Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Shoe & Boot Making and Repairing Historic Book Collection on CD

The history and evolution of shoemaking is a fascinating story. The Shoe & Boot Making and Repairing Historic Book Collection on CD contains 34 books which outline the history of shoemaking from its earliest days in ancient Egypt to the early 1900s. The collection covers fascinating facts about the manufacture and repair of shoes and boots, evolution of footwear styles through the ages and a variety of early 20th century shoe and boot catalogues showcasing the styles of the era. The CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. (Web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required - available for free download). The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. All the books are printable - either individual pages or the entire book.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Biodegradable Kicks

Dutch footwear company, OAT’s have introduced a fully biodegradable sneaker in their Virgin collection. According to the founder and industrial designer Christiaan Maats, OAT’s mission is to connect people with their environment in an imaginative way. The biodegradable kicks are made from soft, breathable canvas and flexible cork soles embedded with seeds.The Virgin collection includes men’s and women’s versions, as well as unisex models in natural hues and classic lines. OAT will debut the Virgin collection in Europe come spring, with a limited 900-piece run.