Colorploitation

Men abandon classics in favor of colour to signal confidence in masculinity
Implications - Men are increasingly comfortable with their masculinity, no longer fearing bright colors or prints typically considered feminine. Moving past blacks and browns and into pinks and purples, more men are enjoying dressing flamboyantly and looking at fashion as a form of self-expression.
SCORE: 3.5
Mild Top 6 Examples: 56,969 Total Clicks Jun 09 - Sep 09
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Handpainted Footwear - Joey Escobar's Kustom Kicks Bring Style With a Personalized Touch
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 13,723 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 09
Handpainted Footwear
Joey Escobar's Kustom Kicks Bring Style With a Personalized Touch
Ever seen some great graffiti on a wall, and wondered to yourself what it would look like on a shoe? Well, wonder no longer, as Kustom Kicks lets you wear your art around town. The founder of Kustom Kicks,… [More]
Building Block Boots - Kickers Teams Up With LEGO for Colorful Children's Footwear
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 5,712 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 09
Building Block Boots
Kickers Teams Up With LEGO for Colorful Children's Footwear
We’ve all made them and now we can wear them! Kickers is teaming up with LEGO for--you guessed it--a LEGO shoe. Don’t be confused, the shoe isn’t constructed out of LEGO blocks, but Kickers has developed… [More]
Footwear Bling - Sneaker Jewelry Gives Shoes Extra Shimmer
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 10,463 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 09
Footwear Bling
Sneaker Jewelry Gives Shoes Extra Shimmer
Designer Sabrina Dehoff created Sneaker Jewelry for girls that want to add that extra flair to their footwear. The collection is comprised of gold accessories and jeweled studs to adorn the lips, laces… [More]
TV Themed High Tops - Reebok's Pump Court Victory 2 Miami Vice Shoes Bring the Heat
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 15,175 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 09
TV Themed High Tops
Reebok's Pump Court Victory 2 Miami Vice Shoes Bring the Heat
Everything 80s is back style this season, and shoes are not immune to this trend. Reebok's Pump Court Victory 2 Miami Vice Shoes follow the trends set forth by the TV show they are named after. Using… [More]
Mash-Up Pattern Kicks - Puma Suede 'Angler' Shoes are a Mix Up of Styles
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 5,710 Clicks Pub: Aug 18, 09
Mash-Up Pattern Kicks
Puma Suede 'Angler' Shoes are a Mix Up of Styles
These Puma Suede “Angler” shoes are sure to attract attention for those who dare to wear them. With the black toe, laces and upper, leopard pattern on the side, the Puma lines, a checked pattern on the… [More]
4th of July Footwear - Adidas Micropacers Celebrate '60 Years of Soles and Stripes'
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 6,186 Clicks Pub: Jul 2, 09
4th of July Footwear
Adidas Micropacers Celebrate '60 Years of Soles and Stripes'
Adidas is celebrating their birthday--and America’s birthday--with their ‘60 Years of Soles and Stripes’ Micropacer shoes. The Micropacers by Adidas do feature the red, white and blue, but with a healthy… [More]