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Are These GPS Shoes Wonderful or Weird?

Fergie 2012/09/21 18:00:00
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Designer Dominic Wilcox was commissioned by the Global Footprint project to create shoes, so he decided to create footwear with a built-in GPS that will take you anywhere you want to go. All you need -- besides the shoes -- is a USB cable and an address.

Maps can be uploaded to the shoe's heel and after clicking your heels together (a la Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz") lights on your left shoe show you which way to turn while lights on your right shoe map your progress. Try and top that, Siri! Wilcox's shoes are fully functioning and nicely designed, but are you a fan of the idea to begin with?

DOMINICWILCOX.COM reports:
This site documents the ideas, experiments and work of Dominic Wilcox. Once part of the collaboration 'Mosley meets Wilcox', Wilcox now works solo.
work dominic wilcox collaboration mosley meets wilcox wilcox works solo

Read More: http://www.dominicwilcox.com/gpsshoes.htm

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  • FatherLiberty 2012/09/21 20:51:35
    Weird
    FatherLiberty
    +9
    Stupid as hell. Cant wait to see all these people get hit by cars because they stare at their feet all the time.

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  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/03 19:21:35
  • mm61675 2012/10/21 03:44:42
    Wonderful
    mm61675
    but in the world we live in...people are probably going to think you have a bomb in your shoes
  • Dave 007 2012/09/30 11:58:11
    Weird
    Dave 007
    Another dumb idea.
  • Mike N 2012/09/29 01:49:20
    Weird
    Mike N
    All union workers that are paid with tax dollars should wear them and be tracked for location and activity.
  • Noor 2012/09/26 21:57:26
    Weird
    Noor
    +1
    ridiculous
  • ESME 2012/09/25 20:15:44
    Wonderful
    ESME
    Hilarious! but cool
  • frozenfire 2012/09/25 14:52:30
    Weird
    frozenfire
    *clicks toes together* There is no place like home there is no place like home... *opens eyes* what the ... am i doing in kansas?
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/25 14:20:48
    Weird
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    i dont need to be tracked anymore then I already am
  • Chocoboy 2012/09/25 14:04:03
    Weird
    Chocoboy
    But it can be cool at the same time
  • Monica Zani 2012/09/25 10:52:35
    Weird
    Monica Zani
    +2
    Scary very very scary!
  • duns 2012/09/25 03:30:11
    Weird
    duns
    +1
    Aren't smart phones with gps enough? Please... Those shoes should be worn by kids.
  • Sarina 2012/09/25 02:52:52
    Weird
    Sarina
    I would not want to gps in my shoes, that is going a little bit too far. It just goes to show that people with make anything these days.
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2012/09/25 00:12:26
    Wonderful
    Ardwin_Viesheight
    That's pretty cool. Very futuristic..
  • brian 2012/09/24 23:10:51
    Weird
    brian
    If you have to use Hi-tech shoes to find your way, why do you need to get somewhere? You're brain dead. The common man and woman should be trying to use their minds more, not less. Other wise the only people worth life will be designers and engineers. Don't let them create products that make you worthless.
  • Sylmkael 2012/09/24 21:52:46
    Weird
    Sylmkael
    not interested
  • Link 2012/09/24 21:21:07
    Weird
    Link
    If everyone is even more intent at looking down at their feet than they already are, even more people will miss out on the beauty that is all around them...

