The most meaningful technological innovations are those that go beyond proving to be descent accessories or fancy gadgets. They are the once that help those in need and even if they can change a few lives for the better, then the purpose of the technological breakthrough is served. Currently being developed by Ducere Technologies and pioneered by Anirudh Sharma, an information technology engineer from India, the ‘Le Chal’ shoes are one of those that could significantly alter and improve the quality of life for the visually challenged. Translating to ‘Take along’, the shoes are a smart combination of the modern...
All of us have seen those old 70s and 80s spy flicks and ‘Bond’ classics where some very valuable secret information on a piece of paper is carried in the heel of the boots. Just swivel the heel and the tiny little secret compartment is revealed. With the way woman’s fashion and the height of heels is headed these days, you bet one can carry a lot more in the heel of a shoe. And that is precisely what the crazily creative folk at Bellona Fashions have come up with. The Double Agent shoe may not make you one of...
We are all smartphone addicts in some way or the other but our excessive use of phones often makes those around us really pissed. Risk sending an email during a family dinner and your spouse is displeased, try sending a text in a meeting and your boss is almost ready to kill you – but all this is set to change with ShoeSense – a smart motion sensor for your shoes that detects hand gestures to let you operate your smartphone secretly.
These slippers that can be constructed by the user themselves give us a new interesting way of creating footwear. Idea and the final product designed is from French design graduate Gaspard Tine-Beres (Royal College of Art, London) who gives us as the users new way of putting together felt shoes in a jiffy using just shoelaces. Called as the Lasso Shoes, they are made from single piece of natural wool die cut from 5 mm sheets and as a buyer you’ll get them flat-packed after which you can assemble them with laces supplied in color of choice.
Have a look at these Shoe Pants by Sebastian Errazuriz which are here to take the hip street fashion world by the clutches. Sebastian calls them the Converse Pants (Duchamp series) and they look pretty hip for wearing on the streets with fashion clothing like t-shirt or zippers for the top.
Combining amazing design aesthetics and latest in motion sensing technology these cool looking sneakers can teach you how to tap your feet so that the world notices you. Designed by Industrial Designer Tom Sykes as part of his Final Year Project at Loughborough University Design School, he named them as GroundWave Shadow Trainer. Working in harmony with app specifically made to track the wearer’s feet movement courtesy accelerometer and sensors embedded in the shoe, GroundWave Shadow Trainer keeps you motivated to perfect those moves with video game like curiosity to keep going on till perfection is achieved.
These cool looking Adidas Shackle sneakers have been pulled off the market after rising controversy that deems them as a disgrace to slavery and racist portraying product. Couple of days ago since they were launched, it has not been a minute since people have stopped talking about them in a positive way and mostly have encountered negative response. These purple suede shoes are designed by Adidas Originals in collaboration with fashion designing icon Jeremy Scott that feature the controversial orange plastic leg cuff shackles.
Have a look at these limited edition crystal studded pumps by Herstar created as a tribute to the final four teams standing in the NBA Playoffs, namely: OKC Thunder, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs. Made from hand selected Middle Eastern crystals and stressed in luxury from every corner these pumps are offset by a sky-high 6 inch heel and 3 inch internal platform. You just have to get these pumps and step into the game cheering your team and all eyes will surely turn onto you.