The '80s Aussie classic making big strides in China

Volley shoes were once donned by everyone from students to tradies. The simple white sneaker was also famously worn by Australian tennis stars Rod Laver and Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

Now the 80s footwear has found a new market, with sales skyrocketing in China. But a China fashion industry consultant in Beijing is cautioning Australian designers against a perception that succeeding in China is easy.

Filmed, written and edited by Katrina Yu

Broadcast for SBS World News 6 July 2018