Walk In Someone Elses Shoes | Stellvertreter Shoes (Video)

What if you could step into someone else’s shoes? Stellvertreter Shoes by Swiss students, Ramon Mark & Lukas Gächter of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, may be able to help you do just that.

‘The Stellvertreter shoes convey the feeling to be close to a person who is somewhere else by transferring the activities of the distant person’s shoes into the shoes of others.

The(y) consist of two components: a pair of input shoes and a pair of output shoes. The input shoes are equipped with two pressure sensors each, which can record the movements of the wearer. Inflatable silicone cushions are embedded into the output shoes. According to the movements of the person wearing the input shoes, the cushions in- and deflate.’ – Ramon & Lukas
 

«It’s mind-altering when you slip into someone else’s shoes. That’s psychedelic, man.»
– Bryan Cranston, TimeOut Magazine

 

It’s always inspiring seeing projects like this. You never know how something like this could develop into something else. How could this be combined or implemented for the future? Who knows, but what I do know, is that this is a very cool project (but I’m down for any project that makes people look like boss ass cyborgs, even if they are wearing socks and sandals).

Check out their video explaining the concept below.
 


 

 

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Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks | Instagram @MrBailey_ | www.MrBailey.co.uk

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