May 13th 2009 2:48 am PT

New shoes are now available for your Avatar

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The next time you sign into Xbox LIVE, check out the newly-released avatar shoes. I’ve posted pictures of a few of them over at Flickr.  . As a bonus for all you single guys, we’ve included the ever-popular socks with sandals look. Chicks can’t resist it.

As usual, all of the avatar clothing items are FREE, so try ‘em all on!

For the guys, you have

  • Flip Flops
  • High Top Sneakers
  • Socks and Sandals
  • 70’s Leather Platforms

For the ladies, check out:

  • Sunny Day Sandals
  • White 60’s Boots

Tip: It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since your last sign in


Gaming By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • desynch

    i saw these for my avatar about an hour ago; pretty nifty. the flip flops look kinda strange without toes tho.

  • Mechalon Drache

    Socks and Sandals? Good Lord who’s idea was THAT. That to me is the new low of Avatar clothing.

  • ItsNymo

    I was hoping for some more, but oh well: At least we now have a bit more variety for footwear.
    And ditto on the flip flops: XBL Avatars don’t have toes?

    though, I’m sure some ladies are a bit annoyed with continuously getting less new items than the guys…

    anywho, Thanks for posting photos as well!

  • Goodeye84

    Footwear huh? Seriously couldn’t come out with the baseball jerseys yet? Baseball season already started! Shoes are OK but it’s been 3 weeks since the last update and all we got is shoes?

  • REIGN x 777

    I wonder why my avatar needs shoes… being that he never walks anywhere.

  • Frayteez

    Major my GF REALLY wants converse for the females. Is it that hard to give them the same shoes as the guys? we have 3 different converse shoes and they dont have any. im sure a lot of girls would LOVE converse. they wear them more then guys anyways

  • Plastic Elf

    Thx for pictures, Major!)))

  • a peeking duck

    I find it funny that none of the shoe collection include socks but you go and add socks & sandals. ;P

  • JonnyDFandango

    You know what goes well with virtual flip-flops? A working NXE interface that doesn’t lag and lock constantly! Believe me when I say: we’re much more tired of dealing with it, than you are of hearing about it… but there’s a way to fix that!

  • Nex Antonius

    This is the worst clothing update yet. I wouldn’t mind so much if the update period went back to every other week, and not this absurd every other TWO weeks. With so much hype based on avatars before NXE was officially released, they sure aren’t getting much attention or care. We know there’s still a bunch of clothing options that are still “locked.” Why not just release the rest in a huge update package, then make and release some actual new clothes? Honestly, you guys could do a lot better than this.

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  • Chicago Mafia

    The gf is going to love the white boots, and I’m going to love laughing at my friends that are rockin’ the socks/sandals combo.

  • Sogeman

    Now I need a Strawhat and more Facial Customizations

  • IconicSoulJA

    I love the sock/sandle combo. It looks much better than the toe-less avatar foot.

  • L0rN

    Nice, we have new shoes. Maybe along with the shoes the NXE was fixed. I`ll go and have a look. ;)


    Thank you Major for FINALLY giving us photo previews of the new Avatar update! I hope that will be a regular thing with every new Avatar update now. Now if we could just get the same thing for themes and gamerpics too…

  • WiCkEd Co 80

    They don’t have my guys size :(

  • Flash Ferret

    Honestly, what’s with giving the girls CRAP.

    No joke Major. When are the females gonna get as much love as the boys? How hard is it to release a pair of converse and ripped jeans maybe? Some decent hoodies and fitted shirts? Not all of us like to have our avatars half clothed in absurdly girlie attire.

    And please, don’t make the converse pink -.-

  • XxLightkunxX

    Things I’ve noticed about the Avatar clothing releases

    1) Things that girls could easily wear as the guys do, don’t get them anyways. *such as similar shirts or shoes* “What the hell?” #1.

    2) Women always seem to get the short end of the stick as far as quality and number go. I mean really Major? What the hell is your team’s problem? I smell a little sexism going on. “What the hell?” #2.

    3) Color options, god damn this should be with the Avatar editing program already.

    4) As much HYPE you gave the Avatars pre NXE and early NXE you guys sure don’t seem to give 2 sh*ts about 4 sh*ts when it concerns them. Used to be “every week” for an update, then it was “two weeks” and now, as someone else mentioned, this was three weeks after the last one. “What the hell?”#3.

