Shoes

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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Golden Snitch Sandals

The Golden Snitch is an elusive ball in Quidditch that’s worth a lot of points. You don’t have to fly around on a broomstick like the Seeker to catch one though; instead, you can put the object on your feet with this shoe design by Instructables user mactothefuture. She used an existing pair of sandals that fit her and mocked up a pattern that she cut from leather. She made everything from the soles to the Snitch, and the sandals look comfortable and stylish.

See the sandals from a couple more angles after the break.

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Reebook has already done a Ghost in the Shell insta pump fury sneaker, but that was two years ago. Now they’ve taken another crack at it, this time with a special, limited run based on Logicoma in Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

This new version will have a red shell and silver body to look like the exterior of the four-legged robot with the original graphic printed on the footbed. These will start appearing at select Reebok retailers, including Styles in Japan, beginning on June 21st.

See more pictures after the break.

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Iron Throne shoes

Get ready for this Sunday’s Game of Thrones season four finale by wearing appropriate footwear: Iron Throne shoes! This striking design is by artist Nixxi Rose, and it looks both fierce and stabby. You can wait to see if Rose offers these kingly shoes for sale, or you can make your own version with heels or flats, cocktail picks shaped like swords, and some paint.

(Geek Pinata via SGC)

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High heels look great, but they are never comfortable. London College of Fashion graduate Silvia Fado Moreno has come up with a solution in the form of high heels with built-in hydraulic springs to cushion your every step. The Kinetic Traces collection was developed by Moreno through studying impact absorption, shoe weight, traction, and durability and then adding components to make the shoe more comfortable.

There are springs and even rubber balls worked into the designs which have lots of unique wood and leather elements. The shoes were created using both traditional leather and woodworking combined with laser cutting and 3D printing.

See more pictures after the break.

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These fantastic shoes and helmets are the work of design firm Mathery Studio who created them for the National Gallery of Victoria. The idea was to encourage kids to be creative by letting them put on the helmets and shoes and create their own art on the floors, walls, and pretty much everywhere they could reach. Unfortunately, they’re not made in adult sizes and aren’t available for sale—but it’s a brilliant idea.

See more pictures after the break.

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magnetic shoes

Remember the guy who made retractable Wolverine claws? Of course you do. He didn’t stop there. Colin Furze has developed a pair of magnetic shoes that are strong enough to let him walk upside down on the ceiling. While they’re labeled Magneto shoes, the only thing the footwear has in common with the mutant is magnetic power. Close enough. It looks like the magnet shoes took a ton of effort, but walking upside down seems like a lot of fun.

See the shoes in action in the videos after the break.

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If you’ve been thinking you didn’t have enough Star Wars sneakers in your closet, Vans is here to help you bump the number up. They’re releasing two galactic collections for the summer. The Vault line, pictured above, has six different shoe designs, and they’re all limited. Less than 300 pairs of each style are available, and they’re already on sale at select locations.

You don’t have to track down exclusive shoes to add some Force to your feet though, Star Wars footwear is also headed to Vans’ general collection beginning June 1. So far, they’ve released images of sneakers and slip-ons featuring Stormtroopers, Yoda, the poster from A New Hope, and a “Classic Repeat” print that features several characters. I’m tempted by these because Star Wars plus comfortable shoes equals happiness.

See the regular line-up and a skateboarding wookiee video after the break.

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When you look through the photos on your Instagram feed, do any of them jump out at you and say, “Hey, please print me on shoes?” If so, you’re in luck because Adidas is going to make that dream a reality. With their upcoming Photo Print App for the ZX Flux, you’ll be able to take a photo (please don’t choose a selfie or a food pic) and get the image printed onto their ZX Flux sneakers. The app will be available for iPhone and Android users this August.

It’s a neat enough idea, but I’m not convinced the images will look crisp and defined on shoes. I also imagine that there will be rules preventing the use of images with copyrighted brands and potentially offensive content. We’ll see.

See examples of the concept and a teaser ad for the shoes after the break.

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Geeky weddings can be classy affairs, and Chris and Ann’s fancy Star Wars-themed nuptials are proof. The bride wore custom painted R2-D2 heels that may be the best Star Wars shoes I’ve ever seen—but that’s not all. The groom’s cake looked like a Star Wars: The Old Republic lightsaber, the main cake featured Star Wars symbols, they used a lightsaber cake cutter, and gave away wedding favors in Rebel Alliance orange (it’s an official color) bags.

Can I sign up on a list to be invited to all the geeky weddings ever?

Photos by Pink Posh Photography.

See more of the Star Wars touches after the break.

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