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LAST CHANCE: Win a Pair of 3-in-1 Vegan Boots by Bhava (Worth $299!)

If you’ve just spent hours oohing and ahhing over Bhava’s 3-in-1 “Editor” boot but don’t have two dimes to rub together, you’re in luck. We’re…

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Bhava's Vegan Convertible Boot is Three Shoes in One

TRANSFORMER BOOTS “The two-piece boot concept has been around for a while, but I hadn’t seen it executed in a way that I would actually wear,” Pineda told Ecouterre.…

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Made of Regenerated Leather, Dooq Sandals Are Endlessly Customizable

For the lady who changes her mind on a dime, there’s Dooq, a line of “fully transformable” sandals you can customize in virtually unlimited ways. Almost everyone tires…

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Mohop's Interchangeable Eco-Shoes Are Made by Artisans, Robots

Here at Ecouterre we love these Mohop sandals, crafted from sustainably harvested cherry wood made locally in Pennsylvania. Regular readers may remember Mohop from the Ecouterre feature…

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10 Wearable Habitats to Shelter You From the Apocalypse

SHELTER ME In 2009, a trio of Philadelphia student designers showed off the perfect apparel for our uncertain times. Asked to fabricate solutions for a hypothetical post-disaster…

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"Walking Shelter" is a Full-Size Tent You Can Store in a Pair of Sneakers

Talk about packing light. “Walking Shelter” is a one-person shelter that tucks away into a pair of sneakers. The brainchild of Sibling, a design collective based in…

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Tanya Heath's Convertible Shoes Transform From Heels to Flats in No Time

UP A NOTCH Available in an array of colors and styles, Heath’s convertible shoes can be paired with an assortment of heels, from a chunky two-inch platform (for hopping on the…

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Marco Scuderi Upcycles Rubber Boots Into "Footbags"

Tired of your old rubber rain boots? Make like Italian designer Marco Scuderi and repurpose it into a “Footbag.” His sturdy tote keeps more than ankles high and dry. You…

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Nael Coce’s Eco-Friendly Stiletto Heel Hides a Built-in Ballet Flat

It goes without saying; killer heels are murder on your feet. Sure, you could switch to flats, but what would be the fun in that? Sheena Young, founder of Nael Coce, hit upon an…

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"Ulterior Survival Bag" Turns Into Pair of Boots for Detroit's Homeless

Mike Forbes’s “Ulterior Survival Bag” is more than your average carryall. Designed for Detroit’s homeless population, the bag transforms into a pair of boots…

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Day2Night Shoes Feature Interchangeable Heels for Every Occasion

As the wise (if fictional) Miranda Hobbes once noted after moving to Brooklyn and braving a very long commute, “You can take me out of Manhattan but you can’t take me out of…

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Timberland Debuts Foldable Hiking Shoe Made From Recycled Materials

Timberland has created a hiking shoe so lightweight and flexible, you can zip it into itself for space-saving storage. Easier on the eye (and foot) than Crocs or flip-flops, the…

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"Ze o Ze" Modular Shoes Let You Swap Components for Different Looks

We’ve seen a number of modular shoe designs pop up over the past couple of years, but none are quite as polished as the “Ze o Ze” by Israeli industrial designer…

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4-in-1 Sneaker by Nat-2 Offers Endless Built-in Options

You have a dress you can wear 100 ways to Sunday, so shouldn’t your footwear be just as versatile? The 4-in-1 Stack Shoe, which received a 2010 Red Dot Award for product design,…

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Melissa Shoes Partners With Architect Gaetano Pesce to Create DIY Bootie

It’s time to think in circles with Italian architect-artist-designer Gaetano Pesce, whose first foray into footwear echoes his trademark modular designs. Working with eco-friendly…

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Creative Recreation’s 3-in-1 Boot Goes From Bootie to Over-the-Knee

From short to tall, tall to Redwood proportions, Creative Recreation’s new three-in-one boot design is customizable eco-chic. Available later this month, the Moretina Hi fetches a…

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"Augmented Reality" Sneakers by Adidas Unlock 3-D Virtual World

For the shoemakers at Adidas, plain ol’ reality is a snooze-inducing yawnfest. Its Augmented Reality Shoe Game Pack, a collection of five “experiential” men’s…

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