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How to Incorporate Fur Into Custom Shoe Design

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We asked a New York Times featured artist how she incorporates fur into her custom shoe designs.
The 6 Worst Parts of Starting Out as a Shoe Artist

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Each day is a battle as a custom shoe artist.

Dragon Ball Z Adidas Shoe Release 2018

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Summary: Adidas Dragon Ball Z Shoe Collection looked so good we had to write a post about it. 

shoe collection DBZ

image credit s2DoubleU 

Leather Care Supply is on the scene, covering it live! 


How This Story Developed 

We caught wind of this developing incident on Reddit. 

r/Sneakers of all places...

Goku Reddit

The original Reddit post led our Journalistic Integrity Team search further, finding the unboxing video by s2DoubleU. According to his Instagram he is an "average guy reviewing sneakers on YouTube." 

The video was put out to the public on October 2nd, 2018 

The world hasn't been the same since. We want these shoes!!! 

A Pair of Shoes Rarer than Sensu Beans 

All Sneaks

In the nostalgic arms race between Star Wars, Rick&Morty, Spongebob memes, WoW fedora tippers, and people-who-still-like-Batman, few can argue the staying power and longevity of Dragon Ball Z. 

((Personally, we're a fan of Pokemon)). But that did not stop us from enjoying these shoes!!

Freiza Goku

The beloved Dragon Ball Z franchise recently partnered with shoe magnate Adidas to bring the nostalgic adults with discretionary income a way to monopolize the shoe market once again. We think Japanese fan-boys will gobble these shoes up when they hit the open market between September to December 2018. 

The fist pair, Goku vs. Frieza was already unveiled at exclusive retailers on September 29th 2018. 

6 shoes dbz collection

image credit Adidas

The 6 character based shoes are:

1. Goku  -  ZX 500 RM

2. Freiza  -  Yung 1

3. Gohan  -  Deerupt

4. Cell  -  Prophere

5. Vegeta  -  Ultra Tech

6. Majin Buu  -  Kamanda 


    goku front

    goku shoes back

    image credit s2DoubleU 

    ZX 500 RM: SON GOKU


    freiza purple

    image credit s2DoubleU 



    Gohan Deerupt

    Gohan Derupt

    image credit The Sneaker Chop

    Deerupt : Gohan 

    Cell Sneaker


    image credit SneakerFiles

    Cell  -  Prophere 



    Vegeta  -  Ultra Tech 

    Majin Buu 

    majin boo

    Majin Buu - part Snorlax, part cotton candy

    Majin Buu  -  Kamanda 


    image credit: WearTesters

    "The sweetest kicks we've ever seen" -LCS

    The best part of Dragonball Z Adidas sneakers is that the pictures on the side of the boxes stack together to produce a Pokemon-like "Collect-em-All" type feel. 

    dbz collection

    All 6 shoes' boxes stack on top of one another to complete the dragon. Imagine having this phat stack of shoe boxes or full 6-pair shoe collection in your garage. What would you do with them? 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔

    Release dates & Style Codes

    All the Google search information is listed for brokers interested in making a bid for their clients over the phone - with a cool nod - at an auction.  

    • Adidas ‘Goku’ Style code:B42203 Release date: August 2018
    • Adidas Yung 1 ‘Freiza’ Style code:D97048:August 2018
    • Adidas Deerupt ‘Gohan’ Style code:D97052 Release date: September 2018
    • Adidas Prophere ‘Cell’ Style code:D97053 Release date: September 2018
    • Adidas Ultra Tech ‘Vegeta’ Style code:D97054 Release date: November 2018
    • Adidas Kamanda ‘Majin Buu’ Style code:D97055 Release date: November 2018


    All rights to Dragon Ball Z are reserved by Akira Toriyama , Toei Animation and fun animation. 

    Shoes are property of Adidas. 

    Most of the visual content on this page is property of s2DoubleU - including this one ---> 


    Subscribe to their YouTube channel here. We love them!  s2DoubleU_shoes.png

    Be sure to check out the Goku shoes (ZX 500 RM: SON GOKU) unbundling video here!

    Learn More? 

    Read up on ways to create your own custom shoes online using Nike, Adidas, Vans and New Balance's online shoe customization tools. 

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    The Vacuum Cleaner Meets The Shoe

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    Someone woke up one day and had a brilliant idea: "Let's put a vacuum cleaner on the bottom of shoes, so you can clean as you step!"
    This year, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that idea became a reality. Each year the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) provides consumers with the latest gadgets and gear. An open platform that encourages innovation, the event brings together the best and brightest in the technological community.
    However, not all ideas that come out of CES are meant to be a success.


    Enter Vacuum Cleaner Shoes

    The shoes are a concept that was taken to full-completion by Denso, a Japan-based global auto parts supplier. Every year the company holds an employee competition for new inventions and ideas. Yearly, 12 finalists are chosen, with winners exhibiting at CES. This year the winning design was a pair of Elvis-inspired platform shoes that function as a mini-vacuum cleaner.


    For When You Need To Walk and Clean

    The shoes are meant to gather dust and other small crumbs as you walk. When your heel hits the ground, a lever turns a gear built into platform that generates electricity and starts the vacuum. The vacuum can then pick up small particles through the front of the shoe. Viralkick calls this prototype - which is not yet going into production - a “shoe-ver.” Their purpose is supposed to be dual function, allowing the individual to walk and vacuum at the same time.

    However, arent you already walking when using a manual vacuum cleaner?

    Its impracticability lies in the fact that the dirt resides in a small dust box no larger than a Tic Tac mint box. It’s not very good for larger cleanup jobs accordingly. USA Today reporter Jennifer Jolly comments that the “shoe-ver” is unlikely to replace her robot vacuum anytime soon. found that “the concept sounds cool, but the shoes are impractical. They're very heavy and not the slightest bit attractive. Since you have to keep pumping your heel up and down to turn on the vacuum, you won’t be able to pick up as much dirt as you walk. Instead you’ll need to repeatedly step in one place and deliberately aim at the debris.

    For more technology trends in footwear keep reading the Leather Care Supply blog.