This is a story of a humble pair of shoes that met fame after skulking in the shadows for decades. For 70 years these simple, durable canvas lace-ups were only worn by Shaolin monks and martial arts masters in China – that is, until 2005 a French man named Patrice Bastian discovered them on a trip to China. Since then, Feiyues has gained cult status around the world. It isn’t surprising as its durability, comfort and versatility makes it a favourite. If you are interested in getting your hands and feet on a pair, they are now available at Sole What in limited sizes and designs. Now bow to your shaolin.