    5) Shoes? What, is someone on your team having trouble making more generic-looking ‘edgy’ clothes to take a break and you guys just said “screw it, let’s just give them half of what we usually give them”?

    I mean, really? You guys care for us THIS little? Come on now.


    wow clothes for an avatar no one has a need for – oh and calling ladies ‘chicks’ in sexist!

  • XanaduNL

    Would be cool if you could zoom in on your feet with socks and sandals, and make your avatar picture of that, instead of the face. :)

  • TaygetaVendetta

    Flipflops for the guys is long overdue. My avatar looked nothing like me IRL without them.


    i love the high tops they look sick kinda sucks that its only shoes but those shoes look awsome!

  • ieniemienie

    Great new shoes, but why only 2 pair for ladies :-s everybody knows woman like shoes more than man. Last update we also had 1 thing less than the guys. So my pley.. MORE WOMAN CLOTHING :-D

  • Bennyishere

    Good to see the high tops finally coming out, It’s the last of the accidentally released clothes from the NXE Preview that I’ve been wearing since. Hopefully this means you will make some NEW clothes, which may mean game-related stuff.

  • meateebon

    When I saw “flip-flops” I got really excited and was hoping for some classic thong-style flops, but instead we get strap-on flops with a psycho deformed unitoe! Bizarre.

  • Anonymous

    oh joy, you can waste time making new shoes, but can’t do any thing about the dashboard lag ???

    What about some spartan armour for them.

  • Secret Fuller

    Thank’s shame that there arent any new Glasses

  • Sogeman


    But its no excuse that there isn’t an official possibility.

  • Computerdude103

    If you guy’s haven’t realized it by now… Microsoft and Major Nelson could care less what we think. They just want money.

  • WinterSnowblind


    I don’t see them doing that, as baseball has no meaning outside of the US. Then again, they did put up the European football tops, but those are for different countries, I don’t think they’d want to go to the hasstle of liscening different teams.


    Considering all these items are free, that doesn’t make much sense.
    The reason they aren’t listening to our requests is most probably because they already had all of these items finished months ago, and are just releasing them slowly in different sets.

    I’m still waiting for games to give you items tied to achievements/completion and those pirate costumes that were promsied months ago.

  • krisxx

    anyone else think those sneakers look like old school Jordan’s from the 80’s?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if anyone besides us Gamers reads these posts. I’d like to think XBL staffers look these over from time to time. If so (please read and write this down)…
    New generic clothing is great and all but I think the general gamer population would jump at the chance to download e.g. purchase specialized theme clothing packages, such as, COD WAW outfits, Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars TFU, EA Sports titles. Assuming you could get license to use and generate avatar garb with these game themes. You could name your price say 800ms points, share the revenue with the Game Title companies and everyone would be happy. P.S- you can push 2% of the profits my way for coming up with the idea.

    Make this happen!


    I think I know the cause of the Marketplace lag it this stupid crap! get rid of the avatars. pointless I tells you!!!

    purchase of the arcades today took me 15 minutes to navigate to the screens, that is shocking, pre-nxe, arcade game shopping took roughly 1-2 minutes, this is too slow. stop making stupid avatar clothes and fix the NXE with something better. Oh and fix party chay while you at it! TOOOOOOO many dropouts occuring, testing on a in-house server is all well and good, but welcome to the real word microsoft!!! FIX IT, and while I am on a roll, why is it Major Nelson never answer the hard questions???? hmmmm I wonder???

  • wolfzero01

    any idea if there ever will be any avatar clothing connected to games like Halo, Gears, Mass Effect, etc?

    these small updates really suck, since most of the clothing option look like crap

  • WakeUpInFlames

    Dude, I’m sure that your tired of hearing this, but we’re tired of typing it:

    Stop making dumb ass clothing for pointless Microsoft Mii’s and start fixing stuff that matters…like I don’t know…how about the Guide Lag and the slow as f**k Marketplace?

    It’s gotten to the point to where I don’t even bother downloading half of the stuff I normally would because I don’t want to wait 5 minutes while it loads.

    When I first heard about the New Xbox Experience, I didn’t expect to experience so much bullsh*t. I thought that NXE was created to make stuff easier for the customer, like finding certain items on the marketplace faster, but the truth is, I’d rather spend 10 extra seconds of my life looking for something on the old Dashboard than waiting for minutes at a time for the “Download Now” link to appear in the new one.

