Valentine’s Day is this weekend (and don’t forget the Lunar New Year, too). Time for a heart-shaped shoe extravaganza!!! Here is a plethora of such shoes in sandals, booties, pumps, or sneakers coming from brands like Marc Jacobs, Naughty Monkey, Tory Burch, Nike, and more. Check out all the rest after the jump.
By: Quan | February 9th, 2010 | No Comments
By: Quan | January 20th, 2010 | 6 Comments
Welcome back to Weird Shoe Wednesdays. Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I want to walk around barefoot today but I don’t want to hurt my feet at all or worse, risk stepping on a nail and having to get a Tetanus shot. What should I do?” Your problem has now been solved.
Check out this trio of shoes that look like human feet. The hairy ones above are supposed to be men’s feet but it looks more like half-man, half-Yeti feet to me because I have never seen feet that scarily hairy. Plus, the inside lining looks like a really bad case of athlete’s foot. Or rotting meat. =(
After the jump, you’ll see a similar pair of shoes only less gross and in a lace-up style. You’ll also see some white Vans slip-ons that had feet painted on the uppers by a political artist named Okat. Head over to Design Swan for more creeptastical shoes.
UPDATE: Looks like the shoes above and also the lace-ups after the jump are Nike Human shoes. They should’ve tried to sneak a Nike swoosh on the toenails or something, hah.
By: Quan | December 16th, 2009 | No Comments
Shoes are out of control!
This week’s Weird Shoe Wednesdays is dedicated to Andreia Chaves, avant garde footwear designer and creator of the ‘invisible shoe.’ The shoe contains a mirrored surface to create the chameleon-like illusion of invisibility, blending in perfectly with any background it finds itself in, which is certainly an interesting step from Nike’s “Invisible Woman” Fantastic 4-inspired Air Force 1′s. To be fair, this isn’t exactly a “shoe” in the sense that they don’t seem to be made for actual practical use. Rather, this is like an abstract conceptual blueprint, a piece of art meant to provoke the minds of other designers. Still, they are quite clever and very eye-opening.
Check out more conceptual footwear from Chaves as well as some interesting commentary over at Yatzer. Maybe someday, us regular folk will be sporting origami footwear too.
By: Quan | December 8th, 2009 | No Comments
Boooooo. I came down with a cold. Now I need some cool kicks in my life to get my spirits back up and trek through the day.
A store named PHANTACi will be releasing 400 pairs of these really nice “Grand Piano” Nike Air Max 1 sneakers. Designed by artist Jay Chou, the Grand Piano’s feature shiny leathers that create a high contrast look, giving off the impression of a clean, pristine grand piano. It also features gold detailing and pink velvet lining (the signature color of the store). The Grand Piano’s will be released this Saturday, but only in Taiwan. Collectors should definitely be on the lookout. More pics after the jump.
By: Quan | November 24th, 2009 | No Comments
Since Thanksgiving arrives this Thursday, I thought we might take the time to pay some respect to Native American communities, who have sacrificed so much in the history surrounding Thanksgiving. I guess Nike had similar plans.
About a week ago, Nike debuted a new line of shoes called the Nike N7 Collection. The N7 Collection is designed to meet the unique needs of Native American feet and to be as environmentally safe as possible. A portion of the funds from sales of the N7 Collection will go into the N7 Fund, which supports youth sports in Native American communities.
By: Quan | November 17th, 2009 | No Comments
This is somewhat old news by now but I’m just hearing confirmation about it today. About a month ago, there was some controversy with Marcus Jordan, the son of NBA legend and sneaker fiend aggregator Michael Jordan. This year, Marcus is a freshman basketball player for the University of Central Florida. Now, UCF has had a contractual agreement for at least the past 4 years with Adidas to sport Adidas athletic footwear and apparel in return for sponsorship. But Marcus Jordan, the son of arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, could not bear to step into anything less than Nike Air Jordan sneakers. There was concern about what his stubbornness would mean for the team and even for UCF sports in general.
Apparently, that meant a lot to Adidas. After Marcus Jordan wore a pair of Air Jordan shoes during one of UCF basketball’s exhibition games, Adidas announced that it was ending its sponsorship of UCF sports. Ouch!
By: Quan | November 12th, 2009 | No Comments
Have you ever seen shoes so good-looking that you could just eat them up? I guess artist Olle Hemmendorff has and decided to make that feeling into a reality when Nike commissioned him and 7 other artists to showcase their Nike-inspired creations at 1912 Space. Check out Sneakerfiles for more info on the different ingredients in the shoe.
After the jump, check out some Asics that would go perfectly with that burger. Now excuse me … I suddenly have this inexplicable craving for McDonald’s.
By: Quan | November 11th, 2009 | 1 Comment
Is it me or does everyone seem to be training for a race these days?
For the past 4 months, I’ve been training for the Silverstrand Half-Marathon taking place this weekend in San Diego. This is my first race ever. And it’s the weirdest thing that as I started training, it seemed like everyone I bumped into was training for a marathon run of some sort. I’ve discovered no less than four friends who are in-training just like me. I don’t know if marathon-running is becoming more popular now or if I just notice it more now that I’m doing it or if maybe our water supply has been contaminated with Gatorade without our knowledge, turning us into fitness addicts.