Clothing

Dickies, Michelin make an anti-slip footwear for workers

Dickies, Michelin make an anti-slip footwear for workers

What do you get when you cross a popular clothing brand with a world-renowned tire maker? If you're guessing some sort of sports apparel, you'd actually be wrong. Shocked? That might be the sentiment upon reading this headline but that's exactly what's going down. Dickies, famed for its line of clothing and footwear, and MICHELIN, the iconic tire maker brand, have teamed up to deliver what they say is the most groundbreaking anti-slip shoes, not for sporty types, but for those working in the service and hospitality industry.

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ThermalTech’s new solar smart fabric is made of steel yarn

ThermalTech’s new solar smart fabric is made of steel yarn

ThermalTech has introduced its new solar smart fabric made of steel yarn. This fabric has been used to create a collection of new jackets that draw energy from the sun and other lighting to help keep the wearer warm, doing so without the bulk of thick winter coats or the weight one might anticipate from a steel-based yarn. According to the company, its jackets can generate up to 18F of heat from light sources in two minutes.

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These shoes are ‘knitted’ using a 3D printer

These shoes are ‘knitted’ using a 3D printer

There’s a new pair of shoes pining to get on the market, and they come in a knitted form. Unlike ordinary knitted shoes, though, the JS shoes are created using 3D printers — though you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. According to the shoes’ creator, these are the first 3D knitted shoes ever, and they comes with several benefits, not the least of which are light weights and soft textures.

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Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Have you ever been watching Netflix, only to drift off to sleep when you're in the middle of a move, or an episode of your favorite show? That was a rhetorical question, because we all know that the answer is “yes.” We've all done this, and it's one of the most important problems to plague the modern world. And that's why Netflix has been hard at work on a solution.

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Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Feel like channeling your inner wizard? ThinkGeek has a new hoodie that’s right up your alley featuring a slew of hidden colorful LEDs that light up to illuminate your spells. The spells, in this case, are different movements you make while wearing the hoodie that trigger different types of colors and color patterns. The fire ‘spell’, for example, casts a red light from inside the hood and sleeves, while ‘restore health’ is a cool purple color.

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Adidas Futurecraft Leather makes shoe of single piece of material

Adidas Futurecraft Leather makes shoe of single piece of material

While the shoe does still need support of a sole - and strings, of course - this Adidas shoe needs but one piece of leather. The upper bits of this Originals Superstar are cut from a single piece of material, making use of the company's newest innovations in what's called the Adidas Futurecraft series. We previously showed you the first chapter in this story, one in which Adidas created the sole of a shoe using a 3D printer for otherwise-impossible shapes for support.

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Where and How: the 2015 NIKE MAG Back to the Future sneaker with power laces

Where and How: the 2015 NIKE MAG Back to the Future sneaker with power laces

This afternoon NIKE shared details about how to get a pair of the 2015 NIKE MAG, the Back to the Future sneakers, complete with power laces. They suggest that while the first pair of sneakers is already out there in the wild, straight up in the possession of mister Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox, the rest will be for sale soon. The good news is that this shoe's proceeds will go to charity. The bad news is that unless you're a very rich sort of sneaker collector, you're likely out of luck already.

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Back to the Future NIKE MAG self-lacing sneakers details emerging

Back to the Future NIKE MAG self-lacing sneakers details emerging

Today NIKE has confirmed that the first-ever pair of real self-lacing NIKE MAG sneakers (from Back to the Future II) are out there. They're really, truly out there. Whether or not they'll actually be on sale any time soon is yet to be confirmed, but NIKE has been so kind as to say that the first pair is currently somewhere inside the confines of New York City. NIKE employees can expect their fair share of questions about these sneakers throughout the afternoon, without a doubt.

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Evolve Heated Hoodie keeps wearer warm with USB battery

Evolve Heated Hoodie keeps wearer warm with USB battery

Winter is coming, and for those in the colder regions of the land, that means snow and ice and layers upon layers of clothes. Depending on where you live, the temperature might get exceedingly cold, but piling on a sweater and then a hoodie and then a winter jacket is cumbersome, uncomfortable, and looks ridiculous. Enter the Evolve Heated Hoodie, which is a simple hoodie that uses a battery power bank to warm up from the inside out.

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Adidas 3D-printed shoes will be uniquely personalized

Adidas 3D-printed shoes will be uniquely personalized

The team at Adidas have announced the program called Futurecraft 3D, a plan for 3D-printing shoes with unique specifications. "Futurecraft 3D is a prototype and a statement of intent," said Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member of adidas AG, "We have used a one-of-its-kind combination of process and material in an entirely new way." In the future, a customer will walk in to an Adidas store, run on a treadmill, and walk out with a pair of running shoes printed with their exact physical specifications in mind.

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