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Elephants Are Okay Too

Washington’s largest pair of Tevas are on an elephant at the National Zoo (Washington Post) [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 8, 2016 - 15 comments

Women in flat shoes still able to do job shock!

Grauniad: Women share flat-shoe photos in solidarity with dismissed receptionist - Women at work on Friday were snapping pictures of their flat shoes in a show of solidarity with a receptionist sent home from her temp job after she did not wear high heels. The Twitter trend was initiated by the Fawcett Society following a backlash against sexist dress codes imposed by some employers.
posted by marienbad on May 13, 2016 - 97 comments

Making Shoes by Hand

Shoemaking (the job of a cordwainer) is a very particular blend of artistry and science. Here are some masters at work: Emiko Matsuda at Foster & Son; artisans at Saint Crispin's; and at Paul Parkman. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Nov 24, 2015 - 12 comments

Painting with feet

The pointe shoe in ballet is a piece of technology critical to the performance of dance. While mechanically tough, its design is simple and flexible enough for personal modification and tailoring to the individual dancer's needs. Spanish artist Lesia Trubat has taken the pointe shoe into the 21st century, sewing in LilyPad Arduino controllers and sensors and integrating their operation with iOS, allowing the dancer to turn pressure and motion into a dynamic and novel expression of this centuries-old art form.
posted by a lungful of dragon on Nov 5, 2014 - 5 comments

Power Laces coming in 2015

Nike's 23-Year Journey to make McFly's Shoes Real [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Mar 8, 2014 - 26 comments

Top Secret Funk Report

Russian scientists attempt to perfect the ultimate dance shoe in Slightly Left of Centre's "Love the Way You Move" (SLYT)
posted by Aznable on Dec 10, 2013 - 22 comments

You know what every kitchen needs? A Bloonderbooss or a Boomashootn, and Swedish Chef shows us why.

The Swedish Chef (Muppet Wiki) is the incomprehensible preparer of foodstuffs for The Muppet Show. A rather literal variation of the Live-Hand Muppet concept, the Swedish Chef is a humanoid character, with human hands rather than gloves. An annotated list of every televised appearance of the Swedish Chef is after the fold... Børk! Børk! Børk! [Click here to view the thread translated fully into Mock Swedish] [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 16, 2012 - 45 comments

Never cut your feet again on corals and mussels

The Swiss Protection Sock is a sock as good as a shoe. It's 50% kevlar!
posted by twoleftfeet on Mar 4, 2012 - 64 comments

The freezer makes my ice cream hard to scoop. Why try?

The First World Problems Rap (SLYT)
posted by swift on Jun 24, 2011 - 43 comments

OMG, Shoes.

Fantastical shoe designs by Kobi Levi.
posted by hermitosis on Mar 21, 2011 - 34 comments

Iraqi shoe-thrower sentenced to three years in jail

Iraqi shoe-thrower sentenced to three years in jail. Can an internet campaign for his release be far behind?
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 12, 2009 - 67 comments

I like tuttles

Mindless SLYT Post! A turtle celebrates Hump Day!
posted by cloeburner on Mar 11, 2009 - 31 comments

Shoe throwers support network

Your chance to say: Thank you for throwing your shoe!
posted by criticalbill on Dec 18, 2008 - 93 comments

Sole model

NBA star challenges the industry with a $15 sneaker. Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury skipped the typical endorsement deals and teamed up with retailer Steve & Barry's to promote his "Starbury" basketball sneakers. What makes them so special isn't as much the design or even the name attached to the shoe, but Marbury's idea to sell them for $14.98. And far from just a product endorsement, Marbury is putting his money where his feet are. In addition to waiving endorsement fees and only receiving a percentage of actual sales, Marbury has also worn the shoes on the court since the start of the 2006 NBA season, and both the shoe- and Marbury- have held their own against a shoe ten times its price.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 4, 2007 - 103 comments

Flesh Shoe

Flesh Shoe (via SpoFi)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 28, 2006 - 35 comments

5 Minte Shoe Shine

Hot on the heels of the 'wet shave' it's the five minute shoe shine.
posted by fixedgear on Apr 6, 2005 - 34 comments

Super Fantastic!

Manolo's Shoe Blog. Because every once in a while, you need something where the sole political content consists of commentary on Bush in a poncho.
posted by pxe2000 on Dec 7, 2004 - 12 comments

Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked.

Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked. I guess there's no need in buying my shoes two sizes too large any longer (pardon the pun). Damn you scientists!
posted by pallid on Sep 30, 2002 - 22 comments

So Nike has this custom shoe thing

So Nike has this custom shoe thing online and the whole thing seems ridiculous to me. Luckily, I'm not alone, because someone way more witty than I came up with some great custom shoes of their own. I wonder if Nike would actually produce those if you ordered them? I bet the 'Air 3rdworld' shoes could win Nike a truth in advertising award somewhere.
posted by mathowie on Nov 29, 1999 - 3 comments

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