3 May 2019
A 60-year-old shoe factory in the eastern coastal city of Wonsan in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea makes quality shoes beloved by the citizens. It is now hoping to promote its own brand to the world. Kim Jong Un has visited the Wonsan Shoe Factory five times since 2014. In 2018 and 2019, the brand shoes presented by the factory won first prize and the grand prize at the country's national footwear fairs respectively.
According to the factory's guide, the shoes are produced through a production system independently developed by the DPRK, with self-produced raw materials. They are at the forefront of the country's shoe industry in implementing national policies to achieve self-sufficient production, and those who work at the factory are very proud of these achievements.