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Crocs for kaiju


After you've tired of croc-a-likes that look like topsiders, Converse, and Vans, you can switch to rubber shoes with monster toes that squeak when you walk (via Gameraboy).

WATCH: Jurassic Park, High Heels Edition

All the shots of Claire running from dinosaurs in high heels in Jurassic World led to this much-deserved sendup that puts high heels on everyone in the series. Even T-rex.

As the folks from XVP Comedy bill it:

You loved the endless running in high heels in Jurassic World... Now enjoy them in the entire Jurassic series!

The lovingly curated clip-clop sound effects are an especially nice touch.

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A walk through art history, told in a series of imaginative shoe designs

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Nick Adelman says he created this series of designs with one goal in mind:

“To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.

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Tentacle shoes support your foot with eight other feet

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Designer Kermit Tesoro released images of this custom-designed POLYPODIS 2015 shoe.

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Vans slip-ons with Murakami artwork

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Legendary Japanese "superflat" artist Takashi Murakami designed a fantastic line of Vans sneakers for adults and kids to be released later this month.

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Shoe that wraps like a scarf: Vibram Furoshiki

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Vibram leveraged its reputation for killer army-boot soles into a second life as manufacturer of shoes with individual toes for "barefoot" runners -- now they've made Furoshiki, a shoe that wraps around your foot like a scarf, whose promise is a better-than-ever fit.

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FILFURY reimagines sneakers as animals, weapons, and anatomy

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FILFURY (aka UK artist Phil Robson) takes design elements from famous shoe brands and reshapes kicks into other objects. Check out how everyday waffle soles, flyknit, leather, and laces can be transformed below.

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Little League star Mo'Ne Davis pitches for change

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One of the biggest baseball stories of 2014 was made by Philadelphia Little League pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, whose no-hitter in the Little League World Series made history.

Now Because I Am A Girl is the non-profit she has partnered with whose mission is

"to break the cycle of poverty and gender discrimination. Plan is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries."

Davis is lending her name and her creativity to design and promote some very cool kicks by M4D3 currently available for Pre-Order. The shoe line currently has three designs, all with a distinctive baseball stitching design, available in womens and kids sizes.

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Game of Thrones sword-covered high-heels


Shoe painter/modder Nixxi Rose made these Game of Thrones-themed shoes styled to look like the Iron Throne, covered in tiny swords. If you fancy making your own, here's her tutorial on the process. (via Geeky Merch)

Painted Doctor Who high heels


Arteclair is an Etsy shoepainter with some wonderful pieces, notably these Doctor Who high-heels, which sell for $132 and are made to order. (via Geekymerch)

Apollo 11-inspired sneakers from GE

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General Electric and Jack Threads are releasing a super-limited edition of Apollo 11-inspired sneakers, called "The Missions," designed by Android Homme.

The company, which is perhaps publicly better known for its consumer appliances and lighting products, provided in 1969 the silicone rubber that was used to create the now-iconic tread that lined the bottom of the Apollo moon boot. GE also produced the Lexan polycarbonate plastic used in forming the astronauts' bubble helmets....

The redesigned moon boots have components made from the same lightweight carbon fiber used for jet engine components and they sport a hydrophobic coating similar to the materials that are used to prevent ice from forming on wind turbine blades.

The Missions sneakers (via CollectSPACE)

Japanese hamburger crocs


These new Crocs, which resemble hamburgers, are only available in Japan, and will be accompanied by custom bling in the form of plastic fries, burgers and soft drinks. [Akihabara News]

Cat shoes from Vans and ASPCA!

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Vans and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (ASPCA) teamed up on a line of cat shoes! (thanks, Carlo Longino!)

Chase your own unicorn with these Unicornicopia shoes

The Unicornicopia Pumps from Iron Fist "run slightly small", according to several shoppers.

How to make R2D2 heels

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a shoe stamping on R2D2 — forever.

MAKE: How-To: R2D2 Heels

Toothy ladies' shoes


These toothy ladies' shoes (origin unknown) are a nice complement for the tooth-soled Apex Predator shoes we wrote about last month.

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Thieves outwit retailers

To deter theft, shoe stores put only one of a pair of shoes on display. Crooks, however, have them beaten: they simply hunt for the same pair in two stores, each with a different foot on the shelf. [NYPost]