Google Shows Off its Shoes but You Cannot Buy a Pair

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If you thought wearable tech was stupid, think again. From the guys who gave you Google Glass comes another wearable tech product called ‘Google Glass’. It won’t be coming to stores near you unlike Google Glass, but ripoffs are expected now that the idea is publicized.

Google Shoes are modified Adidas sneakers and is a part of the company’s ‘Art, Copy and Code’ project. Its build in co-operation with the tech company ‘Yes Yes No’. They feature a custom-build microcontroller and speak funny things out to you via a speaker, or Google plus when connected to the internet. Things like accelerometer and gyroscope are build into the shoes too along with the pressure sensors at the bottom.

Its the messages though which make this piece of technology great. For example, if you start walking it will say "I’m snoring" and if you are not moving, it will yell "I am trying to imagine what it would look like moving" at you. It can also connect with an Android smartphone.

The Google Shoes were shown at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas. What’s a pity though, is that Google doesn’t plan to sell these in any market. They might however open-source the information so that you can make your own. The pair shown off at the SXSW were made to show what’s possible with data.

So the next time you are at an Adidas store (or elsewhere) buying your next pair of sneakers, take a moment to think about the possibilities of wearable tech. This one actually looks like a better concept than Google Glass, even if its not quite nearly as functional.


  • zain

    backwass

    • Just another looser, everything is bakwass, LOL.

      • Saeed

        oh yeah..what good are these sneakers for? it doesn’t make any sense carrying a high end smartphone, a tablet, wearing pair of google glasses and then this stupid sneakers at the same time..they sure are stupid btw..is life all obout this, gadgets gadgets and gadgets..we are humans not androids..these gadgets are supposed to be make our life better..are thy doing this? these geeks, or rather freaks should sometimes get out of this notion and think of something that is innovative as well as beneficiant for mankind espeially the poor and needy, just for a change…everyday countless people starve to death because they don’t have food, clothes and shelter..what about them?

  • masnoor nuruddin

    Mehwish there must be some mistake in the last words of the sentence which you wrote. From the guys who gave you Google Glass comes another wearable tech product called ‘Google Glass’.

    • Muhammad Anas

      Should be …………..”………………….called ‘Google Shoes'”!

  • Arif

    how is this in any way better then google glass ?

  • Adeel

    “From the guys who gave you Google Glass comes another wearable tech product called ‘Google Glass’. “? Googla Glass and then again Google Glass ?? :p

  • Google humain robot bana ker hi choray ga :p

  • sab bakwas ha

  • pyari

    Yes, It should be “giving us now google shoes”. Anyways, I think it’s just the dumbest idea Google would ever had. Who would like to foot some “talking boots” whilst visiting market or going to college without earning a hell lot of weird looks & possibly questions? & what did just you say, “connecting your smart phone with boots” seriously?
    Thanks God It’s not going to show up in any market othewise considering a walk in these boots in our typical Pakistani streets after a downpour is something that was definitely not going to do you & your curiosity any good.

  • pyari

    I think, It’s the dumbest idea google would ever have. Who would like to foot some “talking boots” whilst going to the market or college without earning a hell lot of weird looks and possibly questions? And what did I just read, “connecting your smart phone with boots..” seriously?
    And you should take a moment & say thanks for it’s not going to show up in any market or Considering a walk in these boots in our typical pakistani’s streets after a downpour was definitely not going to do you & your curiosity any good.