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Xmas stocking special: Barefoot shoes

Last summer might seem like a distant memory, but take a moment to remember the pleasures barefoot walking – a pursuit made considerably easier in some environments by Nakefit – easily-removable stickers that are waterproof and protect against slipping, cuts…and hot sand. Barefoot running Barefoot runners land on the middle or front of their foot. Running in padded shoes alters this…

Free urban public transport is spreading

The French channel port of Dunkirk has recently introduced free public transport for all, and in so doing joins an increasing number of cities seeking to reduce car dependency and tackle deadly air pollution. With its metropolitan population of 200,000, Dunkirk becomes the largest city in Europe to offer free public transport via its fleet of hop-on-hop-off buses. There is…

However you travel, this phone case has you covered

It doesn’t matter how you travel, your iPhone is at risk of suffering a cracked screen if dropped. It’s the reason British start-up Mous has devised a seemingly indestructible range of smartphone cases. Mous made a name for itself by dropping phones protected by its cases from 15m cranes and out of helicopters after deciding that slim phones case weren’t…

Inflatable roof tent for your car

If you’ve ever battled with tent poles, searched in vain for missing pegs or cursed at uneven or wet ground, then the GT Roof might be for you. The GT ROOF is the world’s first inflatable roof tent and with a weight of only 25 kg, it’s the lightest too. The clever design fixes to your car via a sturdy…

Austria tackles air pollution with 90p travel card

German cities are seeking to reduce car dependency and deadly air pollution by slashing public transport fares. The cost of an annual travel pass in Vienna has already been reduced to 365 euros – the equivalent of 90 pence per day – and now German cities want to follow suit. The mayors of Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Mannheim and Reutlingen have pledged…