Last year, Converse redesigned its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers for the first time in almost 100 years. The new version of the kicks went over so well that now Converse is updating its classic All Stars too with a modern take that replaces the canvas uppers with a lightweight and breathable knitted material.
If you’re the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides.
I’m glad that there are still people doing things the old fashioned way because the art and detail of making these shoes is just so impressive. Carving the shape of the shoe from wood, patching it out with the leather and then putting it altogether, seeing it all makes you appreciate all the little fine details of hand made goods.
Kenton Lee looked down and saw the feet of a little girl standing beside him. The front of her shoes had been completely cut open, and her toes curled over the edges. Other children at the orphanage where he was volunteering in Nairobi, Kenya, had also outgrown their shoes and were similarly making do. According to a supervisor, the children had received a shipment of shoe donations awhile back, but hadn’t gotten any others since.