Men, now you have no reason to tell your wives that you could make it home last night because you were too drunk to drive. Dominic Wilcox recently revealed his solution to the problem, you walk home and if you can’t find your way home his new GPS Shoe prototype will guide you there.
Crafted as a prototype by Dominic Wilcox, the shoes are called ‘No Place Like Home’ shoes, simply because the manage to redirect you home, each time you stray away. This simply means no matter how drunk or high you are, the GPS Shoes will guide you to your home.
The shoes comes with integrated GPS technology, Wilcox worked with interactive arts and technology expert Becky Stewart and local Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes to create the bespoke leather shoes. You home details are loaded to the shoes via USB and stay there to guide you home when needed, and stays there during the life span of the shoes.
“I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home. After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.” – Dominic Wilcox.