Footwear Beyond Fashion

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: May 22, 2008   Updated: May 4 2011
This Super Gallery showcases shoes that are more than just fashions statements. While some may still look stylish, each has a purpose beyond protecting the foot and looking chic. Some have high tech functionality, others are socially conscious and some are even used to spread messages. The cluster finishes off with special shoes intended to enhance health and athletic ability.

Implications - Shoes are an important part of life in Western society and often times people have more than five pairs in their closets. If you are thinking about getting a new pair of kicks, this list could hold the perfect inspiration showcasing everything from wi-fi sneakers to shoes made out of recycled cans. Stats for Top 42 Functional Shoes Trending: Older & Average
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