Nike has designed a whole line of Olympic Footwear… one for every sport in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. They even have designs for things like Gymnastics, Wushu, Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Taekwondo, Equestrian, and Fencing. These were launched at the incredible 2 day press event: The Nike Beijing Innovation Summit.

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Disposable Soles

January 1, 2008

 
Some people like it barefoot, some like house slippers. For those that fall in the latter check out these Disposable Soles by Jun-Soo Choi.  They come in a stand premade sticky. Just step on it and you’re off. Supposedly it’s a good way of maintaining hygiene and protects your feet. No mention whether it’s a one size fits all type or if its breathable but it is still a wonderful concept.

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Random pic of the week

October 15, 2007

 

Built from articulated plastic, leather and rubber, these heels are part of the 2007 Balenciaga Collection. I don’t want to know the lady who wear heels like these…

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Dance Shoes for Two

October 13, 2007

The felt shoes are designed to encourage Father and Daughter dancing…

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Dopie Naked Shoes

May 19, 2007

 

First there was Crocs, now there is Dopie.
Dopie, the newest and most revolutionary filpflop on the market, has met a fantastic reception when first made available in London stores. It evolved over a long time of researching different shapes and materials to find the ultimate in minimal footwear. Dopie has two integral slots on each side of the foot, so that an optional velcro strap can be added for extra support on particularly adventurous manoevers…

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Footloose

February 11, 2007

“…a shoe with a high heel, which can be changed into a shoe with a low heel. No more extra pairs of shoes in your bag, no more trouble driving a car or walking stairs, no more painful feet, no more knee and ankle damaged.”

Hmmm… does that mean the girls has to buy less shoes too…

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Nike Water Cat

January 25, 2007

 

Nike’s running out of materials… their shoes are getting simpler and airier… They’re super-light, sticky-rubberized for stepping in puddles large or small, and easily collapsible so they fit into a backpack without taking up much space.

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Electrolux Vacuum shoes

December 17, 2006

Very simple concept, walk around to clean the floor… but not intelligent enough… maybe can use for big empty floors without cabinets and other furniture… so still deserve some merit…

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Shoe Wheel

November 18, 2006

Up to 30 pairs of shoes can be stored in the Shoe Wheel, which tucks into a closet (and make your clothes smell) and then rolls out easily.

Looks like an industrial fan, and in reality, it will not look so co-ordinated and colourful unless you bought a wardrobe of similar looking shoes… but never the less useful.

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RunAway = (Nike+iPod)-Nike

November 3, 2006

You know Nike’s collaboration with Apple for a running shoe that syncronised with the iPod. It not cheap to buy a new pair of Nike just because you want to syncronise it with your iPod. SwitchEasy has a solution that cost only USD7.99. The RunAway is a weatherproof sensor holder attaches to your running shoe’s laces and has an easy-to-access button to turn the sensor’s wireless signal off. The gadget comes with a receiver to connect to your iPod.

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