The Trendy Tradition: Minimalist Cloth Shoes

Want to stand out from your friends with their fancy leather dress shoes polished to a mirror sheen? Try out some handmade cloth shoes. They are the newest, hippest thing that’s been around for decades.


Yang Shenxi is in his 80s now, and he’s been working his hands to the bone to make these shoes for over 70 years. To say he’s well-versed in making them would be an understatement. Take a look and see how the newest craze comes from the oldest tradition.


Editor: Xue Guanpu