Tag Archives: Shoes


Drug dealer turf markings? Tributes to murdered friends? Tokens of lost virginity? Or just aggressive littering?

The Mystery of Flying Kicks – directed in 2010 by Australian self-confessed ‘sneaker head’ Mathew Bate – seeks the truth behind an urban phenomenon at which most people have wondered and around which an entire subculture has grown up. Sez he:

In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.


Of its new minimalist footwear, launching spring 2013 for £110, per pair, Nikeblog sez:

The Nike Studio Wrap is a three-part footwear system comprised of a wrap, ribbon and flat and designed to offer a better-than-barefoot experience while solving the myriad issues that accompany simply not wearing shoes. The ribbon and wrap ensure some stability and support without hindering range-of-motion at all, with a minimal sole that offers a bit of protection and maximized flexibility. And unlike shoes, the wrap and ribbon can easily be tossed in the wash with the accompanying mesh storage bag, ensuring easy cleaning and portability.

In fairness, if you had legs like that you could wear a pair of empty Tayto bags.