French footwear brand, Bagua proves that simplicity still works. Their 2010 collection of martial arts inspired slip-ons offers a variety of materials, from mesh to jersey to leather, while adhering to a simple, utilitarian color scheme. These shoes are designed to soothe both body and soul. The reality is they’ll probably never end up on our shores, but at least most Chinese and Japanese shops in Jozi have been stocking original martial arts shoes for years now and variations are still available at super cheap prices. Look out for the limited edition Wu Tang colab style.