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Nike High-tech footwear

High-tech shoemaker Nike is stirring up the sneaker market with the recent announcement to bring the LeBron X model including the ‘Nike+ Basketball’ feature to the consumer market as early as Fall this year with a (not yet confirmed) price tag of about US$ 300.- Nike introduced the Nike+ feature as simple Pod inserted in…

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A string of light – LED shoelaces

Soon the great outdoors will warm up, inviting fitness enthusiasts for an after office run or ride on the bike. More often than not this activities take place after sunset because of work schedule or because the more pleasant temperatures after sun-down which means the visibility while running or cycling becomes a safety issue. In…

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Nike MAG secret unveiled

Just a few hours after our posting about a mysterious video clip showing the Nike MAG in what looked like a testing room, the secret is officially unveiled. It turns out Nike produced 1500 pairs of this futuristic shoe and will auctioning off all of them on eBay (nikemag.eBay.com) starting on Thursday Sept 8th at…

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Top Secret – Nike MAG shoe future arrives

The future finally arrived – at least for the much talked about Nike sneakers Marty McFly in the cult movie ‘Back to the Future Part II‘ had on his feet. Since that movie has been released countless innovators and hackers attempted to bring these shoes back from the future. According to a viral video showing…

Charge up your boots – Columbia Bugathermo Season 2

Columbia Sportswear establishes itself as the leader of a new generation of winter outdoor apparel and footwear. Last Fall/Winter season Columbia pioneered into the high-tech footwear sector with the launch of the Bugathermo boot with integrated heating system which has been sold out almost overnight. This Fall/Winter season Columbia extended their range of heated boots…

Illuminated heels by Francesca Castagnacci

Illuminating clothing, footwear or other fashion accessories inspire a growing number of designer who explore the possibilities of active light elements for fashion. Italian-born fashion designer Francesca Castagnacci used the active light element as her inspiration to design Heels that contain fiber-optic material to emit subtle, classy soft color shades, not the usual, bright flashing…

Adidas Cyber sneakers

When it comes to hi-tech sneakers Adidas is the #1 a number it well deserves since they introduced early 2005 the Adidas 1 high-tech sneaker with integrated running computer. Five years later, Adidas takes on again the high tech arena combining footwear with the virtual world as interaction object with the launch AR (Augmented Reality)…

Columbia Sportwear Omni-Heat Boots for Fall 2010

Many of us look forward to a hot summer season but the apparel brands think one or two seasons ahead and prepare for the next winter already now. So even if you can not imagine right now to have cold feet again you might be interested in knowing that Columbia Sportswear will launch this autumn…

Flip-Flops with headlights

For everyone who was shocked about the Zap Sandal’s price we found another option for illuminated footwear, the Teva Illum Sandals. The waterproof light module on these Flip-Flop style sandals is detachable so during daylight there is no need to carry them along but after sunset on the beach, shoe headlights might come handy to…

High Heels shine on the streets

Wearing light in form of dresses, jackets or shoes has a magnetic effect on people, some love it, some hate it (maybe) but in any case, wearable light has the attention of everyone around. We have covered shoes with light elements using various technologies from no-brands to top-brands, it seems everyone is testing the segment…

Illuminated flip-flops for the hot summer night parties

A lazy hot summer day search about ‘techno beach gear’ came up with LED Flip-flops, these not very healthy, according to some studies, but beloved beach footwear which can be seen on beaches right now in numbers only second to the sand grains of the beach. Having posted about on a couple of occasions about…

Back to a glowing future with the Nike Hypermax NFW McFly

Nike added another ‘glow-in-the-dark’ sneaker to their collection of glowing sneaker fashion, the Back to the Future inspired Nike Hypermax NFW Back to the Future 2015 Marty McFly. Glow in the dark elements are incorporated into the shoe’s outsole, not the sort of interactive light in sneakers we have seen by other brands but it…

Glowing Sneaker fashion

Color changing, glowing garments radiate a mystical, magical aura. No wonder that much effort is spend on bringing wearable light and color changing magic to our outfit. The newest addition to this segment comes from two of the top sneaker brands which will release simultaneously glow-in-the-dark sneakers along their Spring 2009 collection. Nike Sportswear and…

Electric Light Shoe – Onitsuka Tiger Sunotore 72

The magic of light entered again our coverage, this time in form of an incredible looking sneaker, the Onitsuka Tiger Sunotore 72. Japan’s Onitsuka Tiger has been around since 1949 and is specialized in the manufacturing of sports shoes using original ideas and applying innovative,  epoch-making techniques. The Electric Tiger Sunotore 72 trainers have been…

Walking on light – Miloni glow sneakers

Walking on light is getting very popular as yet another of our glow sneaker discoveries, the Miloni glow sneaker offered by Brooklyn based BS-Glow, highlights. These exclusive sneakers look just great. The whole middle sole is illuminated giving you the feeling of walking on light. The light can be switched on and off with two…

Jezign Illuminated Sneaker

We got covered sneakers with light up sole a couple of times but most of them are in the development stage or concept phase. Somehow it slipped our attention that such Illuminated sneakers are out in the wild since last year, made by Jezign a innovative footwear company located in the Washington D.C. area. Started…

Evolved Footwear’s Illuminated sneaker light up the summer nights

Evolved Footwear (EF) offers a range of amazing looking, illuminated customized Nike dunks. Light up sneakers and shoes are gaining momentum judging on the products and concepts popping up lately. Light in clothing as well as in interior decoration items like pillows, carpets and even sofas become more and more popular. Fabric that ‘suddenly’ lights…

ONO Glow Sneakers for safety and fun on the run

ONO Running demonstrates how glowing sneakers can provide safety and a bit of fun. These Glow sneakers have the potential to (r)evolutionize sneakers for runner. This may be a bold statement but I do believe the ONO Glow sneaker concept does add the high value of being more visible during running in low light condition…

Verb for Shoe – smart, interactive footwear

Footwear is getting another upgrade by offering multi dimensional interactivity to shoes for comfort and socializing in the real as well as the virtual world. VectraSense Technologies, a spin-off company from MIT ‘the mother of Wearable Electronic’, launched the smartest shoe on the market called: ‘Verb for Shoe‘. As a pioneer in the field of…

Give your feet the attention they deserve

We have seen some hi-tech shoes lately so lets round of this week with another ‘technology meets shoe’ product, Alina Designs‘ LED lighted Dress Shoes. For women, shoes like handbags are something you can never have enough. They are bought based on emotions and only as a second thought on practicality. Let’s face it ladies…