During the latest CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas a company called Digitsole introduced their products that have been several years in the making…smart shoes and soles.
With all the wearables and smart technology it was only a matter of time. The thing that sticks out to me the most is that these are not just fitness trackers, they can also be used to heat your shoes, or in the case of the shoe, tighten them for you. Since we are coming to the end of winter, and having spent the past months in the cold, the idea of self-heating shoes sounds very appealing. When spending extended time out in the cold one of the first places that gets cold usually is your feet and toes. Even sitting in an office at your desk feet tend to get cold easily. The idea that all I would need to do it pull up an app on my phone and I can get nice toasty feet sounds wonderful.
All of these devices are controlled through an app for your phone for both iOS and Android. It will allow you to control the heat for each foot individually as well as use voice commands.
While these smart footwear products are available overseas now they are expected to make landfall in the US this year around September with price ranging from $149 – $350. For a more detailed look at these products take a look at their website www.digitsole.com.