Shoeturistic meets futuristic!

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Hover boards? Android slaves? Talking plants?! We may be a bit far off solving disputes with lasers and light sabers, but it’s clear that technology is moving forward at quite a rate. We take for granted that nearly every electrical device we own can ‘sync’ with pretty much any other and for those that don’t… we can download an app :-)

Let’s have a look at a couple of ‘futuristic’ things that have engaged us recently.

Robot Bunny

In a bid to make Shoeture more easily acquired by the general public, I headed out to West London to find an appropriate retailer and was fortunate enough to stumble upon Robot Bunny

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Yes, they have their own comic.

This boutique in Whitely’s, Bayswater is, in fact, a real-life comic with hidden compartments, robotic figurines and angular installations, creating a sense before you even enter that ‘something is gonna happen’.

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Brands housed include Robot Bunny (of course) , Benjart, Yes No Maybe and Soapbox among others.

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Shoeture is now available to buy instore! (And no, you can’t have my Reebok Monopoly Reverse Jams). Shoeture displayed: Brushed Steel and Matte White Hooks.

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Tweet us a picture of your purchase, or better yet, mail us a pic so we can mention you right here in Shoeturistic. For information of where else you can buy Shoeture in UK, visit here.

Solebox

While we wait patiently for 2015 so Nike can release the self-lacing MAG from the ‘Back to the Future 2′ movie, the good folks at Solebox have been plying us with amazing collaborations which are guaranteed to get heads turning, for the last couple of years.

Starting with the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Pump, Solebox produced arguably the most desirable pair of commemorative footwear of any boutique worldwide, when they produced these goodies…

ULTRA limited at 31 pairs worldwide, I couldn’t get ‘em, then in 2011, they dropped these babies..

…but I didn’t get my hands on those either. I know, I dropped the ball.

Hearing the news that they were dropping the red ones in green this spring, I knew I had to go out on a hardcore limb!

So I had to find someone in Berlin to cop them for me and 30 Facebook messages later, things started to unfold. Here’s a couple pics of their journey!

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Finally they arrived in London

Success! With only 250 pairs worldwide, I will admit I have no idea when I’m gonna where ‘em, but it’d better not rain :)

Kanyezone

This episode finishes with an online game my sister discovered called Kanye Zone . Don’t want to spoil the surprise, but as you can imagine the game has an interesting soundtrack. If you are familiar with the song ‘N&&*^s in Paris’ you’ll be able to enjoy this for at least a couple of minutes.

Don’t delay, try Kanye Zone now, and tell us in the comments box what you thought!

Til next time, Party People,

Metal

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Sneaker = Self-destruction?! >_<

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At a period of the year when the citizens of Earth are getting together with loved ones to celebrate Christmas / Hannukah / Kwaanza / Life, it is interesting to see some REAL chaos taking place in the streets over the last 7 days.

Catching the news on Boxing Day (December 26th, for our readers outside UK) I had to pinch myself when it was reported that a youth was stabbed on the busiest shopping street in the country…

…in broad daylight….

……at a Footlocker store.

You couldn’t make it up.

It transpired the following day that the fight that broke out between the youths involved in this incident occurred because….two rival gangs were having a disagreement over which trainers to STEAL from Footlocker.

I pinched myself again. >_<

It’s probably not necessary to point out how unfeasibly backwards this picture is, but seriously, what pair of sneakers could possibly be SO limited / premium that even the right to STEAL them has to be earned? In this case it cost the victim his life* so judging by recent events across the pond, it could well have been these…

That’s right the much celebrated release of the Nike Jordan Concord 11 on December 23rd resulted in violence in a number of cities across America and one fatal* shooting.

But hey – it’s Christmas.

We look to Kevin to give us some perspective on the behaviour of these sneakerheads(?)

Sneakerheads. Citizens. Hoodlums. At a time of reflection like this let’s consider what we can each do a little differently in the upcoming year that will leave a lasting impression worth bragging about. 2 people have lost their LIVES this last week over issues relating to footwear. Let’s hope the impending arrival of the KanYe West Yeezy 2 on March 24 2011…

…doesn’t spark the same animalistic behaviour.

Apparently, Kanye is ALREADY sketching the Yeezy 3, so we look forward to hearing more news shortly. A little birdie told me that Ye is moving to London to put more into his clothing line, so hopefully he’ll come join us for an interview.

Leaving you with a blast from the past and would love to know how many artists you can name in this video. Leave us a comment!

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Metal

*Condolences to those that have lost their lives