Interview with Chestnut, a girl wears Warrior sneakers

We recently caught up with Chestnut (a versatile girl love art&design) to discuss warrior sneakers. I recognized warrior sneakers in some of her photo and I am sure it would be interesting to have a small interview with her here for all fans.

1. Can you briefly introduce yourself ?

I’m an ordinary girl in college, China. I like graphic design, film post-production and photography. That's all my interests but I am pretty sure I am still amateur of all aspect :)

2. I saw your photos with warror sneakers,that's awesome! When was the first time you notice Warriors sneakers and why did you choose them in your photos?

I wore Warriors(Huili-回力) sneakers when I was a kid and I'm sure everybody of our age has a big impression on the shoes. In fact I didn't have much idea about when it came into popularity again. I like its style and think they look good on young people so bought a pair for my own. Another reason add to my affection to Warriors sneakers may be my best friend- he's also called Huili (回力) and yes, he wears Huili too :)

In recent year, many Classical Chinese brands like Feiyue, sailor's striped shirt(海魂衫) and warriors are attracting more and more public/media attention, even create craze in Europe. I wasn't too much surprised at that time, I believe trend is a cyclical process and these brands are getting recognition they deserve. But knowing his/her own style is important for an individual, you don't have to follow others by grabbing yourself warriors and Feiyue, in order not to be left outdated.

3. You have your dress shop online and part-time model, could you share your advice on the dress style of warriors sneakers?
Warriors were originally designed as sport shoes, yet not only for sports and physical exercise purpose. It's important to have one's own style, and Warriors sneakers have chemistry on different people, thus I think it's special for any individual!

4. If there's any reader come across this post and find this interesting, how can they contact you?
Sure, welcome to visit my blog I don’t mean to glorify any fashion hit but I hope everyone is confident with our own brands, they rock !

Thanks a lot
It's a pleasure!

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Feiyue in Tongji

If you wanna buy a pair of Feiyue in Shanghai, this is the post for you.For the past few weeks, many readers has found my post Grab a pair of Feiyue @ Shanghai 585 shop helpful upon their trip on Shanghai for this legendary sneaker.
The other day, I found Feiyue and Warriors are also available in my University with good surprise. So I decided to give y'all an idea of what went down there. I just want to make sure I direct you to the exact location of the store in the following content.

How to get there.Alright, there you go with the GUIDE:
: Tongji University, No.1239 Si-Ping Road, Yang-pu District, Shanghai.

a) If you're going there by bus, you can take No.55, 61, 115, 147, 910, 917, and get off in the stop of Tongji University (同济大学)。
b) If you're taking a taxi, just tell the driver, you're going to Tongji University and he/she will take you there safe and sound.( it's very famous !!)
c) Once you get in Tongji, find the Music Sqaure, and you'll see there's a store call "上海教育超市"(Shanghai Education Chain Store). Feiyue and warriors are right inside. If you have any problem with the site in campus, DO NOT hesitate to ask students for direction, they're all kind and ready to help.

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Meet US.Of course, if you want a meetup with authors of this post when you're visiting Tongji, drop us a emails before hand, via (blog author) or (Kevin, photographer of these fabulous Feiyue photos). We're more than happy to meet new friends and get their stories/photos posted up there !

photo: Feiyue in Tongji, by Kevin Young

photo of 上海教育超市 (Shanghai Education Chain Store)

Photo: Piles of Warriors Shoes

Photo:Piles of Feiyue and Warriors

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Feiyue x NSBQ launch in Hong Kong

By 阿杜.Steward

Thanks Ethan from That's PRD for sending me the link :)

In the video you can see the founder of Feiyue x NSBQ,MC Yan(BLOG) customizing 120 boxes of the sneakers for its recent launch in HongKong.

Credits of photos and video goes to
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Shouting out to a blog from James

By 阿杜.Steward

Hi, folks. I am making this post to 1) quoting a post 2) let you know a cool blog that I've been following for long-> IspyShanghai.

About IspyShanghai:I spy Shanghai is a blog created by James, who's from England now working as expat in Shanghai. He uses his blog as his way to help people(especially foreigners) know Shanghai/China better. I was impressed with his blog because he actually developed interesting insights(eg. how to avoiding being cheated by Taxi Driver... ) about the ins and outs of Shanghai !OK, y'all know that I'm really big on publicizing resources that you might enjoy,especially when they're provided by friends of mine, so I encourage you to check James' latest post about Feiyue on his [Shoe Tuesday Series] - >LINK.

Below is the quoted content from Jaems' post

---Shoe Tuesday / FeiYuesday---

Way back in the midsts or 2008 I bought a pair of shoes from a street vendor outside the fabric market.

They looked good and were kind of, almost my size if I didn’t wear laces and curled up my toes a bit. For 20RMB I wasn’t too fussy.

Fei Yue

Fei Yue

Now I realise that what I’d bought was a fake pair of a great and glorious part of Shanghai’s past: Fei Yue shoes.

FeiYue is what you would have worn to play out in the street if you were born in Shanghai in the 70s, and at least amongst kitschy type westerners and the odd cool Chinese they’re making a comeback.

When my workmate saw the photo of these shoes he said that he heard they were big amongst the type of people who wear Che Guevera t-shirts. Not something I would do, but it’s definitely in the right ballpark.

At the shop on 585 Zun Yi Lu they’ve got your Fei Yue, they’ve got your Warriors (another old Chinese brand) and they’ve got some Converse and miscellaneous tat too.

Other tat in the bargain bin

I was almost tempted by what seemed to be an officially endorsed Beatles.

Branded up Beatles shoes

I asked the lady if she had any colour other than fricking horrible, but sadly she did not.

Dingle has already written about this store at great length- with maps and the full 9 yards. More information and more of the shoes on offer can be seen there.

Dingle and lady friend

It was he and his lady friend (wearing matching red Warriors I might add) that gave me the directions to the shop.

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