Strange and Sexy Footwear Inspired by Vintage Sci-Fi Films

From Jane Fonda’s sexy space traveler in Barbarella to the Capitol couture featured in The Hunger Games, science fiction cinema has influenced fashion for decades. Eindhoven-based designer Mandy Roos, who we discovered on Moco Loco, has taken inspiration from old-school sci-fi films “and their imaginary visions of future, spaceships and unknown universes.” She uses futuristic materials like rubber, plastic, foam, and slime to style her wildly impractical, humorous, visionary footwear. The collection, Invasion Of The Foot Carrier, even sounds like a lost camp classic from the annals of 1960’s sci-fi. Take a closer look in our gallery. … Read More

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Wild Animal Footprint Shoes by Maskull Lasserre

Now these are some creative treads. In Maskull Lasserre’s project “Outliers (Trace)” which we first spotted over at Laughing Squid, the mixed media artist has created a series of shoes that create realistic animal footprints when walked in — the artist has left tracks through Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, New York since 2011, turning the ground (in addition to the skillfully wrought shoes) into a work of art. We don’t know about you, but we’ll definitely think twice the next time we see an errant paw print in the snow in New York. Also, we definitely want a pair — bear paws, please. Click through to see a few photos of the shoes in action, and then head over to Lasserre’s website to see even more of his work. … Read More

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Incredibly Bizarre Shoes We Actually Want to Wear

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, our eyes are on the blogs to see what glorious ensembles the fashion elite are wearing in and around Lincoln Center. The inordinate number of orange puffers aside, the statement shoes have us seriously contemplating upping our fashion ante.

In researching the best bold footwear options, we came across the work of Marloes ten Bhömer. More Margiela than Mulleavy, ten Bhömer’s creations are both idiosyncratic and sensual, as any good foot fashion should be. Lacking name recognition in mainstream fashion circles, her design genius comes as no surprise given that the great Alexander McQueen hired her to create technical drawings and prototypes for his bespoke shoe collections while she was still a student at the Royal College of Art in London. She went on to intern at the Italian design office of Tod’s before starting her own line, Hunt, inspired by the work of architect, Daniel Libeskind, and Vivienne Westwood. Interior Design comments on ten Bhömer’s artistic and architectural approach by stating, “in the space between design disciplines, strangely beautiful objects live.”

From couture creations to commissioned projects, click through to see her work over the years, and let us know your favorite foot fashion moment in the comments. Tommy Ton, eat your heart out. … Read More

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Wanted: Marty McFly's 2015 Air Mags

Forget tales from Fashion’s Night Out, today brings us even bigger news — at last, Nike Air Mags are upon us! The light-up, powerlace kicks made their big-screen debut in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II, when Marty McFly found himself saving humanity in the year 2015. Now you can have your very own piece of Hill Valley four years ahead of schedule. The rules of the game are explained over at Nike’s eBay page — basically, we have ten days, 150 pairs of Mags auctioned off each day, and all proceeds go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The eBay site even has an accompanying video, starring Bill Hader and Kevin Durant, to answer the question we’ve all been wondering. … Read More

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Design Porn: The World’s Craziest Shoes

Maybe it has something to do with those gravity-defying monsters that Lady Gaga clomps around in (the work of Japanese accessories designer Noritaka Tatehana), but lately we’ve been spotting plenty of shoes that could also double as crazy works of art. Click through to check out 10 of the most bizarre examples we could find, from footwear that’s made out of colorful paper to a platform that comes with its own Gameboy. … Read More

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