'rehabstudio' Has Developed a Customizable Fabric Just for Shoes

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 16, 2015
References: shiftsneaker & designtaxi
The London-based technology agency 'rehab studio' recently released a concept for a new customizable fabric that would allow users to instantly change the design, color and pattern of their shoes. The new fabric would be integrated into the 'Shift Sneaker' and would give users the power to change the design of their shoes to match any outfit.

The customizable fabric would work through the use power of conductive and reactive textiles. These materials would be integrated with adept fibers, allowing the fabric to think, react and transform based on the wearers needs. The main capability that the
Shift Sneaker would have is interchangeability, allowing users to instantly display different patterns and design on their sneakers. The sneakers would also come with an accompany app, which would allow them to program their sneakers to change based on variables such as temperature, location or movement.

Currently, the design is only a concept, but the wearable technology could prove to be useful in the realm of fitness, road safety and more.