Category: Weird Shoe Wednesdays

adidas Decides Not To Release “Shackle” Sneakers

Amidst accusations of promoting racism, adidas made the decision today not to release it’s new “Shackle” Sneakers.

adidas Shackle Sneaker

What do you think About The adidas Shackle Sneaker?

Designed by Jeremy Scott, a New York designer known for his controversial and outrageous creations, the adidas JS Roundhouse Mids have sparked outrage through the adidas fan community. Voicing mixed opinions on adidas’ Facebook page, both fans and critics of the shoe agree it’s a little outrageous that everyone is getting so fired up about the sneaker design.

What do you think? Did adidas make the right decision, or should they move forward with the launch of the JS Roundhouse Mids aka the “Shackle” Sneakers?

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Yves St. Laurent Platform Sandal … Jellies?

Sure, you probably have a pair of jelly thong sandals for beach days. You might even have a pair of comfortable jelly flats. But jelly platforms? And they’re fancy-pants designer shoes?!!?!?! I wouldn’t have believed it either but this is a reality. These jelly platforms come from Yves Saint Laurent with an adjustable, wraparound ankle strap and an island platform. And they’re made in Italy. And they’re $495. Geez ……

Yves St Laurent Jelly Platform Sandals

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Kermit The Frog Adidas Shoes

Taking it back to Sesame Street, Adidas will be releasing a limited edition run of these Kermit The Frog-inspired Adidas shoes in classic shell-toe form, of course. The Kermit shoes are being released in late October/early November. They feature green suede uppers and a tongue mimicking Kermit’s iconic jagged collar. And just to keep it extra cool, “The Original In Hip-Hop” is printed in gold on the side, though you wonder if Kermit shares Adidas’ taste in music and culture as well.

Kermit The Frog Adidas Shoes

Photo: City Sole

These should be available at City Sole sometime in the near future. Be on the lookout.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Nike ‘Back To The Future’ Air MAG Shoes

I can’t believe I missed out on this but last month, Nike ran a special campaign based around the Nike 2011 Air MAG shoes, which are an identical replica of Marty McPhly’s shoes from the movie, Back To The Future II. These Nike shoes are actually rechargeable because of their glowing LED panels and electroluminescent logo. Unfortunately, Nike did NOT design these shoes with auto-lacing (clearly, they didn’t bother to check Instructables, hah). On the bright side of things, the net proceeds from the campaign went to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight Parkinson’s disease. And since Nike only produced 1,500 pairs worldwide and they only sold them on eBay, the proceeds were very hefty (apparently, the Air MAGs were going on eBay for more than $5,000 per pair!).

Nike Air Mag Back To The Future shoes

Photo: Geekologie

Nike Air Mag Back To The Future shoes

Photo: Geekologie

After the jump, check out a skit featuring one of the cast members of SNL, NBA star Kevin Durant, and a special appearance from Doc Brown himself. Via Geekologie.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Diego Dolcini Fanned Zip-Back Sandals

I don’t know about these shoes. These are sandals from Diego Dolcini, hand-made in Italy, with a zip-back, a 4-inch stiletto heel, Swarovski crystals, and this huge pleated fan across the front. I can’t tell if they remind me of an oyster hiding pearls, a peacock flaunting its feathers …… or a race-track patron wearing a hat that imitates a peacock flaunting its feathers. It’s a little too much I think.

Diego Dolcini Fanned Zip Back Sandals

Photo: What's Haute

If you were interested, you can sacrifice next month’s rent at Neiman Marcus (of course, it would be available at Neiman Marcus) for $2,445. What do you think of these sandals?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: How To Make Back To The Future Shoes

I may or may not have already shared something about Back To The Future shoes. Really, there have been plenty of people who have tried their hand at creating the self-lacing sneakers envisioned in Back To The Future II. But now, a designer/engineer/fan named Blake Bevin has not only created a working model–he’s also provided detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make your own. See his Power Lacing Nikes in action below. If you’d like a pair of your own, you can check out Instructables for full directions. Excuse me as I cry in all my geek glory.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Burberry Platform-Wedge-Sneaker Shoes

I’m not sure what’s with the whole obsession with turning sneakers into heels or anything that’s higher class than sneakers. I guess there might be something democratic in mixing low brow with high brow. Or maybe it’s just really avant-garde like that. Of course, sometimes taking risks doesn’t work out.

Case in point: Burberry Prorsum platform “pumps.” They’re sneakers with ginormous demi-wedge heels, a sort of monstrous, Frankenstein-ish hybrid of platforms, wedges, and casual sneakers (they’re even green like Frankenstein). They take “chunky” to a whole new, wholly dangerous level. These shoes look like walking around with giant anvils in your shoes. The designer gods weep before them.

Burberry Prorsum Platform Sneakers

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Insult to injury: you’ll have to shell out $850 for these. Check them at Net-A-Porter.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Chainmail Booties from United Nude

Ugly Shoes seemed to hate these booties but I think they actually look good. These shoes are a collaboration between United Nude and designer Iris van Herpen. Not sure if they were inspired by chainmail in the least. But they certainly look strong enough to stop a broadsword hit.

United Nude x Iris van Herpen booties

Photo: United Nude

What do you think about these shoes?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Nike High Heel Dunks

Sometimes, the universe collapses on itself and churns out all sorts of chaos. Here it is: Nike High Heel Dunks. They are not officially sanctioned by Nike. But they are real, or at least, real enough to be sold on Addoway by some brave shoe designers.

What do you think? Would you wear high-heeled Nikes?

Nike High Heel Jordan Fusion Shoes

Nike High Heel Dunks

Nike High Heel Dunks

Nike High Heel Dunks 2

Nike High Heel Dunks 3

Nike High Heel Dunks 3

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Coffee Heels from Kobi Levi

Wednesdays are hump days. And after having maybe a little bit too much fun on Taco Tuesday, there’s no doubt you’re needing coffee throughout the day today. Kobi Levi strikes again with high-heeled mules fashioned after coffee in coffee pots. You can see the majority of the shoe mimics the coffee pot while the heel is the coffee pouring out of the pot. Pretty neat stuff. The black “Diner” version offers your more run-of-the-mill, everyday coffee pot. Of course, if you want to keep it real classy, there’s the white “Porcelain” version too.

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

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