this city for a decent pair of shoes to wear to work - the pair that I have been wearing is wearing out. Of course it's not easy to find women's shoes in size 41 in Asia, but there are thousands of foreigners with big feet living in Shanghai. There had to be something in my size.
I went to all the stores in the foreigner area of town that specialize in large sizes, but none of them had anything bigger than 40. I tried a few of them on, but they were just too small.
I was on the verge of asking for shoes from home when I stumbled upon a shoe shop right near my apartment. I went in & on the shelf I found this pair in my size for 128 RMB (about US $18). Yahoo!