Sunday, May 29, 2016

Botinero restaurant and football boot museum, Milan

The Botinero restaurant in Milan is owned by Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso and the Argentine restaurant is known for its fabulous pasta but it also has a football boot museum. Diners can not only enjoy a superb meal but feast their eyes on an extensive array of celebrity footwear from Lionel Messi, Raul, Karim Benzema, Xavi Hernandez, Gabriel Batistuta, Andrea Pirlo, Ronaldinho, Juan Mata, Roberto Baggio , Fernando Torres, Zinedine Zidane and more. The Botinero restaurant and football boot museum is a popular spot for all football congnicenti, including Diego Simeone, Emilio Butragueno and Riccardo Ferri.

Crosskix Footwear

Crosskix have produced a shoe with a difference. Crosskix shoes are made with Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) in separate components to make them more flexible, resulting in a fit and wear comparable to fabric-made sneakers. Crosskix shoes only weigh 7.5 oz, making them very lightweight and comfortable for multiple uses including leisure, exercise as well as work.

According to the manufacturer Crosskix shoes absorb impact when running, jumping or during high-impact type workouts. They are especially comfortable when worn for long periods of walking or standing and even in and out of the water. Crosskix shoes have special air and water drain holes, keeping feet cool and dry and allowing water to enter the shoes and drain easily without having to take them off. This makes Crosskix the ideal shoes for walking on the beach, at the pool or washing the car. The shoes are made of soft composite foam that is 100% recyclable.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Redneck Boot Sandals

Redneck Boot Sandals are traditional cowboy boots carved and redesigned like a sandal with a toe post and straps.

The boots started as a joke when former deputy sheriff, Scotty Franklin, decided to marry cowboy boots with flip flops in 2012. Using his pocketknife, he carved his first pair of boot sandals on a pair of old boots. Walking around Springfield, Mo he not only met with admiring glances but people offered to buy his boots. So he decided to go into business, working in his garage and using only “basic tools”. At first Franklin worked on a design process taking commissions. Soon the business was so successful he was able to buy a leather sewing machine and other professional tools. He continues to do most of the initial cutting at home and outsources jobs to two local cobblers.

Since the beginning of this year he has fulfilled 1,000 orders and employs a total of eight staff. Orders are placed through the brand’s website and customers ship their own boots for the remanufacturing services, which cost $75, plus $25 for shipping and handling in the continental U.S. To date Texas is where demand for the cowboy-boot-sandals is highest but orders for the novelty Americana footwear come from all over the world. The Redneck Boot Company supports a local charity and donates to Isabel’s House , in Springfield, for child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Students design prosthetic foot for high heels

Students design prosthetic foot for high heels: After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels? Students have developed an early version of a potential solution.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Andy Murray's wedding ring

Andy Murray likes to keep his wedding ring close to him during competition tennis. Unfortunately, due to the way he grips the racket he cannot wear it on his finger for fear of interrupting his shot, so he cleverly attaches it to his Adidas trainer.

I think he needs a stash pocket. Come on addidas !

Shoeless children learn better

According to recent academic research from Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University, schoolchildren who attend lessons wearing no shoes are more likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them. The study is based on observing and studying tens of thousands of children in over 100 schools in around 25 countries over the last ten years. Researchers found 'shoeless' children tend to arrive at school earlier, leave later and read more. After observing tens of thousands of children who leave their shoes outside the classroom they found pupils are more engaged in their lessons, which in turn leads to better academic attainment. For decades, children in northern Europe have learned with their shoes off because they are left at the school door arrival due to snow, ice or slush. Previous studies in Scandinavia have shown children learn better when they are relaxed. Their experience suggests children with no shoes in the classroom improves their learning capabilities because it makes them 'feel at home' and more relaxed when learning. Wearing no shoes also means the cleaning bill decreased by 27 per cent and schools need to spend less money on furniture because they do not need to buy a chair and a table for every child as they can sit on the floor.


Researchers found theft of shoes left outside the classroom was not a significant problem.

See through shoe