Supernatural’s Genevieve Padalecki on Stepping Back Into Ruby’s ‘Badass’ Shoes, Reuniting With Sam and Dean

How’s this for awkward? The demon who manipulated Sam into drinking demon blood on Supernatural may hold the key to solving the Winchesters’ problems. On Monday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), Genevieve Padalecki reprises her role as Ruby, when the “search for the one thing that may give the Winchesters an edge against God leads Sam […]

Self-repairing shoes may be a reality thanks to 3D-printed rubber

Shoes will invariably wear out with enough use, but scientists might have found a way to delay the shopping trip for their replacements. A USC team has created a self-healing 3D-printed rubber that could be ideal for footwear, tires and even soft robotics. The effort involves 3D printing the material with photopolymerization (solidifying a resin […]

‘Sophisticated & high-quality!’ Fashion ‘influencers’ pranked into paying $600 for $20 shoes

It’s all about presentation, a Kansas-based discount footwear chain has proved, by tricking a crowd of self-styled fashion experts into purchasing one-of-a-kind, exclusive shoes designed by a non-existent luxury brand Palessi. The gullible trend-setters had no idea that they were being tricked into buying $ 20 or $ 40 Payless shoes for as much as […]

A Former World Cup Athlete Makes a Play for Sustainable Shoes

Whether Tim Brown is on the field playing soccer or in the boardroom presenting ideas, his approach to success has always been straightforward: Have fun and work as a team. Brown is the co-founder of Allbirds, a San Francisco–based startup that manufactures sustainable footwear made out wool, eucalyptus fiber and sugar cane. From his early […]

Online luxury startup M.Gemi only makes limited quantities of all its shoes, and its cult-favorite suede flat is sure to sell out again this fall

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. M.Gemi The hallmarks of traditional luxury — prohibitive prices, intimidating shopping experience, and infrequent product launches — are flipped on their head by M.Gemi, a popular online company […]

We tried stick on foot pads that claim to replace shoes — here’s how they measured up in the streets and on the beach

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