So, we’re finally getting sneakers with power laces and shoes that can change designs at the push of a button. The future is now.
Indeed, New York shoe designer David Coelho’s “ShiftWear” sneakers feature a flexible, HD color e-paper display that can depict nearly any design that the wearer inputs.
Coelho recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the shoes, and he notes that the e-paper displays are pretty tough—the sneakers themselves are machine-washable, waterproof and they feature soles that are coated with Kevlar.
Users can upload images to the shoes via a smartphone. The display’s battery can last for about 30 days without a charge when depicting a static image, and it can actually recharge with each step (wireless charging is an option, as well). The price starts at $150, but it quickly climbs up to $1,000 for shoes with larger displays. The shoes should be available in the fall of 2016.
(via The Roosevelts)