    Not only that, but all this clothing is just retarded. For a console that when it first came out was supposed to be the “customizable choice” by having various faceplates/themes/gamer pictures, we can’t even change the f**king colors of the clothing!

    Also, older “non-premium” themes are pointless in NXE because we can’t even see the bottom half of them because of that giant “WTF IS THIS THING” half ball at the bottom of the screen.

    So like I said, fix the lag, the slow Marketplace, if you are going to keep making clothes for the Mii’s, at least let us change the color of them, and remove that mass that covers the bottom of the screen so that we can actually see the bottom half of our themes…

    Actually, scratch all that and just bring back the old Dashboard.


  • Major Nelson

    I agree guys (and girls) the ladies need more shoe options. I’ve told the right people this as well.

  • Matthew M G

    Thanks for the info, Major. Could you put in a request for generic avatar t-shirts and pants where we can change the color from a preset palette (like the makeup or face paint)? That, or going forward, have the clothing options come with a palette-swap capability so we can chose color schemes?

    I enjoy the avatars, as does the wife–we’re just dismayed by the lack of clothing and palette options.

  • Thiago123

    Socks…and…Sandals?!? Good Lord, why don’t you just help the downfall of society along…

    Anyway, can we get martial arts gis for the Avatars?!

  • Exu

    Shoes. *da nun nun*
    Shoes. *da nun nun*
    Shoes. *da nun*
    Shoes. *da nun nun*


    I just want to know why my avatar wears his watch halfway up his elbow. Seems uncomfortable.

  • Twilight Miasma

    Seriously…anyone who wears socks with sandels needs to be shot! Socks and Sandels don’t mix! That’s a big no-no!

  • Sister Klingon

    @Frayteez: Yes! I am a woman and I want Converse! My sister and I are always complaining about the horrible selection the female avatars get while the guys get all the cool gear.

    Also, thanks to Flash Ferret, XxLightkunxX, Major Nelson and all the others complaining about the crap we ladies have to choose from.

  • UnHoly One

    @ WakeUpInFlames – Truer words have never been spoken. The NXE is horrible. I’m like you and I never bother wasting my time on the Marketplace anymore. The trick is to just use the Marketplace for everything.

  • z0rk

    wow – Microsoft has done a wonderful job of taking a mostly undesired feature and doing absolutely nothing to enhance it. Way to go guys. I sure am glad that you’re not foisting off anything game-related on us and our mii-too’s.

    Seriously – once the “avatars” were announced some people liked the idea, and some (me) didn’t. As far as I saw, neither of those groups were asking for their own versions of the Mii’s beforehand (hence “undesired” above).

    Then, once we were either resigned (or looking forward) to the experience, we decided that maybe we’d get some cool items for the little critters that would tie them into videogaming… you know – the reason we actually own a “gaming console.” Nope – just a never-ending flood of mediocre, bland, metrosexual fluff.

    Thanks for nothing. At least you haven’t had the audacity to try charging for this tripe… yet.

  • Anonymous

    I guess the bigger picture here is the more clothing options, color variety and or Game Theme Based… clothing there is, the more individualized we all can be. Which all fits the underlying purpose of the avatar system for NXE.

    And yes, by all means give the Ladies a Shoe Closet.

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  • Warrengonline

    Hmmm… (thinking) “Where are my ‘shirtless’ shirt, beachshorts and low socks?” :)

  • WinterSnowblind

    I find it amusing that you’re critising the whole “casual gaming” thing, yet you’re wasting your time playing things like X-blades?

  • XxLightkunxX

    You know it’s laughably sad that the so-called “great” developers from Rare were the ones who made digital clothing SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE SUCH AS MYSELF. Remember the video(s) that came out prior to the NXE? How it was a big deal about Rare like, researching people and whatnot to see what we wear and they would come up with designs and crap? You know, like, NXE was going to be the second coming of Christ and the Avatars were going to be HUGE?

    Yeah. Nothing to sneeze at Rare when your last few games have sucked *other than the original Banjo Kazooie titles*, the latest BK game sucks, and you’re left with designing clothes (as if you guys had anything credible left to do) that all look anything but cool. Man, how the mighty have fallen.