Impossible Feature You'd want in your perfect shoe

[quote=“C I Design”][quote=“IDiot”]along the lines of the boot swat22 describes, a tennis shoe that is lightweight and breathable, but tough enough (including the mesh type upper) to not get beat up/worn by rough surfaces (brick concrete).

I know there is a new material in the past few years that stiffens under impact, but is flexible under normal application (there was even a design contest around applications for said material online)

  • So basically an outsole that was very thin and light weight, but employed a material like this to handle heavy impact/shock in some way.[/quote]

^^ D3O is the material.[/quote]

Philips has patented a fabric which will automatically fit to a persons size using muscle wires, something i found while doing research on the feasibility of my shoe.

the main problem im facing is a) when and how to stiffen the shoe (its a little more difficult than making jeans fit :slight_smile: b) powering these muscle wires to create enough force

cool, so let’s spec it and have some samples made???

NPR had a neat story yesterday about “gecko tape” being developed by Avery. They’ve reproduced the nano-tech of a gecko’s feet, which selectively sticks and unsticks to just about any kind of surface and is self-cleaning.

http://marketplace.publicradio.org//display/web/2008/07/14/gecko/?refid=0

One application they suggested was shoe soles without uppers. Freaky!

read this

not the same stuff, for sure, but they do have sandals like that. basically flip flops with some kinda sticky stuf that sticks to your feet! odd to say the least.

http://www.nakedsole.com/

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a phone

SWEET ! so how long do I have to wait ?


go figure, zippy , he wants a dedicated phone, but multifunction shoe
sorry to Get Smart, couldn’t resist :wink:

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ummm…yes?

I guess I would also like shoes that did everything that I thought my first pair of jordans in 4th grade were gonna do for me (run faster, jump higher, etc.)

only shoe that makes sense to me…a set piece from a comedy show…