These Shoes Will Guide You Home

Speaking as someone who is perennially lost, I would love to have the shoes mentioned in the video below.

Dominic Wilcox, a British designer, was commissioned by the Global Footprint project to come up with a design which emphasized Northamptonshire heritage and  reputation for well-crafted shoes.

He was inspired by Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.  Those shoes could take her home when she clicked the heels together three times. While Dominic’s shoes aren’t quite that capable, they will at least point you in the correct direction.

Here’s more from his description:

After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal, is activated by a heal click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.”

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