To create its latest sneakers, Chrome Industries dusted off old Slovakian rubber forging machines used to make military boots. The result: a durable, single-piece sole designed to never separate from its canvas upper.
iDesk’s backpack is so thin and light it’s basically a laptop sleeve that grew shoulder straps. It fits 10″ to 15″ laptops, has three total compartments and is water-resistant. Unfortunately its straps are not adjustable.
Clothes made of glass-coated fabric. If someone takes a picture of you with a flash when you’re wearing any of these, the glass will reflect the flash back at the camera, obscuring your face in the process. If only they worked without a flash.
A practical accessory for motorcycle riders. It’s a patch of leather with an elastic strap that covers the toe of your shoe, saving it from being scuffed by a motorcycle’s gear shifter. At $8, it’s way more disposable than your shoes.
Taking inspiration from its 1970’s variant, Converse has dressed up the classic Chuck Taylor with creamy egret leather, and laced them up with rawhide. You probably won’t be shooting any hoops with these ones on though.
Nike’s newest military boot is water-repellent, yet still breathable and has Kevlar reinforcement on its upper and footbed. It also comes with a removable bootie made of memory foam and insulation that can be worn on its own.
Laundry bags to help the clueless dormer: one for whites, one for darks and one to give to mom. The first two are printed with washing machine instructions, while the third one has tips for thanking mom plus contingency plans.