There and Back Vans Authentic
These shoes were for a graduate student from China, who did research at Michigan State University for two years. These shoes are symbolic of her experience in the United States. Her research was in plant pathology, so the overall design of the shoe was a rose that wraps around the shoe, with particular memories on each leaf. On the front panel, there is a lavender rose which contains the names of all of the cities she's been to in the US. Going around the shoe, there is an image of the Michigan State clock tower, some vegetables she used in her research, and tropical scene symbolic of the locations where she presented her research. On the other shoe, there are symbols of her education in China. There is the Great Wall and the Forbidden Temple, as well as a landmark that is symbolic of her Alma Mater - China Agricultural University.