You know what? Balenciaga has quickly become the designer-label-we-love-feature because, in recent years, its products have, in recent years, never failed to leave us bewildered. From its iteration of the cheap Chinese travel bag to the blatant copy of Ikea’s Frakta bag to car mat skirt, we had some laughs. The brand shows no sign of stopping either, now joining Gucci in turning up dirty sneakers as a fashion statement. Sorry. We shouldn’t insult it by saying it is ‘dirty’ (though the truth is, it is); it should be called ‘distressed’. Our bad. Continue reading Balenciaga Makes Dirty A Fashion With Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers
I hope your excitement for self-lacing shoes hasn’t die because the world’s first actual self-lacing shoes, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, is set to be available globally over the next few months. It will be available via Nike SNKRS in North America, Japan and China. The shoes will also be available starting September 29 across 19 European countries, including the UK, Germany, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands at 9AM CET. EU residents can get their hands, or in this case, feet, on this high-tech sneakers via the Nike SNKRS app, Nike said. In addition, those who rather not acquire it through the app can look to pick them up from brick-and-mortar stores as listed below: Continue reading These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29
Believe it or not, one of the worst things that could ever happen to footwear has been given a dose of high fashion by London-based Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. You must thinking, what’s the big deal? Of course it is no biggie, until you realize the “worst things that could ever happen to footwear” is none other than Crocs. Yes. The Crocs. The hideous, rubbery clog from the Colorado-based practical shoe company that had, for reasons unknown, took the world by storm a decade and a half ago (and the years following). And it is still being worn today by people of all ages but it is never as chic as it was years ago, though. Continue reading Crocs With Rocks Are A Thing And They Are Kind Of A Thing Of Luxury
Planning to cosplay as Lady Dinosaur? Forget if it is a thing or not, because if you are really going to drape in T-rex skin, you ought to be slipping on this pair of custom T-Rex “Jurassic Pump” Dinosaur Spike Heels by Zombie Peepshow. Each pair is hand-painted and appropriately textured. The shoes themselves are fairly regular, until it comes to the heels which are, obviously, Tyrannosaurus Rex, otherwise known as T-Rex – the supposed king of the land of the late Cretaceous period some 65 million years ago. And then there are, of course, spikes to further up this pair of kicks’ ferociousness and also, metallic paint for, well, I don’t know, bling, I guess? Continue reading Who Would Have Thought T-Rex Are Such A Good Fit For Ladies’ Heels?
Fashion is both a beautiful and strange subject. It is also as brilliant as it is impatience. Take for example, we love the distressed look jeans, but obviously, we can’t wait five decades for them to be as worn as we may have loved. Neither would we want to slog in a mine hundreds of feet below ground to get them to be worn and torn, and so, the brilliant minds in the fashion industry gave us pre-worn, and even hole-ridden denim, so we can get the look right out-of-the-box. Brilliant? Possibly. But this desire to accelerate natural process can, well, get out of hand sometimes and transcend to the realm of craziness. Like, remember, the muddied jeans? Continue reading Gucci’s $1,250 Dirty White Sneakers: Has Fashion Really Gone Bonkers?
Usually we refrain from posting stuff of questionable origin or stuff that we can’t get hold of the origin. This pigeon shoes here, however, has weirdness through the roof and therefore, we are compelled to share it with you guys. Apparently, this pair of life-like pigeon heels are the handiwork of Japanese shoemaker Kyoto Ohata and it is so freaking real that it may very well leave a bad taste in animal rights activists. The shoes are, of course, not made of real pigeons. Rest assure that taxidermy is not involved here; that will be gross. They are actually made by fairly regular felt materials and metal parts that are NOT harvest from any avian creature. Continue reading Realistic Pigeon Shoes Freak Out The Internet, But Not The Pigeons
For those who can never get enough of Initial D, the Japanese anime that centers around downhill racing culture in Japan, here’s something that will surely brighten your day. Ok, maybe only if you are a fan of Takumi Fujiwara, the series protagonist and his bad-ass black and white AE86, powered by the legendary 4A-GE motor. Can’t help you if you are a hardcore fan of the Red Sun, though. Anyways, here’s a pair of canvas sneakers to celebrate your love for this evergreen anime. Called Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers, it is presented in the same colorway as Takumi’s Toyota, i.e. black and white, and features the iconic Fujiwara Tofu Store text in Japanese found on the hero’s AE-86. Continue reading Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D
Thanks to Balenciaga $2,144 interpretation of Ikea’s 99 cents Frakta tote bag, Ikea is having quite a lot of attention of late and the Internet, had some fun too, including a mega shoe lover, Instagram user Brucehatoo. Riding on the Ikea hype, Brucehatoo came up with the idea of photoshopping a pair of Yeezy sneakers into Ikea Frakta-inspired kicks which he then posted on his Instagram account to much rave reception. In fact, I saw came across Bruce’s ‘creation’ a few days ago and was wondering to myself, what if Ikea really collaborate with Adidas? Wouldn’t it be cool? Continue reading Marche Turned Photoshopped Ikea Yeezy Sneakers Into Reality
On contrary to some sick minded Alien fans, the most iconic scene of Alien franchise is not the gruesome scene of tiny alien bursting out of someone’s guts, but it was the one where Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) took on the Queen Alien in an epic Power Loader versus acid-spewing, mouth-in-mouth space creature battle. And it was this scene which the “redesigned” kicks were based on and the sporting company announced not one, but two pairs of Alien sneakers, appropriately named Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ Double-Pack. Continue reading Reebok Announced New Alien-inspired Kicks Suitable For Both Sexes
Freaker Sneaks is not shoe brand and that’s probably a good thing, or else this shoe customizer founded by U.K. born artist Jonny Barry wouldn’t be able to turn out shoes that you desired in your favorite, sometimes one-of-a-kind design. Having said that, if you are tired of off-the-shelf sneakers and if you have been bitten by the nostalgic gaming bug, then you should really check out Freaker Sneaks’ Jordan “Super Nintendo” IV. Well, the product pretty much says it all. There’s really nothing we can add on except for two things: it has a colorway that’s a nod the Super Nintendo chassis color and each pair features D-pad and buttons that are actually pulled from official Super Nintendo controllers, and hence they are can actually be pressed. Continue reading Freaky Sneaks “Super Nintendo” Shoes Have Real Controller Buttons!