Nike Women's Qi Pao Pack Channels Cheongsams

By: Ryan Hinkson - Published: Apr 20, 2010 • References: & freshnessmag
The days of shoe companies releasing regular shoes are dead and gone. Even as a sneakerhead, I am sort of tired of every pair of sneakers released being labeled as "exclusive." However, every now and then there is an actual story behind the release of a buzz worthy pair of kicks.

The Nike Qi Pao Pack featuring the women's Blazer mid and the women's Terminator low are being released for a reason. The designs were based on Chinese Qi Pao dresses (aka Cheongsams). Qi Pao dresses were introduced internationally at the 1933 World Expo. This year's World Expo is in Shanghai. Stats for Easternized Footwear Trending: Older & Chilly
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