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…RYZ wants to customize your kicks?

RYZ

RYZ is trying to be the Threadless of the shoe world, and looks to be doing a pretty good job at it so far.

Like the other user generated content companies, you can design a shoe, vote on shoe designs buy the winners, and discuss shoes with other shoe lovers in the community.

Right now it’s still in beta, so there aren’t a lot of shoes in the store just yet, but what’s there shows promise, and it’s definitely got a nice little vibe going. Plus, rocking custom kicks is sure to score you some instant street cred, so pick up a pair and support the artists.

[RYZ]

…Lamborghini should make a pair of heels?

Lamborghini Heels

Unfortunately they’re just a concept, because these Lamborghini Superleggera heels are seriously hot.

Featuring the nose of the car for the toes, including working grill vents, the tail of the car for the heel, the Superleggera stripe down the sides, a side scoop around back and a carbon fiber heel, they’ve got all the right design cues in all the right places without being too gaudy or over done.

Well done Tim Cooper; Well done.

[Via: CGTalk Via: Jalopnik]

…Aaron Rose makes some inspiring kicks?

Aaron Rose Shoes

Aaron Rose and DC Shoes have teamed up to create the Rose Mid as part of DC’s Artist Projects.

The shoe, which is available in either a black or wheat colorway, features an interior lined with plaid fabric and custom designed gum soles, with a repeating teardrop pattern that has a single clear teardrop to expose the cork interior.

The shoes come in a custom designed shoe bag, along with a mini ‘zine of Rose’s work, and a Rose designed box.

It’s all designed to pay tribute to the mod, punk and Goth styles that inspired Aaron as a kid, and made him what he is today.

It’s a testament to all the collaborations I’ve had throughout the years that have brought me to this position where someone like DC would come and ask me to make a shoe.”

[DC Shoes – Aaron Rose]

[Via: Juxtapoz]

…Lakai wants it My Way?

Lakai My Way

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Lakai shoe designer?

Then show them what you’ve got with the Lakai My Way Colorway Contest.

Entry is easy: On the Lakai site, simply grab a Telford or a Manchester Select design template, and then color them in any way you like. Then, send in your colorway to the Lakai team, and if they like your style, it’ll be turned into a shoe for the Fall ’09 catalog.

[Lakai Limited Footwear]

[Via: Format]

…Nike’s Mercurial Vapor SLs are amazing?

Nike Mercurial Vapor SL

Though I couldn’t find much in the way of official information, it doesn’t take a press release to know that these shoes are special.

Called the Nike Mercurial Vapor SL, they are made of nearly 100% carbon fiber, and weigh just 6.7 ounces.

It took Nike three years to design and produce the shoe, and features include an outsole plate made from seven layers of carbon composite material interwoven with TPU and polyurethane, a molded carbon fiber upper, and an internal carbon fiber chassis for “instant acceleration”.

Plus, if Cristiano Ronaldo approves them, then who are you to say otherwise?

[Nike Mercurial Vapor SL]

[Via: Uncrate]