ShiftWear: Customizable E-Paper Sneakers

by: Joseph On  Monday, November 30, 2015


If you think sneaker designs are outrageous now, just wait until e-paper becomes applicable, and sneaker designers will no longer be limited to splashes of color and sculpted forms. ┬áRather, sneakers will be able to change appearances at an instant, and even animations will be possible. That’s the concept behind ShiftWear, a new sneaker brand now in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign.

And it’s not just sneaker designers who will be able to let their imaginations go wild with ShiftWear. ┬áThe whole point of the technology is that anyone will be able to customize their own sneakers with a smartphone or tablet synced up to their pair. The shoes are waterproof and operate on a 30-day battery charge, but that likely won’t matter thanks to both wireless charging and the ability to charge by walking.

Of course, ShiftWear still has a ways to go before becoming a reality, but in the meantime you can check out as well as support the project at its IndieGoGo page right here.