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56 High-Tech Shoes

From Tune-Emitting Shoes to Kinetic Flashlight Kicks

— October 25, 2013 — Fashion
Any footwear fanatic looking to infuse some futuristic touches into their shoe collection is in luck, because these high-tech shoes are showcasing modern footwear designs in a whole new way.

With technological and digital devices becoming such an integral part of people's everyday lives, there is no surprise as to why retailers are infusing technological gadgets and futuristic features into their products. And these high-tech shoes are some great examples of how ordinary items are now being re-invented to feature technological qualities that consumers seem to be craving. From sneakers that are linked to social media platforms such as Twitter to illuminated footwear and heat-sensitive shoes, these high-tech designs are offering fashionistas a creative way to infuse even more technological aspects into their ordinary footwear designs.
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Navigational Footwear
Navigational Footwear
Dominic Wilcox 'No Place Like Home GPS Shoe' Makes Getting Lost an Adventure
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Shoe-Specific Blow-Dryers
Shoe-Specific Blow-Dryers
The Boot and Glove Dryer Helps Avoid Stepping into Soggy Shoes
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54
Tweeting Sports Shoes
Tweeting Sports Shoes
AdiPower Barricade Offers Instant Social Media Connection During Olympics
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53
Motorized Senior Shoes
Motorized Senior Shoes
The Re-Step is Designed to Teach Seniors to Walk Again
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52
Footwear Container Speakers
Footwear Container Speakers
The Reebok FitList Shoebox Celebrates Its Partnership with Spotify
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51
Energy-Creating Footwear
Energy-Creating Footwear
The InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty as You Walk
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50
Path-Illuminating Footwear
Path-Illuminating Footwear
The 'Smart Concept Sole' Has Built-in Headlights to Brighten Your Path
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49
Feather-Light Insulating Slippers
Feather-Light Insulating Slippers
The Air Fit Room Shoe Acts Like Warm Pillows for Your Feet
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48
Barefoot-Simulating Soccer Footware
Barefoot-Simulating Soccer Footware
The Nike 'Hypervenom' Shoes Provide a Nude Feel on the Field
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47
Tune-Emitting Shoes
Tune-Emitting Shoes
The Adidas Megalizer Creates Cool Music as You Move
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46
DIY Light-Up Kicks
DIY Light-Up Kicks
Converse Shoe Designs Will Look Even Cooler with Light Installations
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45
Mileage Tracking Shoes
Mileage Tracking Shoes
Michael Robinson's Nike 26 Lets Everyone Know How Far You Can Go
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44
Automatic Cool Down Kicks
Automatic Cool Down Kicks
The Carbon Pro Team Shoes Convert Sweat into Sweetness
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43
Tweeting Shoes
Tweeting Shoes
Ramblers Follow Every Step You Take
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42
Pain-Relieving Slippers
Pain-Relieving Slippers
Soothe Injuries and Prevent Cold Feet Using Foot Wraps
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41
Technologically Advanced Kicks
Technologically Advanced Kicks
The Puma Cell Fusion 2 Golf Shoes are Seriously Souped Up
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40
Sweat-Free Shoe Technology
Sweat-Free Shoe Technology
GEOX’s XENSE Shoes Have Pores That Exude Sweat and Odor
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39
Footwear Freshener Devices
Footwear Freshener Devices
The shUVee Shoe Deodorizer Eliminates Nasty Smells
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38
Eco Shoes Dryer
Eco Shoes Dryer
Battery-Powered Sweat Eliminator
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37
Headphonic Footwear
Headphonic Footwear
Speakers and Sneakers Collide in New Art Force One Puma
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36
Auto-Tightening Shoes
Auto-Tightening Shoes
These Power Laces Were Inspired by 'Back to the Future II'
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35
Walk-Powered Shoe Chargers
Walk-Powered Shoe Chargers
Exercise and Charge your iPod
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34
Thermal Footwear Accessories
Thermal Footwear Accessories
The 'Warm Shoestrings' Concept Keeps Toes Cozy in the Cold
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33
Video Game Footwear
Video Game Footwear
Nintendo Right in your Sneakers
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32
Beatboxing Dance Shoes
Beatboxing Dance Shoes
The Adidas Mega Shuffle Promotes the Original Mega Shoe Line
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31
