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Top 42 Functional Shoes

Footwear Beyond Fashion

— May 22, 2008 — Fashion
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.
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Electric Powered Skates
Electric Powered Skates
iSkate For Alternative Commuters
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Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
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Eco Shoes Dryer
Eco Shoes Dryer
Battery-Powered Sweat Eliminator
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Vegan Shoes
Vegan Shoes
Natalie Portman Designs For Te Casan
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Video Game Footwear
Video Game Footwear
Nintendo Right in your Sneakers
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Eco Friendly Golf Shoes
Eco Friendly Golf Shoes
Enviro Brings Green to the Green
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Virtual Shoe Fitting
Virtual Shoe Fitting
Adidas Lets You Test Shoes Without Trying Them On
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Computer-Manipulated Sneakers
Computer-Manipulated Sneakers
The Verb for Shoes
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Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Zune Reebok Answer XI
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Transformer Shoe
Transformer Shoe
More than Meets the Foot?
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Flashy Fitness Footwear
Flashy Fitness Footwear
Step Counter Shoes
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Write Love Notes in The Sand With Print Beach Shoes By Paolo Ulian
Write Love Notes in The Sand With Print Beach Shoes By Paolo Ulian
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Satellite Monitoring in Your Footwear
Satellite Monitoring in Your Footwear
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Sensitive Shoes
Sensitive Shoes
Reflexology Technology Eases The Pain of High Heals
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Social Conscience Footwear
Social Conscience Footwear
Business Inspired by Argentine Alpargata
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Wi-Fi Sneakers
Wi-Fi Sneakers
A Step in the Right Direction
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Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Handmade Shoes by Hetty Rose
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Organic Sneakers in Amsterdam
Organic Sneakers in Amsterdam
Veja Collection By Christine Phung
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Shoe Vending
Shoe Vending
Onitsuka Tiger's Sneaker Vending Machine
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Vacuum Shoes
Vacuum Shoes
Clean as You Walk
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Statement Footwear
Statement Footwear
Jesus Loves You Sandals
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Aphrodite Platform Pumps
Aphrodite Platform Pumps
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Celebrity Endorsed Olympic Branding
Celebrity Endorsed Olympic Branding
Nike Hyperdunk-Kobe PE
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These Shoes Were Made for Weight Loss
These Shoes Were Made for Weight Loss
Swiss MBT Shoes
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Customizable Hi-Tech Soccer Shoes
Customizable Hi-Tech Soccer Shoes
Adidas F50 TUNiT
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Drinking Shoes
Drinking Shoes
Walk With Your Vodka
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Gold Footwear On The Green
Gold Footwear On The Green
Puma Golf Shoes
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Shoe Made of Garbage
Shoe Made of Garbage
Nike Trash Talk
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Recycled Shoes
Recycled Shoes
Yellow Port Shoes Made From Recycled Tires and Trucking Canvas
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Barefoot Simulators
Barefoot Simulators
Vibram's Fivefingers Shoes Keep Climbers on Their Toes
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Transformer Shoes
Transformer Shoes
Adjustable Camileon Heel
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Designer Skates
Designer Skates
Emporio Armani Skorpion Quadline Roller-Skates
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Eco Friendly Shoes
Eco Friendly Shoes
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Yoga Thongs
Yoga Thongs
Swamisz Footwear
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Luxury Soccer Shoes
Luxury Soccer Shoes
New Football Boot by Hummel
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Light of The Party
Light of The Party
Soul Fusion Glow Shoes
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Organic Shoes by Veja
Organic Shoes by Veja
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Stiletto Defense
Stiletto Defense
High Heel Shoes With Built in Stun Gun
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Spring-Soled Bouncing Shoes
Spring-Soled Bouncing Shoes
Kangoo Jumps
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Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Tear Your Feet to Shreds?
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Glowing Heels
Glowing Heels
LED Alina Shoes
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High-Heeled Shoes with GPS for Prostitutes
High-Heeled Shoes with GPS for Prostitutes
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