Sneakerheads: rejoice. There's a sneaker customizer and collector out in Connecticut who has found a way to stop the inevitable doom of your Air Force Ones: the toe crease. Mysteriously named "Chef" of gourmetkickz.com, this connoisseur has a patent pending on the geniusly simple DeCreaseR mechanism. Essentially, it's a bridge for the underside of the toebox that allows the sneakers to transfer their bend at certain anchor points. The front of the toe box then stays fresh and smooth, and from the Chef's ingenuity, the toes stay mostly out of contact with the device. Coming from a math and science background and stepping into the sneaker game as a hobby, the Chef utilized his mechanical abilities and created a prototype made from a protein powder canister. The instructions are actually still listed up for free as a sort of gift back to the sneaker community of which the Chef has extracted so much pleasure.
Judging from the demo pix on his sites, if the Chef's cooking is as crispy as his sneakers, he'll hopefully be making bacon with the product everyone's going to want as soon as it's out. In the meantime, check out http://thedecreaser.com for product news and sample packs.