Tyvek paper shoes: super light kicks weigh only 150g

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Friday 20 September 2013

I love the look of these Tyvek paper shoes. They super slim, sleek, and incredibly light-weight. After more than fifteen months of testing and research, the sneaker is ready and weighs in at a tiny total of 150g. Because the shoes are constructed with Tyvek, they’re not only lightweight, but also water-proof and perfectly breathable.

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SPONSORED: adidas Clash & Collide winners announced

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Wednesday 24 July 2013

A few months back we covered Clash & Collide, a new initiative from our friends at adidas whereby artists and designers were invited to create collisions on paper based on at least one element of adidas originals, such as the logo, or a particular shoe/item of clothing.

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Hand-crafted shoes by Melbourne’s Claire Best

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By Monique Revell in New Fashion on Friday 17 August 2012

Good shoes take you good places. Melbourne shoe maker Claire Best creates exquisitely beautiful hand-crafted shoes out of high quality materials.

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Double Agent Shoes by Bellona Fashions Inc.

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like carrying a purse. These Double Agent Shoes by Bellona Fashions Inc. provide the solution. They’ve created shoes with a secret compartment perfect for carrying your money, credit card, keys, and more. Feeling like a secret agent is just a bonus.

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Walk on grass in flip flops

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 16 June 2012

Sometimes, all we want to do is walk barefoot and feel the ticklish grass underneath our soles. These flip flops by Kusa should make it easy. The soles are lined with synthetic green turfs (what, did you think you were going to be walking on: flower pots?)

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Shoes made from genetically engineered stingray skin

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Trends on Monday 4 June 2012

RayFish Footwear makes customised shoes from genetically engineered stingray skin. You can select a design online that scientists will then grow directly on a stingray before it’s skinned to make the kicks. I’m sure PETA will have something to say about this.

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Sustainable artisan craft shoes made near Guatemala City

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By Ashley Conchieri in New Eco on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Co-founder Aaron Osborn manufactures Osborn’s artisan craft shoes in the volcanic mountains outside of Guatemala City. All the materials for each shoe are individually hand-cut and each shoe is assembled by hand. I want to own all of these beautiful shoes. They are colorful, full of life and pattern. And you feel good buying them because you are supporting a sustainable business that helps maintain artisan integrity.

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Cat Potter’s wooden shoes

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Fashion on Saturday 25 February 2012

I’m really not into bound feet or even high heels, for that matter, but I’m loving the extremes to which Cat Potter has pushed the boxiness and impracticality of her wooden shoes.

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Couture shoes by Marloes ten Bhömer

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 12 January 2012

Playful, sculptural, and abstract, there is no turning back once you look at these couture shoes by Marloes ten Bhömer, I never knew the range of expression my feet had. I need to talk my shoes out of their inferiority complex.

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Kobi Levi designed high heels

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Friday 23 December 2011

Designer Kobi Levi has designed these pairs of high heels. Called The Blow, one pair looks like part of an inflatable sex doll; the other pair illustrates the act of sex itself. The shoes aim to highlight how high heels are synonymous with sex.

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The Horse: an Australian footwear company

Kareena Zerefos Reader Find

By Kareena Zerefos in New Fashion on Thursday 25 August 2011

Australian footwear label THE HORSE was founded upon an ethical vision of highest quality Italian leather for the fashioned gentleman, the discerning lady, and the recalcitrant youngster. Even better, they’re offering you 10 percent off until the end of September with the promo code ‘kareena’.

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Eight-inch high heel shoes by Christian Louboutin

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Tuesday 26 July 2011

Christian Louboutin has created a crazy eight-inch heel shoe in the name of charity. As part of the English National Ballet’s The Summer Party auction, the designer created these insane Swan Lake style heels. Even though anyone who isn’t a trained Ballerina would snap their ankle in a second of putting them on, the sparkle […]

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Hello Kitty shoes by Gio Forbice

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By Flux Magazine in New Fashion on Tuesday 19 July 2011

The latest in the line of collaborations from the Japanese creators of Hello Kitty see’s Italian designer Gio Forbice’s FORFEX scattering mini-Sanrio characters over his famous Space Boot.

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New Balance: 993

Olivier Olivier from Bikini Reader Find

By Olivier Olivier from Bikini in New Fashion on Wednesday 29 June 2011

This is a really strong shoe, and lasts a long, long time. My dad says that you should replace your shoes every eight months, but I haven’t replaced these in a year and a half. I like running at night. It’s the only time New York City feels empty. There’s only Chinese men fishing in […]

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Horse heels by Iris Schieferstein

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Friday 24 June 2011

Yes, indeed they’re real horse and goat hooves! German artist Iris Schieferstein specialises in creating very flamboyant boots and shoes made from a combination of deceased animal parts and other materials.

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