Anatomic & Co Created Shoes That Disconnect You from Your Cell Phone

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 7, 2016
References: anatomicshoes & fastcodesign
Anatomic & Co, a men's footwear company, has become fed up with people always being on their phones. In a time where millennials are constantly texting and checking social media, Anatomic & Co wanted to bring mobile users back down to reality by creating the 'Sociable Shoes.'

The shoes work by disconnecting users from their smartphone by shutting down bothersome notifications, making their wearer focus on the reality that surrounds them rather than looking at a screen all day. The dapper black dress shoes boast royal blue soles and laces -- with the sole carrying the technology that connects to an app for the shoes. Anatomic & Co claims that the shoes will only allow notifications in the event of an emergency, making one's phone otherwise silent for as long as they're wearing them.