RED TAPE SHOES
The flagship with the commander of the largest exporter of the footwear overseas, Red Tape shoes is settling its roots in the domestic arena. Red Tape has a long history of craftsmanship. Red Tape shoes took birth in 1996 amid huge demand for footwear from other parts of the world. Red Tape shoes is known for its valuable, stylish and shoes in countries like UK and US. Red Tape is the shoe brand of the tannery Mirza International Limited. The tannery initially started to supply the leather and the leather materials to countries like the UK. Later once it became one of the prime exporters and got known for its leather products, it kept upgrading its tannery. The sophisticated tannery in later phase also started exporting finished leather and leather materials to very demanding market of UK. Though this did not end, it realized the high demand of finished leather products like shoes from offshore. Amid the meeting demands, Mirza International Limited founded its own brand RedTape. To be more specific to British shoes it setup in-house design studios in Italy, the UK along with exporting the footwear material from Europe. Its uniqueness of shoes with innovative designs, affordability by everyone, scaled the brand position by its sale going to 31.85 percent to 253.43 INR. Red-tape became the India’s first indigenous brand doing better in markets like UK and US. Day by day it is expanding its business with quality, designs, tie up with retail giants in the US, more retail outlets in India, enhancing the tanneries with state of the art machines and technologies, setting up more warehouses, more focus on digital marketing and last but the not least setting up its own online retail stores. Red Tape is the only brand that took to India the shoes with the touch of UK designs. Red Tape has stylish formals, loafers, sandals, flats, heels, wedges etc in store for the men and women alike. The Mirza International Limited has not only proud brands like RedTape, it is renowned for its more environment-friendly tanneries with social senses. Red Tape footwear became the market presence in 2015, after doing well in overseas. The Indian shoe market is highly competitive and already has great presence of brands like Nike, Bata, Adidas, Liberty etc. It won’t be fair to tout with only analysis about the future of Red-tape in highly demanding and competitive indigenous market of India. Let us directly dive into some of the reviews and complaints taken from the reliable web sources.
Review Source: MouthShut.com Overall Rating 57% with 3.06 stars Number of Reviews: 233
Review By Raman From Roar: He is using it since five years. He bought five pairs of shoes of the brand till now. He says the shoes fits as a party and formal wear. He says he has the love for the brand as the shoes are comfortable, durable, tough, suitable for day to day life. He also says that brand has a wide variety and the difference can be felt when he wears these. Finally, he is recommending the brand with five-star ratings.
Review By Suvra Deep Roy From Kolkata: He says that If you are looking for loafers, then the RedTape brand will not disappoint you. He reiterates that RedTape has a wide collection of loafers at very affordable prices. But here is a bit dicey part, He admits that it is not good to rely on the quality of the brand blindly. He backed up the statement that some of the loafers stayed for quite long time but at the same time, some faded away after the few days of use. He has also commented that if you are looking for formal shoes then the formal do not worth for the money as there are formals from other brands that have the same value at the similar price. Apart from the mixed review about formals and loafers, he says the sandals are of very good quality and their look is semi-formal which is nice for him. It was the mixed review for the RedTap with three-star ratings.
Review By Anupam Toor From Delhi: He has recently purchased the RedTape pair of shoes. But he does not tell what kind of purchase he has done. He is delighted that the pair looks the expensive and good for casual and formal use. The pair is of good quality leather and promising to be durable for him. He further admits that the pair is lightweight but its weight does not compromise on quality and fineness of its making. Though it seems he is not apprehensive of his purchase but based on his feedback that he has to maintain the shine of the shoes by polish otherwise it looks rusty. I want to add the personal note here that though it is very common other brands have starting to come with formal pairs for which customer has not worry about maintenance of shoes. A bit of silicon layer coating or work during tanning might work out well to retain the shine even without doing the polish. This silicon layer during the tanning also keep the formals safe from the rain and water.He feels that it is a good worth for the money he has spent, but his worry for the maintenance is obvious. At last, he did the feedback with overall four ratings.
Review Source: Amazon UK, Review For the Shoe: Brogue Round Toe Shoes UK 7-12
Review By Kevin Woodgate: He says the look is lovely and smart. He accepts that the I felt comfortable when I wore it the first time. Till now he has worn it only finger counted times in formal events. It seems that he is not quite happy about the pair of shoes. The lining of the shoes started to break down. Just by this review, I went to the complaint board related to RedTape brand, I found other several complaints, and most of the complaint are about that stitching was not proper and it came out even after few days of purchase. After so many complaints about the same, I think there is time for the brand to brood upon it. Another complaint from him was that the heel felt sticky and the heel substance started to stick into shocks. Though I think this is not the major flaw, as for the comfort of the customers most of the shoes come with heel foam padding. I found other reviews of good or average ratings stars on this tech giant portal