Lems Boulder Boots are the perfect shoes for casual camping trips and packing for travel in general. Not only are they ultralight (under 10 ounces), but the water-resistant nylon and full-grain leather roll up into a ball so they're not taking up half your carry-on. They can bend like a contortionist.
Adidas Springblade is the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward with one of the most effective energy returns in the industry. Springblade features 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer. Springblade will be available for $180 on August 1 at adidas.com.
This pair of "Knock on Wood" shoes by Agustina Bottoni is made of fragile 2mm sheets of tanganika wood. Using a structure following the natural distribution of weight in the foot, the design manages to support a person using a limited amount of material. There is for example, a higher concentration of pieces where the heel and metatarsus are supported.
Israli designer Kobi Levi has designed series of handmade high heels featuring some characters (Evil Queen, Ursula) from some of Disney's most popular franchises, starting with Snow White, Spleeping Beauty and Little mermaid.
Split toe shoes separates big toe from or four toes for improved flexibility and grip; Light design won't weigh you down; Molded stabilizer tech bands across top provide flexibility and lateral stability to help hold foot in place.
French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of leather and rubber boots for Italian shoe brand Ruco Line at the Interni Hybrid Architecture and Design exhibition in Milan. The boots have chunky rubber soles and calf leather uppers with a stretchy Lycra lining inside. They come in white, black, fluorescent yellow and fuchsia and are sold in translucent plastic bags. I like it.
From DKNY's spring shoe collection. "This bootie is a totally unique hybrid of stiletto and activewear. The shoe features bungee detailing and an open mesh stitch, while the 110mm (4.3") heel really gives the wearer a lift." $275.