This selection of 21 shoes can be appreciated by the geek within all of us.
1. Aphrodite GPS Prostitute Shoes
The Aphrodite Project Team is announces the launch of Platforms, a new line of footwear designed exclusively for sex work. These alluring and colorful shoes are more than just a pretty pair of shoes. They offer state of the art features that help eliminate some of the hazards that may spoil an otherwise enjoyable day.
Audible Alarm System with a piercing audio alarm to draw attention and scare off rapists and muggers. The best advantage of this feature is that it cannot be used against you like a can of mace or a knife.
Hidden Safety Compartments are handy for storing cash, keys, and condoms.
Problem Client Blog is very useful for warning your fellow workers of possible trouble. It enables you to post information online about ‘problem clients’. This blog searchable by date, city and street address, making it possible for users to look up potential clients before heading off to work.
A GPS system and a customized version of the Rave Guardian from Rave Mobile Savety, formerly Rave Wireless.
2. Cleaning Slippers
The Slipper Genie is the best way to clean hardwood, linoleum and tile floors since having the kids slip, slide and roll and slide all the floors to collect loose dirt, dust and debris. Just slip on your Slipper Genie cleaning slippers and let them do the work. The machine washable Slipper Genie comes in a broad range of sizes and the soft, chenille soles provide an extra soft dusting and polishing material.
3. Electronic Massage Sandals
*6 pre-programmed exercises include popular choices like karate chop, tap and massage.
*10 adjustable levels.
*Unique and creative massage settings for the bottoms of your feet.
*Relieves stress and tension of your daily routine.
*So convenient, you can give your feet a comforting massage anytime and anyplace.
4. Google Shoes
If you didn’t already think GOOGLE was geeky, take a look at these geeky GOOGLE shoes.
The GPS shoe includes the one ounce GPS module by GTXC. The module is connected to an antenna that is located in the heel of the shoe, which relays the GPS information to GSM cellular service. That information can in turn be viewed on the internet. The projected cost of the GPS shoe between $100-$200, with the cost of monitoring services predicted to cost an additional $10 per month.
6. Reef Dram Sandal
The Reef Dram Sandal for men features a hidden flask to smuggle your favorite libation into any sporting event, concert, or mind-numbing lecture. The thermos is encased in polyurethane and hides inconspicuously inside of this vey plain looking shoe. It opens with a special key which comes with the shoes. But Drams don’t stop there. The synthetic nubuck uppers and compression-molded EVA footbeds of these comfortable flip-flops incredibly comfortable they won’t get destoyed by the water either. This feature alone makes Dram Sandals great for boating or just chilling while watching the sun set on the beach.
7. Music System Sneakers
Refrigerators now come with televisions in the doors. So why can’t basketball shoes have MP3 players in the soles? Dada’s new Code M mp3-playing basketball shoes are the first in their Wireless Footwear System, but definitely not the last. With wireless technology, these amazing shoes are connected to your headphones, or if you want to share the pleasure, you play your music over the speakers built that come built right in the shoes.
8. Porsche Design Shoes
A special system of metallic springs increases energy return and gives you a more efficient ride as you walk, run and go about your daily routine.
9. Keyboard Shoes
6th place winner at the Hong Kong Footwear Design Center… these keyboard shoes are definite head turners.
10. Lamborghini Heels
Tim Cooper, cnterprising CGSociety member, created Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera high heels by using a pair of his wife’s heels and hundreds of Gallardo images that he found on the internet. He modeled these ultra-fine, ultra-lightweight white and carbon fiber shoes and submitted them to Modo, then and added the smoke and text in Photoshop for this mock advertisement.
11. LED Headlight Slippers
Navigate your way around the house at night without touching a light switch. Brightfeet Lighted Slippers use patented technology that allows you to see in the dark. Brightfeet™ Lighted Slippers kick on in dark conditions whenever weight is applied and automatically shut off when they sense light allowing for maximum battery life.
12. Ninja Boots
The martial artist’s second skin in the Dojo Tabi. Durable and unparalleled in flexibility, comfortable, protective and silent … it is the ultimate armor.
13. Game Boy Shoes
Technology and style come together in these highly popular and funky boots that are all the rage. Not sure if the older set will take to them, but they are a definite hit with Japanese teens. Best of all… the Gameboy works! Anytime you need to feed that Gameboy addiction, just pop it out and have a grand time.
Energy efficient and stylish too. NTT, a Japanese telecommunications company is in the process of developing shoes that generate electricity during movement. Researchers claim that the shoes generate 1.2 watts of electricity as long as the wearer continues to walk — enough to power an iPod forever.
15. Storm Trooper Heels
British designer, Rupert Sanderson created these Storm Tropper boots for the Fashion Fringe Shoe competition. This Star Wars inspired footwear is the ultimate in classy chic.
16. Transformer Sneakers
Transformers – they’re not just in the movies or on television anymore. This footwear in disguise has got to be the best even if not the coolest disguise for any team of robots planning on taking over the world.
17. Tron Addidas
Never camouflage your nerdiness from the world. Go ahead and proudly strut around town in shoes inspired by Tron that movie of movies. These great kicks),—officially called The Stan Smith Comfort— are manufactured by Adidas and available in the UK for £65 (about $122 USD). They won’t give you any special superpowers, but neither will that worn out shirt that you are constantly wearing.
18. USB Heated Slippers
Have you ever found yourself working in an office with the air-conditioning turned up too high? There’s a brand new way to warm up cold tootsies in the office. All you have to do is plug the heating pad into a USB port on your computer, and USB Heating Slippers will have those chilly toes feeling warm and toasty in no time at all.
19. Vacuum Shoes
They look just like an innocent pair of green bedroom slippers, but they are so much more. This is no ordinary pair of house shoes. Vacuum shoes are specially designed to vacuum dirt as you shuffle around your house. They are currently still in the concept stage, but if company executives are as smart as they appear to be, these shoes will have them on the market quicker than you can say "extendible toe nozzle."
Wouldn’t it be great to shuffle through the house sucking up dirt as you go? While vacuum shoes will never make any great fashion statements, they will surely take home the prize for reducing housework and making freeing up your time to do more of the things you enjoy… like shopping for that great pair of red party shoes.
20. Verb Wireless Computer Shoe
"Verb for Shoe", a new computerized shoe from VectraSense provides on-the-fly computerised shoe adjustments according to the wearer’s movements. Verb for shoe senses your activity level and automatically adjusts to improve comfort and performance. A wireless link from the shoes to your PC and an ingenious software application continuously monitors the shoe’s power usage, air bladder system performance, the user’s motion analysis and the shoe’s health and alerts when problems occur. This is all made possible through a computer embedded inside the shoe that learns individual movement patterns and adjusts the shoe accordingly. It even allows for wireless data storage and information sharing.
21. X Box Shoe
The one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 Controller Shoe sells for $2,500. They were designed to compliment the look of Microsoft’s premiere gaming system and are made with a patent leather back with embedded fibre optic wiring in the shape of the XBOX logo.