Since ancient times stories about martial arts have been passed down. The fashion sneaker brand Wushu is well entrenched into that concept, featuring its two pieces inspired by the shoes athletes wore during their professional competitions.
Ruyi is an ancient Eastern symbol, known for its spiritual wisdom, which was also employed by emperors as an amulet. It’s the icon of the brand and it makes the difference when it comes to materials and colorways. Unlimited make-up proposal of Wushu sneakers. The two closet staples, Tiantan and Master sneakers, are spreading the brand worldwide. What are they made of? A mix of technical materials, black and white shades, and unreleased multifaceted color matches. It goes without saying that Wushu sneakers are a full-fledged part of retro running shoes. If you fancy a bold style, you should definitely go for Master sneakers, marked out by a high-top silhouette whereas Tiantan’s urban design will be your perfect match if you want to get rid of your dull old tennis shoes. Spread across Europe, Russia, USA, Japan, China, and Korea, Wushu is absolutely killing it!
The Wushu Ruyi story is tied to the story of two Italian brothers: Walter and Paolo Lorini. Two renowned champions, martial arts masters who turned the queen of the Asian disciplines into their source of absolute dedication: Wushu. It’s 1968: the Lorini brothers are very young and are enrolled by their father as members of one of the earliest martial arts gyms in Milan. They start playing Karate and they become the main protagonists of it very soon: Paolo racked up five wins in the Italian championship. Those victories were the prelude of a fundamental discovery: they took their next step on the path of a thousands-year-old art that in Italy was still unknown. It’s 1978: Walter and Paolo are the first Italians who migrate to Chinese Wushu and focus on the practice of this discipline. They took part in the Italian National team from 1982 to 1987: that year Walter wins the European Champion title in Barcelona, then he became the first Italian athlete awarded a gold medal of Taiji in China and the first Italian Shaolin monk (32nd generation). Meanwhile, in 1985 Walter and Paolo created the first shoes specific for this sport: that’s how the “Wushu” was born. Authentic and unmistakable, only the “Wushu Ruyi” are characterized by the RU YI: a very ancient Chinese symbol that is told by the historic knowledge to be the amulet belonging to the emperors of the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), while the spiritual wisdom says it had a very rich meaning. The RU YI, actually, is the instrument used to fulfill the desires of the heart.