Can shoes communicate and connect the user's activity to web? Yes! The Adidas smart shoes, co-developed by art, copy & code, artist Zach Lieberman and interactive design studio YesYesNo, can communicate and connect the user's activity to web. Using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, bluetooth and other technologies, the 'talking shoes' translate sneaker movements into funny and motivating commentary - where speech can be posted to google+, being sent as real-time advertisement units. If the user chooses to, they can also broadcast the dialogue via on-board speakers.
Lasso is a pair of flat-packed slippers, which are made from one piece of wool-felt with a leather sole and laced in the colour of your choice. Just slip the colorful laces through the holes and you’ve got a pair of slippers. So easy!
Etsy seller Oonacat made these amazing Unicorn Boots. They are completely customizable, watch the video, awesome! That one is called the Demon Hooves and is featured in the video. Each one is “hand sculpted and cast urethane using professional grade materials only,” and you can provide your own set of boots if you’ve got one that you’re particularly attached to. Her asking price however includes the boot, and that’s one hefty asking price: $440.
Lady Gaga's ballet "Lady Pointe" shoes were custom made for the video "Marry The Night" by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana. The 18 inch tall designs are the second highest pair of shoes the japanese artisan has crafted for gaga - merging the worlds of ballet, art and haute couture.
Having seen the traditional heels for years, it's high time for you to own the handmade R2D2 heels. Over at Instructables, the designer explains: "The wide heel of these shoes was removed and replaced with a steel bolt to provide strength and support, but at a fraction of the size. An R2D2 toy covers the heel bolt, and the toes have been decorated with lenses, blue accents, and a blinking red LED to let everyone know just how this droid rolls."
Reebok ATV 19+ gives the wearer more stability than a traditional shoe on all types of rugged terrain. The shoes has an irregular lug pattern and a banked feel for earth-shaking traction. The Reebok ATV 19+ will cost $140 and go on sale in February, 2013.
The slip-on shoe shields slip over footwear, keeping shoes clean when used outdoors or keeping floors clean when used indoors. Made from lightweight EVA foam, the shields protect slippers or dress shoes.
Gost Barefoots' metal chainmail barefoot shoes are suitable for strolling, hiking and walking on natural surfaces or in waters. Gost's managing director Jörg Peitzker pursued his belief that feet were meant to interact with their environment unimpeded by footwear. They are minimalist off-road shoes for grounding and light activities on natural grown grounds. Try them and have the unique running experience for all senses and all weathers!
The Neon Blossom Weave Shoes are the result of a perfect collaboration between Matthew Williamson and Charlotte Olympia. Featured in the SS12 fashion show, these statement-making shoes feature a neon pink platform supporting an intricately detailed shoe. A yellow-tinted transparent heel adds to the eye catching effect, making this the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
The Sneaker Speaker by Ray Kingston are a pair of wireless speakers to strap onto your sneakers. The portable sound amplification device includes an adjustable band to fasten it onto one's shoes with the option of a second strap to further secure its position. The powerful gadget is equipped to connect wirelessly to mobile devices that are BlueTooth-enabled. However, there is also the alternative choice of using a cable stereo input.
Nike Studio Wrap, a three-part footwear system comprised of a wrap, ribbon and flat. The shoes are designed to offer a better-than-barefoot experience while solving the myriad issues that accompany simply not wearing shoes. The ribbon and wrap ensure some stability and support without hindering range-of-motion at all, with a minimal sole that offers a bit of protection and maximized flexibility. Unlike shoes, the wrap and ribbon can easily be tossed in the wash with the accompanying mesh storage bag, ensuring easy cleaning and portability. A great choice for indoor sports.