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Making Ballet Shoes Is A Delicate Form Of Art

Video: Ballet shoes are dainty, thin and unique. Jack Flynn and Nick David filmed this short documentary of the Freed of London ballet shoe factory in Hackney, London, to give us a look at how they’re made and the history behind the shoe factory and the people who have worked there for years.


One Day You'll Tell Your Grandkids Of A Time When Chewbacca Crocs Didn't Exist

With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, the next few months are going to be an overwhelming onslaught of merchandising. But thankfully we’ve already hit rock bottom now that you can buy fur-lined Chewbacca Crocs — and not just in kid sizes.


An Amazing Ferrofluid Display Brings Nike's New Sneakers To Life

So far, the most practical use man has found for ferrofluid — the mesmerising black goo that reacts to magnets in cool ways — is as gorgeous eye candy. And that’s totally OK, because how else would have Nike realised this slick animated display for its new Kevin Durant sneakers?


The Process Of Making Shoes From Rope Is Complicated

The sole of an espadrille — a really basic form of shoe — is made from rope. Specifically, jute rope. It’s an impressive (although also totally quaint) process as the rope needs to be braided together with different twines and then hand-moulded and pressed into the shape of a foot. Here’s how it’s done.


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

Even though winter conditions in Australia are nowhere near as tough as some places in the northern hemisphere, the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in any weather. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it will help whether you’re just walking to work or want to keep training no matter the weather.


These Sneakers Are Made Entirely From Ocean Waste

Our oceans are full of plastic. Fortunately, scientists are mapping where it lies, which means we can begin scooping it up — and perhaps even start to use it to create new products, like these sneakers.


The Painstaking Art Of Making Shoes By Hand

Video: 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 hand made goods.


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.


New Balance Teams Up With G.I. Joe And Cobra For Some Slick Sneakers

It seems that Cobra’s latest plan to take over the world involves bankrupting those with a soft-spot for nostalgia with a couple pairs of ’80s toy-themed kicks from New Balance and BAIT.


There's A 400 Million Dollar Collectible Sneaker Economy On eBay

Remember those Back to the Future shoes we all freaked out over in 2011? They’re but one example of rare collectible sneakers, which have grown into a 400 million dollar economy on eBay. Who knew?


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