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Artist Creates Pentium 1.0 Shoes From Old Chips

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But can they play Crisis?*

I wouldn't classify myself as a 'fashionista' but even I know that old school Nike sneakers have been back in style for a while now. They're not exactly like they were back in the day; they're a little bit newer and a little bit more modern, but that's what happens when you take a classic shoe and try to put a modern spin on it. Either that, or you end up with a shoe named the Blazer Pentium 1.0 and made it out of circuit boards.

The incredibly talented Gabriel Dishaw's most recent sculpture doubles as the perfect pair of shoes for any hardcore geek. That is, any hardcore geek with size 9.5 feet, the ability to actually walk around in shoes that weigh 15 pounds and the willingness to endure the pain that would inevitably come from wearing circuit boards on your tootsies.

Check out the pics below and hit up Gabriel's website for more images of this faboo piece of junk art.

*Figured I'd get that out of they way.

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    wifiwolf , 13 November 2009 23:24
    That's really cool art! Not thinking of using it though.
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    delayedreaction , 14 November 2009 02:46
    Where do people come up with this stuff?
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    AW-Levi , 14 November 2009 19:21
    Very interesting. Unique design. :) 
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    wild9 , 15 November 2009 00:34
    Imagine explaining that at the airport's metal detector..
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    wifiwolf , 15 November 2009 06:50
    Maybe you can run faster with a dedicated processor.
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    devilxc , 16 November 2009 18:12
    I wonder if it is a metaphor for the modern times where practically everything has a microchip in?

    Alternatively it might be just some shoes made out of circuit boards...
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    Anonymous , 16 November 2009 22:26
    How fast do they run? :-)
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    core i7 ownage , 21 November 2009 16:36
    AnonymousHow fast do they run? :-)

    3.0GHZ, I think. But it depends on which type of that processor.