Posts tagged with "sneaker"

27. June 2023
1940s print advertisement for the Warrior (Huili) sports shoe brand from Shanghai, China. From the MOFBA collection.
This week’s post about an artifact from our collection, is a short follow-up to an article we published a few weeks ago, and reveals the surprising international origin of the Shanghai cult sneaker brand Warrior’s Chinese name. Warrior sport shoes first gather mainstream attention across China, when in 1956 the classic Warrior WB 565 was specifically designed for China’s national men’s basketball team participating in the Olympics. During the 1960s & ‘70s the brand became the...