Nike Skunkworks Vandalises/Enhances Classic De Tomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera was one of your standard Italian pointy sports cars from the 1970s, rather nice for its time but now looking a bit aged. Like a sideboard. It took an intervention from shoes people Nike to create the above Pantera re-imagining, helped by custom car company Ringbrothers. Read More >>

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A New Flexible Filament Lets You 3D Print Custom Trainers

Are you tired of waiting for Nike to design the perfect trainers for your tastes? Thanks to a new flexible filament from Recreus that can be used in standard 3D printers without clogging the nozzle, you can finally design and print your own shoes in a wide variety of colours. The only limiting factors are your imagination and sense of taste. Read More >>

These Smartshoes Help the Blind Navigate City Streets

Wearable technology is a busy buzzword these days, but some of the coolest inventions take the idea well beyond some gadget that lets you read email on your wrist. Wearable technology can actually be life-changing for some people. Consider, for instance, what these shoes can do for the blind. Read More >>

Adidas Goes Softer Than Nike With Knitted Samba Primeknit

Nike's Flyknit range is the current softest, maddest and most likely to impress grandma footwear series money can buy, although it looks set to be beaten by the Adidas Samba Primeknit and its one-piece knitted upper for the sporting nouveau riche. Read More >>

Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces are Coming Next Year

If there was one disappointment about Nike's awesome Back to the Future II Air Mag, it's that the shoes didn't have Marty's power laces. But Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that's about to change—power laces are coming in 2015. The future is here! Read More >>

This Giant Shoebox in London is Actually an Adidas Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up shops are all over the place these days, but when a big brand decides to get in on the action, it's often worth the hype. Read More >>

Nike's Flyknit Lunar2 Will Gently Tongue Your Toes for £135

Nike's revealed an update to its Flyknit technology, with the new lightweight Flyknit Lunar2 set to arrive in a couple of weeks. The updated 2013 Flyknit now has a Nike Lunarlon sole for really knowing about it when you stand on an ant. Read More >>

Blaze a Trail With These Remote Controlled LED Shoe Strips

These days, a set of velcro straps across the top of your kicks just isn't enough to impress your shoe-freak friends. To guarantee you're the envy of everyone on your street forget about dropping hundreds on the latest pair of Nikes—instead, strap a pair of these Light Kicks LED strips to your trainers. Read More >>

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How 3D Printing Supercharges Nike's New NFL Shoe Designs

Almost a full year ago, Nike introduced its first shoe ever built with the help of 3D printing technology. The thing was, that cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon, was built for an absurdly specific purpose and market—just the 40 yard dash, just for NFL players. Now, though, Nike is bringing what it's learned from the VLT to the consumer market—innovations that, without 3D printing, we might not have seen for years to come. Read More >>

The Awesomely Weird Biological Shoes That We Will Wear in 2050

"The cells have the capability to inflate and deflate and to respond to pressure," Aden told Dezeen. But they special material requires a little extra care, as you have to store them in a jar full of protocell liquid. Aden explained, "You would take the trainers home and you would have to care for it as if it was a plant, making sure it has the natural resources needed to rejuvenate the cells." Read More >>

Avoid Injuries With Smart Sneakers That Tell You How to Run Properly

A daily run can be great for your health and fitness, but it can actually be harmful too if not done properly. Of course the right shoes are an important part of the formula, especially this sensor-laden pair developed by the Fraunhofer Institute which provide real-time feedback on your running style, and how to improve it. Read More >>

No-One Will Mistake You For a Tourist With These Tube-Themed Shoes

Nike's branching out from trainers and into the niche market of £100 in-jokes, with a pair of trainers inspired by the classic seat cover pattern from old District line tubes. Hopefully these won't have quite as much gum stuck to them. Read More >>

Nike Has Put the Best Thing From the 1980s Into a Set of (Marmite) Trainers

It's baffling to think that it's taken until the year 2013 for Hasbro and Nike—two of the most powerful brands from the 1980s and 1990s—to finally team up and pay proper tribute to one of the best cartoon bad guys of all time. And while this isn't the first Nike and Transformers mashup, this amazing Megatron-themed set of shoes are the first that self-respecting Decepticon fans might actually want to wear. Read More >>

Nike's Latest Snowboarding Boot Fits Right In at the Tron Chalet

First and foremost, a good pair of snowboarding boots should get you down a slope safely and with a good measure of comfort. But Nike also wants you to be noticed, particularly if you're competing and need to impress a bunch of judges. Read More >>

Visualised: 40 Years of Nike's Most Iconic Shoe Designs

Nike's impact on both pop culture and the shoe industry is unrivaled. It's consistently one of the most popular brands in the world and has an insane sneakerhead following. But of all the hundreds of shoes released since the 1970s, what are its most iconic designs? Read More >>

Idiot Tries to Wear Handgun-Shaped Heels Through Airport Security

Considering we live in an era where the possession of too much hand sanitiser is enough to strike fear in the heart of airport security, you'd think passengers would exercise a little caution when it comes to carry on items—you know, like leaving the gun-shaped paraphernalia at home. You'd be wrong. This past week, one LaGuardia-goer tried to pass through airport security in a pair of pistol-shaped high-heeled shoes. Read More >>


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