Your Phone Can Change The Color Of Your Shoes
You may only need one pair of trainers soon.
Attention all you sneakerheads! A company has come up with a concept trainer that could change the way you shop for footwear.
The technology, dubbed Shift Sneaker, features a pair of color-shifting shoes that can be repeatedly customized to match an individual’s mood and style.
The idea is that one pair of Shift Sneakers will be all you ever need on your shoe rack. Only one pair of trainers you say?
“When you buy a single pair of sneakers, you will actually be buying one million pairs, Rehabstudios says.”
This concept emerged during +Rehabstudio’s Hackweek, by the company’s UK-based creative team.
Through a combination of high-tech fibers, conductive woven threads, and advanced textiles that simulate LED lights, the color and design of the sneaker can be altered by changing its shape to reflect light in various patterns.
How cool does this sound? From a sneakerhead standpoint, this is pretty cool stuff.
Shift Sneaker’s creators want users to “shift” between different sneaker designs using a mobile app that would offer new designs to browse through and implement, at the touch of a button.
“The store will act as an open-source application platform where anyone can easily design, develop and upload their own packs, that can then be downloaded by all Shift Sneaker wearers,” according to Shift Sneaker’s website.
The virtual sneaker store would also offer different sync settings so wearers can sync designs with friends and significant others. You can get all matchy-matchy with your friends. If you bike or run at night, you can get glow-in-the dark designs, or just look awesome in colorful sneakers.
Just imagine how awesome it would be if fashion designers like Gucci got on board with color-changing technology? A pair of color-changing Gucci sneakers would totally change the game for fashion-conscious women everywhere.
It would also only be a matter of days until knock off Gucci color changing shoes started to appear on fast fashion websites. High fashion replicas have never been in more demand and therefore it would be interesting to see how fast fashion designers would go about copying a color-changing shoe.
Unfortunately all of this is merely conceptual at this point, but keep your fingers crossed that we might see these at our local sneaker shop soon.