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Nike Mag Back to the Future

If you've got more than $40,000 burning a hole in your pocket and always wanted an original Nike Mag sneaker used in Back To The Future II, this could be your only chance. Despite its deteriorated and fragile state, bidding has already reached $41,000 with more than 6-days left in the auction block. To be more specific, the plastic outsole separates from the shoe when handled, and the midsole is crumbling, with all the bits placed in two small plastic containers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iGUANEYE Flip-Flops

Let's face it, running efficiently in flip flops is near impossible with today's designs, but iGUANEYE aims to change that with their 3D-printec creation. Simply put, it's a 2-piece rubber ergonomic sole that perfectly conforms to the contours of your feet. The 3D model was first created in Rhinoceros 3D, and then, with the help of Inpact, a prototype developing company based in Leiria, Portugal, the intricate design became a reality using a 3D System SLS printer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nike PlayStation Sneakers


Nike teamed up with Sony to unveil Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Paul George's latest signature shoe, the PG-2 PlayStation Colorway, which combines his loves of basketball and gaming. Featuring both his own logo on one tongue and the iconic PS logo on the other, the design is dark blue, with neon sprinkles above the sole. On the technical side, the two logos light up and even vibrate when pressed, similar to real DualShock controllers, and is powered by a non-replaceable 150-hour battery. "It's amazing the relationship I have with Nike. They really took my inspiration and took my input to heart and created the shoe," said George. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Effie Iron

Forget ironing, the "Effie," is basically an automated ironing system that looks like a device from The Jetsons, as it's capable of ironing up to 12 different items of clothing at once. Simply hang each item on a special hanger and then place it into Effie. It handles all kinds of fabrics, including garments made of polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, and denim, all in about 3 minutes. Plus, the device gets rid of all creases and wrinkles, while reducing time spent ironing by 95%. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Supreme Brick Louis Vuitton

Supreme is best known for their limited edition clothing pieces, but last year, the company released a brick embossed with its logo, and it sold out very quickly to say the least. Now one fan, Doug Schwartz, has taken this piece and encased it in a Louis Vuitton monogrammed cube to confront "our collective hypnosis and seduction with material objects in relationship to how fashion continually reinvents itself at an exponential pace." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Adidas Flytrap Sneakers

Forget shelling out big bucks for a pair of limited edition Nike Air Mags or HyperAdapts, these futuristic Adidas Flytrap sneakers ditch laces altogether. Simply put, the shoe wraps itself around the wearer's ankle the instant their foot is detected, and designer Ilyas Darakchiev has even built prototypes of how the shoes would function. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Sneakers

Before the iMac, iPod, and several other famous Apple products, the company gifted their employees a pair of white sneakers. Designed exclusively designed for employees in the early '90s, one pair of these rare kicks are headed for auction, with an exorbitant starting bid of $15,000. Believe it or not, the event's organizer, Heritage Auctions, estimates the value of the pristine pair of US size 9 1/2 at $30,000. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Han Solo Chewbacca Heels

These custom Star Wars heels just might be the geekiest ever, and they're one-of-a-kind to boot. They're designed to be mismatched, and can be modified to your liking once ordered, which means adding extra features, such as Han's DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, shouldn't cause any issues. "The design I did on these shoes can be modified to your liking in any way! Please feel free to contact me with your own ideas! I will also do ANY comic/movie theme too! I also can design on flats, small heels, wedges, or sandals," said its creator. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Leave Me Alone Sweater

Photo credit: Ruth Grace via Bored Panda

Whether it be cold weather or just trying to drown out the noise around you, Ruth Grace's "Leave Me Alone Sweater" should do the trick. Simply zip up the hood and you're ready to block out the world around you, especially with headphones on. This design is "more of a statement than a functional piece of clothing," according to Ruth, as there is no visibility when worn. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Drone Sweater

Danielle Baskin, a creative director from San Francisco, unveils Drone Sweaters, which are custom-tailored to order, and can be made for a variety of drones, starting at $189. "How warm your drone is able to physically keep themselves may depend on their model, size and even age, but if they just don't have a heavy plastic coating, there is only so much charging they can do to conserve heat," according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of drones used by military personnel all over the world.

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