Other forms of this parodied device have appeared on Crave before, and the latest comes from Custom Phones. The "Wing Tip Shoe Custom Corded Telephone" does look authentic in the photos posted on 7Gadgets--so much so that we wouldn't advice leaving it on the floor, for fear that someone might step in it. That's probably why it's not a bad idea that it's … Read more
I am a big and vocal fan of Zappos.com for all things shoe. Huge selection, decent (if not bargain) prices, and free shipping. Returns are dead simple, and my love for Zappos has, at times, bordered on actual zealotry.
So, when the Gap Empire introduced Piperlime, I wasn't buying. It seemed like a Zappos rip-off with a more yuppie-friendly design scheme, and even though I'm a Banana Republic card holder and Gap Empire devotee, something about Piperlime just didn't work for me. Plus, they gave me the Web site hard sell--a constant barrage of coupons and … Read more
Sometime in the next few weeks, shoe e-tailer Zappos.com will launch a new interface that lets consumers buy lipstick and MP3 players along with Birkenstocks and Nikes.
The company is preparing to do a soft launch of the new, cleaner look to around 1,000 customers before deciding on a formal plan, CEO Tony Hsieh said. "Frankly I'm kind of surprised that what we put on sells, how our customers find it. The new site is built for easier navigation and searching, with multiple categories in mind," he said.
The site design changes, along with the … Read more
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We're of two minds about Crocs. On one hand (foot?), they're just about the ugliest type of hoof-wear we've ever seen; on the other, they're still not as bad as flip-flops. In any case, if you thought the holed shoes were taking over the world, there's some new evidence to support the theory: The ubiquitous footwear maker is expanding into--of all things--phone accessories.
The best thing about Adidas' special-edition Halo 3 shoes is that they're limited to 100 pairs, because the world is better off with as few of them as possible. Needless to say, we agree with Dvice that they're the ugliest we've seen in awhile--and that's saying a lot.
In fact, if they didn't have their barely visible Halo logos, we might mistake them for a pair of orthopedic shoes from the Boomer catalogs we keep getting, along with other insulting items. (The Velcro is always a dead giveaway.)
If you must show your allegience for … Read more
The gadget world is filled with concepts and prototypes that never come close to going into production. So it's particularly encouraging to see one finally make it that far, especially one as whacky as the "iShoes."
These personal conveyances went through two versions before brother-partners Ilya and Borish Kaganovich were apparently satisfied. Now GizmoWatch says the powered footwear, which we still think are best described as a cross between the Segway and a motorized skateboard, are actually for sale.
That's the good news. The bad news is the price--$599 plus $20 shipping--which is significantly more … Read more
When it comes to gentility and airline security, we may have something to learn from Nairobi International, where they have the decency, and the equipment, to allow you to keep your shoes on.
Nairobi joins Madrid, Prague, and Budapest in deploying the MagShoe, a "high-speed, shoes-on, portable footwear weapons detection system," at their respective airports. U.K. and U.S. airports may be next.
The MagShoe is a metal detector designed to test shoes and ankles in the ongoing fight against foot-borne threats. A passenger simply steps on what looks like a twin mud scraper/shoe buffer, and … Read more
Johnny Carson lived by a golden rule of standup comedy: Quit while you're ahead. The longer you try to milk a routine, he'd say, the better the chances that you'll bomb.
If only companies would take that advice. Case in point: Like others, we thought Au's candy-colored "Infobar" phones looked good enough to eat--and that's where it should have stopped. Instead, according to OhGizmo, it's been paired with a retro-looking line of Nikes in coordinated hues.