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.