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On Sunday the second annual Geekie Awards took place in Los Angeles, celebrating geek culture with 12 different categories. This year a new category was added that focused on the growing area of geek fashion. The Fashion and Armor category, presented by Vanichi Magazine, was added after awards creator and showrunner Kristen Nedopak saw the fashions people wore on the red carpet at last year’s event.

“As a female geek, I’ve never hidden the side of me that embraces being a woman, and that means dressing up or down when I please. ‘Geek Couture’ has grown tremendously in the last few years, and more women are realizing they can still be geeks and look beautiful too!” Nedopak told Fashionably Geek. “We’re seeing designers getting creative with the art of fashion in these genres, and we wanted to honor that in this year’s show.”

There were five nominees in the category specializing in armor, steampunk, corsetry, and more. The winner will receive a full feature fashion spread in an issue of Vanichi Magazine.

Find out who won and get a glimpse of all the nominees’ stylish, geeky products after the break!

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Here are the sneakers your inner 12-year-old demands you purchase right now. They’re designed to look like a triceratops and are currently up for funding on kickstarter with plenty of time to make a pledge and support the project. A pledge of $88 will secure a pair for your kids or you can up the ante and $99 will get a pair for yourself. Rewards include sunglasses and polos, but you know you’re only in it so you can have dinosaurs on your feet when they ship this October.

Check out the project video after the break.

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Link shoes

Need a wicked pair of handpainted sneakers? Europe based Bobsmade treats white Chucks as a canvas for whatever your heart desires. They have a whole gallery of past custom designs featuring Legend of Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, Adventure Time, and many more. The art on the shoes is bright and detailed. Prices (without shipping) start at $132.

See more examples of the custom sneakers after the break.

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apollo 11 sneakers

Walk on the streets like astronauts walked on the moon with new footwear from General Electric and JackThreads. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, the companies have made limited edition sneakers/moon boots that resemble the astronauts’ footwear. They’re off white and gray and feature translucent and thermoplastic soles.

The shoes go on sale this Sunday, July 20th, at JackThreads. They’ll be $196.90 per pair and will deliver in September.

Check out a couple more pics after the break.

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batgirl docs

If you’re already looking to put together a Batgirl cosplay based on the new costume design change, we may have you covered on the boots. Dr. Martens has this great pair of yellow boots that look like they’d be a perfect match.

Plus they’re currently on sale with free standard shipping in the US.

It’s the traditional 1460 8-eye boot, with laces, but it’s completely waterproof and made of vulcanized natural rubber, so they’d be perfect crime fighting boots or just good for jumping in the rain.

Product Page: $60 ($48 with discount code TAKE20SALE via So Geek Chic)

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It looks like retailers are catching on to the fact that fans will just hand paint shoes if they can’t find them on the market because Hot Topic has two new shoe styles featuring Harley Quinn colors and symbols from Supernatural that resemble painted Toms. They look comfortable, but I’d love to visit a store and try them on and see how sturdy they are. The Supernatural shoes would have to be able to withstand multiple hunting trips.

Check out the Supernatural design after the break.

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red rocket skates

While you may feel a little Kickstartered out thanks to a certain potato salad project, the ACTON R RocketSkates project is worth a look if you like the idea of roller skating minus all that pesky exercise. The project page describes them best:

WHAT ARE THE ACTON R ROCKETSKATES™?

They are electric, motorized skates. Simply strap the RocketSkates™ over your shoes and off you go!

Remote controllers? We don’t need remote controls! Your hands are now free for interpretive dance moves as you cruise about town- your feet control the skates.

Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The skates communicate with each other so they maintain the same speed and behavior.

RocketSkates™ connect to smartphone via the ACTON App. You can monitor your skates and their performance. Route tracking, skate diagnosis, battery status, games, and social interactivity; the app keeps you in touch with other RocketSkaters.

A Software Developer Kit (SDK) will be available for developers interested in creating games and app features for RocketSkates™.

I say best because, of course, I’d describe them as “OMG SKATES THAT MAKE YOU GO ZOOOOOOOM!”

Currently, they come in 3 models: the R-6 lasts for 45 minutes/6 miles, the R-8 lasts for 70 minutes/8 miles, and the R-10 lasts for 90 minutes/10 miles.

Head after the break for more pictures and the video.

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chainmaille shoes

Chainmaille isn’t just for the renaissance faire anymore, it’s for running too! PaleoBarefoot offers a chainmaille shoe suited for running and hiking. The texture allows them to grip surfaces, especially natural ones like grass or soil. On the downside, you will have to train your feet to use the shoes since they are not light. It looks like a men’s 9.5 size shoe weighs almost half a pound.

See them in action after the break.

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The power-up star from Super Mario Bros. is flipping perfect for the Converse One Star shoe line. The Super Star can take the place of the regular star, and as you can see from the above photo, it looks stylish and awesome. Converse is making the style available in red and green, but they’re only selling them in Japan.

See detail shots and the green version after the break.

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Doctor Who shoes

Allons-y! It’s time to pull together some craft supplies (a sonic screwdriver won’t hurt) and make some fancy Doctor Who canvas shoes. Jenny Barnett Rohrs shared the project at Craft Test Dummies and said it only took her half an hour to transform a pair of black canvas shoes into the galaxy. I think it’s worth trying out.

Watch the video how-to after the break.

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