These Shoes Are Made From a Single Piece of Plastic

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. » 9/05/14 7:45am 9/05/14 7:45am

3D-Weaving Turns a Single Thread Into Shoe Soles and Stab-Proof Vests

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… » 6/23/14 7:30pm 6/23/14 7:30pm

Teen Invents Footwear That Will Charge Your Phone As You Walk

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. » 6/08/14 4:00pm 6/08/14 4:00pm

Nike Hypervenom: It's Like Playing Soccer Barefoot

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. » 5/28/13 2:33pm 5/28/13 2:33pm

Retractable Spikes Let These Boots Tackle Any Terrain

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… » 2/11/13 11:13am 2/11/13 11:13am

Cheap, DIY Ice Chains for Your Boots Will Save Your Ass With Traction

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. » 1/21/13 2:40pm 1/21/13 2:40pm

Nike & Facebook Team Up to Fulfill Your Wildest Childhood Footwear…

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. » 7/18/12 10:40pm 7/18/12 10:40pm

The Ugliest Sandals in the World Are Actually Based on Foot Science

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. » 3/02/12 12:00pm 3/02/12 12:00pm

That's not a Cup of Coffee Being Poured, It's a Pair of Shoes

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? » 7/31/11 1:35pm 7/31/11 1:35pm

Footwear for Ducks Is In This Summer

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. » 7/19/11 3:40pm 7/19/11 3:40pm

The Zilch Is as Minimal as a Sport Sandal Can Get Away With

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. » 7/05/11 10:40pm 7/05/11 10:40pm

Humanity Has Reached the Point Where We Now Have TSA-Friendly Adidas…

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 » 3/02/11 4:40am 3/02/11 4:40am

Never Worry About Wearing Out Your Favorite Shoes Again

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: » 2/22/11 12:00am 2/22/11 12:00am

A Shoe That Always Just Stepped on Gum

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. » 10/11/10 10:40am 10/11/10 10:40am

Reboot: Puma and Yves Béhar Spend Three Years Designing Super-Green…

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. » 4/13/10 5:20pm 4/13/10 5:20pm

Dance Away Your Paternity Anxieties With DIY "Billie Jean" Shoes

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." » 2/23/10 7:20pm 2/23/10 7:20pm

Metal Detecting Sandal Lightning Review: No

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. » 8/07/09 6:00am 8/07/09 6:00am

GPS Shoes Help Locate Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

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. » 6/09/09 9:20pm 6/09/09 9:20pm

Microwavable Boots Keep Your Feet Warm, and Your Microwave Stinky

Winter is almost upon us, and chilly feet can be a chronic issue. Thankfully humanity no longer has to suffer this unpleasantness with the introduction of CozyFeet microwavable boots. The modern-day equivalent of warming ones feet by the fire, these boots "contain a special blend of natural wheat grain and dried… » 11/03/08 5:50pm 11/03/08 5:50pm

Verb for Shoe Auto-Adjusts Comfort With Built-in Computer

The adapting Verb shoes from VectraSense Technologies, an MIT spin-off company, have been in development for a while, but now they're finally ready to buy. They're not quite Marty's amazing Nike's from Back to the Future 2 but they are clever: the built-in twin air bladders are controlled by an on-board computer that… » 5/06/08 12:30pm 5/06/08 12:30pm