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Meet Wado, The Ethical And Sustainable 80s-inspired Sneakers

Recently, a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter peddling sustainable shoes from a Spaniard startup piqued our interest. Now, sustainable footwear is not new, but if you look around, they are often quite pricey and that is one of the reason why we are drawn to the Wado Sustainable Sneakers. And being a person who grew up in the 80s, Wado sure has my attention because, it is has a very 80s vibe to it. The company’s first sneaker, MODELO 89, features a retro shape and colors quite often seen on footwear of the 80s, particularly tennis shoes. Continue reading Meet Wado, The Ethical And Sustainable 80s-inspired Sneakers

Balenciaga Elevates Crocs To High Fashion By Adding Platform To Them

Just when we thought putting precious rocks on Crocs was outrageous, Balenciaga shows us that Christopher Kane’s idea might be way too tame. The Parisian fashion label has, yet again, outdone itself in loud fashion and this time, it has turned out platform version of the worst thing to happen to footwear, Crocs. Yes. Believe it. Crocs on wedge is a thing. Honestly, I don’t know what to make of it. Rightly I shouldn’t because, I am no lady. Perhaps, ladies in the house would like to comment below? Anyways, by giving Crocs platform or wedge, Balenciaga essentially branded the once-unisex footwear as a single-sex fashion item. Continue reading Balenciaga Elevates Crocs To High Fashion By Adding Platform To Them

Jordan Brand x Levi’s Air Jordan IV and Reversible Trucker Jacket

Earlier this month, Nike has unveiled another collaboration between Jordan Brand and the granddaddy of denim, Levi’s. This time round, the collaboration presents a denim combo comprising of a pair of Air Jordan IV and a Levi Strauss & Co. reversible Trucker Jacket. I don’t know about you, but me think a pair of kicks is denim is destined for display only. I mean, look at it. It is so beautiful that you will not want to soil it. This unique pair of Jordan features a standard wash denim on the upper, reverse denim on the liner and insole, a remixed Levi’s iconic “Two Horses” paper patch with Jumpman logo on the rogue and hangtag, gum details on the outsole, gold stitching, indigo-color laces and finally, topping off with another Levi’s signature, the Levi’s Red Tab. Continue reading Jordan Brand x Levi’s Air Jordan IV and Reversible Trucker Jacket

Balenciaga Makes Dirty A Fashion With Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers

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

These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29

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

Crocs With Rocks Are A Thing And They Are Kind Of A Thing Of Luxury

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

Who Would Have Thought T-Rex Are Such A Good Fit For Ladies’ Heels?

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?

Gucci’s $1,250 Dirty White Sneakers: Has Fashion Really Gone Bonkers?

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?

Realistic Pigeon Shoes Freak Out The Internet, But Not The Pigeons

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

Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D

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