We all knew it was only a matter of time before someone built a full on "smart sneaker," and now it looks like one was debuted at CES today. According to Mashable, Digitsole unveiled the "world's first intelligent footwear" today in Las Vegas, and it is interesting to say the least. While it differs from most of the sneakers we're used to covering, it does give a sneak peak into what the future of sneakers could look like.
The Digitsole "Smartshoes" will give users the ability to track and control a variety of things with a connected smartphone app. Some of the capability highlights include built in sensors for health tracking, temperature control for cold weather, and tightness adjusting without having to use laces. Noticing that this sneaker isn't the most style-friendly, the company also plans to release more casual looking sneakers for men and women. With a price tag of $450, we don't expect to see people lining up for this sneaker when it releases in September.
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