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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.

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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.

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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 joggers at the trash and treasure market and tear them apart to inspect the air. As my young brain developed and my understanding of biomechanics advanced, however, I came to a realisation: Nike Air is bullshit.

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Pop Chart Lab made this cool poster featuring basketball and running sneakers from the '80s and the '90s, or as they call it "the illustrious, ultra-rad '80s and '90s". If you are like me and often leave the store thinking that most of today's sneakers are not even half as cool as they used to be, you're going to love this.

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Although not actually worn by real-life astronauts, 'Moon Boots' were still an incredibly popular fashion fad during the '80s. And, 30 years later, designers like Raf Simons are still being inspired by the complex space suits that NASA developed to allow astronauts to safely walk in the vacuum of space.

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The French illustrator Romain Trystram thinks sneakers are an important part of the contemporary culture, and he is right. That why he decided to make these cool series of digital drawings where he mixes them with popular culture icons like Tron, Futurama, Star Wars or even Kebabs.