Finally, after years of anticipation, a few lucky consumers who headed to the Nike+ Clubhouse located on 45 Grand in SoHo, NYC, were able to try these futuristic shoes on. No technical details on the self-lacing technology have been revealed, but you do hear a representative say that embedded sensors detect when your feet are placed inside the shoes. "We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes," said President and CEO of Nike Mark Parker. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Disney's one-legged hopping robot.
Nike's Back to the Future-inspired HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers boast "adaptive fit" technology. In other words, it's a self-lacing sneaker. Once the wearer slips their foot into the shoe, a sensor, located in the heel, will be activated, causing it to tighten until the system detects friction points, while two buttons on the sides enable you to adjust the tightness manually. The entire system consists of a sensor, motor, battery and cable system. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who put 240-pounds of mercury into a toilet to see if it would flush.
Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton teamed up with jewelry designers Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, to launch MEY London. This project aims to produce jewelry inspired by the show, starting with this dragon necklace, which looks cool, but slightly uncomfortable at the same time. If you're interested, there's currently a 14-week backorder, so you'll need to order now to receive it in time for the holidays. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bunch of floppy drives playing the internet famous Darude Sandstorm song.
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