CES 2018’s Hottest Tech Trend Might Be Gadgets for Old People

Before the show floor opens to throngs of tech enthusiasts, and before big companies like Sony, Samsung, and LG reveal their latest and greatest to the world, we get a sneak peek at the trends shaping CES 2018 at an event called CES: Unveiled. And millennials be damned, because this year, the best gadgets could be the ones designed for seniors. Read More >>

School Apologises for Foot-Shaming Students

A very worthy and well-meaning social media post from a posh school in Somerset has infuriated parents and drive-by Facebook users, after suggesting there was a link between children wearing nice shoes and their academic performance. Read More >>

Boeing Starliner Astronauts Are Going to Have the Most Space Punk Boots

Astronauts are golden retrievers of human beings. The rest of us have to live vicariously through their resplendent existences while we sit back and watch hours of cats reacting to fidget spinners. Now, Reebok has decided to make our astronaut envy even worse—it’s finally revealed the space boots for Boeing Starliner astronauts and goddamn are they fly. Read More >>

Physicists Are Finally Getting to the Bottom of Why Your Shoelaces Always Untie Themselves

Nothing seems to sum up the universe’s descent into disordered chaos quite like shoes getting untied. Try as your shoes might to keep themselves together (unless you’re rocking velcro straps), inevitably their strings will come unravelled, causing you to trip and fall in some embarrassingly public setting. Read More >>

These Flip Flops Are ‘Smart’ for the Dumbest Possible Reason

Shoe brand Hari Mari has a new line of flip flops done in partnership with baseball glove maker Nokona. These aren’t just any flip flops, though. They have a special chip inside of them that makes them smart. Allegedly. Read More >>

Save £800 and Build Your Own Pair of Self-Lacing Trainers Using Lego

Back to the Future II> gave us an awesome glimpse of the future where trainers automatically laced themselves. What the films left out, however, was that those trainers would cost you £800 a pair. Oof. But if you’ve got a bit of Lego lying around at home, you can give any shoe self-lacing powers on the cheap. Read More >>

Shoes Make Kids Stupid

A school in Derbyshire has been testing a new learning system on its kids, but it's not iPads, drugs, whiteboards or the reintroduction of corporal punishment -- it's slippers. Read More >>

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These Shoes Let You Feel The Surface You’re Walking On in Virtual Reality

There’s an obsession with “immersion” in virtual reality. Everyone wants to find the next way to make VR experiences feel more real. So far, the best ways to do it have been room tracking sensors that let you walk around a designated area or wireless hand controllers that let you grab things in the virtual world. Now, a new startup is betting big on plastic shoes that give you a sensation that you’re actually walking around in the virtual world. Read More >>

Adidas’ New Biodegradable Trainers Are Made From Ultra-Strong Artificial Silk Fibres

Of all the things you wear on a daily basis, shoes endure the most wear and tear, and thus rarely survive for more than a few years. Your options are usually limited to tossing the work out shoes in the bin. Now Adidas has created a new pair of trainers that will completely biodegrade when you’re done with them. Read More >>

Nike’s ‘Cheaper’ Self-Lacing Trainers Will Still Be Incredibly Expensive

Last we heard, the incredibly rare Nike Mags self-lacing trainers, which first appeared in Back to the Future II, were selling for over $200,000. So we were hopeful that the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, which feature the same self-lacing technology, would be an affordable alternative. But unfortunately that’s not the case. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Treat His Back to the Future Nike Mags Like a Newborn Baby

If you’re still heartbroken about not winning a pair of the Nike Mag self-lacing trainers, you might want to skip this video. Super Deluxe hunted down “Chris,” who was lucky enough to snag one of the only 89 pairs, and now treats the sneakers with more care than he would a newborn baby—and with good reason. Read More >>

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What Hiking from Mexico to Canada Does to Your Shoes

Hiking from Mexico, through the United States, and all the way up to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail is just a little bit beyond a stroll in the park. Read More >>

Virgin America Create Shoes That Recreate the Experience of Flying First Class

The odds of winning a pair of Nike’s amazing self-lacing Air Mag sneakers are slim, but Virgin America’s custom First Class trainers, which turn you into a walking ad for the airline, could be a decent consolation prize. You just need to outbid everyone else who’s interested, since there’s only one pair in existence. Read More >>

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Here’s What Happens When You Spill Sulphuric Acid on Shoes

If you want to change the colour of your shoes, pour some sulphuric acid on them. Your shoes will turn into utter useless mush, but you can transform a khaki canvas colour into a deep purple with only a few globs. Read More >>

This Nike Shoebox is Actually a Secret Safe

You can get safes camouflaged as everything from water bottles to cans of shaving cream, but our new favourite way to protect your valuables might be this Nike shoebox strongbox that few intruders will even think to look inside — unless they’re really after a rare pair of Jordans. Read More >>