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Aug 12, 2014

How to Build a Beautiful Patina on Leather Shoes and Boots

A new pair of shoes is a great thing, especially a quality pair with leather uppers that you plan to break in and wear for… read more

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Mar 17, 2014

8 Ways to Take Care of Your Sneakers and Make Them Last Longer

Spring is the time for taking a break from your boots and embracing something much lighter and easier to wear: sneakers. Or tennis shoes, or whatever you call them where you're… read more

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Mar 05, 2014

Get Fit: 5 Running Shoe Options under $100

5 running shoes under $100

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It's time to shake off the snow and head back outside. Whether you're a seasoned runner, or someone looking to start adding some jogging to your fitness routine, proper footwear is essential to preventing… read more

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Aug 12, 2013

Inspired by Nature: KUSA Grass Flip Flops

KUSA Grass Flip Flops

Just when you thought you've seen it all, then along comes a grassy pair of flip flops that will make you feel like an urban flower… read more

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Jul 31, 2013

Famous Shoes: Pop Culture's Most Iconic Footware

Photographer Federico Mauro has embarked on capturing some famous style pieces and accessories: eyeglasses, musical instruments, even guns. But I'm especially intrigued by his shoes...something rarely seen in movie closeups and 3/4 shots, but just as iconic as the rest of the wardrobe.… read more

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Nov 08, 2012

How to: Polish Your Shoes - The Quick, Easy, No-Fuss Way

created at: 04/16/2013

Everytime I have a layover at the airport, I like to walk around the terminal and watch people...guess where they're going, why they're traveling. And everytime, I inevitably walk by the shoe shine stand, sometimes occupied, and sometimes not, and I think to myself, "Someday, I'm gonna own a pair of shoes that deserve to be shined for $14 in the airport.

And, really, someday...I… read more

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Sep 19, 2012

ManMade's Fall Boot Roundup: 5 Stylish Pairs for Any Budget

created at: 09/19/2012With temperatures cooling down, it's time to put the sandals and sneakers away an opt for something better suited for the season: boots. A quality pair of boots should be a staple in anyone's closet. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn inside and outside, keep your feet warm, provide ankle and insole support, and most importanly, help you look sharp and manly at the same time.

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May 02, 2012

The Process: How Oak Street Bootmakers Create their Handcrafted Leather Boots and Shoes

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 05/02/2012

"I think we're all done with living in a disposable era. Most people are seeking out quality that comes from our country."

So begins this fascinating and, (I'll say it), hopeful look into the process of making sturdy, well-made and hand sewn shoes and boots from Oak Street Bootmakers, which are designed in Chicago and handcrafted in… read more

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Oct 28, 2010

Paper Crafted Shoes by Mike Leavitt

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 10/28/2010

Yes, of course we love these paper renderings of sneakers, perhaps even a bit more than the Shoeburger.

They're all created by Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt, who says, "Everyday and urban objects are just my pallette for replicating modern landscapes of life, somewhere between a painterly impression and ironic conceptual art statement. I simply think of these as 'big kid toys', as if adults can still play make-believe too. Though each object is an original sculpture hand-made from scratch, each is somewhat functional and durable enough for even a bit of light… read more

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May 27, 2010

Duct Tape Converse Sneakers

We've seen wallets and raincoats, but this, friends, deserves a prize of some sort.

"They're sweaty, the tape doesn't stick well to the canvas, but man, that's a pair ofread more

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May 14, 2010

Bread Shoes

Okay - begin clever quips...now.

How about, "We these shoes, no one minds putting their foot in their mouth..."

Or..."If German peasants had taken to wearing these shoes, Hansel and Gretel could have been much more efficient finding their way back..."

They're edible, but not wearable, but if left out, they'll dry themselves and stick around forever.

Bread Shoes designed by twin designers R&E Prasapaliauskas

[via Design For Mankind]

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