Shoes Have Headlights, Rubber, Lots Of White

April 3, 2008


Well in the pictures after the jump they look all white. Admittedly, in that picture they look gray on top. But I digress. They have headlights in the toes.

Pioneer is a concept shoe that coverts kinetic walking energy into electrical energy. There's a tiny battery that charges up with each step and can keep the headlights on for a full 12 hours straight dispersing light at 1.5 meters.

Wow, they've had these for years. My niece even has a pair. Every time she takes a step Dora the Explorer and little pink butterflies light up on the sides. I went for a pair, but alas, no 11's. Personally I have no interest in this model. Perhaps if you're a night runner looking for a little extra safety these would come in handy (read: footy). But I've been running (from the authorities) in the dark for years without any problems. Except for the times I've hidden under overturned kiddy-pools. They always check under those.

NOTE: If you foresee yourself being chased by a ninja in the future do not buy these, you'll be totally f***ed.

Several more pictures after the jump.




Shoe Headlights [yankodesign]

Thanks to Jimmy, who can see in the dark, for the tip

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