Oct 16 2008The Future Is Now, And Not What I Expected: Walking Powered Shoe Chargers

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I hate walking. That's why I run. Or Hoveround (screw you Rascal!). But for those of you that don't mind, how about making the most out of your two legged transportation. NTT has developed a shoe that promises to charge your gadgetry while on the go.

Their soles are filled with water, displaced as the wearer walks and forced through a tiny turbine. Current prototypes generate 1.2 watts of electricity, enough to power your iPod as you strut, but by the time these things hit production in 2010 the hope is to more than double that to 3 watts so that you can charge up your mobile, too.

Sure, why not. But I'd still prefer to see the breast-powered charger instead. Literally, I want to see it in action. And, I dunno, maybe some light touching.

NTT says one of these days these boots are gonna charge your gadgets [engadget]

Thanks to Julian, who's currently out on the the hunt for the best damn burrito in NYC.

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and what a horrible idea/ design/concept/show! half the f***in time people dont even look at your shoes. and god forbid we forget about the poor fish inside. yes yes i know the fish is fake, and so is the show. LSD I want these shoes to go with the DK Jenga set ok

@3, You remeber for everything that gets put on your tab, I'm expecting to get head from you. And don't forget to hummmmmm. It feels really good when you hum.

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great way to get your woman to start being a walking 'hot spot'

What am i up to now as in cost LS?? i hope its not over $5 or i'll be screwed! for the year

What if you could strap something to your wrist to store energy from JACKING OFF!!!??? Omg omg omg, where the hell is the number for the patent office.

I'm going to call it JACKING ON

I used to say when I was younger that if I had a million dollars I would buy a jazzy and never walk again. yes, I'm that lazy.

OK, so now we're recycling 70's hooker heels and calling it technology? At least there were real goldfishes in the old school hooker heels... PFFFTTTTT I SAY!

LSD you should build a wrist band that holds 2 AA rechargeable batteries, and it will charge them while you whack off. unless thats kind of what you were talking about?

@3 & 9--

I don't think the image shown is a picture of the shoes regarding this article. just a funny picture of hideous shoes.

Similar to Disco Stu´s shoes!!! hahahahaa

@11 - No shit? How does that nullify my point about water filled heels being a throw-back from the 70's? I'm also fairly certain the new water shoes won't have live goldfish... But thank you for attempting to show me the way...

Although, If I buy these, does it make me Jebus? Y'know, the whole "walking on water" bit?

ah the Geekologie elitists, we love you all

shoes are froo froo

What if you could strap something to your wrist to store energy from JACKING OFF!!!??? Omg omg omg, where the hell is the number for the patent office.

I'm going to call it JACKING ON
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LSD you should build a wrist band that holds 2 AA rechargeable batteries, and it will charge them while you whack off. unless thats kind of what you were talking about?

My grandpa used to do this sort of thing.....because he couldn't f***ing hear to verify somebody had just said the exact same thing.

these things are hideous. are you kidding me? is the heel really necessary? couldnt they just make the entire sole a bit larger so its not like you're wearing f***ing fishtanks on your feet

UPDATE: Grandpa is dead.

Fake!

Thats an obvious photoshop job. You can tell because the shadows are all wrong.

This shoe looks like a copy of the shoes worn by flyguy in the award winning movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and copied in the movie Never Back Down.

@13-- you're welcome!

@21, just take the high road. 13 can't even tell a plastic goldfish from a real one. Now I get the last laugh....Come on! Laugh it up jerks!

@Mombo, you used to be mildy funny once in a while, lately you've been more of a troll. Are you OK? And just because I fed the plastic one and played with the real one doesn't mean IDK the difference... It just means... aw carp! See what I did there?
@Claire - Thank You for having a sense of humor, it's been lacking here a bit lately!

Twenty-fourth!

Now lets see these looking more stylish.

Last!!!! Everyone below me is insignificant!

Elton John much?

OMG...those are Tom Cruise's Scientology ritual platforms!

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