Iconic Volleys still in vogue
THE iconic Aussie sandshoe – the Volley – is going back to the future. Later this month, Volley will relaunch two designs last seen almost 40 years ago. As well, custodians of the sneaker want to explore the brand’s rich Australian history by asking owners to trawl their cupboards to unearth lost shoes from the Volley archives. ‘‘ Ultimately, we’d like to find a pair of Volleys from 30 or 50 years ago that we can recreate and then credit to the Australian who sent them in,’’ Volley designer Jazz Bonifacio said. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who won Wimbledon in 1971 wearing the leather Volley, has fond memories of the shoes. ‘‘ They were my teammates,’’ she said.