The Greatest Innovation In Squeaky Toddler Shoes Is a Silencer Switch

An easy way to ensure toddlers don’t randomly yank their shoes off is to put a squeaker in there, turning every step into a symphony of fun sounds. Or, at least, fun to the child. To parents it can get annoying real fast, which is why Ikiki was smart enough to put on/off switches in its toddler shoes. »Thursday 9:30am11/26/15 9:30am


The Absurd History of Nike Air Technology

Like many soul-searching 1990s adolescents, I was obsessed with Nike Air technology. I’d pore over the latest innovations, from visible forefoot air to tuned air to other types of air. I’d even buy used sneakers at the flea market and tear them apart to inspect the air. As my young brain developed and my understanding… »11/19/15 2:15pm11/19/15 2:15pm

As Promised, Nike Finally Reveals BTTF II Air Mag Sneakers With Power Laces

Back in 2011, the Nike Air Mag, the shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II, were released to a ravenous fan base. There was only one problem, unlike the shoes seen in the movie, Nike’s Air Mags didn’t have power laces. Nike promised they would come 2015, and today the company delivered. »10/21/15 5:35pm10/21/15 5:35pm

Ghostbusters Sneakers Are a Halloween Costume You Can Wear All Year Long

The recent anniversary and the upcoming remake of Ghostbusters has paved the way for an invasion of new merchandise tied to the film. A lot of it has been mostly forgettable, except for these sweet kicks from Nookiee styled after the character’s iconic jumpsuit uniforms. »10/18/15 7:05pm10/18/15 7:05pm

The process of making shoes from rope is pretty complicated

The sole of an espadrille—a really basic form of shoe—is made from rope. Specifically, jute rope. It’s a rather impressive (though also totally quaint) process as the rope needs to be braided together with different twines and then hand molded and pressed into the shape of a foot. Here’s how they do it. »8/21/15 1:00am8/21/15 1:00am

The painstaking art of making shoes by hand

I’m glad that there are still people doing things the old fashioned way because the art and detail of making these shoes is just so impressive. Carving the shape of the shoe from wood, patching it out with the leather and then putting it altogether, seeing it all makes you appreciate all the little fine details of… »6/25/15 10:49pm6/25/15 10:49pm

These futuristic Nike shoes are inspired by the Back To The Future shoes

Because 2015 in real life hasn’t caught up to 2015 in Back to the Future, we don’t quite have dreamy auto-lacing Nike shoes. But! What we do have are these slick new Nike Hyperdunk 2015 that totally look ripped from the future and were actually inspired by the Nike MAG from BTTF 2. »6/18/15 8:20pm6/18/15 8:20pm

How To Gain Traction When You're Running or Walking On Snow And Ice

Accidental falls kill 30,208 Americans each year. That's only 3,000 less than car accidents. And the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in even the worst winter conditions. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it'll help whether you're just… »3/16/15 5:39pm3/16/15 5:39pm

Reebok Pumps Are Back and Aren't As Hideous or Expensive Any More

When originally introduced way back in 1989, the Reebok pump was a genuine innovation in footwear, providing a perfect custom fit with an inflatable bladder wrapping around the wearer's foot. But as a flagship product for Reebok, the Pumps often featured outlandish designs as they came and went through the years.… »3/06/15 1:15pm3/06/15 1:15pm