Dominic Wilcox, an expert in designs has created shoes fitted with the GPS to navigate anywhere one wants to travel, as part of the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, where shoe making is famous.
Reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy, whose travails to click her shoes together to go home, Wilcox has devised the shoes which can be uploaded with required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal. It can be activated by a heal click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction.
The shoe with the GPS wireless then communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close the destination is. Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage program, these shoes are currently on display at Dominic Wilcox’s solo exhibition at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London.
On display until September 26, these shoes are designed to replace the need for Goolge Earth or street maps which are expected not very handy in the future.