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Chinese Dynasty-Themed Footwear

LI-NING and Clarks Originals Launch a Through His Steps Shoe

— March 6, 2023 — Fashion
British footwear imprint Clarks Originals works in collaboration with LI-NING this time around on another iteration of the classic Wallabee shoes. The brand highlights the work of the Beijing sportswear brand originally founded in 1990 and so far, it has taken on the Wallabee and the Desert Trek silhouette, offering two versions of each model.

The colors of the shoes are inspired by the beauty and elegant themes of ancient China'a three historical dynasties. This includes the Song Dynasty, the beauty of traditional rice paper, as well as the warmth of porcelain. The underfoot is detailed with the classic midsole BOOM material that is true to LI-NING. The range will only be available in China through the website and specific locations.

Image Credit: Clarks Originals
Trend Themes
1. Chinese Heritage-inspired Footwear - Opportunity for footwear brands to tap into Chinese heritage and culture for design inspiration.
2. International Brand Collaborations - Opportunity for brands to collaborate with international counterparts to create unique and innovative product offerings.
3. Exclusive Online Releases - Opportunity for brands to create buzz and exclusivity by releasing limited edition products exclusively online.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Industry - Opportunity for footwear brands to differentiate themselves by taking inspiration from different cultures and collaborating with international counterparts.
2. Fashion Industry - Opportunity for fashion brands to experiment with unique collaborations and exclusive online releases to create buzz and drive sales.
3. E-commerce Industry - Opportunity for e-commerce platforms to host and promote exclusive online releases from brands to attract and retain customers.
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