Hiker timelapse wearing out shoes hiking from Mexico to Canada


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 which Andrew replied:

We were forced to skip like 15 miles of trail at crater lake because of forest fires (because it would have been illegal and stupid to walk a section of trail that's on fire) we also had to backtrack here and there for random reasons. to be honest I dont know how many miles we actually walked. but I think it might have ended up being more than the 2663.5

Bonus video: he also grew an impressive beard.

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Rad new Vans by pioneering lowbrow artist Robert Williams


Famed psychedelic hot rod artist and comix illustrator Robert Williams has launched another line of rad Vans sneakers! The shoes integrate detail from Williams' mind bending masterpieces “Flaming Cobras”, “Malfeasance,” and “Jalapeña.”

Vault by Vans presents limited collection by Robert Williams (Vans)

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Crowdfunding an Atheist Shoe bus to crisscross America

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David from Atheist shoes (previously) sez, "We've just been successful in raising money for the first Atheist Shoes Missionary Mobile Shoe Shop, which will criss-cross the USA, selling handmade shoes and spreading our European message of godless comfort and joy. The fund-raising is ongoing, as we aim to get a whole fleet of buses on the road. The first US tour begins in September 2016, and will take in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas." Read the rest

Learn to lace your shoes 45 different ways


Ian's Shoelace Site has a perfectly simple guide to lacing 45 different ways, with succinct descriptions of the benefits of each.

Previously: Learn the fastest way to tie your shoelacesTie your shoes the Ukrainian wayHow to lace up your VansQuest for the mathematically ideal shoe-lacing Read the rest

Chewbacca boots

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As a Star Wars fan, and self-proclaimed shoe diva, these boots make me tingle somewhere far, far away. They're available from Irregular Choice.

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Learn the fastest way to tie your shoelaces


Many more tips on Ian Fleggen's classic "Professor Shoelace" site.

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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). Read the rest

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

A series of designs with one goal in mind: “To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.”

Tentacle shoes support your foot with eight other feet


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

Vans slip-ons with Murakami artwork

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

Shoe that wraps like a scarf: Vibram Furoshiki

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The Japanese word "furoshiki" refers to wrapping something in cloth. In this case, it's your feet.

FILFURY reimagines sneakers as animals, weapons, and anatomy


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. Read the rest

Little League star Mo'Ne Davis pitches for change

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. Read the rest

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) Read the rest

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) Read the rest

Apollo 11-inspired sneakers from GE

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.

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