• Reebok’s ZigTech likened to ‘an energy drink for your feet’

    Oh-kaaay. So Reebok has developed something called ZigTech – basically a zig-zag type foam for running shoes that’s supposed to ease the load on your leg muscles. And one of the first snippets from the press release is, “ZigTech allows your key leg muscles to do less, so you can do more. Simply put, it’s like an energy drink for your feet.” Read More

  • Video: There’s a lot going on in this Star Wars Adidas commercial

    Star Wars sneakers from Adidas are coming. Fair enough. This new commercial features what looks like a scene from Indiana Jones at the very beginning, then we’ve got a random shot of Snoop Dogg, Darth Vader, and then Daft Punk looking at Darth Vader as if to say, “That guy stole our shiny helmet look.” You guys look more like bounty hunters, Daft Punk. Just saying. You… Read More

  • Shoes feature Bluetooth and GPS

    Finally, a pair of shoes with built-in Bluetooth and GPS connections. Pair them Bluetooth-ily with your cell phone and the shoes can update your location directly to your Faceboook account or send your location out as a text message to five other phones. Read More

  • INCHworm adjustable shoes grow along with kids, feature three sizes in one

    I don’t have children, but from what I hear they’re quite expensive. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new shoes over the course of a couple years (that’s how much a family spends on shoes, right?) perhaps you could consider these INCHworm shoes, which adjust in size to match your child’s freakishly fast-growing feet. Read More

  • Skate 2 sneakers for real skaters

    If you’re a real sk8er you are going to buy these sneakers from Etnies and EA. This might make sense. Buy the game, play the game, go out and do it for real. Eventually you’ll realize you suck and go back to the game. Read More

  • Guy spends $4000 for pair of custom ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers

    Who knew, but apparently the world’s been clamoring for the sneakers that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future: Part Two. Shoe collector Mark Kurath finally broke down and hired a professional shoemaker to build his dream kicks. Total cost? $4000. Read More

  • Futuristic shoe generates electricity to run iPods

    First the awesome emergency shoes, now another shoe-related technology from Japan: NTT, the country’s biggest telecommunications company, presents sandals that are able to generate electricity when walking. Each step users take puts pressure on the liquid-filled sole. Two tanks are positioned below the toe and heel and connected via a small pipe. Every step creates water flows within… Read More

  • Congratulations to the winners of our caption contest!

    Your task was to come up with a caption for the above photo, which shows our intrepid editor John Biggs wearing one of his new shoes from Aussie Soles. Here are your winners, ladies and gentlemen. They’ll each take home an IPEVO POV webcam for their troubles. Winners, we’ll contact you via e-mail to arrange shipment. Read More

  • Review: Aussie Soles

    In our long tradition of receiving strangely inapplicable pitches that somehow just work we present the Aussie Soles. These are not Crocs, although, ummm, I’d be concerned about patent infringement – after all they’re calling their snuggly boot line SnUggs. That said, I’m wearing the Aussie Soles Marines right now and, as Peter points out, as if there weren’t… Read More

  • Zazzle pushes out custom kicks

    I come here today to present to you the fruition of years of labor. Between research, design, eating snacks, and playing video games, countless man hours were spent on what I am about to unveil. It is with much pride that I present to you: The P. Has. Okay. So it wasn’t really countless man hours. It was more like 15 man minutes. I just grabbed a picture of Peter Ha and stuck it… Read More

  • Transforming shoe changes from a sneaker to a sandal

    During the summer some people find it difficult figuring out what kind of shoes to wear, sandals or sneakers. A German designer named K&T hopes to end that dilemma. They’ve designed a shoe called the Nat-2 that transforms from shoes into sandals with a pull of a zipper. Read More

  • ‘Goonies’ sneakers by Puma

    If there’s one lesson we can all learn from Goonies, it’s that looks aren’t everything. Take Sloth, for example. He was no Tony Danza but he had a big heart. So don’t look at the Puma Disc Blaze “The Goonies Edition” sneakers and think about how you’ll probably only be able to wear them inside the privacy of your own home. Strap them on, wear them… Read More

  • Biodegradable shoes, sounds great if they don't rot while you walk

    I presume that the time scale on these Brooks Trance 8 runners biodegrading is along the lines of years (as opposed to decades) and not months. Wouldn’t want them sloughing off while you run. It’s a nice move towards waste reduction, but as usual they carry a “Conscience Tax,” in this case bringing up the price to $140. I know you ballers pay more than that for your… Read More

  • Verb for Shoe: Smartshoes like in Back to the Future II

    My car has a thing called automatic stability control. You’ve heard of it, it uses a small computer to make cornering and handling easier and smoother at high speeds in less-than-perfect conditions. VectraSense is bringing a similar idea to your shoes with the Verb for Shoe platform. It’s a smartshoe with a pair of air bladders controlled by a microprocessor that’s fed… Read More

  • Wireless Internet sneakers

    A Wi-Fi sensor? OK. Shoes with a Wi-Fi sensor built-in? Just amazing. These fugly kicks have a Wi-Fi sensor built-in that is activated when you step on the insole. A blinking light signifies no signal and one or more lights shows you the local Wi-Fi status, ensuring you won’t ever look like you’re not a mouth-breathing freak ever again. These are basically a design project by… Read More

  • Vending machine vends shoes to shoeless Londoners

    If the thought of sticking your dirty-ass feet into a new pair of shoes that you bought from a vending machine because you somehow lost your regular pair of shoes doesn’t appeal to you, then maybe this machine’s not for you. Shoppers, hobos, and late-night footwear forgetters near Carnaby Street in London will be able to pick up a pair of emergency shoes at the new Onitsuka… Read More

  • Too Far: The impending arrival of Crocs phone holders

    I’ll unabashedly admit that I have a pair of Crocs that I wear around the house. Actually, they’re knock-off Crocs that I bought at Target for $10. I call them Croocs. What you’ll not see me sporting, however, is the Crocs cell phone holder — not even a knock-off version. They’ll be available in May for $15 and will come in the following magically delicious… Read More

  • Star Wars kicks: I see your Schwartz is as big as mine

    I present you with a dilemma. You’ve spent $300 on a pair of limited edition Adidas Superstar 1 Force Star Wars sneakers (available in Yoda white or Darth Vader black) that look otherwise unassuming until someone gets a glimpse of the logos on the upper heels. You want the world to know that you’ve purchase these sneakers but the only way to do so would be to wear very short pants. Read More

  • Old school PlayStation shoes on eBay

    Well look at these humdingers. They’re up for auction on eBay right now with a current bid of $1000 and there’s still three and a half days to go. They come with some pretty loud purple laces that you can’t see in this photograph, but why not just click on through and see what all the hubbub’s about? Man, these are size 13. I wear size 13. Should I buy them? I… Read More

  • 'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker

    Oh wow. We’re looking at what appears to be a working Nintendo Entertainment System built into the bottom of a shoe. This photo was apparently taken last night in New York City at the end of the Sneaker Pimps’ nationwide tour. Flyguy’s goldfish platform shoes from I’m Gonna Git You Sucka were pretty awesome but, come on, full blown NES in a shoe here. Sneaker Pimps… Read More