    I worked for 8 years at a Texas University, always out and about on campus, and the students were wearing MP3 player headphones and staring down at their cell phones, texting... and I don't know how many times I've seen them damned near get run over because they're just not paying attention and are oblivious to the world around them and what's happening around them...
  • El Prez 2012/09/24 20:42:25
    Weird
    El Prez
    These shoes were made for tracking.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/09/24 19:56:31
  • Royo 2012/09/24 19:53:21
    Wonderful
    Royo
    +1
    That's just hilarious. I wouldn't buy them, but they're cool.
  • mark.holstein.98 2012/09/24 19:51:04
    Weird
    mark.holstein.98
    interresting. I can just see this-wait a minute while I update my shoe with the latest topo map. Sorry I wasnt watching where I was going I was watching my shoes.
  • Robert Strobel 2012/09/24 19:10:01
    Weird
    Robert Strobel
    Whoever wanted you would only have to type the name and you have their coordinates that would suck.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/09/24 18:32:50
    Weird
    Tennessee3501
    I would defer to an expert on shoes. "Barefoot, Peace and Love" is one of our most popular and adorable SodaHeads and an expert on how to avoid wearing shoes! She knows them better than anybody!
  • LWS 2012/09/24 18:00:48
    Weird
    LWS
    can't see the need unless maybe out in the desert or woods or hiking or something in that nature but those don't look like hunting boots.
  • rosebud 2012/09/24 17:24:49
    Weird
    rosebud
    I think this guy must have watched that program where the secret agent had a telephone in his shoe and an assistant he called Agent 99. Can't recall the name of it.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/09/24 17:01:58 (edited)
    Weird
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    Why would I want to stare at my feet for directions, instead of looking at the map on my phone and listening to the voice prompts? How long before someone wearing these runs headlong into a wall, down some stairs, or in front of a bus because they're looking straight down instead of watching where they are going?
  • key 2012/09/24 16:48:57
    Weird
    key
    I would rather have a watch GPS, like star trek lol
  • Mark Mercer 2012/09/24 16:45:46
    Wonderful
    Mark Mercer
    now if celebs could just get it for their underpants.
  • nicesteve 2012/09/24 16:38:08
    Wonderful
    nicesteve
    These might be especially useful for parents to help keep track on their young
    children's whereabouts.
  • Jackie 2012/09/24 16:33:48
    Wonderful
    Jackie
    I'd like the kind of shoes that track location for parents afraid of their child being lost or nabbed and for senior citizens that get lost. Not all people can carry a cell phone with a locator. It would be a wonderful thing if they were cheap enough for use by all. Maybe the GPS shoes would locate my car in a big parking lot! LOL
  • PapaBC 2012/09/24 15:54:22
    Weird
    PapaBC
    Would not want them
  • Derbyhat 2012/09/24 15:51:52
    Weird
    Derbyhat
    now Too bad Fergie add "Other" as a choice. GPS shoes can do what Richard Reid (Same spelling as our destructive Harry Reid) failed to do in 2002 when he tried to blow up a plane on its way to the US. Someone can aim a missle at those shoes of the next show bomber. Turning your shoes OFF in order to travel by plane, ship, train or car? Makes as much sense as a GPS bar of soap!
  • charles nelson 2012/09/24 15:31:44
    Wonderful
    charles nelson
    But beware of the God that controls that satellite. You said you were where honey?
  • Eyedunno 2012/09/24 15:17:45
    Weird
    Eyedunno
    I still think they're weird, but judging from half of the comments, this needs to be said in all caps:

    HEY MORONS: GPS RECEIVERS AND TRACKING DEVICES ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS! LEARN HOW GPS WORKS BEFORE YOU SOUND LIKE A JACKHOLE!
  • FordCrews 2012/09/24 15:10:37
    Wonderful
    FordCrews
    Reminds me of some shoes a while back, that showed you what quadrant of the roulette wheel to bet.
  • joseph.davis.9081 2012/09/24 14:52:38
    Weird
    joseph.davis.9081
    Give me a damn map, all I need
  • Green is a color 2012/09/24 14:52:32
    Wonderful
    Green is a color
    That is the most absolute coolest thing in the world.
  • Carmen 2012/09/24 14:50:19
    Weird
    Carmen
    I voted weird but I think they are pretty cool. I know some tech people that will go crazy over them
  • fortycal_sig 2012/09/24 14:44:29
    Weird
    fortycal_sig
    Add a headphone jack and call it shoegaze.
  • Howard 2012/09/24 14:43:14
    Weird
    Howard
    First it's in the vehicle we drive (making it trackable), now it's in the clothes we wear... next step is to be implanted in our bodies (for our 'security' of course). Mark of the beast, anyone?
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/24 10:42:52
    Weird
    Margaret Jacobson
    What happen if someone (let's say heavy) steps on your shoe? What. Happens when you want get rid of them(wipe memory clear)? what happens if you want to wear a pair of sandals ??

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