When designing performance footwear, sneaker companies like Nike and Adidas will always starts with the shape of the human foot. A keen understanding of its structure then leads its designers to add support and cushioning in the appropriate places.
But when designing footwear less demanding in its needs—say, the house slippers folks wear in Japan and other cultures where outdoor shoes are a no-go in the house—there's a lot more latitude. Thus Nendo has taken the humorous approach of starting with geometry, then selecting materials pliable enough to more or less adapt that geometry to fit a human foot.
The Nike Mags actually have the "power laces" feature and will actually see limited production
We thought it wouldn't happen, but yesterday Nike reps did indeed visit Michael J. Fox and present him with a working pair of Nike Mags! Modeled after the sneakers with "power laces" that Nike devised for Back to the Future II, the Mags appear identical to what we saw in
Occupying the Imperial College Union Building and its leafy courtyard just south of the Royal Albert Hall, scientists, designers and engineers showcased their projects aiming to enhance the basic ingredients for a better life. Research topics included 'Freedom to explore', 'A place to call home', 'Space to create', and 'Health
Yasuyuki Yamada adds ergonomic comfort to a painful style of footwear
I have plenty of female friends who enjoy wearing high heels for their aesthetic value, but I don't know a single one who claims they're comfortable. And I think we've all seen the woman with the spaghetti strap dress walking home from the party barefoot at the end of the
Their FLYEASE mechanism enables easier, one-handed entry and exit. Here's why we need to spread the word
Earlier we told you about Steven Kaufman, the father that designed easy-on/easy-off shoes after his son was diagnosed with scoliosis. Kaufman deserves all the credit in the world because he undertook the project as a lone entrepreneur. But we're also thrilled to see that the corporate giant of the footwear