We’ve seen many amazing cosplays that make it hard for us to distinguish whether they’re real or just someone wearing costumes and fashion accessories to masterfully copy a specific character or a person. Originally coined in Japan in 1984, this already wildly-known performance art has captured millions of hearts and created a vivid subculture all around the world. Continue reading »
Why wear two boots when you can wear four? Fashion designer Shayne Oliver is pushing a new footwear idea: double-faced Western boots, with pointy toes on both the front and back. Can you walk backward easier? Can you walk forward easier? I don’t know… Continue reading »
The US Army’s experimental “barefoot boot” was designed to leave the imprint of native feet by Special Forces patrol members. Continue reading »
If these tan leather boots look familiar, that’s because the designer behind them – Althea Fyfe – designed them with the style of Luke Skywalker in mind. Duck boot in style, the boots are designed to be a desert boot rather than a winter boot and feature a canvas, leather and rope composition. Continue reading »
Photographers Alex Troesch and Aline Paley first saw the long, pointy Mexican boots on a video through Facebook. Inspired by the video they saw, the Brooklyn-based duo, who have known each other three years, traveled to Matehuala, Mexico in late January to see the boots with their own eyes.
In northern Mexico, the pointy boots trend is more about flash than fashion. “They’re worn by people who want to impress other people,” Troesch says. In fact, one boot maker they met had transformed a regular pair of shoes into pointy boots for a client who wanted to impress the jury of a dance contest. That’s how the fervor started—but not everyone is a fan. Continue reading »