Lately, a huge pile of absolutely new shoes has been found in the forest on the outskirts of Kiev. Who is that wasteful person who threw them out? Let’s find out.
Have you ever seen so many women’s shoes piled on the ground?
All models are absolutely new.
All are made of different material.
All shoes are labeled, still you won’t be able to find a single pair of them (only the right or the left shoe).
A lot of leather shoes. Pay attention to the label. It says 35.44 UAH (about $5). Don’t be surprised. This is the wholesale price of leather shoes at which stores buy them at warehouses. Then all depends on the imagination and appetites of a seller – someone sells them for 300 UAH (about $40), and someone – for 1000 UAH (about $120).
What is interesting is that all shoes have little holes in soles apparently made on purpose.
Some of them are cut or torn at the seam.
The girl working in this field gives an adequate explanation to all this.
When a store orders the new line of footwear, the samples are delivered to the office six months before the beginning of the season (i.e. winter shoes come in summer, summer shoes – in winter). In order not to have shoes cleared by the customs, a supplier sends only one holed shoe instead of a pair. Only in this case it’s considered a sample.
Having been delivered to the office of the store, the samples are thoroughly examined and, if it’s necessary, improved. After that they are exhibited in a special hall of the office where different purchasers (other stores and small entrepreneurs) come every day during 3-4 months, choose the shoes they need and agree contracts. Eventually, the store knows how many shoes it should order.
After that the already useless samples must be sent for recycling which must held according to all rules and regulations (with the participation of firefighters and other organizations). Of course, it’s not free…
So, in our case everything is quite clear. Somebody decided to save money and dump all the samples in the forest. Actually, it’s a matter for the court, the organization which did this may be fined. And to find it is not so difficult. It doesn’t seem that there are a lot of serious wholesalers of shoes in the Ukraine…
31.44 UAH (about $4).