The limited-edition, Back to the Future-inspired Nike Air Mag must-have shoes quickly climbed above $3,500 in the first night of bidding, with some models topping $4,000.
But the shoes are not self-tying, a promotional video confirmed.
Nike unveiled the Air Mag at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday, after a teaser sent shoe aficionados and geeks drooling. Only 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag will be released, 150 per night for the next ten nights, making them the latest must-have geek item. Who cares about the iPhone 5?
It doesn’t take long for someone to come up with a game that is topical. Alex Tew created Sock and Awe, allowing you to toss shoes at the President.You get 30 seconds to toss the footwear as he ducks, then you submit your score. The game was named after the military campaign named “Shock and Awe” which was meant to take care of Saddam Hussein. About 50 million shoes have already hit G. W. Now it’s your turn.
Winter is coming too quickly for us. When it gets to the point where you are wearing socks all the time while computing, utilize your USB ports with Warmmi Heating Slippers. They come in both men and women’s styles in 3 colors and have a 2 meter cord attached. The booties reach up to 114ºF within 5 minutes and 131ºF within 10 minutes. They certainly look comfy, but you need a separate USB connection for each of the slippers. Find them for $14.99.
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People may already think you are a bit daft when you talk to yourself,. Now you have a viable excuse. Eloff-Berger-Pichlmair’s claim is, “Seven mile boots, the magical footwear known from folk tales, enables its owner to travel seven miles with one step. With little effort one can cross the countries, to be present wherever it seems suitable and to become a cosmopolitan flaneur with the world as the street.”
In ordinary terms, the interactive prototype shoes allow users to search online chatrooms automatically while moving and talking when standing still because spoken text comes out of them. Channels are selected according to the wearers preferred activity or topic.
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We have seen lots of clothing for catching WiFi signals, so it is no surprise that Nike Dunks have the same built-in. Named “A Step in the Right Direction,” the sneakers were designed by MSTRPLN and Ubiq. There are 3 LEDs on the flap enclosure that will go solid when it registers a signal up to 50 meters. These are not the kind of shoes to wear on a rainy day, we suspect. Contact Nike for price and availability.
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What better way to remind your child that she/he is on their way to obesity than to present them with a pair of FATS (Fitness Achievement Technology System) shoes. Created by students from the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands, the more the kids work out, the more the color appears. This is accomplished by a motion sensor integrated into the shoe’s heel that, along with glass fiber yarn woven on the outside, reflects the light from LEDs. While we think that most kidlets we know would prefer being rewarded with a twinkie or more video game time for exercising, we suspect that this prototype may work on the same little ones that wear those blinking light shoes for safety reasons.
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If you are a fan of Chuck Taylors, you might want to check out this pair of tennies that Cole Ranze originally designed and hand painted for a friend. We figure his bud passed as they are now up for grabs on eBay until April 13. He used screen printing ink to create the Nintendo characters and you can see the method to his madness or order a pair of your own by checking out his Website. By the way, these shoes don’t come cheaply. The current bid is at about $250.00.
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If you have a need for speed (13.5 mph worth) or are too lazy to walk around campus or your workplace, the iShoes will get you there without making you look too dorky in the attempt. The 123 Lithium-ion battery pack needs a two hour recharge for up to 3 miles of traveling. At a size of 11.8 x 19.0 x 4-inches, they weigh under 12 lbs. and can support up to 250 lbs. The iShoes come with a throttle cable and a MSRP of $499.00 (although the site lists a price of $599.99.)
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Zwinktopia has followed in the path of Armani in Second Life now that Shoebuy has decided to sell its products through the site. Paying with her/his ZCard, an avatar will receive an “exclusive” pair that will allow the “wearer” to perform a specific action for each brand. While this particular gimmick will probably wear off quickly in the typical Zwink user, the company is smart enough to make it a tie-in so that the two of you can click over to the Shoebuy site and select similar wearing apparel. That obviously means real $$ for the shoe conglomerate.
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Your shoes get suddenly soaked on your lunch hour and you are at work. What to do? You reach out for your handy LID Eco Shoe Dryer, plug it in to charge it, and let the silicon gel inside absorb the moisture in any type of shoe. As the humidity is sucked out, the indication color goes from blue to pink. The company claims it will also work in closets and shoe boxes. This is definitely a fine alternative to tossing them into the oven for a few minutes and having to endure the results of dry on the outside, soggy on the inside. Made of ABS resin and polycarbonate, the Eco is available for $30.00.
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