For centuries the Chinese have made significant contributions to the world: from paper money to gunpowder, to silk, to an anti-censorship freedom of information that even Google finds threatening. Adding sweet sneaks to that list, Warrior Footwear.
Straight outta 1935 Shanghai by way of Brookline (holla!), this line of lightweight canvas kicks have dropped their latest spring/summer collection, all of which are adapted from the classic that was originally designed as a "sporting shoe for Chinese athletes"-- so at least you know they come in kids sizes. Fresh looks include the slip-on Half-Fly plimsoll w/ navy canvas upper and a heel cap that reads the shoe's Chinese name, "Hui Li"; the black Classic w/ red wrap-around striping and a thick rubber sole; and a timeless "perfect for kickin' around the Cape" all-white canvas lace-up called the Club (not included: bottle full of bub). Other stylish designs include the Chuck Taylor-esque simple Court high top with arched sole and rubber toe cap; and a sleek, low-rise number that dons a thinner sole, reinforced heel, and three curved blue stripes called the Lane -- buy two pair, and you can hilariously tell everyone when you're "changing lanes".
As if you needed any more incentive, WF's rockin' an April special: For every pair of kicks you buy, they'll give another pair to charity, plus an extra buck for good measure -- so you can make your own significant contribution to the world the best way you know how: by piggybacking on someone else's.