Dave Dombrow, Under Armour's senior creative director of footwear, is tucked away in a random conference room in Chelsea Piers. It's the second time we've spoken to each other but this time it's a little different. Dave isn't showing me what shoes the Baltimore-based sportswear company already has in the market. No,…
In the quest for the most extremely minimal running shoe, things are getting crazy. New Balance's latest entry is an absolute featherweight for trail running. But does it have what it takes to be the best?
I'm wearing the new Adidas adipure Trainers right now. They're barefoot shoes. My toes are spread apart (which is good), my feet are closer to the ground (which is great) and I feel like an ass (which is normal). Adidas says it'll make me a better athlete.
Commuting to work on a bike—in the rain—sucks. With the Outlier Feit Supermarines, at least you won't need a change of shoes. They're built from the same technology the RAF designed to keep downed pilots alive in frigid North Atlantic waters.
This footwear might look like the spawn of a three-way with shoes, stilts and a computer, but the super-awkward ForceShoe is actually a smartie, telling you exactly how you walk.
Would the stereotyped man build these flat-packed United Nude shoes for his laydee, just like he did their Ikea wardrobe? And just like that Ikea wardrobe, would he refuse to follow the instructions, instead relying on know-how, common sense and just a dollop of arrogance to get him by?
To publicize the Kang Shoe Company, this 3m-long electric shoe car has been driving around China at speeds of 30mph (48kmph), with one driver and a passenger at the wheel (lace?) of the car.
In a former life, I was big on sneakers. Big! Now I just wear one pair of boat shoes and call it a day. This lamp, made by Clara Sjodin at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, is an ode to the people who still love a good pair of shoes. Clever design: the laces double as the power cable. [Core77]
Isn't it frustrating when a shoe part wears out, but everything else is fine? Like when the rim of your Converse cracks, but the upper looks—well, not new, but satisfactory. 3D-printing replacements could save our landfills—and wallets.
They're not the flashiest keyboard shoes around but for those looking to add a subtle geeky touch to their wardrobe, this QWERTY keyboard shoe sole definitely does the trick. I wonder what what my WPM would be wearing them.
Italian designer Francesca Castagnacci made a pair of heels fit for any girl—or at least any girl who's serious about her bandwidth. They're made from strands of fiber optics as thin as human hair and lit by a LED.
What happens when you take a 3D model of one of the sleekest, sexiest designs in the world, then lower the resolution until it's barely recognizable? In this case, you turn a Lamborghini Countach into an onyx slab.
As a kid I had a pair of Barbie sneakers that lit up with every step. Sadly those aren't made in adult shoe sizes, so I'll have to settle for something like these slinky illuminated heels.
A shoe? What do you mean a shoe? This can't be a shoe! Oh well, I guess it is a shoe.
Sneakers hanging from telephone lines has long been an iconic image of urban life—which is why it inspired designers Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez to develop this Shoe Chandelier. Why they chose to make a light out of it is unclear, but it has a very compelling weirdness about it. The good news is that all signs…