Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kickin' It

Feiyue shoes are classic, and I love them. They are simply beautiful. My friend Doug broke his leg in the Czech Republic while wearing a pair (he might blame it on the shoes, but the Chinese would say, "Shoes are good. Eat more meat. It makes you strong."), which added a memorable ending to an already memorable road trip. They are all over Europe, but only occasionally do you see a Chinese person wearing them, and usually they are old enough to have seen the founding of the PRC. Furthermore, if you go out looking for some in China, you inevitably have to sort through endless pairs of knock-off Nikes, Vans, Adidas, etc., before you'll find a pair. It might be a sign of their inevitable death, so let's enjoy them while we can.

They're so great, someone has even made a blog about them.

Today, after playing basketball in a pair of borrowed, two-sizes-too-small shoes, I set off in search of some aesthetically pleasing and somewhat sporty shoes. Unfortunately, Feiyues are difficult to find in my size, so I had to settle for some "Double Stars." Timeless design with some nice Chinese touches.

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