Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Technological Future of The Shoe Industry

By   May 8, 2017

Technology and innovation create new possibilities every day, but few industries are as vulnerable to such high-speed development as the shoe market, particularly the womens boots market.

Smart innovation, material development, connective materials and sustainable alternatives to the products known to us today – these are just a few advancements in the technology that are conceived in the shoes market daily. Be it known and appreciated brand names or young brash and ingenious new brand names, they all add to a market that typically sets the standard for other markets to follow.

At Stahl we work carefully with OEM’s in the footwear market on a large range of projects, for instance, devoting to Manufacturing Restricted Substances Lists (MRSL) for textile and leather processing, or creating new innovations and product collections for advanced shoes labels that may include a new line of knee high boots.

This is why we follow innovations and trends in the shoes market with interest. One of our partners is the SLEM global development and education institute for shoes and its founder, distinguished trend forecaster Nicoline van Go into. She has just recently developed a trend projection for footwear, where innovation and development shape the future. Here are some of Nicoline’s future patterns in shoes:

1 Footwear internet of things

Shoes will become part of the Internet of Things: the network of physical items that are embedded with electronics, software, sensing units, and network connection to allow them to gather and exchange data. Shoes are highly beneficial for this, because the majority of people use them throughout the day and they can offer more area for electronic devices than a mobile phone. In the meantime, we mostly discover interactive shoes that have GPS, heating, pedometers, musical or massage functions and automated fastenings, but we are expecting more advanced options that, for instance, stimulate the nerves in the feet to improve health.

2 Alternative leathers

Leather is still the most popular product for footwear like ankle boots, but sometimes, its ecological footprint can be improved. That is why designers are searching for different sort of leather and brand-new methods of tanning and finishing. For instance, we see interest in utilizing parts of the animal that are normally discarded, such as the stomach (top row). Or we find new fish leathers, which some think about to be more sustainable given that fish skin is considered waste in the fishing market. These scaled leathers are extremely fragile though. That is why natural tannins and dyes could be a much better option, like prints made with algae that alter color gradually.

3 Soft sensor networks

In the future shoes will generally evolve to become wearable information centers that monitor our body and organize its interaction with the outside world. This is done through so-called soft sensing unit networks: circuits of flexible sensors that are embedded in the upper and/or (in) sole and are programmed to determine specific information, which is then sent out to an external gadget, such as a watch or a smartphone. In this manner, we can not just monitor injuries if your thigh high boots break on you, but also avoid them from taking place, which is especially beneficial for diseases that greatly impact the feet, like diabetes.

Enjoying Free Games with Gameisode

By   May 7, 2017

We all enjoy the simple things from time to time, and this is equally true when it comes to video games. There are a few that many will remember such as Night Raid, Jetpack, Wolfenstein 3D, Solar Winds, and a plethora of others. Normally when something is gone it is simply gone, but games like these will never go away, or at least their spirit will never dissolve.

We have moved on to other games since then. We have online multiplayer games and even intensive console games that we never could have imagined back in the days of the plastic diskette. In spite of that, these games did emerge and it seems that the games of old simply vanished. This is not entirely true however. Those games are still out there in spirit and when you get bored of your new three-dimensional wonders and your high-powered consoles, you can revisit the glory days of old.

Does anyone here remember Night Raid? The game paratrooper on Gameisode is not exactly night raid but it certainly does capture its spirit! It is certainly something to think about when you want to experience a blast from the past! However, that is not all! There are plenty of other games on the website for everyone from the hardcore shooter to the person wanting to forget about life for a few moments.

These are all free online games that you can enjoy at your leisure and if you do not like one game, you can simply switch to another with no problem. There is no subscription fee to pay, and there is no need to sign up. All you need to do is head to the website and enjoy!

The next question you are probable asking is why you should prefer Gameisode to any other website offering free online games. One reason is usability and this is actually a big deal, believe it or not. Many websites that provide free online games have a hard time organizing their content, making it a nightmare for you to find the game you want. In addition to that, once you FIND the game you may have to contend with ten to twenty popups that will run in the background and take up your CPU time. If you just want to play free games, this really is not something you want to deal with.

Therefore, on that note, it is time for you to check out the online games at Gameisode. You have probably heard it all before when searching for a decent gaming website. You might hear that one is better than the other is, and then you might hear a review that negates all of those reviews. Finding the right website is not going to be easy by any means but at Gameisode you actually have a chance at achieving satisfaction.

Bookmark the website, put it on your toolbar, and no matter when you open it, all of the most popular games will be sitting on the front page, ready for you to take advantage of. Unlike many other gaming sites that provide free games, these online games are built around the user. They are not a half-baked attempt to draw money for the website, and they are not there for the collection of demographics. They are in fact there for you to have fun with, and fun is exactly what you will have.

There are a number of different categories for you to explore on Gameisode. Some contain games for children, some games for girls and some rather violent games that even the most hardcore gamers will come to enjoy as a small diversion. There are plenty of options on Gameisode in the free games category, and you will find that there is something for everyone.


Are you ready to have the experience of a lifetime? Are you ready to play the new incarnations of the old games that we all came to know and love? If so, then you are ready to take on Gameisode, and you are ready to enjoy all of the games it offers. The time to play is now.