By the end of this year, the value of footwear orders transferred from Wenzhou to Chengdu should reportedly exceed $630 million. More than one-quarter of the shoe production companies in Wenzhou have offered to move to Chengdu, another Chinese city where factories tend to specialize in the manufacture of women’s shoes. Chengdu offers cost advantages and its producers have gained technological experience from Wenzhou-based companies that have begun to manufacture there. Large footwear brands from Wenzhou like Kangai, Aokang and Hongqingting have already established production bases in Chengdu.