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Why We Still Haven't Killed Off The High Heel

As a fashion object and symbol, the high heel shoe is weighted with meaning. It’s also weighted with the wearer’s entire body weight. The stiletto might be one of the only designs that is physically painful, but it has somehow has persisted for centuries.


These Vented Slippers Breathe With Every Step To Prevent Hot Foot

Unless you live in one of those weird homes where they wear shoes indoors you’ve probably got a pair of slippers at the ready for when things get chilly. They will keep your feet warm, but it’s a delicate balance as you never want them too warm. So with every step, these vented GoodFoot Optimal slippers blast out uncomfortable warmth and suck in refreshing breezes for your feet.


Finally, A Pair Of Waterproof Chucks That Will Survive A Soaking

Converse’s All Star Chucks have such an iconic design that they can even be paired with a formal suit without fashion critics batting an eye. Unfortunately, they’re mostly designed for casual wear, nothing adventurous, but that’s why Converse is releasing a couple of limited edition pairs that have been upgraded with Polartec fabric that lets the canvas sneakers easily shrug off a soaking.


Try These Nike Knockoffs For Your Next Back To The Future Costume

For those who simply can’t hold out for power laces, the Halloween costume version of Marty McFly’s Nikes from Back to the Future Part II are quite convincing. And unlike the limited-edition Air Mags that Nike produced in 2011, which are going for bajillions of dollars on eBay, these can be yours for only $US99.


The Designer Of The Nike Swoosh Was Originally Paid $US35

In 1971, Carolyn Davidson was a design student at Portland State University. This is where Phil Knight, one of the founders of Nike and an assistant professor at PSU, struck up a conversation with her and asked Davidson to come up with some logo designs for his new sportswear company. Davidson designed the swoosh, perhaps the most recognisable logo of the 20th century. She was paid just $US35 for her work.


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.


This App Lets You Create Custom Shoes With Your Own Photos

Last Friday, Adidas introduced a new app called #miZXFLUX. A novel little iOS and Android app that lets you create custom shoes from your own photography. Finally, I can give all my friends the perfect pair of kicks with my beautiful face all over them.


Dinosaurs Can Roam The Earth Again With Righteous Tricera Hi-Top Shoes

The news has been rough this week, but you can have faith that some things are still going right, because someone has invented a pair of dinosaur sneakers called Tricera Hi-Tops. They’re about as close as we can get to bringing dinos back from extinction. Also they’re super cool.


Nike's Free 5.0 Are So Flexible They Can Fit In Extra Tiny Shoeboxes

The Nike Free 5.0 is billed as the most flexible shoe in the world. To show off the minimalist runners, Nike had a special new box designed, which uses one-third the material of other boxes.


Nike's Lunar Shoes Make You Feel Like You're Walking On The Moon

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Nike has made a pair of shoes that will make you feel like every step you take is on the moon. Because of the all over lunar print, the silhouette of the shoe completely disappears and makes it look like the shoe is made from moon rock.


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