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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 >>

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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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Check Out This Robot’s Funky Walking Style

All the sensors, servos, and motors that allow humanoid robots like ATLAS to walk on two feet require a lot of battery power, so much so that they’re still impractical for real-world applications. But by more closely replicating a human’s gait — at least one with lots of swagger — Georgia Tech’s DURUS requires far less power. Read More >>

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BMW’s Ugliest Concept Car Inspired Puma’s Ugliest Trainers

Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn’t exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe. Read More >>

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These Sick Adidas Trainers Are Made From Ocean Rubbish

Companies like New Balance have been using recycled plastic from water bottles to make shoes for years now. But Adidas is taking that idea one step further. Teaming up with Parley for the Oceans, its new Adidas x Parley sneakers are also made from plastics recovered from the ocean. Read More >>

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Hell Yes, Reebok Is Releasing Ripley’s High Top Trainers From Aliens

Not to be outdone by Nike’s shameless cashing in on the prop trainers it created for Back to the Future II, Reebok is releasing the high-top alien-stomping trainers that Sigourney Weaver wore in Aliens. They’re available April 26th. Read More >>

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The Brilliant But Absurd History of Nike Air Technology

Like many soul-searching 1990s adolescents, I was obsessed with Nike Air technology. I’d pore over the latest innovations, from 'visible forefoot air' to 'tuned air' to other types of air. I’d even buy used sneakers at the flea market and tear them apart to inspect the air. As my young brain developed and my understanding of biomechanics advanced, however, I came to a realisation: Nike Air isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read More >>

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Michael J. Fox Tries On His Self-Lacing Nike Mags

As a species, we may have overdone it with yesterday’s rapture-like celebration. But no one can deny that the best moment of October 21, 2015 was when Nike delivered the first pair of self-lacing Mags (AS PROMISED) to one Michael J. Fox. Read More >>

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What it’s Like to Wear the New Converse Chuck II

The new Chuck Taylors are here. The first new design in 98 years. I’m wearing them right now. Read More >>

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Converse Redesigns its Iconic Chucks for the First Time in 98 Years

Some would consider it as sacrilegious as when Coke dabbled with its classic formula back in the '80s, but after 98 years Converse has updated its iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars. On the outside they look nearly identical, but on the inside the Chuck II is actually far more comfy for your feet. Read More >>

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How Nike Trainers Inspired By Classic Album Covers Could Look

Copenhagen-based designer Patso Dimitrov has re-imagined a series of Nike training shows with design cues taken from a series of album covers. Read More >>

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Reebok Pumps Are Back and Aren’t As Hideous or Expensive Any More

When originally introduced way back in 1989, the Reebok pump was a genuine innovation in footwear, providing a perfect custom fit with an inflatable bladder wrapping around the wearer's foot. But as a flagship product for Reebok, the Pumps often featured outlandish designs as they came and went through the years. Now, Reebok is reviving the brand once again with its new, and stylishly subdued, ZPump runner. Read More >>

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Trainers Inspired by Vintage Space Suits are Still Out of This World

Although not actually worn by real-life astronauts, 'Moon Boots' were still an incredibly popular fashion fad during the '80s. And 30 years later, designers like Raf Simons are still being inspired by the complex space suits that NASA developed to allow astronauts to safely walk in the vacuum of space. Read More >>