Adidas and Nike are in a foot race to see who can perfect a knit—not sewn—shoe that will wastes less material and doesn’t need as much cheap labor to make.
These shoes come with a built-in tent… just in case?
PopChartLab has managed to capture the entire history of sneaker design, in one cool infographic.
It’s interesting to see what has and has not changed over time, or as Mark Wilson put it, “sneakers have run on a sort of quarantined evolutionary track seemingly independent of the whims of popular fashion.”
Here’s the full infographic. Got a favorite shoe brand?
If you followed Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ epic, 11-hour filibuster efforts against a bill that would have shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state (and quite possibly still will), you probably also know her shoes. As demonstrated by their newfound popularity on Amazon, the pink Mizuno Wave Riders she wore have become their own symbols of political resistance.
Where we’re going, we don’t need laces. This Is Heavy: Nike Unveils Marty McFly’s Self-Lacing MAG Sneakers. See more pics and video.