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FX Shoes

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These shoes have robust sensors and speakers embedded in their soles. Now, although they look like standard sneekers, when you walk along, the sound of stilletoes eminates from them.

A quick flick of the discreet button on the tongue, and they make the sound of horses' hooves, tapdancing sparks, squeeky basketball shoes, or infact any sound you could imagine - slurping through mud, splashing through puddles, whatever.

To confuse onlookers further, they should always continue to sound out two extra steps whenever you stop.

Fishrat, Oct 12 2004

Expressive Footwear http://www.research...part1/paradiso.html
Joe Paradiso's MIT Project: Musical Shoes [jurist, Oct 12 2004]

Funny pic. http://www.research...93/part1/parad3.jpg
They certainly need to look better than this. [Letsbuildafort, Oct 12 2004]

Techno Shoes http://www.halfbake...idea/Techno_20Shoes
by phauna. Much similar ground is covered by the other ideas in the fashion: shoes: audio category. Are we heading for flavour status? [calum, Oct 12 2004]

Squeaky Shoes http://www.halfbake...dea/Squeaky_20Shoes
redundant with this idea by [squeak]? [krelnik, Oct 12 2004]


       wow - before long we'll be downloading feet tones (Mission immpossible and 007 bound to be popular).
croissant for the extra two steps alone.

neilp, Oct 12 2004

       //splashing through puddles ...// Now thats just taunting the dry-climate kids.
Letsbuildafort, Oct 12 2004

       Crunching through crisp white virgin snow...
Fishrat, Oct 12 2004

       <maybe I'm wrong> I'm confused with this idea and FX Boots up top<maybe I'm wrong>
skinflaps, Oct 12 2004

       The sound of horse hooves on cobblestone echoed through the church, Shiela realised she hadn't turned off her shoes and seated herself quickly at the back of the service.
benfrost, Oct 12 2004

       Seems pretty close to the idea "Squeaky Shoes." See link. The only difference is the tongue switch.
krelnik, Oct 12 2004

       Love this idea - bun for you!
Nontaigne, Oct 13 2004

       Other than speaker placement, I gotta say that this wouldn't be rocket science to put together.
half, Oct 13 2004

       Genius. +
vigilante, Oct 13 2004

       <Tiptoes to pull prank on people and Jaws theme plays> Wicked.
croissantz, Dec 15 2004

       great idea, add some timed step guides for serious walkers/runners to maintain pace and you have a serious and fun product!
cblunds, Aug 23 2006


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