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02.09.15 Prachi Gupta

The morning after truthsayer Kanye West pointed out that Beyonce got robbed at the Grammy’s on Sunday, he walked passed a man wearing Nike Command Forces in JFK and saw the perfect promotional opportunity for his new sneaker line. Referring to the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts on his own feet, West asked the man, “If […]

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11.24.14 Prachi Gupta

Puma sneakers — once a hot, kill-for commodity inside the walls of Rikers — are now so bland that they’re the only footwear allowed into the jail from the outside world. Ratter writer Justine Sharrock chronicled the 180-degree shift in attitude, and presents some theories for how it happened. In the ’80s, Pumas were the […]

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09.22.14 Rhett Jones

Street artist Gilf wants you to know that there are an estimated 60 million people without shoes in the world. To raise awareness, she walked over 15 miles through New York City, completely barefoot, as you can see in the video above. If you would like to contribute, visit Soles For Souls for a variety of ways to […]

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08.05.14 Marina Galperina

Attention fashionistas and fetishists. “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” exploring “one of the most provocative and iconic objects of desire” comes to the Brooklyn Museum this September. Through more than 160 artfully-crafted historical and contemporary high heels from the seventeenth century through the present, the exhibition examines the mystique and transformative power […]

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03.28.14 Andy Cush

Yes, tourists are troublesome sometimes. But when you find yourself irked, please try not to remove your Manolos, take them in your hand, and slash the out-of-towners with the spike, like Annemarie Chavez did. Especially if they’re old people. A 60-year-old man, his 51-year old wife, and their 19-year-old son were attempting to exit a parking […]

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03.12.14 Andy Cush

Sneakerheads looking for that brand new heat might consider these 3D-printed numbers that can be folded up small enough to fit in your pocket or backpack. Here’s what they look like in full-on shoe mode. No relation to these guys, despite the “Filaflex” on the tongue — that’s the name of the 3D-printing filament used […]

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12.11.13 Andy Cush

These sneakers are made out of living cells. Designed by Shamees Aden, the prototypes, dubbed “Protocells,” are designed to repair themselves: if you scuff your shoes after a run, just dump them in a container of “protocell liquid,” and the cells will heal. Aden says they could be a reality by 2050. They’d also respond […]

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10.23.13 Andy Cush

I’m not much of a high fashion guy, or even a sneaker guy for that matter, but if I was, I would be rocking these sneakers from designer Elisa van Joolen. Van Joolen takes unused sample stock from Nike, turns them inside out, removes the soles, then attaches the bottoms of cheap flip flops. What […]

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10.21.13 Andy Cush

Rayfish sneakers are not real. Last year, a Dutch academic created the brand as a media hoax, marketing sneakers made from the skin of custom bioengineered stingrays. Want neon green sneakers with bright orange polka dots? The company would genetically modify an animal to suit your needs, then kill it and use its leather to […]

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09.06.13 Marina Galperina

Non-for-profit arts organization Platform Six is currently hosting their first Exhibition and Art Charity Auction featuring the work of ten artists. That includes Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Elton John and Boy George, and actually… These are pretty good. For shoes. Or art. For art shoes. Victor Ivanov’s pig flesh and head and resin Adidas are very […]

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