A major highlight of this new collection is a revamp of the Chinese “kung fu” shoes (literally means “martial arts” shoes). They were originally worn while practicing kung fu and other martial arts. Typically black in colour, the new collection will also feature other colors such as red and indigo. The design is based primarily on the anatomy of the human foot. The outward appearance has been improved without compromising its comfort.
Jute is a type of plant fiber whose thread is quite strong. Jute has exceptional insulting properties, low thermal conductivity and anti-static characteristics. Jute embroidery is achieved through layer upon layer of cotton applied in various methods to the outer sole of different footwear.
Classic Baby Kung Fu Shoes with Embroidery Insole
Described as part of intangible cultural heritage, the art of jute embroidery originated from Shanxi province, in the North China region, dating back to 3,000 years ago. It was discovered on the outsole, the bottommost part of the footwear of the warriors in the Zhou Dynasty.