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Posts Tagged ‘ Shoe ’

The Furoshiki shoes by Masaya Hashimoto


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Italian footwear company Vibram recently released a pair of shoes that literally wrap around your foot. The idea came from Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto, who took his inspiration from the Japanese tradition of Furoshiki. There are many techniques to wrap pretty much anything, likes boxes, flowers, or to make bags, but nobody thought of using this art to create shoes so far.

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This design is more than just a marketing stunt for the brand, it is a well-thought shoe that actually adapts to your foot and provides great angle support. In terms of look-and-feel, the results are a bit surprising at first sight, but the revealing of the underlying structure gives it an interesting design.

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NIKE Air Yeezy 2 ‘Red October’ Designed By Kanye West


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Designed by artist Kanye West, the shoe features a molded rear sculpted reptilian-influenced spike, locked down by an engineered strap to offer a greater sense of symmetry. The ‘Air Yeezy II Red October’s’ have been developed in an all red colorway, referencing the design of the ‘NIKE air tech challenge II tennis shoe outsole’, celebrating the NIKE cross training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap. After months of delayed releases, NIKE officially launched the long-awaited ‘Air Yeezy II Red October’ as a surprise, instantly selling out 11 minutes after being announced via the @nikestore twitter page.

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Lambos for Your Legs


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Upon seeing Lamborghini’s wild Veneno concept, experienced shoe designer Jeremiah Obuobi felt compelled to design a shoe that embodied the same design language. The result is this wicked-looking runner that, like the Lambo, is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability to achieve a equally dynamic experience when the wearer tackles the road on foot rather than by car.

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Nike Flyknit Air Max


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For the first time ever Nike have paired innovative Flyknit technology with the ultra-cushioned ride of the classic Air Max. Working alongside runners at the Nike Sports Research Lab, the designers were able to produce a lighter and more flexible shoe, using a redesign Waffle outsole for better traction, unique flex grooves to encourage a smoother transition, and integrated Flywire technology for additional support throughout the upper. The Nike Flyknit Air Max comes in two colourways – red/green for men and pink/orange for woman.

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The Puma Speed Kitty Concept.


The Puma Speed Kitty is a concept shoe by Adam Nagy that combines the structure of a platform bootie with the feel of a Puma racing shoe. Sporty, futuristic, and definitely Tron approved.  Can’t you imagine Quorra kicking butt in these?

The Kobe System.


If you haven’t experienced the Kobe System for yourself, you must not know what it feels like to be over the top.  This is because the Kobe System isn’t just about getting to the top, it’s about going over the top.  Success for the Successful is Kobe Bryant’s winning, results-oriented philosophy on how to adapt to succeed.  To commemorate the release of the Kobe System, Nike has released a few viral videos to help get Kobe’s Message across. The Kobe system is basically VII sneaker with 2 separate inserts.  One insert helps with speed while the other helps with performance. It’s up to you to decide which one.  In the videos, Kobe plays a motivational speaker that manages to motivate without making much sense to anyone but himself. The videos feature an all star cast that includes Kanye West, Serena Williams, skateboarder Paul Rodriguez, comedian Aziz Ansari, and even Virgin CEO Richard Branson.

Take a look at some of the Kobe System “motivational speeches” in the videos below.

The Bonsai 420 Shoe.


The Todd Bratrud-designed series of “420″ inspired shoes has become a Nike SB springtime tradition. And several Bratrud designs in the series – Cheech & Chong, the Skunk Dunk, have been among the most sought-after SB releases in recent years. For 420 2012, Nike SB has given Bratrud the boat shoe-derived Stefan Janoski to work with – a shoe which already has some history with reefer culture. The California-based artist has taken the gum-rubber sole used on some of the more popular Janoski releases, and matched it to a bone suede upper. Hunter green serves as the complimentary color, used for piping on the midsole and upper, and for laces and tongue tag. Overall, less of a heady vibe than the past Bratrud 420 designs – Nike did catch some mild flak for the Cheech & Chong release – but by any measure a solid release for fans of the Janoski. Check out images after the jump, and stay tuned for a release in late April 2012.

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