Stellar Soccer Shoes
Stellar Soccer Shoes
Mercurial Superfly Vapor II Features Adaptive Traction Technology
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30
Star-Gazing Space Sneakers
Star-Gazing Space Sneakers
The New Nike Lebrons Salute NASA and Feature Space Images
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29
Mainframe Footwear
Mainframe Footwear
The PCB Shoes by Steven Rodrig are Intended for Geeky Gals
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28
Gamma Ray Basketball Sneakers
Gamma Ray Basketball Sneakers
The Nike LeBron 11 'Gamma Blue' is Inspired by Science
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27
Gamer Sneaker Sets
Gamer Sneaker Sets
The Nike Playstation Pack Celebrates the Console's 15th Year
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26
Electricity-Generating Footwear
Electricity-Generating Footwear
The PediPower Shoes Harnesses Kinetic Energy from Pedestrians
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25
Technicolor Tech Kicks
Technicolor Tech Kicks
PUMA Spring/Summer 2011 Faas Collection Has the Newest Shoe Technology
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24
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
This 3D Printed Shoe Commemorates FreshFiber's Unusual iPhone Cases
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23
Treasure-Finding Footwear
Treasure-Finding Footwear
Metal Detector Sandals From Hammacher Schlemmer
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22
Clip-On Footwear Flashlights
Clip-On Footwear Flashlights
The Expedition LED Shoe Lights Shine a Light on the Path Ahead
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21
GPS Footwear
GPS Footwear
Ambulator Shoes are Designed for Dementia Patients
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20
Laser-Printed Shoes
Laser-Printed Shoes
The Marloes Ten Bhomer 'Rapidprototypedshoe' was Made by 3D Printing
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19
Stiletto Speakers
Stiletto Speakers
The High Heel Speakers are Computer Accessories for Shoe Fanatics
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18
Flawless Foot-Hugging Runners
Flawless Foot-Hugging Runners
The Under Armour SpeedForm Fits Like a Bra for Your Feet
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17
Electric Light Shoes
Electric Light Shoes
OniTsuka Tigers With Mini City of Lights
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16
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Nike PHOTOiD Allows Users to Merge Instagram Photos with Sneakers
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15
Gadget-Adorned Gamer Shoes
Gadget-Adorned Gamer Shoes
The Fallout Vault Dweller Dunks are Epic and Apocalyptic
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14
Illuminated Hightop Sneakers
Illuminated Hightop Sneakers
The Solebox Reebok Omnizone Pump is Pretty High-Tech
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13
Dance-Encouraging Sneakers
Dance-Encouraging Sneakers
Ground Wave by Tom Sykes Syncs to an App So Dancers Can Boogie Away
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12
High-Tech Tactical Boots
High-Tech Tactical Boots
Nike Sportswear SFB Holiday 2011 Offers Tough Sturdy Footwear
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11
Kinetic Flashlight Kicks
Kinetic Flashlight Kicks
Pioneer Headlight Shoes Lights Up Your Path
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10
Strap-On Shoe Soundsystems
Strap-On Shoe Soundsystems
Wear the Music That You Blast with the Sneaker Speaker
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9
Luminous Superhero Sneakers
Luminous Superhero Sneakers
The 'Oryon X TRON Shoes' are Made with Innovative Technology
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8
Glowing Electric Sneakers
Glowing Electric Sneakers
The Neon Converses from Etsy Will Light up the Night Sky
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7
Futuristic Running Shoes
Futuristic Running Shoes
Y-3 Combines Technology and Fashion in its Latest Running Shoe
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6
3D Printed Sneakers
3D Printed Sneakers
The Nike Football 3D Printed Shoes are Unbelievable
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5
Circuit Board Sneakers
Circuit Board Sneakers
Gabriel Dishaw Creates Metallic Footwear Masterpiece
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4
Technological Footwear
Technological Footwear
The Cedric Fiazinski Ultimate Bespoke Shoe is Custom-Made
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3
Rave-Ready Footwear
Rave-Ready Footwear
LED Shoes Use Panels to Turn High-Tops & Stilettos Into Trippy Accessories
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2
Illuminating Heels
Illuminating Heels
These Light-Up Stilettos From Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Rock
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1
High-Tech Hooker Shoes
High-Tech Hooker Shoes
Sky-High Heels Fit For Ladies of the Night
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