Check out these INSANE new customizable kicks! Shiftwear sneakers gives creative control over the designs YOU can instantly display on your sneakers, using your smartphones. YES! THE FUTURE IS NOW!
How much do you spend each month to keep your sneakers looking fresh? With every new outfit, every color scheme, every change of venue, you’re back at the sneaker store to touch up your look with those perfect kicks. Chalk it up to the cost of looking good, as you put more money into the pockets of sneaker manufacturers who get to dictate what you wear next. Not anymore!
Shiftwear aims to bring you the future early with their customizable, HD eInk-powered shoes. The shoes promise to (eventually) let you display animations and color images on the sides of your sneakers, all controlled through a mobile or desktop application. New York-based Shiftwear has already raised 128,560 USD, surpassing their 25,000 USD goal.
Hurdles remain, however. 2 million USD is necessary to produce the concept shoe shown in the promotional videos, as 25,000 is just to fund a prototype. If produced, Shiftwear promises that their shoes will be self-powered, 100% waterproof, have kevlar fiber soles, and come in 3 different styles. If all goes well, they will be available by mid 2016.