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Buying Sneakers (Trainers) In Pattaya

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I don't know about the sizes, but there are plenty of good, brand name shoe shops in Pattaya's shopping centers. The best ones are probably to be found in Royal Garden and the new Central shopping malls. Even if you don't know the sizes, the clerks can measure your size and you can try on the shoes until you hit upon the right size.

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A guy who's only been living here for a short while gets to learn very quickly about bars and restaurants. But there's a big time lag re clothes since we normally bring what we need for the first couple years.

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Re the sizes if buying at an outdoor market I'd rather try on as few as possible.

Why? The outdoor markets are selling new shoes, not used shoes. I can't imagine buying shoes anywhere without trying them on first to make sure they fit and are comfortable.

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You might try Carrefour, Big C, or Tesco's for inexpensive sneakers. Not great quality, but cheap.

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Much easier indeed. You will also have a receipt and a return policy than is in place. Maybe not important, but certainly better than an outdoor market.

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That's why if I'm not sure, I don't buy.

While back at home, I could buy stuff at the Gap, and think about it for a couple weeks. If the price was reduced in the interim, they would even do a price adjustment.

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The exchange policy is certainly not the same as in the US, but at least it maybe possible at Tesco or Big C. At an outdoor market, your chances of exchange are much closer to zero.

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I noticed a large shoe outlet at the new Central Festival yesterday. The vendor set up shop on the ground floor outside the entrance, close to the food store on the 2nd road side. I saw a large selection of sneakers, but not sure of the sizes. If you like to stick out in a crowd, I noticed a nice gold pair and another pair, bright red.

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Hope you find something in the right color. I am not sure how long the vendor will be there or the quality of the shoes. They sure had a large selection.

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