Thursday, October 22, 2009
Patrice Bastian is a French artist who was taken with a pair of Feiyue (canvas sneakers) when travelling through China a few years back. In China Feiyue are a bit of a legend and were worn by military personnel for decades. Now long forgotten he contacted the manufacturer Top OneChina and received authorization to modify the sneakers before selling them in Europe. Now the shoes are a success and selling for about 50 euros (513 yuan) a pair meantime back in China the wholesale price of the original Feiyue is about 24 yuan.