The nature of shoes is such that their construction is actually quite complex: soles, upper, insoles and who knows what else mean that even the simplest pair have many component parts. But Israeli designer Lou Moria wants to change that, by making cheap shoes for the developing world out a single piece of plastic.
At first glance it looks like these shoes are shod with two strategically shaped Top Ramen bricks. Delicious, perhaps, but c'mon—too crunchy for underfoot! The flexible soles were actually made with a 3D weaving machine designed by a graduate at London's Royal College of Art, by layering a single, continuous thread in…
Angelo Casimiro is only 15, but he just invented electricity-generating footwear—as you walk or run about, your shoes will generate power that can be used to charge your phone or any small battery-powered device.
Ask any football (soccer) player what they're looking for in a cleat and you'll likely get the same response: Feel. Today Nike revealed its latest "innovation" with the Hypervenom, a boot built for agility.
Like having a set of snow chains on your feet, nothing makes traversing winter's icy conditions easier than metal spikes on the bottom of your boots. But indoors, they can really tear up the floors and carpeting. So Germany's Meindl has created the perfect compromise: spiked boots with a geared mechanism to retract…
There's nothing quite like a nice hike through a snowy wonderland in the dead of winter. There's also nothing quite like busting your ass on the ice when you do it. Boot chains can help keep you upright, but there's no need to shell out for a pair when you can just whip up your own for a lot less.
A new app on Facebook called Nike Shoe Boxxx allows fans of the brand to fulfill all their wildest footwear fantasies, by creating a virtual platform to collect and trade 40 year's worth of the label's iconic sneakers.
Rayfish, a custom footwear company, is marketing leather sneakers that come in every color from shimmering gold to neon green, in patterns that mimick giraffes, zebras, leopard, and lady bugs. And they claim that these designs are grown directly on the hides of custom-engineered stingrays. But are these sneakers for…
Look how ugly these sandals are. They look like a radioactive gummy bear pooped on a milk crate. But these Sazzi sports sandals are actually biomimeticly designed to keep your feet safe from uneven terrain, if not deeply judgmental eyes.
It's still early enough in the day that I'd love a cup of coffee. And I don't really drink coffee. Still... I feel weird about loving this shoe design by Kobi Levi. Like, it's attractive and looks delicious. Is that wrong?
While walking her pet duck Duckie, Miss Love—these names aren't made up—decided the poor dear must be uncomfortable on the hot sand. So after a mishap or two, she got him a pair of surf booties. In purple.
The Zilch by Teva is a sport sandal for minimalists, and it lives up to its name. With a thin footbed and highly flexible design, you'll want them mostly for casual hiking and camping. Plus you can fold them away at a whim.
Made from stretchy mesh so they can be slipped off easily for conveyor belt scanning or closer inspections, Adidas' SLVR Concept Shoes are available in just three sizes (small, medium and large). Do you think $140 is a fair price to pay for a few shaved seconds off the airport security rigmarole? [SLVR via Acquire via
It always sucks when you wear out the sole on a favorite pair of sneakers. Sometimes the uppers are perfectly fine, but you have to throw them out. Urshuz wants to change that, by making the two parts of the shoe interchangable. Here's how it works:
You know that feeling when you lift your foot and realize that something not good is going on down there? This high heel captures that moment in perpetuity, but it's not quite as sticky a situation as it seems.
It's hard to imagine something as simple as the shoebox being completely overhauled. But Puma and Fuseproject have done just that, in a design that will completely transform the brand's supply chain—saving millions in electricity, fuel, and water.
If you have a pair of hard-soled shoes, two pressure-sensitive LED tiles, and some baby mama drama from which you need to extricate yourself, let this Instructable be your guide and recreate the special-FX steps from Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
These sandals use a copper coil in the right foot, connected by USB port to a base unit strapped to your leg, to find metal objects in the sand up to 2 feet away. In theory.
Did you know that Alzheimer's patients frequently suffer what are officially called "critical wandering incidents"? These shoes have an embedded GPS chip that sends an alert via Google Maps so the lost senior can be located.