Footwear and Accessories

Nike's New 420 Shoes for Dog Lovers Have Some, Um, Interesting Decoration Features
April 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

On Saturday, 4/20, the day that ganja lovers have designated as their own, Nike released its latest nod to their infatuation, issuing the SB Dunk High Walk the Dog kicks. The shoes feature many interesting decoration features, including a brown mark on the outsoles that looks like, well, dog poop. That's just one of many design elements that make the shoes stand out...

Nike's Broken Self-Lacing Shoes and a Lesson in Tech-Integration
February 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm

In 'Back to the Future Pt. II' we were all promised that, in the future (which is now the past, actually), we'd all have self-lacing shoes. It turned out to be a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Nike made the shoes Marty McFly wore in the year 2015 as a promotional product. As these…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

Graphic Designer Hand-Prints 1,000 Pairs of Custom Flip Flops Highlighting President's Tweets
January 3, 2019 at 11:38 am

The internet has given us countless opportunities for education and growth as human beings. We can access information at the touch of a button. Arguments are settled in seconds. We can see metaphorical vaults of historical documentation from a little device in our pocket. It also comes with some double-edged swords, however. The permanence of…

Justin Bieber Debuted His Own Line of 'Hotel Slippers' and They Sold Out Fast
January 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Ever since he obtained megastar status in 2010, many interesting news bits have been afoot in the life of Justin Bieber. Each time the Canadian hitmaker steps out, it seems the press finds itself enthralled with another opportunity to track his existence, no matter if the opportunity has anything to do with music. Thanks to…

Post Malone's Second Custom Crocs Collaboration Sells Out in Minutes
December 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

If there’s one key takeaway from Post Malone’s first collab with Crocs, it’s that his fans support any and all fashion choices the rapper puts out there. The 23-year-old artist launched his second collaboration with the shoe company last week, and the bright yellow clogs flew off the shelves, selling out in minutes...

Puma Is Making Pepsi Cool Through Limited Branded Footwear, Apparel
November 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm

The apparel game is all about hype these days. Hype comes from one major source: exclusivity. It’s the reason brands like Supreme and Palace can charge big bucks for items that, on the surface, don't look like anything special. That’s not even taking into account the resale economy, which is its own little cottage industry.…