Nothing seems to sum up the universe’s descent into disordered chaos quite like shoes getting untied. Try as your shoes might to keep themselves together (unless you’re rocking velcro straps), inevitably their strings will come unravelled, causing you to trip and fall in some embarrassingly public setting.
My feet are big. Not in a potentially good way, the way that might grab the interest of an NBA scout. Or in the way that might set a woman to wondering. No. My feet are wide.
Shoe brand Hari Mari has a new line of flip flops done in partnership with baseball glove maker Nokona. These aren’t just any flip flops, though. They have a special chip inside of them that makes them smart. Allegedly.
Back to the Future II gave us an awesome glimpse of the future where sneakers automatically laced themselves. What the movie left out, however, was that those sneakers would cost you $720 a pair. Oof. But if you’ve got a bit of Lego lying around at home, you can give any shoe self-lacing powers on the cheap.
There’s an obsession with “immersion” in virtual reality. Everyone wants to find the next way to make VR experiences feel more real. So far, the best ways to do it have been room tracking sensors that let you walk around a designated area or wireless hand controllers that let you grab things in the virtual world. Now,…
Of all the things you wear on a daily basis, shoes endure the most wear and tear, and thus rarely survive for more than a few years. Your options are usually limited to tossing the work out kicks in the trash. Now Adidas has created a new pair of sneakers that will completely biodegrade when you’re done with them.
Last we heard, the incredibly rare Nike Mags self-lacing sneakers, which first appeared in Back to the Future II, were selling for over $200,000. So we were hopeful that the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, which feature the same self-lacing technology, would be an affordable alternative. But unfortunately that’s not the…
If you’re still heartbroken about not winning a pair of the Nike Mag self-lacing sneakers, you might want to skip this video. Super Deluxe hunted down “Chris,” who was lucky enough to snag one of the only 89 pairs, and now treats the sneakers with more care than he would a newborn baby—and with good reason.
Hiking from Mexico through the United States and all the way up to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail is just a little bit beyond a stroll in the park. It took Andrew Holzscuh, the hiker in the video, 166 days to take on over 2,600 miles. He got it done with only four pairs of shoes. This time lapse doesn’t show the…
The odds of winning a pair of Nike’s amazing self-lacing Air Mag sneakers are slim, but Virgin America’s custom First Class sneakers, which turn you into a walking ad for the airline, could be a decent consolation prize. You just need to outbid everyone else who’s interested, since there’s only one pair in existence.
I think it’s safe to assume that if you lose something while flying in the air on a parachute, you probably shouldn’t expect to ever get it back. Especially while you’re still in the freaking air. But watch as this canopy pilot loses his shoe on a jump and somehow retrieves it in mid-air.
Featuring sneakers in movies is a fun way to blend fiction and reality and adds another layer of geekery to any film (what are those?). But the best movie sneakers either give them a personality of their own, like the Nike Mags in Back to the Future or the Reebok Alien Stompers in Aliens. Or they’re just damn cool…
It’s been almost 21 years since Toy Story made it totally okay to miss all the toys you grew up playing with; it’s one of those rare perfect movies that’s impossible not to love. But is there room in your heart for this forthcoming line of Toy Story-themed sneakers from Vans as well?
If you want to change the color of your shoes, pour some sulfuric acid on them. Sure, your shoes will turn into utter useless mush, but you can transform a khaki canvas color into a deep purple with only a few globs of acid.
You can get safes camouflaged as everything from water bottles to cans of shaving cream, but our new favorite way to protect your valuables might be this Nike shoebox strongbox that few intruders will even think to look inside—unless they’re really after a rare pair of Jordans.
Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn’t exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.
Companies like New Balance have been using recycled plastic from water bottles to make shoes for years now. But Adidas is taking that idea one step further. Teaming up with Parley for the Oceans, its new Adidas x Parley sneakers are also made from plastics recovered from the ocean.
Last year, Converse redesigned its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers for the first time in almost 100 years. The new version of the kicks went over so well that now Converse is updating its classic All Stars too with a modern take that replaces the canvas uppers with a lightweight and breathable knitted material.
Disney is continuing the Lucasfilm tradition of doling out Star Wars licenses to every last company on earth who wants to make merchandise. A couple years ago, Vans showed us that Star Wars shoes weren’t an awful idea, but we take it all back after seeing these footwear creations from Irregular Choice.
Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Duck Hunt.