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Shoe Headlights 5:51 AM

The title of this post says it all, headlights on your shoe. Pioneer is a concept shoe that coverts kinetic walking energy into electrical energy. There’s a tiny battery that charges up with each step and can keep the headlights on for a full 12 hours straight dispersing light at 1.5 meters.

Although the aesthetic design seems quite simple, it’s purposeful. The material is waterproof but breathes. The sole is solid rubber to absorb shock and also shields your foot from weird electrical happenings.

This kind of reminds me of my L.A. Gear red LED sneakers. Anybody remember those? I use to force myself to walk, hop, jump - anything to make them flash.

Designer: Feijun Chen & Bin Zhao


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