Footwear archive

  • Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes
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    Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes

    By 17 July 2013

    Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel are the latest running shoes announced on July 16 by Nike. Pocket-lint got to handle both pairs of shoes to see how they felt on the foot and underfoot, at the company's headquarters and development centre in...

  • Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on
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    Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    The Nike Free Flyknits have just been unveiled, and Pocket-lint has had a preview look at the "second skin" running shoes. The luminescent green/yellow trainers sampled- there are plenty of other colours available, see our gallery below - are bright and...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on
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    Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    Ahead of the official unveil of Nike's latest running kit, Pocket-lint got our hands on the forthcoming Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoes. The Hyperfeel - which are available in hyper-bright men's and women's colour schemes, as you can see from our hands-on...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled
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    Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has lifted the lid on Hyperfeel, its latest running shoe that focuses on light weight while delivering a cushioned, smooth ride, thanks to the brand's Lunar mid-sole. Hyperfeel combines a Flyknit upper section with a soft, cushioned Lunar sole. The...

  • Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance
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    Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has officially unveiled its latest running shoe: the Nike Free Flyknit. The combination of the company's current key top running technologies - Free and Flyknit - the Free Flyknits are said to provide a balance of Free's natural motion, with a second-skin-like...

  • The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer
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    The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer

    By 5 December 2012

    Mo Farah’s jaw-dropping 10,000 metre gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics was backed by some of the most cutting-edge technology in sport. It took quite a set of trainers to catapult him over the finish line in gold medal time. His weapon of choice...

  • Feet In: Teva Fuse-ion shoes review
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    Feet In: Teva Fuse-ion shoes review

    By 6 March 2012

    If you are the adventurer type, you like to get wet. Water holds no boundary for you. So it makes sense to have a shoe that isn't going to be on a radiator drying out for most of your summer exploits. The Teva Fuse-ion promises to be a shoe that says...

  • Best smart shoes for summer travels
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    Best smart shoes for summer travels

    By 1 August 2011

    From footgloves, invisible sandals and amphibious footwear that make your toes curl (literally), to all-purpose trail shoes, weightless travel shoes for backpackers and fold-up leather loafers; we’re completely soled on the latest generation of footwear....

  • Small Foot snow shoes for Big-Foot grip
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    Small Foot snow shoes for Big-Foot grip

    By 1 February 2011

    We at Pocket-lint love snow. Heck, why else would we be throwing a week-long celebration of the white-stuff if we weren't truly enamoured by it. But, even despite our adulation for the frosty precipitation, we're practical enough to realise that snow...

  • Play-Doh sneaker competition looks for miniature marvels
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    Play-Doh sneaker competition looks for miniature marvels

    By 22 September 2010

    Design website Core 77 has been running a competition for its readers to recreate their favourite shoes out of Play-Doh, and some of the entries so far are outstanding. Submissions are still being accepted - until 25 September 2010 - but there are 63...

  • Twitter Nike shoes let your feet show you tweet
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    Twitter Nike shoes let your feet show you tweet

    By 1 June 2010

    How much do you love Twitter, or Google? Enough to wear them on your trainers (sneakers if you are in the US)? Well it seems if you've got the urge, you can do just that. Daniel Reese is a 21-year-old designer that takes standard Nike trainers and turns...

  • Limited edition Puma trainers mark Forza 3 launch
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    Limited edition Puma trainers mark Forza 3 launch

    By 29 October 2009

    Puma and Xbox have collaborated on some special edition shoes to celebrate the launch of Forza Motorsport 3. The new trainers come in the form of the Speed Cat 2.9 FM3s, said to be "inspired by the pace-setter of the racing game genre and based on a classic...

  • VIDEO: 4size magnetic skateboard and shoes launch
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    VIDEO: 4size magnetic skateboard and shoes launch

    By 12 October 2009

    A new cheaty way of skating is available to all with the launch of the 4size magnetic skate system coming at vous from en France. The idea is super-simple, the 4size skateboard gets a big old plate o' metal strapped to it, the special shoes have magnet...

