Here are the weird adhesive soles you never asked for (though they do appear to be useful).
Called Nakefit, this pair of freaky stick-on shoes adhere to the bottom of your feet to protect them from things like hot sand and rocks. They're waterproof, hypoallergenic, have anti-slip pads and, should you need an unusual way to cover your tootsies, available to pre-order on Kickstarter.
This fine pair of Apple Computer sneakers, a holy grail of Apple memorabilia, will go up for auction on Sunday. The starting bid is $15,000 but they are estimated to fetch as much as $36,000. Available only to company employees in the early 1990s, they feature Apple’s far superior rainbow logo. The shoe size is […]
Why do shoelaces suddenly become untied? Mechanical engineer Oliver O’Reilly and his UC Berkeley colleagues have just published a scientific paper exploring this mystery of the ages. According to O’Reilly, understanding how simple knots work, and then don’t, could lead to better knots for surgery, protect undersea optical networking cables from breaking, and enable more […]
Andrew Holzschuh took a photo of his shoes every day as he hiked the Pacific Coast Trail, then made a fun timelapse of his shoes’ daily wear and tear. Many hikers forgo hiking boots for trail runners on a well-marked trail like this. Eagle-eyed viewers who know the trail picked up on a detour, to […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise cancelling is conducive to a more serene listening experience, these buds go well beyond just playing music.First of all, they can actually […]