Canto-pop singer uses her sneakers to call for end to bloodshed around world

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 December, 2008, 12:00am

Good news for the city's sneaker-heads. The Adidas Originals shop in Causeway Bay reopened after a month of renovation with a bash on Friday - featuring Dragon-i co-founder Gilbert Yeung Kei-lung and 24 Herbs' DJ Ghost Style on the turntables. Checking the crowd, you would've guessed the dress code was an old-school tracksuit. However, something new at the shop is a kicker customising service where you can pick your shoes' colours and patterns off a computer. On hand to show how it's done was Josie Ho Chiu-yee (pictured). A self-confessed sneak freak with more than 100 pairs, Ho dressed up an old pair of Stan Smiths for the night.

'I love sneakers because they are very functional and can go with almost everything in my wardrobe,' the singer said. 'I always know where to locate the right pair from my shoe rack. I remember all of them in my brain. The more colours I can get on my shoe, the more clothes I can match with it.

'I'm also going to stitch a world peace logo on it, because there are so many disasters happening like the bombings in Mumbai. It's a really important time to pass along the message.'