  • Metal Detector Sandals available
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    Metal Detector Sandals available

    By 8 June 2009

    Love the idea of metal-detecting, but not the hassle? Want to discover lost troves of roman coins, but can't be bothered with all that swishing nonsense? Take the pain out of metal-detecting with this pair of sandals. A 9-volt battery strapped to your...

  • Firebox offers Sat Nav Shoes
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    Firebox offers Sat Nav Shoes

    By 1 April 2009

    Firebox is offering a solution for those that want to be able to navigate around crowded city centres without having to bury their nose in a map, or flaunt expensive GPS devices in public. The brand new "Sat Nav Shoes" from Droidwear integrate GPS technology...

  • Nike PhotoiD trainer customisation launches
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    Nike PhotoiD trainer customisation launches

    By 16 June 2008

    Nike has extended its iD footwear customisation with the launch of a new service called "PhotoiD" that lets you create a trainer colour scheme based on a pic you take with your mobile phone. The service will mean that consumers will be able to create...

  • Carnaby Street gets trainer vending machine
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    Carnaby Street gets trainer vending machine

    By 14 April 2008

    Japanese trainer and sports fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger has launched what it claims to be the UK's first trainer vending machine. The machine can vend 24 pairs of trainers in six sizes and has been placed at Carnaby Street in London, but there are apparently...

  • Ben Sherman launches Pac-Man shoes
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    Ben Sherman launches Pac-Man shoes

    By 5 March 2008

    Ideal for wearing down to your local arcade, these new Ben Sherman offerings, dubbed "Blinky Shoes", are available now. Does this mean we can expect Pinky, Inky and Clyde versions too?

  • Adidas launches "Halo" trainers
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    Adidas launches "Halo" trainers

    By 6 February 2008

    These new shoes from Adidas are Halo-themed, and as such, feature the logo, colour-ways and have Halo weapons depicted in the material. You'll be happy to hear that they are only releasing 100 pairs, so not too many for the fashion police to have to round...

  • Adidas does Star Wars-themed trainers
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    Adidas does Star Wars-themed trainers

    By 15 January 2008

    Achingly cool, the adidas Consortium Superstar 1 Force Star Wars "Yoda" and "Darth Vader" trainers were released at the very end of 2007 in limited numbers of only 800 each. That goes someway to explain the high price tag ($300) although we think it would...

  • Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator walking shoe review
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    Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator walking shoe review

    By 21 December 2007

    Merrell's latest shoe, the Merrell Chameleon promises to give you a dry walk no matter what the conditions, but does it? We get hiking to find out. A cross between a trail runner and a multi-sport shoe, the Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator is a lightweight...

  • iShoes - motorised 15mph strap-on skates
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    iShoes - motorised 15mph strap-on skates

    By 24 October 2007

    Each iShoe weighs 8 pounds and has a range of 5 to 7 miles from one charge. The four-inch wheels are designed to give you stability, and you control them via a cable. The ubiquitous "i" prefix appears to be meaningless - these'll kill you going down a...

  • Cold toes? Microwave your slippers
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    Cold toes? Microwave your slippers

    By 24 October 2007

    £15 plus pee and pee gets you a pair of Slippies that you can either stick in the freezer for a cold compress type treatment or zap in the nuker for cosy, hot feet.

  • Heelys creates range of Xbox 360 inspired shoes
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    Heelys creates range of Xbox 360 inspired shoes

    By 22 October 2007

    Do you love Xbox gaming? Do you wear shoes? If the answer to both those questions is "yes" than Heelys new shoes inspired by the Xbox 360's controller are for you...

  • Feet the force: Star Wars slippers
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    Feet the force: Star Wars slippers

    By 25 September 2007

    $35 to ThinkGeek gets you Darth or Yoda themed slippers. We can't help but think Wookiee ones might have been warmer, but that's just us...