to save ladies the extra money that could have spent on two separate shoes. It will also save them the stress of carrying a nylon shoe bag in addition to their hand bag.
With this kind of shoe, as a lady, all you need do is wear the shoe as flat while leaving the house or office but before you alight from the car you simply pull out the heels and it turns to high heels. After the meeting or whatever function you are attending, you simply retract it and go home with ease. Won’t that be nice to have?
Remember ladies love class, elegance and comfort. Anything that can give a touch of class with less stress to ladies will be well and highly appreciated. This is because of their complicated nature by design. Are you are into shoe manufacturing business and you want to redefine your product offering? Then I urge you to move ahead of your competitors by quickly introducing this in your line of business?
If you start this today you will immediately be enjoying the first mover advantage. And you might make so much money from it before the late entrants begin to join the party. If you want to learn more on why it is important you capitalize on first mover advantage, then read Five Practical Case Studies why you need First Mover Advantage.
Maybe you are not into shoe business but you are a business consultant. Then you can also add retractable shoes consulting to the portfolio of new businesses you might wish to share with your clients seeking new business opportunities, especially those who love blue ocean ideas or those that enjoy cashing in on first mover advantage.
In that book I shared the following:
- Six reasons you need to consider this business in 2022
- The potential revenue from this business
- Six simple relatable steps to get started with this idea
- How you can make thousands of dollars from this even if you are not into shoe business