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 (and that they only made 1,500 and neither you nor I own a pair). But Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that's about to change—power laces are coming in 2015. The future is here! » 2/15/14 2:00pm 2/15/14 2:00pm

Cringe-inducing 3D scan of a woman's foot bones in high heels

We all know that high-heeled shoes aren't great for the feet, but what exactly are those shoes doing to wearers' bones? Orthopedic researchers are now using a 3D-scanner to get a better look inside the feet of the high heel fan. » 8/25/13 11:00am 8/25/13 11:00am

Could these be the most futuristic shoes ever made?

Rem D. Koolhaas, nephew of superstar architect Rem Koolhaas, has co-founded a futuristic shoe company called United Nude. According to MediaBistro, they're known for their "Möbius strip-inspired heels, angular wedges, and carbon-fiber construction," and these latest shoes are probably the craziest yet. No "Möbius… » 7/10/13 4:07pm 7/10/13 4:07pm

Engineering students design a shoe that harnesses energy from walking

Could your shoes someday help power your devices? A team of Rice University engineering students think so, thanks to a prototype sneaker that captures pedestrian power. » 5/25/13 4:00pm 5/25/13 4:00pm

Stomp all over princesses in these Disney villain shoes

Shoe designer Kobi Levi designs all manner of quirky footwear—flamingo shoes with one stiletto tucked under, shark shoes that open into toothy maws in the back. His latest series, titled "Witch-Craft," pays tribute to three classic Disney villains through the art of the high heel. » 5/12/13 10:00am 5/12/13 10:00am

Unicorn hoof boots to sexually excite the fantasy horse fetishist in us…

Turn your ugly human leg into a gorgeous unicorn or dragon leg. For a whopping $440, you can get these made-to-order fantasy hooves from Etsy seller Oonacat. The designer also has a collection of sexy horns for your head because OBVIOUSLY. Had we the cash, we would be wearing these right now and revising our one-man … » 3/03/13 1:15pm 3/03/13 1:15pm

R2D2 heels probably don't spit out a tiny holographic Carrie Fisher,…

We've seen a lot of Star Wars shwag lately, but these DIY R2D2 high heels are still something special. Just imagine how excited all the Jawas in your life will be to see tiny astromech droids under your feet. » 1/30/13 5:00pm 1/30/13 5:00pm

One Pair of Oxfords + 1,050 Teeth = Shoes That Devour the Sidewalk

Are these the shoes of some tooth-stealing trophy hunter? Do they belong to a more literal sort of Wall Street shark? Or do they hide among the normal shoes, ready to hop out of the closet while you're asleep? Whatever they are, they must make a horrible noise when they hit the pavement. » 10/13/12 9:00am 10/13/12 9:00am

High Heels Made Almost Entirely Out of a T-Rex

These clever heels are everything we've ever wanted in a pair of dinosaur high heels. The dinosaur isn't merely painted on to the shoe — rather, the dinosaur IS THE SHOE. Therefore making you one with the great dinosaur. We don't know where you can purchase these beauties, but when we find out, we'll let you know… » 9/24/12 3:33pm 9/24/12 3:33pm

Make your own superhero heels and walk a mile in Wonder Woman's shoes

Red or blue heels, red and gold fabric, straight pins, needles and thread are all you need to slip into the role of Wonder Woman. Self-described geek crafter @Seelix gives step-by-step instructions in transforming plain heels to superhero heels. This how-to guide makes no mention of imparted superpowers, but as… » 5/06/12 10:30am 5/06/12 10:30am

Star Wars Wampa sneaks are covered in fine white hair

The lastest addition to the sick Adidas Star Wars line are these furry white Campus 80S Wampa kicks. But how much does it cost to adorn your toes with Wampa fur? » 9/28/11 7:20am 9/28/11 7:20am

This warehouse is packed with Marty McFly's futuristic sneakers — and…

Great Scott! Nike is releasing the Nike Air Mag kicks, just as they were prominently displayed on the feet of Michael J Fox in the future vision of Back To The Future 2. Watch the glorious announcement right now. » 9/08/11 7:20am 9/08/11 7:20am

The Black Mamba, Robert Rodriguez's insane shoe ad starring a demonic…

Here's Robert Rodriguez's movie for Nike, The Black Mamba, which stars Kobe Bryant as a basketball player with Last Dragon-like superpowers, Danny Trejo as a henchman with giant claws, Bruce Willis as some guy in a suit, and Kanye West as a supervillain who collects shoes (or something). There's also a basketball… » 2/19/11 12:00pm 2/19/11 12:00pm

Robert Rodriguez's Black Mamba short stars Kanye West, Bruce Willis and…

Check out this strange trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Nike movie called The Black Mamba. Apparently Bruce Willis, who is the devil, wants Kobe Bryant's shoes (because Kobe's the greatest player in the world... *cough*). And now Bryant has to play on a basketball court of fire (OK that part was cool). Danny Trejo's… » 2/03/11 9:58am 2/03/11 9:58am

You too can wear Ripley's sneakers from Aliens

Ellen Ripley's "Alien Stomper" Reeboks from were showcased in Aliens for a split second, were sold in limited quantities in 1987, and have been remade sporadically since then. Next month, Ripley's clodhoppers hit shelves once again (in Japan). » 8/28/10 11:30am 8/28/10 11:30am

How to Tronify your life from every angle

Disney is making it possible to turn every aspect of your material existence into a Tron-style gamescape. Behold Tron caps, chair, light-up sweatshirts, wiis controls, iphone light disc holders, Playstations and sneakers! » 7/23/10 8:00am 7/23/10 8:00am

Is This A Vision Of A Sinister Shorty-Hating Future?

Who are these revelers, and what's with their massive clodhoppers? Are they from a future prone to dinky flash floods? Are these shoes weighted to deal with low gravity? Or are they victims of a dystopian heightocracy? » 3/23/10 3:43pm 3/23/10 3:43pm

Airwalk Beams Up New Star Trek Sneaks

Finally a pair of geek sneaks we can afford, and would be proud to wear. These new Airwalk sneakers display the Federation colors, and who doesn't want Star Trek shoes? » 11/12/09 7:00am 11/12/09 7:00am

Batman and Superman Are Diamonds on the Soles of Your Shoes

Express your superhero preferences with what you're wearing on your feet. Nike's new shoes from its skateboarding line are inspired by Batman, Superman and Venom, and they're a lot more subtle than last month's DC Comics line of superhero kicks. Who wins the war on the ground?While the D.C. Comics shoes from Limited… » 10/15/08 4:30pm 10/15/08 4:30pm