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MudFighter tools declare war on muddy shoes

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Mudfighter-series is a collection of tools that have been designed to help you remove mud and rocks from the soles / treads of your shoes. They are perfect for cross country runners, hikers, and even people that have dogs I could have used one of these tools several years ago when I had myRead More…

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Stepping on a LEGO brick won’t hurt if you’re wearing these slippers

on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Are you a LEGO fan? I bet you don’t have a pair of these snazzy LEGO slippers under your bed. Only the true LEGO fanatic will add a pair of these LEGO Brick slippers from Convenient Gadgets & Gifts to their brick collection. These slippers are designed in the shape of a 6 post brickRead More…

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These light-up shoes are for adults

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

If you walk/run, ride a bike, or do other outdoor activities at night, you need to make sure you’re visible to motorists.  There’s a lot of reflective clothing on the market, but they may not suit you for one reason or another.  With the PowerSpurz from 4id, you can add lights to your own shoes,Read More…

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LECHAL launches haptic based footwear

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Initially developed to help people with visual impairments navigate the world, Ducere Technologies has launched LECHAL interactive haptic based footwear. Pronounced lay-ch-al, meaning “take me there” in Hindi, LECHAL footwear creates a hands-free navigation system through your feet, guiding the wearer towards their destination through simple vibrations in their shoes or insoles. Imagine exploring NewRead More…

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Give your shoelaces the slip with ZIPPED

on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News

We live in a fast paced world, so why shouldn’t our shoes. I mean tying and untying them just doesn’t make sense in this society of innovators. While shoes using the ZIPPED, an active indiegogo project, aren’t the Marty McFly shoes from Back to the Future, they are a nice alternative to tying your laces.Read More…

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Prospecs Power Walk 503 sport walking shoes review

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The right tools will make any activity easier and more enjoyable. For example, you wouldn’t want to build a house with a Swiss Army Knife or paint a portrait with a toothbrush. So it follows that a runner wouldn’t wear flip flops to run a marathon and a sports walker shouldn’t wear running shoes toRead More…

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Spira jumps on the Duck Dynasty hype wagon with their new camo shoe collection

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013

I cringe when people say this, but seriously? Ugh… I’m so sick of reality shows that I could barf. I’ve never even watched one episode of the hit A&E series Duck Dynasty, but just the fact that a company whose product I liked is now trying to become the official shoe of a lame realityRead More…

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Adidas Springblade Running Shoes review

on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

My daily geek uniform includes a pair of sneakers, tennis shoes, athletic shoes, kicks or whatever other name you might call them. I own more pairs of sneakers than “grown up” shoes and am picky when it comes to their style and comfort. A month or so ago when I saw the news about theRead More…

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Go off-roading in just your shoes

on Friday, February 1st, 2013

Can a pair of shoes be considered a “gadget”?  The new Reebok ATV 19+ has to come awfully close.  The carbon rubber sole is comprised of 19 irregular “lugs”  designed to grip any terrain you find yourself on, be it snow, mud, sand, or grass and still provide a cushioning support to the foot.  MoreRead More…

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Stop tying your shoes with shoe HICKIES

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

When my daughter was learning to tie her own shoes, we found some stretchy shoe laces that made it a bit easier for her to get her shoes on her feet without her having to loosen/tighten her laces, too.  The older lady who lived next door wanted some of those laces so she could getRead More…

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Star Wars gift idea – Let the Force keep your kids warm!

on Friday, December 7th, 2012
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Sears has licensed Star Wars plush slippers for the kids on your holiday gift list.  They are available in Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett designs in youth and toddler sizes.  The slippers are $12.99 a pair.

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Spira Odyssey Cushion Trainer Running Shoe Review

on Saturday, March 17th, 2012

When Spira asked if I would like to review a pair of their running shoes, I told them that I’m not a runner and that I’m really picky when it comes to the look and feel of the sneakers I wear. That didn’t scare them off, so they sent me a pair of their Women’s OdysseyRead More…

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Le Chal Haptic Feedback Shoe for the Blind

on Monday, March 12th, 2012

Anirudh Sharma, a student of Informatics Engineering at the Rajasthan Technical University, has designed Le Chal (Hindi for ‘Take Along”) to assist the blind and visually impaired to navigate around.  By pairing Le Chal with an Android smartphone with GPS, the user can speak a destination into Google maps and then manoeuvre via Google’s navigation. Four small vibration motorsRead More…

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Sazzi Sports Sandals – Toe Motion Footwear

on Saturday, March 10th, 2012

I’ve been wearing Tevas for many years now (in fact one pair I’ve literally been wearing for many years), and nothing beats them for comfort and practicality in the outdoors. Mark Thatcher, inventor of the Teva sports sandal has just release the Sazzi footwear range. Based on the footwear worn by the Anasazi , ancestorsRead More…

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Fila Skele-lite Running Shoes Review

on Monday, February 27th, 2012

Being a decades-long runner and a bit AR, I am particular about the running shoes I use. Especially now that I am getting older, I want to keep my knees and ankles as strong and healthy as I can. As runners out there know, it all starts with your shoes. In the past year IRead More…

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Reef Fanning Flip-Flops Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

Working in the health care industry I do not invest a great deal in my wardrobe.  I own ONE suit.  I do however, own numerous pairs of flip flops.  I firmly believe other than the bikini, flip flops are the best clothing item ever invented (and the only one of the two I can wear….) Read More…

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Chrome Shoes Review – Sneaks for Geeks

on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I live in sneakers. That’s all I wear day in and day out. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I don’t think I have even own one pair of ‘dress’ shoes right now that fit me. My kicks of choice lately have been Asics Gel Enduro trail running shoes because I like a lotRead More…

Customize the comfort of your boots – Wolverine iCS Hikers

on Sunday, September 13th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

How would you like to be able to adjust the comfort level of your hiking boots? You can with a pair of Wolverine iCS hikers. These leather boots have a removable full-cushion insole that provides four settings of comfort to choose from. Just turn the dial to select firm, cushion, outer or inner support onRead More…