A New Flexible Filament Lets You 3D-Print Custom Sneakers

Are you tired of waiting for Nike to design the perfect sneakers for your tastes? Thanks to a new flexible filament from Recreus that can be used in standard 3D printers without clogging the nozzle, you can finally design and print your own kicks in a wide variety of colors. The only limiting factors are your… » 3/11/14 3:40pm 3/11/14 3:40pm

Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year

If there was one disappointment about Nike's awesome Back to the Future II Air Mag, it's that the shoes didn't have Marty's power laces (and that they only made 1,500 and neither you nor I own a pair). But Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that's about to change—power laces are coming in 2015. The future is here! » 2/15/14 2:00pm 2/15/14 2:00pm

Remote Control Sneaker Lights Blind Your Friends With Awesomeness

These days, a set of velcro straps across the top of your kicks just isn't enough to impress your sneaker freak friends. To guarantee you're the envy of everyone on your block, forget about dropping hundreds on the latest pair of Nikes—instead, strap a pair of these Light Kicks LED strips to your feet. » 1/10/14 10:00am 1/10/14 10:00am

Nike Fridge Magnets Let You Design the Perfect Sneaker

Nike doesn't realize it yet, but it could single-handedly make your fridge the most entertaining spot in your home—at least if you're a sneaker freak. Because instead of poetry or Scrabble, the shoe maker has created a wonderful set of magnets that lets anyone be a sneaker designer, as long as you're ok with never… » 12/04/13 10:40am 12/04/13 10:40am

These Classic Nike Sneakers Are Actually Made Out of Cigarette Packs

We've all felt it: The unique kind of envy that results from encountering something you want, but can't afford. For some of us, it's the new iPhone. For others, it's an eight-foot-long hot tub boat. For artist Jason Ruff in his younger years, it was sneakers and cigarettes—which serve as materials for his latest… » 10/18/13 2:20pm 10/18/13 2:20pm

From Chucks to Dunks: 100 Years of Sneaker Design Visualized

Shoe companies have been mass-producing sneakers since the Converse All Star first appeared all the way back in 1917, and their designs have changed immensely since. But how did we get from no-frills kicks to Jeremy Scott's garish winged monstrosities? A print from PopChartLabs shows the evolution over almost a… » 7/10/13 10:49am 7/10/13 10:49am

New Balance Adopts 3D Printing To Create Hyper-Customized Track Shoes

As 3D printing technology matures, it's becoming useful for more than just making plastic weapons and trinkets. New Balance is the latest shoe manufacturer to use 3D printers to create footwear for professional athletes, highly customized to their specific needs and—more importantly—their feet. » 3/13/13 1:40pm 3/13/13 1:40pm

Nike LunarTR1+ Review: The Physical Trainer Strapped To Your Feet

I haven't played basketball in years. I don't even exercise regularly. I love air conditioning. I explain all this to D-TRAINED, a Nike physical trainer, on a soul-sapping hot day. He ignores my slob story and runs me through a grueling series of drills. Afterward, with my hands melting into my knees, D-TRAINED walks… » 8/29/12 2:40pm 8/29/12 2:40pm