Friday, February 21, 2014
When you have feet that are in-between standard sizes or half sizes, or one foot is slightly different from the other, finding a comfortable pair of shoes can be especially difficult. FeetZ Shoes is using 3D printing technology to create 3D printed shoes custom made to fit customers’ feet. Customers can take three pictures of each foot and send them to FeetZ. Using specialized software, the company turn the pictures into a 3D model. The complete pair of shoes can be available within seven days. FeetZ are available in different styles and colors. Currently, the material available is a rubber-like substance, but FeetZ expects more materials to become available sometime within the next couple of years. FeetZ Shoes plan to start taking custom orders for shoes later this year.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
A pair of diamond-encrusted shoes made from solid platinum has gone on sale for an eye-watering $116,000. The Contessa Wafer stilettos are available in silver, gold or platinum. The platinum pair cost $116,000; a gold pair will set you back $100,000, and those on a more modest budget can purchase a pair in silver for about $11,600. The stilettos are the work of British designer Christopher Michael Shellis and he creates and designs the shoes himself. He requires to work at temperatures of more than 1800 degrees as he uses a secret heating technique and the shoes are made to order. The footwear come with a thousand-year warrantee.
Pop Chart Lab have obligingly released a print poster featuring the Carrie Bradshaw's infamous shoe collection from "Sex and the City" TV series"The Many Shoes of Carrie Bradshaw's Closet" features 50 hand-illustrated images of Bradshaw's most iconic pairs of stilettos from some of the character's most memorable on-screen moments. Each pair is listed with the episode or film they appeared in. Brooklyn-based brand Pop Chart Lab was launched in 2010, and has since gone on to create a name for itself as an infographic designer focusing on prints, clothing ranges and home accessories. The metallic Carrie Bradshaw poster, referred to by the brand as a ‘couture compendium,' has been released in time for New York Fashion Week and will start shipping from February 14. Prices start from $22.