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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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    paradiddle , November 13, 2009 2:09 PM
    Those shoes are sooooooooooo slow... don't buy them. Wait for the Pentium 2 at least, it will make you run twice as fast. Don't forget about the Quad Core version for your 4-legged furry friends. Also, don't expect any amount of memory to actually improve your memory, it doesn't work like that. You have to shove an SD card up your A$$ for that to help.
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    rbarone69 , November 13, 2009 1:46 PM
    Wonder if they can make a PII bra.
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    JMcEntegart , November 13, 2009 1:52 PM
    rbarone69Wonder if they can make a PII bra.


    A girl can dream.
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    rbarone69 , November 13, 2009 1:46 PM
    Wonder if they can make a PII bra.
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    LATTEH , November 13, 2009 1:47 PM
    they look pretty cool!
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    JMcEntegart , November 13, 2009 1:52 PM
    rbarone69Wonder if they can make a PII bra.


    A girl can dream.
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    Parrdacc , November 13, 2009 1:52 PM
    rbarone69Wonder if they can make a PII bra.


    Now that I think would be uncomfortable.
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    pug_s , November 13, 2009 1:54 PM
    Nike? Isn't that against Nike's trademark?
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    Parrdacc , November 13, 2009 1:57 PM
    pug_sNike? Isn't that against Nike's trademark?



    Ssshhhh! Somebody might try and sue.
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    wood1291 , November 13, 2009 1:58 PM
    I smell lawsuit...... or is that the shoes
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    jenesuispasbavard , November 13, 2009 2:04 PM
    What's Crisis?
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    jodpel , November 13, 2009 2:07 PM
    I'm not a lawyer, but I think this falls under fair use like satire and such. That is very cool. I bet Nike could sell quite a few pairs of real sneakers that had a print design like that on them.
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    nforce4max , November 13, 2009 2:08 PM
    I still my old socket 7 cpu collection with a few rare oddities.
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    christop , November 13, 2009 2:08 PM
    very cool art..
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    paradiddle , November 13, 2009 2:09 PM
    Those shoes are sooooooooooo slow... don't buy them. Wait for the Pentium 2 at least, it will make you run twice as fast. Don't forget about the Quad Core version for your 4-legged furry friends. Also, don't expect any amount of memory to actually improve your memory, it doesn't work like that. You have to shove an SD card up your A$$ for that to help.
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    christop , November 13, 2009 2:10 PM
    usb cable shoe strings would have been cool to add to it..
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    rbarone69 , November 13, 2009 2:13 PM
    paradiddleThose shoes are sooooooooooo slow... don't buy them. Wait for the Pentium 2 at least, it will make you run twice as fast. Don't forget about the Quad Core version for your 4-legged furry friends. Also, don't expect any amount of memory to actually improve your memory, it doesn't work like that. You have to shove an SD card up your A$$ for that to help.


    Upgrades include: SSD 'wife beater' shirt, circiut board prophylactic device, turbo button bra tips...

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    gwolfman , November 13, 2009 2:16 PM
    Do the shoes overclock!?!
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    papasmurf , November 13, 2009 2:24 PM
    bah a pentium 1 would never play crysis these are useless, the pII bra might play some warcraft II though and imagine the fun input methods you could work into that
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    cappster , November 13, 2009 2:31 PM
    I'll wait for the 45nm version to come out.
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    sslazio77 , November 13, 2009 2:50 PM
    First ever dual core pentium 1, 1 core under each heel.
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    Toddosan , November 13, 2009 2:55 PM
    I would rather have the Pentium Pro version.
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    megamanx00 , November 13, 2009 3:01 PM
    Hah, funny. Now if only they would light up.
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