This shoe does not exist

Originally published at: This shoe does not exist | Boing Boing


No I don’t need a toe.

Yes, I do want the sole to be as impractical as possible!


Ceci n’est pas une chaussure


“I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had an AI-generated pair.”


I think mine is in a worse state


Hello, is that the police? I think someone’s been murdered.


You must live east of me and get up about 2 hours earlier than I do. You have good taste in art tho.


I don’t think these will fit me. Or any human.


TBH most of them are pretty ‘meh’.

And it seems the AI was not so much trained as trainered.

But this one was surely designed specifically for all those severed feet that keep washing up - no need for space for any attachment to a leg, and likely to be buoyant and highly visible in the water.

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There are some interesting ones, about 1 in 10 is probably marketable, especially when the patterns make for an interesting urban camo look.

But too many of them have drippy artifacts, where the uppers and the soles bleed into each other; or there’s notable wobble in the logo – the New Balance “N” seems particularly vulnerable to getting mashed badly.

Porn for “sneaker freakers.”

I have a few on my friend’s list on Fet. I’ll pass along the link so they can enjoy the weird shoes too!

it’s either a candle or just a scandal

If there isn’t already an AI-driven foot generator out there to match this, then the internet is asleep at the wheel.

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Ceci n’est pas une chaussure.

Not all computers can be late-1960s Kurt Russell.



The site is down for me so I can’t see it in action. But based on the examples posted in this thread it seems that more than a few appear so off as to appear physically impossible. Never saw anything like that with the AI face generators. I wonder if the face generators were just better trained or if it is a case of garbage in garbage out. In the sense that the face generators were trained with data that were the product of the physical constraints of billions of years of natural evolution versus this AI being trained by the products of humans hands that were governed by random fashion fads.

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