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Monika Říhová: You don’t have a second chance

Monika lives in Olomouc, but she spends a lot of time travelling between Prague and Zlín. She first got into upcycling three years ago, when she used to go dumpster diving at Zlín’s factories with her friend. Currently, she’s studying her final year of shoe design at the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín. How would you describe your style? It’s hard to say, but I enjoy working with clean, geometrical lines. I also like unconventional materials and new cuts. I try to realize my ideas both in streetwear as

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Space Hippie and Nike’s road to #sustainability

Previously, we've talked about how adidas is proactively challenging the climate crisis situation and trying to lower their own ecological footprint. This time, we'll take a look at what Nike is doing to support the idea of sustainability and responsibility towards Mother Earth. We'll talk about the freshly released Nike Space Hippie and about the Move to Zero project, which is supposed to lead Nike to produce sneakers without an ecological footprint. You'll also find out how you relate to Nike's sustainab

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An ode to experimentation – this season’s best football kits

The times when football kits were just a club’s colors and the main sponsor’s logo are long gone. For a lot of teams, they’re mainly an expression of confidence and identity. Which is why each year, we look forward to what our favorite clubs come up with. The 20/21 season is full of unconventional designs and motives that would be very hard to find ten years ago. These are the best kits of this season. REAL MADRID – THIRD KIT Since patterns are featured heavily in this list of kits, this was the

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The legendary Nike Air Max 90

In order for a pair of shoes to become a cultural symbol worn by all kinds of people, and also set the pace for the development of sneaker technology in the following decades, they have to be really good sneakers. The Nike Air Max 90 is globally recognized, even by people that aren’t complete sneakerheads. This year, the Air Max 90’s are celebrating their 30th birthday, so here’s a short recap of the silhouette’s journey to the top. The story of Nike’s Air Max sneakers begins in 1987, when the transpare

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5 best halloween sneakers

In the current situation, celebrating Halloween isn’t such a good idea. Given the preventive measures that are active right now, instead of partying in costumes, you should stick to carving out pumpkins and watching scary movies at home. Nevertheless, this popular Anglo-Saxon folk holiday is a great source of  inspiration for sneaker designs. Check out the following five sneakers that are a perfect fit for Halloween. #5 Maison Margiela Fusion sneakers The Frankenstien’s-monster-looking Fusion sneaker

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Veja – from zero cost marketing to sustainability and popularity

You won’t find out about Veja’s quality and sustainability from an advertisement - the French brand relies on zero cost marketing, focusing on investing into reality instead. What does zero cost marketing mean, and how did the brand become an ecological inspiration for their competition? We welcome Veja, a new arrival at Footshop. Terms like sustainability and ecology are an integral part of Veja’s identity, as showcased by several innovative ideas the company is based on. The fact that this might be th

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Vans a MoMA collaborative celebration of art

Although the current situation all but separated us from culture, it doesn’t mean anything final. You can experience it with every step, thanks to the new collaboration between California brand Vans and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, aka MoMA. Every day, you can retrace the steps of Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet or Jackson Pollock. Vans and The Museum of Modern Art may be on the opposite sides of the US, but they have one thing in common - a passion for culture, creativity and individuality. For this re

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Get on the ice rink with the Karhu Ice Hockey Pack

The words ‘hockey’ and ‘Finland’ go hand in hand. The same goes for Finnish brand Karhu, which, before fully focusing on sneakers, was known as a manufacturer of hockey accessories. Now, they’re paying homage to the traditional sport with the Karhu Ice Hockey Pack collection. For the occasion, Karhu prepared five redesigned archive models. Two of them are based on the Aria 95 silhouette, followed by the Fusion 2.0, Legacy 96 and the Synchron Classic. It’s worth mentioning that the Ice Hockey Pack will b

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The immortal Dr. Martens 1460

Dr. Martens is a brand tailored for anyone with their own unique style, but with a unanimous spirit. Thanks to the simple silhouettes, the owners of Dr. Martens shoes can make them a part of their own individual and distinct style. On the practical side, the shoes are ideal for the ruthless world of concerts, festivals and street fashion, thanks to their famous durability and comfort. Those are the Dr. Martens shoes we know now, but it wasn’t always like that. Originally, they were modest work shoes tha

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Celebrate 30 years of a healthy mind with the Asics Gel-Lyte III OG colorway

Sound mind in a sound body. Especially in a body wearing the legendary Asics Gel-Lyte III silhouette. Loosely translated, this is the abbreviation behind the Japanese brand’s name - and it matches the silhouette too. It’s one of the reasons why, even after 30 years, the silhouette remains highly popular, and Asics is celebrating this anniversary with the release of an OG colorway. The creation of the Gel-Lyte III was a difficult process,  with lots of testing and studies being conducted, as well as

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David Nikolov: I make art that you can wear

Valery, founded by David Nikolov when he was just 17, is a Czech streetwear brand built on upcycling. David studies design and fashion in Prostějov, where he, in his own words, ended up completely by accident. Sustainability and upcycling are an integral part of his work, which makes Valery a perfect fit for the Footshop Upcycling Project. David wants to create a smaller collection from the provided products - so far, we were able to witness two of his collections, one at Fashion Designer Show Brno 202

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Discover the Puma Cali and Deva with Andy Coconut

For the Autumn, Andy Coconut put on a pair of Puma sneakers - the Cali Sport Top and the Deva Boot. Whether you like the casual Cali or the stylish Deva more, you won’t be cold in either of them. Which silhouette will you choose? PUMA CALI SPORT TOP Cali is an originally casual silhouette inspired by California in the 80’s, which is where the name comes from. The sneakers underwent changes mainly in the shape of the rubber sole, but the original style remains the same. The heightened Cali Sport Top i

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