3-D Printed Heels x Marla Marchant

For her senior thesis at the London College of Fashion, Marla Marchant decided to give the lost art of craftsmanship a rebirth, resulting in avant garde creations of the footwear kind. After various material ideations, Marchant landed on titanium rapid prototyping (3-D printing) to actualize her vision. With a lineage of craft and a shoemaker grandfather, high heels were a natural choice ...
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Innovation Alert – Cleatskins

With Spring sports starting up around the country, the cleats are coming back out. Whether for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, or cricket; the list of outdoor sports requiring cleats is a long one. With this seasonal footwear choice comes a unique problem though, how to make it around when not on the grass, but with cleats till on the foot? Enter – ...
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Shoes are boring, Wear Sneakers

There is an obvious line drawn between what we consider "shoes" and what we consider "sneakers... right? With the lines blurring more and more Converse has a campaign to set the record straight. Hitting full stride last summer, the campaign has continued to evolve and proven to be a season-less campaign. Through a more subversive approach the message is here to ...
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Beaches of Rio – Nike Air Max Collection

In what is sure to be a trend popping up across the footwear scene in spades, Nike has released the "Beaches of Rio" pack. Brazil is on everyones minds with the upcoming World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. With that, brands couldn't ask for a more inspirational city to take cultural nods from. "When looking for color inspiration, Nike ...
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Runway Trend Alert – The Stocking Boot

Stocking boot uppers emerge on F/W 13 Paris runways. Thigh-high ultraviolet silk is piercing and luxurious while neutral taupe leather is minimalist and chic. Referencing the 1940s, black satin displays pastel embroidered motifs and transparent peep toes give nod to Film Noir styling. All looks climb over the knee for a seamless finish, hiding under skirt hemlines. – Savannah Todd
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Innovation Alert – 3D Printed Performance Footwear

The world of fashion and industrial design have seen 3D printing in multiple uses, especially recently. It's now possible to buy mini 3D printers for personal use, and many companies are even offering custom products built to please. This one-of-a-kind technology has been ground-breaking, and finally it's made its way into performance footwear. Last week, Nike announced the first 3D printed ...
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Innovation Alert – Adidas Boost

One of our favorite performance brands - adidas - recently unveiled its newest technology appropriately named BOOST. Providing more energy return than ever before, this technology combines soft comfort and responsive energy for the ultimate running experience. Keeping the brand's signature Torsion System, and partnering with chemical company BASF, they blew up TPU granules to create thousands of tiny energy capsules. Don't just take our word for it, check out ...
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FANTASY FOREST, Sophia Webster -

Sophia Webster (former assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood) unveiled her Fall/Winter 13 footwear and accessories collection during London Fashion Week in a Fantasy Forest described by WWD as "Edward Scissorhands meets rainbow Narnia meets ‘Clueless'". One might also classify it as "Dr. Seuss Who-ville meets My Little Pony". Regardless of hyper-real classification, the presentation and silhouettes are nothing short of fresh featuring hologram ...
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Detail of the Day – OUTSOLE LEDGE

Outsole ledges emerge on Fall/Winter 13 runways-  Alexandre Herchcovitch looks stick out (pun intended) among the selection, delivering subtle yet unexpected updates to familiar silhouettes. The finish is contemporary cool with dyed-to-match stacked wood stiletto heels that contrast against the natural leather outsole, accentuating its extended presence.
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Runway Trend Alert – High Vamp Pumps -

High Vamp Pumps storm New York F/W 13 runways in v’d cut lines that deliver an alluring coverage. Olive outsoles give shiny black Iguana uppers a fresh finish while whitewashed silhouettes are minimalist chic. Electric blue has a piercing effect and lipstick reds exotics convey a luxe retro cool. –Savannah Todd
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Detail of the Day- MATTE BLACK

Tibi brings texture to F/W13 runways with MATTE BLACK piecing and toe caps that contrast against polished leathers. The subtle disparity creates a larger impact, breathing new life into the ever-present non-color. Matte is the New Black. –Savannah Todd
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SHOE OBSESSIONS @ FIT

The Museum at FIT has launched their latest exhibit, this time featuring fancy footwork. Open to view through April 13th, the curation showcases a range of designers and silhouettes on dramatic display with dim-lit galleries spotlighting only the feature; footwear.  Notable styles such as the Christian Louboutin 'Fetish' extreme ballerina stilettos can be seen in the real (check out his collab with film-maker David Lynch). Nicholas Kirkwood ...
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PEEK-A-BOOT

Boot silhouettes bare skin on F/W 13 runways. Cutout vamps create hybrid looks while straps give an ankle cuff effect. Pointed toes with shaft heights climbing over the knee bring sleek sex appeal, while rounded toe shapes and bootie heights are edgy and fresh. Rich winter hues of deep olive and ruby red make an impact. –Savannah Todd
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Runway Flash – Slip-Ons -

Mens slip-ons emerge in Fall/Winter 13 boasting cathedral glass prints and allover color. Vibrant rubber galoshes slip on over classic Oxfords offering a cheeky practicality. Low vamp coverage and brogue detailing reference traditional eras while high shine patent pairs with fierce red creating a contemporary look. Earth-tone exotics add luxury. – Savannah Todd                
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Nike – BHM Collection 2013

Each year sportswear giant Nike releases a limited edition collection celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. An extensive assortment spanning both performance and lifestyle models,  this year speaks to the impact that three specific athletes - Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, and Didier Drogba - have in their communities through efforts to give back. "Nike recognizes the importance of this ...
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