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LED shoes may sound like they’re just a cool pair of flashy sneakers. While they are cool and flashy, thought, they’re a lot more than that. They serve a variety of practical purposes – in fact, they were first developed to help the blind walk without support.
The technology is quite simple – shoes are connected to your smartphone and indicate directions using Google Maps. The shoe vibrates whenever you need to turn. New stories of this type of footwear have been getting increasingly popular.
How Does It Work?
Many people consider shoes the least important factor in one’s sense of fashion. That’s shame, of course, because what may seem like an insignificant pair of shoes will often speak volumes about one’s personality, especially if we’re talking about a pair of LED ones like these. Not only they look stylish, LED shoes are comfortable enough to wear wherever you go. While they were created for those that have trouble seeing, they are quite popular now, even among those who are not visually impaired. All you need to do is set the destination, and your shoes will take you there.
- Very user friendly
- Stylish and aesthetic
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Track traveled distance and burned calories
- High maintenance
- Needs to be charged often
- Not very durable
- Requires an internet connection to function
Get Your Own LED Shoes
Used by women and men, LED shoes are now a style statement stable – suited for both casual wear and formal occasions. A popular brand is Ducere – which have just launched their new collection in September 2016. Their Lechal shoes have Bluetooth connectivity as well as a smart console that enhances the products’ functionality. A pair costs around $100, and it has become quite a household name among customers.
What Should You Look For In A Pair Of Led Shoes
Below is a simple checklist on what you should take into account when determining whether a model of LED shoes is right for you.
Comfort And Size
The first and most important thing to take into account when you buy any pair of shoes is the size. You need a pair that fits you like a glove, so walk around in them for a bit in order to make sure it’s nice and comfortable on your feet. Consider the fitting as well as the material before even thinking about purchasing.
Once you’re sure your shoe fits, check out its features. The vast majority of LED shoes can be connected to your smart phone, which makes it easy to use GPS and Google Maps. They are also quite quirky and funky, which will likely make you the centre of attention regardless of where you are.
Of course, due to its high tech features, LED shoes can be significantly more expensive than regular shoes. They’re quite the investment – ranging from $60 to $100 dollars, and coming in a wide variety of different designs and colors.