If you think that shoes are there just to protect your soles, you need to catch pace with the times. Shoes can now help you detect WiFi signals with the help of LEDs. Previously, the detectors were put in t-shirts but that made it too apparent and hence, the detectors decided to lay low and keep the search for WiFi on! These sneakers are their answer – this pair has been fixed with a WiFi detection unit under the left shoe flap that can show you the intensity of signals within a 50 meter range. Weak signals are shown by blinking LEDs and once the WiFi signals are strong, the LED remains steadily lit.
You need not bother swtiching off and on the detector for it starts working the moment you slip your foot in and the pressure on insoles activates detection. This venture has jointly been taken up by mstrpln and Ubiq to bring together digital culture with fashion to give rise to wearable technology. Wonder what they have up their sleeves next?