UNIHABITAT's Mewgaroo Hoodie became an internet sensation last year, but now, the company has unveiled a new version, just for the summer. Its made from 100% double-knit cotton, keeping the fabric breathable and comfortable in hot weather, while the integrated cinch pouch can hold up to 15-pounds, perfect for your feline friend(s). Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue is a tan leather shoe that looks normal at first, but it's actually hand-made in Italy and has a nifty little secret. In addition to the custom-embroidery, leather sole, striding man tattoo, and a reworked crank, there's a transparent top piece that hides a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in the heel Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Philippe Dumas, a 60-years-young man from Paris, France, always wanted to become a model, but life pushed him in another direction. "I studied law but never practiced and instead worked in the movie business and advertising. Retired but not out, giving a last go to my lifelong dream of becoming a model, do I have it in me," he told Bored Panda. The short and long answer is: yes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The theme for the 2016 Met Gala was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, and sponsored by none other than Apple Inc. Zac Posen designed a dress for Clair Danes that definitely fit the part, as he the fiber optic wire was sourced from France. As for power, there are 30 mini battery packs sewn into the gown's under structure. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
OppoSuits unveils their latest creation, a Pac-Man suit that pays tribute to the "little yellow man with a big mouth," complete with jacket, pants, and tie. This stylish piece features hundreds of ghosts, power pellets, and Pac-Man himself traversing one gigantic maze. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. It is also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Finally, after years of concepts, and the still yet-to-be-released MAG, Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 trainers bring self-lacing shoes to life. "When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten. Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it's perfect," said Nike Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers. Click here for more pictures of the HyperAdapt. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Adidas is taking recycling to the next level by creating a 3D-printed sneaker made from recycled ocean waste. That's right, the shoe's upper part is made from knitted ocean plastic, while the 3D-printed midsole is comprised of recycled polyester and gillnets. "The industry can't afford to wait for directions any longer. Together with the network of Parley for the Oceans, we have started taking action and creating new sustainable materials and innovations for athletes," said Eric Liedtke of the Adidas Executive Board during the Paris Climate Conference on Tuesday. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here
Unihabitat, a Japan-based pet supply company, has unveiled their latest product, the Mewgaroo Jumpsuit. Think of it as a onesie (pajamas) for adults that boasts an built-in feline pouch in front. There's also wedge-shaped pouch that includes a removable liner for cat hair and such, paw print-clad long cuffs, cat ears on the hood, as well as a swinging tail in case Halloween is just around the corner. Continue reading for a video of the Mewgaroo Hoodie.
There are 3D-printed supercars, entire homes, pizza and now, functional running shoes. You read that right, these shoes use the company's DuraForm Flex TPU for the midsole, while 3D-printing helps create the ideal balance of flexibility, strength, weight, as well as durability. Underfoot date from heel strikers were used to design the shoe, thus adding more cushioning elements in areas of higher average pressure. With selective laser sintering, the company was able to give their shoes a previously unavailable combination of strength, along with elasticity. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video about New Balance's 3D-printing technology.
Finally, after several years, and a non-self-lacing model, we have the real thing, unveiled today. Michael J. Foxx was gifted the first pair by Mark Parker, President and CEO of Nike. "We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes," said Parker. This special model will be released to the public in Spring 2016 via auction with proceeds being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Continue reading to see the actual shoe in-action.