Shoes

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Can you picture Picard wearing these Star Trek TNG Uniform Boot Slippers? Let’s find out what that would look like…

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In Japan, people used to carry items wrapped in elegant cloth that came in various colors and decorative patterns called “furoshiki.”

Inspired by that tradition, designer Masaya Hashimoto partnered with Italian footwear company Vibram to release Furoshiki Shoes. Much like the traditional cloths wrap around items, the shoes are designed to wrap around your feet and secure with a velcro patch. Vibram is calling it the first ever “wrapping sole.”

The wrap shoes come in a variety of colors and look like they would be comfortable. Kinda like those minimalist/barefoot shoes with a stylish twist. Check out more images and a video after the break.

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Take a look at these crazy 3D printed Nike sneakers as magnetic ferrofluid rolls back and forth across the surface. I’m half expecting some sort of hideous monster to come bursting through.

Originally, ferrofluid was designed by NASA to draw fuel to the engine using magnetic fields rather than a pump for efficiency in a weightless environment.

As part of the advertising campaign for Nike’s new Kevin Durant line of sneakers, a design studio called Guild resurrected this medium for an impressive display. What looks like some weird alien creature climbing down the shoe is actually the inky ferrorfluid following magnetic waves.

If you can’t make it to the live display at the Niketown NYC location, then click below to watch the mesmerizing video after the break (UPDATE: Official video added). And bring on your best Terminator jokes.

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Okay, so while Modcloth named these shoes “Creature Presentation Flat in Unicorn”, I’m going to call them what they really are: SUPER CUTE UNICORN SHOES!

They’re pink, well fuchsia, shoes with an adorable embroidered unicorn face with a rainbow horn and they even have cute little ears. Need I say more?

Get a closer look after the break.

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These Nikes have been fitted with classic superheroes like Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman to give them a little nerdy pop of color. The special comic-strip fabric is glued directly onto the shoes and treated with fabric protection products to ensure longevity.

Etsy shop GrabbKicks are producing these superhero sneakers in a limited run. Check out more images after the break.

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These evil clown high heels are as glitzy as they are terrifying. One could build an entire evil clown diva cosplay from these shoes…actually wait don’t. That sounds even scarier.

Check an additional image after the break.

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Coinciding with the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Adidas has once again translated a favorite fandom into a super stylized sneaker line. The new kicks are modeled after Adidas Originals’ classic Superstar from the ’80s with tons of new customization options.

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Consumers will be able to add Stormtrooper prints, exclusive Star Wars laces, the choice of gold or silver shell-toes and even 3D Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmet-inspired accents set on the rear of the sneaker.

Check out more Star Wars sneaker designs after the break…

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Chuck Taylor All-Stars are as iconic as they are uncomfortable. After 98 years, they are finally getting an upgrade. The official title of the new kicks is Chuck II (although Chuck 2.0 would have been been funnier), and although the outside maintains the classic look we know and love, the inside has been revamped with Nike technology.

The major difference is the inclusion of Nike’s proprietary material called Lunarlon. It’s a lightweight, bouncy foam that will be added to the Chuck II’s sole to give it some overdue comfort. The other differenc is a $15 increase on the price tag (naturally). High and low top versions will run you $75 and $70 respectively when they launch on July 28th.

So, it’s the same great look, but should feel way better your feet after a day full of convention walking. Check out more pics of the new sneakers after the break.

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Jurassic World features lots of dinosaurs and some stupid humans fleeing from them, like Claire Dearing who wears high heels the whole time. This insane parody gives everyone in the Jurassic Park series high heels, making it way more stylish in the process. Even the dinosaurs get a little something special to wear as they hunt the hapless humans.

See the video after the break.

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In case you haven’t heard, our oceans are full of plastic and other garbage. Thankfully, scientists around the world have started to map out all the heavy pockets of ocean-borne trash so, eventually, we can work on cleaning it up. Plus, we can turn that plastic into cool new products through the magic of recycling.

Case in point: Adidas and Parley for they Oceans recently partnered up to create a design concept for a running shoe that’s sourced from oceanic trash. Fibers, filaments and yarn are pulled together from illegal deep-sea gillnets—which is noticeable in that distinctive blue netting pattern.

Most of the trash was picked up off the West African coastline during a lengthy, 110-day expedition. The shoe is still in the design phase, but the two companies are planning on releasing similar consumer products later this year.

(via Gizmodo)