Shoes

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Reebok is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Instapump Fury by releasing 27 special variants of the shoe over the course of this spring and summer. Two of those special designs will be Gundam-themed. The RX-78-2 takes its color palette from the OG Gundam with lots of gray and blue with red and yellow accents. Then there’s Char Aznable’s MS-06S Zaku II which is bright pink and red with purple and gray accents. Pricing is expected to be $190 with the shoes appearing in stores very soon.

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