Clothing

Adidas unveils Futurecraft 4D, its latest take on 3D-printed shoes

Adidas unveils Futurecraft 4D, its latest take on 3D-printed shoes

Adidas has been experimenting with different ways of manufacturing sneakers for a few years now, from using recycled ocean plastic to a single piece of leather to 3D printing, all under the Futurecraft name. The company hopes to one day use the latter method for mass-production, and has just unveiled their attempt, the Futurecraft 4D, which it plans to sell 5,000 pairs of by the end of this year.

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Adidas test uses machines to knit buyers a custom sweater

Adidas test uses machines to knit buyers a custom sweater

Clothing looks and feels best when it is tailored, but few people use tailoring services with any sort of regularity. The reasons for that are numerous, and likely involve inconvenience as much (or more so) than the cost factor. The future may hold the solution, though, and that solution may come in the form of machine-produced custom-fitted clothing items made to a buyer’s exact body shape and measurements.

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Google and Levi’s smart jacket will cost $350 starting this fall

Google and Levi’s smart jacket will cost $350 starting this fall

Those interested in the merging of technology and fashion likely remember the smart denim jacket that was announced at Google's I/O conference last year. Developed in partnership with Levi's, the connected clothing item uses Google's Project Jacquard conductive fabric technology to allow touching the jacket in different ways to control a smartphone. Dubbed the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket, it was promised to be more than just a concept, and would be available to consumers in 2017.

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LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

The LEGO Batman Movie is about to hit theaters, and just ahead of that premiere is a new stylish LEGO Batman jacket made entirely from LEGO bricks. The jacket, which looks more comfortable than it sounds, was made using more than 10,000 bricks, the end result of which is a visage of both Batman and the Joker, one of each side of the blazer. The jacket was recently worn by DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson.

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DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

Last fall, Nike unveiled their HyperAdapt sneakers, a pair of honest-to-god self-lacing shoes. Unfortunately they sold for a little over $700, placing them far out of reach for average consumers. However, DIYer Vimal Patel has shown that with a little ingenuity, you can make your own self-lacing shoes powered by Lego. They don't even have to be Nikes!

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KontrolFreek unveils performance gaming clothes for gamers

KontrolFreek unveils performance gaming clothes for gamers

Are you a gamer serious about your passion? If so, KontrolFreek has unveiled a new line of clothing targeted specifically at you and your similarly passionate fellow gamers. Called Performance Gaming Wear, the company's new clothing products are designed specifically for gamers, offering elements like larger-than-average hoods to accommodate headsets and giant pockets in which console controllers can be stored.

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Nike Hyperadept “self-tightening” shoes coming next month

Nike Hyperadept “self-tightening” shoes coming next month

The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re still thinking of the perfect gift to give a geeky, or at least pop culture savvy, friend, then Nike might have just the thing. Although we are still sadly still years away from the self-lacing shoes inspired by Back to the Future, the sports brand is offering the next best thing: shoes that can at least tighten themselves. And you won’t have to wait years to get them either, as the Nike Hyperadept 1.0 pair will reportedly be out in the market in just a few weeks.

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Virgin America ‘First Class’ shoes include seat buckle, WiFi, TV

Virgin America ‘First Class’ shoes include seat buckle, WiFi, TV

There's a new pair of shoes out there that give the Virgin America 'first class experience,' and they're quite literally one of a kind. The only pair of shoes equipped with its technology, the Virgin America First Class Shoe is the craziest pair of kicks since Nike's Air Mag, and they do a lot more than just get you around in comfort. Included among the First Class shoes' feature is an airplane seat buckle, a functioning TV, phone charger, and more.

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NIKE Air Mag 2016 with power laces released in photos and video

NIKE Air Mag 2016 with power laces released in photos and video

The new NIKE Mag has been revealed - one with power laces and the ability to start my heart on fire with Back to the Future greatness. These are the NIKE Mag shoes that we saw in Back to the Future II, complete with the lights and the lace technology they were meant to have back on October 21st, 2015. Back then another pair of Nike MAG shoes were launched - without the power laces and in a fashion not unlike this newest set. They'll be limited, you see. I probably won't be able to get a pair.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Onesie looks as ridiculous as it sounds

Microsoft’s Xbox Onesie looks as ridiculous as it sounds

Any gamer worth their salt is going to tell you that comfort is a paramount concern when it comes to long gaming sessions, and now Microsoft is giving those players the opportunity to experience the gaming comfort that only an Xbox-branded onesie can provide. Say hello to the Xbox Onesie, a truly ridiculous product that we nonetheless can't help but find intriguing.

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Google Jacquard Levi’s jacket will make fabric “smart.”

Google Jacquard Levi’s jacket will make fabric “smart.”

This week the folks at Google's Advanced Technology and Project group (aka ATAP) have announced their first Project Jacquard release. This is touch-sensitive material - textiles that can sense when your skin comes in contact with it. The first product that'll be released by Levi's with this technology inside is a Commuter Jacket for bicycle riders - and it'll be released in the Spring of 2017.

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Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Today you're going to see some self-lacing shoes from Nike the likes of which you've only ever seen in Back to the Future. While the company has released some limited-edition Nike MAG shoes before - like you saw Michael J Fox wear in Back to the Future II, you've never seen them released to the public in an edition that was anywhere near affordable by the common user. Today that'll be changing. This is the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0.

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